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Bay Area artist dissed at Grammys

Bay Area artist dissed at Grammys

Kris Stewart,
Online and Video Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The 57th Annual Grammy Award ceremony was underwhelmed with flashes of coolness. Among the cool moments were Madonna’s performance of her newest single, “Living for Love,” Annie Lennox joining the stage with Hozier to sing “I Put A Spell On You,” Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet’s “Cheek to Ch...

Vegetarian-friendly options around campus

Vegetarian-friendly options around campus

Bryan Cordova,
Managing Editor and Spanish Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Not all dishes that claim to be vegetarian or vegan meet the standard. Some restaurants offer only one or two dishes and mislabel dishes without understanding what restrictions make up the dietary choices of their customers. Vegetarianism is a diet that does not involve the consumption of any animals,...

Diversity Center screens basketball film

Diversity Center screens basketball film

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

On Tuesday the Diversity Center at California State University, East Bay screened the documentary film “I Just Wanna Ball” as part of its Black History Month celebration. The film documented how Oakland’s 2013 McClymonds High School girls basketball team won the Oakland Athletic League champio...

CSUEB talent fills the house at Showtime at the Apollo event

CSUEB talent fills the house at Showtime at the Apollo event

Louis LaVenture,
Sports & Campus Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Local talent was on full display Tuesday night at the California State University, East Bay Theater as part of the 2015 homecoming week festivities. The Associated Students, Inc. of CSUEB collaborated with MKTG KINGS, “a creative agency that specializes in branding,” to put on their version of...

Pioneer softball team puts Penguins on ice

Pioneer softball team puts Penguins on ice

Louis LaVenture,
Sports & Campus Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s softball team dominated Dominican University on Sunday at Pioneer Softball Field and won both games 9-1, 6-5. CSUEB is now 2-0 overall and left the Penguins 0-2 early in the season. The Pioneers dominated the first game despite a rough start. Senior pitcher Emily Pe...

Bay Area rapper The Jacka killed in Oakland

Bay Area rapper The Jacka killed in Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Sports & Campus Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Thirty-seven-year-old rapper Dominic Newton, better known as The Jacka, was shot in East Oakland near MacArthur Boulevard and 94th Avenue around 8:15 p.m. on Monday night. He was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital later that night. Oakland Police officials said Jacka was with friends in and around ...

Hayward company to produce “Three Sisters”

Hayward company to produce “Three Sisters”

Sam Benavidez,
Arts & Life Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The Douglas Morrison Theater in Hayward is holding daily rehearsals, sometimes up to 12 hours on weekends, leading up to Feb. 13th’s opening night of their production of “Three Sisters.” The company’s production of the Anton Chekhov-written play from 1901 takes on a more modern and relatable approach. “Three Sisters,...

Want some gaming with your coffee?

Want some gaming with your coffee?

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Settled in between an acupuncture office and a nail salon, on B Street between Main Street and Foothill Boulevard, Downtown Hayward’s Kin Cafe will transform from a coffee shop into a computer game room. Originally, Kin was a retail store for variety gifts and wedding accessories, but over the la...

#ThrowbackThursday: Celebrating Black History Month

#ThrowbackThursday: Celebrating Black History Month

Andrea Dupree,
Copy Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

February 6th 2014 I’ve been able to curb my growing need to shout, “It’s Black History Month!” to my friends and colleagues this week, but I can’t dismiss the feeling of disparity at realizing that no one is talking about Black History Month right now. Not even me. Just how ...

CSU East Bay was a drag, in a good way

CSU East Bay was a drag, in a good way

Kris Stewart,
Online & Video Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Pizza Cupcake, lead singer of Bay Area electro-pop queer group Gaymous, stomped the stage of a multipurpose room in Cal State East Bay’s new student union Tuesday evening wearing a unitard with high socks. Along with bandmate FX Boi, wearing a silver suit jacket, shirt and tie, Gaymous performed their re...

Homecoming festivities planned for CSUEB

Homecoming festivities planned for CSUEB

Louis LaVenture,
Sports Editor & Campus

January 29, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Next week California State University, East Bay will celebrate its annual homecoming which will include a talent and fashion show, a parade, and athletic events. The week of festivities, from Feb. 2 to Feb. 7, has been called ‘Homecoming 2015: Pioneers, Go Forth!’ geared toward fostering the inv...

CSUEB students create historical exhibit

CSUEB students create historical exhibit

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

An exhibit depicting the influence of war in the East Bay is on display at the Hayward Area Historical Society through Feb. 1, following a 10-week collaboration between California State University, East Bay students and the museum. The exhibit, “Brought to You By… The Homefront Since World War II an...

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