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Give thanks for decolonization

Give thanks for decolonization

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Last summer, Taylor Billey, a third-year student at Stanford University, spent the Fourth of July at a barbeque with her friends, but their evening wasn’t just a typical Independence Day party with fireworks and food. Billey, who is a Navajo American Indian instead had a conversation with her...

California does its part, Trump still wins

California does its part, Trump still wins

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

As I watched the election coverage unfold last night on television I couldn’t help but be nervous. I didn’t want Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to win the race, but I knew we had to settle on one of them. I just thought there was no way it would be Trump. Sure, Clinton has her flaws, but she hasn...

Voters should take Proposition 57 serious

Voters should take Proposition 57 serious

Kevin D. Sawyer,
San Quentin News
November 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics

For decades California has led the nation with tough-on-crime legislation like its draconian Three Strikes law. Women and men in the Golden State have been sentenced to indeterminate 25-to-life sentences for an array of trifling crimes such as drug possession and shoplifting; part of a war pr...

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

I feel like I am at a restaurant but all of the food is gone. All they have is salt, pepper and house salads. That is what the 2016 presidential election feels like to me. I don’t want either entrée, but I’m hungry and I have to eat, so I am forced to choose between a salad or condiments. Salad pl...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Patrick Murphy,
Cal State East Bay Student
November 2, 2016
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion

I wrote this in response to a letter published on October 27th titled “Training is a waste of my time.” Dear TP, Title IX is by no means a waste of time. If you had actually completed your training correctly, you would have watched several videos, many of which were not simply “Don’t a...

Green vote in a blue state

Green vote in a blue state

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Tuesday, voters will blacken the bubble that will determine what life in the U.S. will look like for the next four years: a dismal picture under Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and a downright horrifying one under Republican nominee Donald Trump. I am 23 years old and this is the first year I will...

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote

Briana Megid,
UC Davis Senior
October 30, 2016
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

I am an Argentinian-American dual citizen, and like many first-generation Americans, my first language was Spanish. I learned English in the San Fran- cisco public school system, and speak Spanish at home. Multilingual education was essentially outlawed in California public schools in 1998,...

Training is a waste of my time

Training is a waste of my time

T. P.,
CSUEB Student
October 30, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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....

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