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Service workers rely on gratuities to survive in the Bay Area

Service workers rely on gratuities to survive in the Bay Area

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The living wage per adult in the Bay Area currently stands at $16.01 per hour. This is what a full-time working individual must earn in order to cover all of their annual expenses. However, with the exception of a few cities, the California minimum wage currently stands at either $10.50 or $11.00 per...

Coping with stress and depression in college

Coping with stress and depression in college

Isabel De Honor,
Contributor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

College: what some may say will be the best four years of your life. These are the years you’re supposed to enjoy life to the fullest, experience new things and find your true self. I bombarded myself with new experiences and attempted to stray out of my comfort zone my freshman year. I met new ...

Why CSUEB needs to take more action: My experience as an undocumented student

Why CSUEB needs to take more action: My experience as an undocumented student

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Cal State East Bay is a campus that claims to be an inclusive university that serves its diverse population of students. But as an undocumented immigrant, I feel underserved. As graduation nears, I am disappointed that the school still does not have an undocumented resource center to support its p...

Federal work study or part time job?

Federal work study or part time job?

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many students here at Cal State East Bay qualify for Federal Work-Study (FWS), but what exactly is it? According to Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, “Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing ...

What does the end of net neutrality mean?

What does the end of net neutrality mean?

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The internet as we know it in the United States is deregulated and subject to monopolization. On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to roll back Obama era regulations that prevented corporations from charging users to access certain websites such as Netflix and Facebook. ...

Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league

Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars is one of the most talked about quarterbacks this season. No, it’s not because he is a powerhouse like Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers before his injury. If you asked Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, it’s because Bortles is “trash.” Seattle Seaha...

Holiday season not so jolly for retail employees

Holiday season not so jolly for retail employees

Saul Perales,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Melisa Salas is a full-time CSU East Bay student and retail employee. She’s been working at NewPark Mall for three years now. She believes that companies only care about their profit and benefit from employees like her that need the work. The only special thing she gets for holiday work is the option ...

Beginning fall 2018, CSUEB parking permits could reach nearly $200

Beginning fall 2018, CSUEB parking permits could reach nearly $200

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As we enter the last official academic winter quarter in CSUEB history, I have begun to wonder more intensely about what the semester conversion will look like and how it will affect students as we edge closer to fall 2018. Upon researching on how the semester conversion will affect my academics, I als...

Tinder: Hangout or hookup?

Tinder: Hangout or hookup?

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Popular dating app under fire for perpetuating “hookup culture” amongst millennials Millennials are having less sex. Less sex than we have seen in any other generation. However, in an unparalleled coincidence, the number of sexually transmitted disease outbreaks has seen a sharp incline. As a res...

We don’t need football at Cal State East Bay

We don’t need football at Cal State East Bay

Teresa Iglesias Robles,
Contributor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The end of college football season is fast approaching. Many students are getting ready to either cheer on their team in the playoffs or watch the last game of the bowl season. Here at CSU East Bay, neither is happening because we haven’t had a football team since 1993. The program was dropped because...

For the culture of Black love

For the culture of Black love

Selena DeSanto,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The definition of “black love” is not a simple one because it has a multitude of meanings according to many different people.  To some it could mean a loving relationship between a black woman and black man.  To others it can mean the love shared within the black community through African American...

Gentrification: A real thing in the Bay Area

Gentrification: A real thing in the Bay Area

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When we’re young we all have this idea of what our lives are going to be like when we get older. Your elementary grade teacher asks the class to think about what they want to be when they grow up and what they want their lives to be like. You remember discussing it with your classmates, who are so...

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