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Should NCAA pay its athletes?

Should NCAA pay its athletes?

Christina Bleakley,
Contriubtor
June 9
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Amateurism. It is a core value of the National Collegiate Athletic Association that means student athletes cannot be compensated for anything more than the costs to attend their colleges or universities. UCLA, a Division I school, recently signed a 15-year, $280 million deal with activewear brand Unde...

Marvel versus DC: Did Civil War truly crush Dawn of Justice?

AJ Luna,
Contributor
June 2
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Superhero movies are cranked out faster than you can watch them. Fox, Warner Bros and Marvel predictably release them every year. On March 25, Warner Bros released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Marvel followed with Captain America: Civil War on May 6. They are both based on popular comic boo...

Starting pitching hurts Oakland A’s

Starting pitching hurts Oakland A’s

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
June 1
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Athletics’ 2016 season is underway, and they are off to a rather underwhelming start. The team currently sits at 22-29, which is on pace for the sub .500 final record that most analysts predicted they would hold before the season began. While the record isn’t very shocking, it’s h...

Makeup has no gender

Makeup has no gender

Christina Urbina,
Contributor
June 1
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Since middle school, 22-year-old Benny Avalos, a Cal State East Bay student, has worn makeup as a form of self expression and identification. He wears makeup when he performs spoken word poetry, acts, dances, goes out with friends and whenever else he feels like it. “It’s kind of a demonstration of your...

SF Maternity Law: A baby step to progress

SF Maternity Law: A baby step to progress

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 29
Filed under Opinion

If you’re a parent-to-be living in San Francisco, congratulations! Come January 1, 2017, you’ll no longer have to choose between your baby and a paycheck; at least for six weeks. On April 21, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee signed a law that will grant new parents six weeks of fully paid family l...

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is elite among NBA’s best players

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is elite among NBA’s best players

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
May 25
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Golden State Warriors have followed up their record-setting 2016 regular season, playing at a level that has the team poised to bring home their second championship. One man, Steph Curry, is given a great deal of credit for his role in the team’s success, and rightfully so: the man is the best basketb...

Is emoji the new feminism?

Is emoji the new feminism?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 25
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s been a long time since women’s career options were limited to being either a princess or a bride, but surprisingly, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that emoji developers got the memo. On May 10, Google employees Rachael Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts and Mark Davis submitted a prop...

The dismantling of the Republican Party

The dismantling of the Republican Party

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
May 25
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Americans have become disenfranchised by their respective parties and have begun to register as no party or Independent instead. The constituents for both parties are at their historically lowest points, according to a study by Gallup. Only 26 percent of the nation identifies as Republican this year, down f...

Presidential elections heat up

Presidential elections heat up

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 25
Filed under Opinion, Politics

The presidential primaries are nearing a close, and while Donald Trump has all but secured the Republican nomination, the Democratic elect is yet to be determined. At the moment, it seems Hillary Clinton has a firm grasp on the nomination, but not if Bernie Sanders has anything to say about it. Sande...

eSports players should be labeled as athletes

eSports players should be labeled as athletes

Thomas Schelstraete,
Contributor
May 18
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The League of Legends 2016 Midseason Invitational is underway in China, and for the first time in the past few years, a team from the United States looks poised to compete on the international stage. The team in question, Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) is preaching a familiar tone heard all around the sp...

Got (breast) milk? California high schools embrace motherhood

Got (breast) milk? California high schools embrace motherhood

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 18
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Breast pumps are quickly becoming fixtures at public high schools across California. It’s not a trend, but it might just be the reason more teenage mothers will be shopping for their caps and gowns, come graduation. Fresno High School made headlines last month when it unveiled its brand new breastfeeding room, which provides a sa...

After 50 years, Manson murderer has earned freedom

After 50 years, Manson murderer has earned freedom

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 12
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Manson “family” member Leslie Van Houten, now 66 years old, was just 19 years old when she brutally murdered Rosemarie LaBianca, wife of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca, by stabbing her in the lower back 16 times. While serving a life sentence at the California Institution for Women in Corona,...

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