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Alameda personified by art, wine

Alameda personified by art, wine

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

August 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

When you live somewhere long enough, you become a part of the traditions that a place embodies. Being born and raised in the small town of Alameda, I know what to expect on the island. There is always a 4th of July parade, the beach will be crowded on hot days, and during the winter holidays, Tho...

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

July 31, 2017


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

On July 26, 2017, hours after President Donald Trump tweeted his plan to ban transgender people to serve in any military, a protest was organized by members of the LGBTQI community in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. At the protest’s scheduled 6 p.m. start time, there were about 200 people in ...

The power of networking through internship

The power of networking through internship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If there is one thing my internship with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks has taught me, it’s the power of networking. I have the opportunity to work at the Staples Center in an industry filled with professionals and successful individuals who hold positions I envision myself filling one ...

Cuban lifestyle makes big impact

Cuban lifestyle makes big impact

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Two weeks ago, I was a travel enthusiast and a student who wanted to accumulate as many credits as possible in order to graduate next spring. The study abroad program in Cuba seemed like the perfect opportunity, especially for my communication major and because the program was journalism specific. I ...

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...

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