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PokemonGo: a key to another universe

PokemonGo: a key to another universe

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
July 27
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I am proud to say that I am one of the 9.5 million users gleefully wandering around in city parks and libraries trying to catch all of the Pokemon who magically appear in the area using my smart phone. The PokemonGo craze has swept the Internet up in a storm, because it’s allowed many millennials...

May the frauds be ever in your favor

May the frauds be ever in your favor

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 20
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Monday, Stephen Colbert, host of the The Late Show on CBS, donned an electric blue wig and matching eyebrows in the image of Caesar Flickerman, the vivacious talk show host from “The Hunger Games” movie and took the podium at the Republican National Convention. After he dubbed it the “2016...

Netflix and steal? Password sharing not exactly illegal

Netflix and steal? Password sharing not exactly illegal

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 20
Filed under Metro, Opinion, Showcase

The internet clutched its collective pearls last week when a federal ruling seemed to make it illegal to share a Netflix account password. There must have been a huge sigh of relief from customers when they found out that was not the case. There was much more to the ruling than account password restrictions....

Warren best fit for Clinton

Warren best fit for Clinton

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
July 14
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Here we are in 2016, on the cusp of our first female president. Bernie Sanders publicly admitted last month in a C-SPAN interview that he will not receive the Democratic nomination and officially endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, so Clinton it is. Had Clinton gone up against a moderate republica...

The real world: Hayward

The real world: Hayward

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
July 13
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Dear Fellow Cal State East Bay Students, Like many of you, I transferred to East Bay from a community college. During my senior year in high school, parents would ask me where I was going to college. I would shrug and inform them I wasn’t going to leave the area. “I’m just going to Diablo Valley Col...

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
July 13
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Students enrolled in any of the California State University campuses must first pass a Writing Skills Test (WST) before they graduate. This test, though mandated, is flawed and an unnecessary requirement. At the very least it should be reviewed and revised to ensure that this test is relevant. For the last 39 year...

California law needles kids

California law needles kids

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 13
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: That is the question of the year. The law that anti-vaccine parents across the state have been dreading for almost two years just went into effect, and it’s terrifying. On June 30, California officially became the third state to prohibit parents from exempting t...

A role model in Ros Gold

A role model in Ros Gold

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 11
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Women across the globe are defeating the odds in sports media and are taking on highly esteemed roles in the broadcasting and analytic fields. The Golden State Warriors reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, otherwise known as Ros Gold, is one of these women. Gold-Onwude has become one of the most recognized face...

Don’t blame Republicans for Donald Trump

Don’t blame Republicans for Donald Trump

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 6
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

When Donald Trump announced that he was running for president last June, I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t, and now here we are with a racist reality TV star as the presumptive Republican nominee. How did we let this happen? As a Democrat, it’s easy to blame the Republicans. After all, it was ...

Ticketmaster settlement stiffs customers

Ticketmaster settlement stiffs customers

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
June 29
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It was a music lover’s dream come true last week when popular event ticket distributor Ticketmaster shelled out thousands of discounts and vouchers for free concert tickets. Far from a generous giveaway, the discounts were the payoff in a decade-long class action settlement, Curt Schlesinger et al. v. Tic...

Home can never be replaced

Home can never be replaced

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
June 29
Filed under Opinion

In August 2015 I moved away from home in Los Angeles to attend my first year of college at California State University East Bay. I finished my first year, and am finally home for summer break before I return for my second year. It was a surreal feeling for me when I first got to college. I was not sad I...

Goalie Martin Jones is San Jose Shark’s MVP

Goalie Martin Jones is San Jose Shark’s MVP

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
June 22
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The San Jose Sharks just finished their deepest postseason run in team history, as the franchise appeared in their first ever Stanley Cup Final. While they were unable to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins and lift Lord Stanley’s Cup for the first time, this type of progress is definitely something to ...

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