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Legal marijuana is good for California

Legal marijuana is good for California

Samuel Salisbury,
Contributor
August 24, 2016
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...

Hispanics are not all the same

Hispanics are not all the same

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
August 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Mexican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Nicaraguan: They are all “Mexican” to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump has said that Mexicans are rapists, drug dealers and criminals, among other things. Yes, there might be a few that are, but most of us are not like that. Of the total arrest...

Republicans are wrong about Obama

Republicans are wrong about Obama

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Republican rhetoric is like the piece of gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe: You just need to wait for it to dry, harden and fall off. Republicans have been at war with President Barack Obama since he was first elected in 2008, and have tried to find any flaw that they can in his successful ten...

Political choices are colorblind

Political choices are colorblind

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics

My friend Mike is a Chinese American whose family moved here 14 years ago seeking the “American Dream.” I’ll never forget when Mike confessed to me that he was a Republican. I’m a liberal Asian, and my whole life have assumed that most Asians were liberal, so I was shocked. Our co...

The first generation to graduate

The first generation to graduate

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
August 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

I am the first member of my Mexican family to go to college. I am 21 years old and come from a family of nine. I have six older brothers who were born in Mexico but I was born in the US. When I graduate next spring, it will be a great accomplishment, not only for me, but for my parents an...

Tim Kaine is the right choice

Tim Kaine is the right choice

Samuel Salisbury,
Contributor
August 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

When Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee for the President of the United States of America on July 26, many Democrats still said “Bernie or Bust,” clinging to Bernie Sanders, the more left-leaning candidate that they truly wanted. I was never in this camp. I was always firmly in ...

Olympians inspire through historic performances

Olympians inspire through historic performances

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
August 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Olympics are a time when greatness happens: Records are broken, medals are won and the best athletes in the world compete against each other. Simone Manuel, Simone Biles and Michelle Carter made history not only for the United States, but for black women across the globe at the Summer Olympics...

New SF coach no ‘Chip’ off the old block

New SF coach no ‘Chip’ off the old block

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

If you are a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan like I am, then you have already heard the bleak prediction from the experts: The 49ers will go 0-16 this season. No one is sure what to expect from new head coach Chip Kelly. Many characterized him as a “dictator” at the University of Oregon and with...

Vice presidential candidate a virtual unknown

Vice presidential candidate a virtual unknown

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

In 1999, during NBC’s Meet the Press with Tim Russert, Donald Trump said he was “very pro-choice” and that “partial birth abortions were okay.” Trump appeared on the show to tell audiences why he decided to leave the Republican Party and speak of New York City values. Fast forward to 2011 wh...

Who broke the American election system?

Who broke the American election system?

Kathleen Stevens,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics

We are rapidly approaching one of the most unique national elections in recent history. It has become a political circus instead of an election and to further aggravate the situation, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton seems to have developed a clear plan of attack to solve our country’s many s...

Living on campus not so bad

Living on campus not so bad

Tishauna Carrell,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

My peers are often in a rush to be independent by moving off campus. However, when people hear that I will be living on campus for my fifth and final year at Cal State East Bay, they’re completely baffled. I have often been told that I should go to work so I can pay rent like an adult, or that...

‘Diverse’ enough to work at Facebook?

‘Diverse’ enough to work at Facebook?

Pablo Garnica,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Facebook’s July diversity report showed that the company lacks any real progress toward achieving diversity among its employees.   According to Facebook’s figures, Black employees totaled 2 percent and Hispanics only made up 4 percent of the company's total U.S. employees. Maxine Williams, F...

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