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My vegan journey: Transitioning from carnivore to herbivore

My vegan journey: Transitioning from carnivore to herbivore

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Six months ago, I decided I was tired of consuming food that put corpses on my plate, so I became vegan. Being vegan is a lifestyle that avoids all animal food products such as meat, milk, cheese, eggs and honey. It also excludes products like leather, and products tested on animals, according to The ...

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

With Donald Trump now officially the president of the United States, and women’s reproductive rights on the chopping block, one thing is for certain: I will be getting that precautionary IUD birth control method before it’s too late. On Monday, just one day after the 44th anniversary of la...

Women’s mixed martial arts braces for change

Women’s mixed martial arts braces for change

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

If it wasn’t clear before, it is now thanks to UFC 207; it’s the end of an era. The pioneers of women’s MMA are phasing out to make room for new blood. First it was wrestler Miesha Tate, who briefly held the bantamweight belt last year after three years in the UFC, and stunned fa...

Silver and black are black and blue

Silver and black are black and blue

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

When Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr went down two weeks ago with a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts, things seemed bad. Carr was not only the best offensive player on the team, but in his third year in the league, he was finally becoming a superstar. He was even an MVP ca...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Brenda Brown,
Contributor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

I became homeless the night of June 30 this year. Most of what I own is in a 5x5 storage unit and I’m living in my car for now. I had been renting a room in a house for $570 a month. But then I fell short of the rent, my financial aid and loans were late and the owners decided they wanted to remodel...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Brenda Brown,
Contributor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at people coming and going, as if in a trance. Every morning this week, the routine has been the same....

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Cameron Stover,
Contributor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

For professional sports teams courting a free agent, nothing is more important than the sales pitch. And Bay Area teams may have the ultimate advantage: Silicon Valley. A growing number of athletes not only consider their athletic career when choosing a team, but also their business career. ...

Readers beware of fake news

Readers beware of fake news

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

It’s getting more difficult to distinguish between real and fake news content online. Like others, I am guilty of re-posting an article based on the title alone, and I have fallen for articles made to look like real news stories with clickbait titles more times than I would ever care to sh...

Kanye West preaches politics again

Kanye West preaches politics again

Denika Williams,
Contributor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

A series of rants by rapper Kanye West during recent California performances has made me re-think how I feel about the artist and entrepreneur, whose music I’ve enjoyed since the beginning of his career in the early 2000s. Once on stage for his Nov. 17 concert at the SAP Center in San Jos...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Robert B. Wister,
Hayward Resident

November 30, 2016


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

Each election cycle we are confronted with closed streets for paving ONLY in the three months before election vote time. Watch the street paving frenzy come to a screeching halt the day of the election. Where are these workers for the preceding eighteen months? Who is paying them during their time o...

To be sterile or not to be sterile, that is the question

To be sterile or not to be sterile, that is the question

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For generations, women have had the responsibility of preventing pregnancy. Sure, men have their options as well, but nothing as secure as birth control that women have taken for decades. Men have had three primary methods of birth control in condoms, pulling out or the dreaded vasectomy. ...

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