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Training is a waste of my time

Training is a waste of my time

T. P.,
CSUEB Student
October 30
Filed under Campus, Letter to Editor, Opinion

Dear time wasters, The Title IX training makes about as much sense as having people watch videos to prevent bullying; bullies will still bully. Why don't you guys make freshman do this or people under 21? This is an insult. By the way, how do you feel about people who HAVE been victims...

“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

Denika Williams,
Contributor
October 29
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

“The Birth of a Nation” is actor Nate Parker’s first film as a director, but his film is very different from the original. In this dramatization based on a true story, Nate Parker portrays an enslaved African-American man named Nat Turner who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. I saw th...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Ryan Tayahua,
CSUEB Senior
October 19
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

There are a ton of candidates and ballot measures vying for our attention this election season. But one in particular Proposition 55 deserves a closer look, and a yes vote. While it may seem that Prop 55, the California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act, would only impact K-1...

In-law units secret weapon to state housing crisis

In-law units secret weapon to state housing crisis

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 19
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In 2017, living in someone’s backyard in an in-law unit could become much more common, thanks to a new bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 27. The bill aims to ease some of the barriers and costs associated with building in-law or Accessory Dwelling Units and incentivize California homeowners...

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 19
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Donald Trump has finally out-Trumped himself. In a leaked 2005 interview with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, Trump told Bush that he had tried to hit on and have sex with an unidentified married woman who denied him. He said that he “took her out shopping and moved on her like a bitch....

What the boss says goes: Wells Fargo in hot water for illegal practices

What the boss says goes: Wells Fargo in hot water for illegal practices

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 5
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Wells Fargo has been in hot water for the past year: two former Wells Fargo employees sued the company in May 2015 in a $2.6 billion class-action lawsuit, and the bank settled with those employees in September for just $190 million. The bank fired 5,300 employees who they say acted independe...

Meet Gary Johnson: Libertarian Party nominee

Meet Gary Johnson: Libertarian Party nominee

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
September 28
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will not win the election this year, but he will help determine who becomes the next president of the United States of America. Johnson is a third party politician running for president under the Libertarian Party. Johnson was an accomplished athle...

Expectations rise for wedding

Expectations rise for wedding

Clinton Louie,
Contributor
September 25
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

The greatest moment of my life — so far — is the day that my fiancé accepted my wedding proposal. I met her ten years ago in a band we both played in; she was the bass player and I was the drummer. I had planned the proposal for the better part of a month, and felt extremely accomplished...

Getting back on the track

Getting back on the track

Ivy Gates,
Contributor
September 21
Filed under Opinion, Sports

I started running track in the 7th grade. Track and field became the perfect sport for me because I am skinny and have long legs. I learned everything about track and field by going to my sister’s track meets. My sister started running track in 6th grade. She participated in field events, the 100...

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 31
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Donald Trump no doubt wishes he could have a re-do for the entire month of August. Towards the end of July, Trump had the lead over Hillary Clinton by up to 10 points in various polls, according to Real Clear Politics. One month later, Trump is about 10 points behind Clinton in the polls. ...

Hayward more than my home

Hayward more than my home

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

When I drive up the Harder Hill and come to school at Cal State East Bay, it’s like a different world. I can almost forget about what’s waiting for me when I come back down. Many East Bay students leave Hayward when school is over, but I am still here, in the city I was born and raised ...

Legal marijuana is good for California

Legal marijuana is good for California

Samuel Salisbury,
Contributor
August 24
Filed under Opinion

This November, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to legalize the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana in the state of California. If Proposition 64 is passed, California would become the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana. Legalization is lo...

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