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Summer quarter beats all other seasons

Summer quarter beats all other seasons

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Summer quarter is the best. The halls are empty and the parking spots are plentiful. When I was young, from elementary school to college, I hated summer school. How cruel it was to be locked in a classroom all day, while the sun peered through the window calling my name. I used to be afraid of miss...

A woman’s place in a foreign country

A woman’s place in a foreign country

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My favorite monument in Havana lives in the courtyard of the Plaza Vieja. A voluptuous woman wielding a fork rides a giant rooster that stands poised on one leg. There’s no plaque and no explanation of the meaning behind the statue, but it’s intriguing and strangely empowering. The woman is una...

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 26, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

I grew up in South Hayward, just down the street from the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. During the summer I played little league baseball, but by July, the season was over and I had a couple months of break before school started up again. This downtime was filled with hanging out with friends, bike rid...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Sparks as a game operations and entertainment intern for about a month and a half and it’s been fantastic. Every day I learn about the execution process of halftime entertainment, camera cues for broadcasts, game day operations and so much more. But rec...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

Kedar Dutt,
Photo Editor
July 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

If you could ask Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita one question, what would it be? ...

Rough road ahead for journalists in Trump era

Rough road ahead for journalists in Trump era

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
July 19, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Since his January 2017 Presidential Inauguration, Donald Trump has verbally attacked the press. His attacks have focused on corporate media companies such as CNN, ABC, NBC News, CBS, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, which he pejoratively brands “fake news” or “fake media.” On July 2,...

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

I’ve only had one dog in my life, so it is safe to say that I am not the most experienced person when it comes to canines. The dog lived at my grandfather’s house, and despite my frequent visits, it wasn't truly my dog. I live in a house and for some time now I wanted to get a dog so ...

Cuba opens American eyes

Cuba opens American eyes

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However, over the past four days, my rosy tourist perspective has disintegrated as my eyes open to the real Cuba, a very different...

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Janice Domingo,
Contributor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Music today has been fused together with so many different sounds it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish its genre. One such evolving genre is reggae. Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960’s and now represents a confluence of pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, and metal. This genr...

Aramark misses the mark with dining choices on campus

Aramark misses the mark with dining choices on campus

Justin Mutch,
Contributor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Have you noticed that the food on campus is disgusting? Of course you have. The Panda Express in the University Union seems a bit more bland than the restaurants. The Pizza Hut is greasy and malodorous. Taco Bell is more nauseating than usual, and the Subway sandwiches often look flat and...

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

You can tell a lot about a culture by observing its mealtime rituals. In America, convenience and efficiency are prioritized over both quality of food and togetherness. In Cuba, the process is much slower and more laborious. Drive-thru’s don’t exist and you’re forced to take a more active role in d...

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Halfway into the regular season, the Oakland Athletics are struggling to play .500 ball. Individually, however, players are having phenomenal years. The San Francisco Giants, on the other hand, could only hope to be so fortunate.   San Francisco Giants This season, the Giants lack a dominant presence in...

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