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Comic Relief: Kraken Con back in Oakland

Comic Relief: Kraken Con back in Oakland

AJ Luna,
Contributor

October 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Bay Area comic enthusiasts are preparing to gather for this year’s fall Kraken Con at the Oakland Convention Center. On Oct. 4 and 5, like-minded people will dress up as their favorite characters from various media whether it is comic books, anime, video games or cartoon characters. The whole appeal...

How to survive with your new roommates on campus

How to survive with your new roommates on campus

Karlee Yong,
Contributor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

With the new school year just around the corner, many non-commuter students are preparing to live away from their homes and with people they barely know, which is exactly when things can get a little messy, literally. Despite the countless roommate horror stories across campus and the Internet, there...

Hawaii edges out Pioneer women’s soccer

Hawaii edges out Pioneer women’s soccer

Louis Laventure,
Contributor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Missed opportunities came back to bite the Cal State East Bay women’s soccer team on Tuesday falling to the visiting University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans 1-0 at Pioneer Stadium. The contest was primarily a defensive affair with the lone goal coming quick at just the eight minute mark when senior...

Campus project receives AT&T grant

Campus project receives AT&T grant

Sonia Waraich,
Campus Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

California State University, East Bay received a grant of $276,000 from AT&T on Tuesday to support the Hayward Promise Neighborhood initiative to provide support structures for traditionally underserved students in the local community. “We’ve been motivated for some time to address the high...

San Leandro brewery to release 25th anniversary beer

San Leandro brewery to release 25th anniversary beer

Alexia Laines,
Contributor

September 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

To commemorate its 25th anniversary, Drake’s Brewery of San Leandro will host an exclusive celebration in which it will release its highly anticipated anniversary beer, Headzo. The event will take place at the brewery Friday, Sept. 12 from 4-10 p.m. and include live music, a variety of barbecue,...

Director of Athletics resigns to pursue opportunity closer to family

Director of Athletics resigns to pursue opportunity closer to family

Leandra Galloway,
Sports Editor

September 4, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sara Lillevand Judd was named National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators Division II Administrator of The Year in 2013, and was appointed to the Director of Athletics position in 2012 at California State University, East Bay. Judd has only been the athletic director for two years...

Douglas Morrisson Theatre reopens with a laugh

Douglas Morrisson Theatre reopens with a laugh

Brianna Leahy,
Contributor

September 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The play Wonder of the Worlds, a wacky comedy written by David Lindsay-Abaire, premiered last Thursday night in Hayward. Directed by Hayward local Dale Albright, the play has seven cast members, with each respective character clinging desperately to a secret that can only come to light by the end...

Faculty contract negotiations on hiatus

Faculty contract negotiations on hiatus

Sonia Waraich,
Campus Editor

September 4, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

California State University and the California Faculty Association agreed to extend their existing collective bargaining agreement until Sept. 30 at the end of the bargaining session on Aug. 18, but the CFA insisted salary and workload must be addressed before a conclusion can be reached. The CSU’s...

University police officer embraces bodybuilding lifestyle

University police officer embraces bodybuilding lifestyle

Sonia Waraich,
Campus Editor

August 28, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Discipline, determination and drive characterize Sergeant Yolanda Harris of the University Police Department. She took her workout routine to the next level a couple years ago and began competing as a professional bodybuilder earlier this year. Harris placed third during her first competition, the...

Napa wineries find drought beneficial

Napa wineries find drought beneficial

Bryan Cordova,
Contributor

August 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The drought California is facing is ironically quenching the grape vines of Napa Valley. The water shortage is adding to the natural “stress” vines require and has become a rare opportunity for the winemakers of Northern California. The strenuous, year-long work it takes to produce the juiciest...

Changes in remedial math leads to increased passing rate

Changes in remedial math leads to increased passing rate

Sonia Waraich,
Campus Editor

August 28, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The Changing Remedial Math Project is entering the second year of a Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning grant to restructure the lowest level of remedial math after a successful trial run during spring quarter 2014. The first quarter of ChaRM resulted in a pass rate of 77 percent, 50...

CSU adds $142 million to budget but still short of target

CSU adds $142 million to budget but still short of target

Terry Xiao,
Contributor

August 28, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The California State University system will receive a total of $2.7 billion from the state for the upcoming fall quarter, facilitated in part by voter approval of Proposition 30 in November 2012. The state put forth a $142 million increase in funding for the 23-campus university system and the University...

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