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Chinese social networking site RenRen vies for same market as Facebook

Chinese social networking site RenRen vies for same market as Facebook

Yuqing Zhao,
Contributor
January 23
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase, Uncategorized

The RenRen network, which literally translates from Mandarin Chinese to “Everyone’s Website,” is a Chinese social networking service that exists as an alternative to Facebook. Chinese national policy currently locks out many websites to the mainland including Facebook, and YouTube. Consequently,...

Gabe Kindred helps elevate team with experience

Gabe Kindred helps elevate team with experience

Christopher George ,
Sports Editor
January 23
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After spending hours each day and a lifetime on the court, senior guard Gabe Kindred still has an immense passion for the game of basketball. Growing up in Oakland, Kindred while enjoying other sports, has always played basketball and wanted to play for a Division I college. While attending Fremont...

Pantless BART riders turn heads in San Francisco

Pantless BART riders turn heads in San Francisco

Jenni Perez,
Arts & Life Editor
January 19
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

As I boarded the train at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland around 1:00 p.m. last Sunday afternoon, I realized that the group of people in front of me was dressed in an odd fashion; they were not wearing pants. Improv Everywhere held its 13th annual ‘No Pant’s Subway Ride’, which took place...

Hayward schools work to help students struggling with English

Hayward schools work to help students struggling with English

Damina Victoria,
Contributor
January 19
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Uncategorized

Students learning English as a second language in Hayward elementary schools are striving to overcome barriers that affect their academic performance. The Hayward Unified School District says it is working hard to find solutions to help these students, classified as “English Learners,” excel and...

Hayward Loop influenced by state interests

Hayward Loop influenced by state interests

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
em>Editor-in-Chief
January 19
Filed under Politics, Showcase

A quick drive down B Street, which strikes into the center of the downtown hub of Hayward, reveals 19 closed businesses. Many things could cause this, said Councilmember Greg Jones. The recent recession, the management of novice business owners, and the size and location of the land parcels, each co...

Player reflects on past accomplishments

Player reflects on past accomplishments

January 19
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Taylor Kruger Contributor Rachel Finnegan did not start playing basketball until she was 12 years old, but that has not stopped her from pursuing a full-fledge basketball career. Finnegan is a 5-foot-8 senior guard for the women’s basketball team at Cal State East Bay. While growing ...

Homeless Shelter Protects Those In Need For The Holidays

Homeless Shelter Protects Those In Need For The Holidays

Jenni Perez
Arts & Life Editor

December 12
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Naim El-Malik traveled by ferry all the way from Vallejo to San Francisco carrying only a suitcase and the clothes on his back; looking for a shelter to provide a roof over his head and support from social services to get a hernia operation. “I was tore up!” El-Malik exclaimed, “I was pulling...

New Basketball Coach Brings Change in Culture

New Basketball Coach Brings Change in Culture

Christopher George
Sports Editor

December 12
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CSU East Bay Men’s basketball team has kicked off the 2013-2014 season going 3-4 as Gus Argenal begins his first year. Argenal, who took over after former Head Coach Will Biggs retired after 16 seasons, hopes to turn around a program that has a combined 21-57 record in the previous three seasons. After...

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