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Pleasanton’s Big Draw

Pleasanton's Big Draw

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor

May 14, 2015

The city of Pleasanton held their annual Big Draw Chalk & Art Festival on Saturday, May 9 in their downtown area. Proceeds of the event went to benefit the Arts in the Schools Grant.  

Graffiti on display in the streets of Hayward

Graffiti on display in the streets of Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

April 1, 2015

For Hayward residents and frequent visitors graffiti is a common sight in the city. Graffiti artists have found several areas in the city that allows them enough time to finish their pieces.

Gladiators take over campus

Gladiators take over campus

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

March 19, 2015

Despite originating in England in the 1800s, most Americans, and people in general for that matter, know very little about the game of rugby. Imagine the physicality of football minus the pads with a bigger ball. Then add the endurance needed to play soccer, some rule differences and there you have it...

People’s Grocery plants for the future

People's Grocery plants for the future

March 9, 2015

California Hotel, with the help of People's Grocery, opened their farm to the West Oakland community as part of their Black History Month celebration. It was once a music venue but later converted into low-income housing and is currently home to one of West Oakland's organic urban farms. The People's...

Wind Symphony to perform at CSUEB

Wind Symphony to perform at CSUEB

Sam Benavidez,
Arts and Life Editor

March 5, 2015

The CSUEB Wind Symphony will give its annual quarter performance at 7:30 p.m. at the University Theater on Wednesday, showcasing a variety of song selections, and feature the CSUEB Brass Choir. The concert will consist of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. “Unlike a big band, it does...

Art students depict the human body

Artwork by students is on display in the Art & Education building for the opening reception on Feb. 19.

Beatriz Alvarez,

February 26, 2015

An exhibit from last weekend on Cal State University, East Bay’s campus features artwork from twenty different CSUEB art students showing their abstract perspectives of the human body. The series, titled “Senior Capstone Series,” is comprised of three classes: Senior Thesis, Senior Seminar and...

Thousands join ‘Millions March’ in Oakland

Thousands join 'Millions March' in Oakland

Kris Stewart,
Online & Video Editor

December 14, 2014

Cries of outrage at police brutality against African American men continue in the Bay Area as thousands marched in solidarity Saturday afternoon for the Millions March. In Oakland the crowd was large in number and heart. Drums were beaten as marchers moved from all directions into one single line....

Muslim Unity Day at Great America

The rides at Great America were open for attendees.

Beatriz Moreno,

September 4, 2014

Muslim Unity Day is held annually at Great America in Santa Clara. The event includes admission to the park, live entertainment, bazaar, Halal food and a prayer area.

Protesters target Ringling Bros.

Elephant trainer holds a bullhook which are used to goad the elephants into performing tricks.

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor

August 21, 2014

Every other year, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus take center stage at the Oakland Arena amid protests. This year’s was no different. Many families hurried their children past disturbing images and videos of elephants being abused while protesters handed out pamphlets informing circus...

Oakland Art and Soul Festival

The Kinetic Arts Center held multiple showings of athleticism and fitness through their gymnastics routines.

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor

August 7, 2014

Covered in the story by Brianna Leahy, the festival was full of activities and entertainment. Crowds were gathered around stages with music and acrobatics while the hungry gathered around grills and food tents. Lasting two days, the event had multiple streets blocked off in Downtown Oakland. ...

Great Bull Run stampedes Into the Bay

Bulls upwards of 1,000 pounds ran the track at incredible speeds. Getting close was nerve-wracking and an extreme adrenaline boost.

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor

July 31, 2014

The Alameda County Fairgrounds hosted The Great Bull run last weekend, an event that has been all over the country this summer. Traditionally set in Spain, bull runs pit 1,500 pound animals up against brave participants. At the end of the run, there was a large food fight with tomatoes, creating...

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