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Zydeco Festival brings Louisiana to Fremont

Zydeco Festival brings Louisiana to Fremont

Sam Benavidez,
Arts & Life and Social Media Editor
August 14, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

On Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., the East Bay Regional Park District will be present at the 18th annual Cajun Zydeco Festival at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. The event will feature Cajun and Zydeco music, dancing, food booths with Cajun and Creole dishes and more. The term ‘Cajun’ stems...

Women’s soccer camp searches for new Pioneer talent

Women’s soccer camp searches for new Pioneer talent

Leandra Galloway,
Sports Editor
August 14, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last Sunday spectators and parents gathered around the track field at California State University, East Bay, as the women’s soccer program held their 3-hour college I.D. summer camp designed for females, ages 14-25. Current East Bay coaching staff Amy Gerace, head coach, and Zlatan Sahmanovic, as...

Cannabis industry a ‘hit’ with new tech startups

Cannabis industry a ‘hit’ with new tech startups

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor
August 14, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The beginning of August marked a milestone within the emerging cannabis industry in the U.S. For the first time in its history, the New York Times ran a full page advertisement for marijuana sponsored by Leafly, an online database that directs users of its smartphone app to the nearest medical marijuana...

Hayward Fire Department educates the community on fire difficulties

Hayward Fire Department educates the community on fire difficulties

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor
August 7, 2014
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Saturday, the Hayward Fire Department held a workshop and planning session to educate community members about the looming difficult fire season. The meeting, held at Stonebrae Elementary in Hayward, included presentations from Hayward Fire Chief Garrett Contreras and Staff Captain Don Nichelson,...

Fremont hosts interfaith community picnic

Fremont hosts interfaith community picnic

Kris Stewart,
Online & Video Editor
August 7, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The Tri-City Interfaith Council held their first Interfaith Harmony Picnic on Saturday. The Picnic was held in the heart of Fremont at Meyer Park where people from various religious backgrounds came together to share food, experience and knowledge of their beliefs. The picnic strived to provide a pressure...

Seven players to join Pioneer women’s water polo team

Seven players to join Pioneer women’s water polo team

Leandra Galloway,
Sports Editor
August 7, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CSUEB women’s water polo team will gain seven transfer students to the program for the 2015 season, many of which are First Team All-American, and All Region selections. The 2014 season roster was evenly spread among freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, along with two red shirts, Tara...

How Hayward native became Tony winner

How Hayward native became Tony winner

Kris Stewart,
Online & Video Editor
July 31, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, who received the award for his performance as the genie in the “Aladdin” musical, began his theatrical journey in his hometown of Hayward. Raised in Hayward, Iglehart had a passion for performing. He says he got his love for singing at Palma Ceia Baptist Church...

Former CSUEB professor reacts to being spied on by NSA

Former CSUEB professor reacts to being spied on by NSA

Tiffany Jones,
Campus & Managing Editor
July 31, 2014
Filed under Campus, Showcase

When former California State University, East Bay professor Agha Saeed first learned he was being spied on by the National Security Agency, he said he wasn’t that surprised. “The US spy agencies were not leaving anything to one’s imagination,” said Saeed. It all started in 2005, when someone...

ASI relinquishes control of RAW and New Union

ASI relinquishes control of RAW and New Union

Sonia Waraich,
Contributor
July 31, 2014
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Associated Students, Inc. permanently turned over the operation of the University Union and Recreation and Wellness Center facilities back to the university this summer in order to sustain other operations. “We’re still doing the programming pieces that we used to do,” said Randy Saffold, executive...

Water wasters now subject to hefty fines up to $500

Water wasters now subject to hefty fines up to $500

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor
July 31, 2014
Filed under Politics, Showcase

The California State Water Resources Control Board has recently instructed local governing agencies to begin issuing $500 fines each time any California resident or business is caught wasting water. The brown coastal foothills of the Bay Area tell the tale of what many researchers, including Professor...

Campus photography exhibition depicts Chinese and American culture

Campus photography exhibition depicts Chinese and American culture

Brianna Leahy,
Contributor
July 23, 2014
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The first University Art Gallery exhibition by the School of Arts and Media debuted a type of collaboration that has never before been tried at the California State University, East Bay gallery. The exhibition, “Conceptual Photography Exchange Exhibition: China and USA,” featured a variety of...

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