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New Bay Area policies set to combat drought

New Bay Area policies set to combat drought

Karina Kruel-Anderson,
Contributor

February 20, 2014


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

California’s current drought has been deemed the driest period since the state began to record rainfall levels 163 years ago, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to call California’s drought an emergency and calls for a voluntary 20 percent reduction in water usage from state citizens. Reservoir levels...

Campus event discusses the legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Campus event discusses the legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Tiffany Jones,
Contributor

February 20, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Last Monday the story of Henrietta Lacks came to life for California State University, East Bay students and faculty as her grandchildren came to campus to speak about her ‘HeLa’ cells. Her cells are unique—they do not die. Freshmen at CSUEB are required to read “The Immortal Life of Henrietta...

Snappy’s Café offers more than just coffee

Snappy’s Café offers more than just coffee

Marina Swanson,
Visual Editor

February 20, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Nestled between Hayward Video and a tax service business is a little place Hayward residents young and old can gather to engage with the community around them. April Yamaguchi, the owner of Snappy’s Cafe, grinds coffee beans and pulls espresso shots each morning. The aroma of fresh coffee drifts...

Men’s basketball loses by 16 points to the Tritons

Men’s basketball loses by 16 points to the Tritons

Anhthu Saminathen,
Contributor

February 20, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite the live band and cheering home crowd, the Pioneer men’s basketball team lost to the UC San Diego Tritons Saturday night for their seventh straight loss. With the 67-83 loss on Saturday, the Pioneers are now tied in the California Collegiate Athletic Association for last place with a 4-14...

Interactive event showcasing oppression comes to campus

Interactive event showcasing oppression comes to campus

Tiffany Jones,
Contributor

February 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Associated Students Incorporated at California State University, East Bay hosted their second annual Tunnel of Oppression in order to introduce concepts of oppression, privilege and power to students, staff, and faculty. The event is a local and national event hosted due to growing differences among...

Angela Davis advocates prison reform in speech at CSUEB

Angela Davis advocates prison reform in speech at CSUEB

Mohamed Sirker,
Contributor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

On Tuesday, Angela Davis, Ph.D., lectured students, alumni, and faculty in the University Theatre at California State University, East Bay, on the need for prison reform, arguing that the current U.S. political system is one that oppresses people of color by keeping them poor and marginalized. Davis,...

‘Give Kids a Smile’ campaign provides free screenings for children

‘Give Kids a Smile’ campaign provides free screenings for children

Jenni Perez,
Metro Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Union City Dental Clinic offered free one-day treatments and screenings for underserved children Saturday as part of the 12th National ‘Give Kids a Smile’ campaign. The American Dental Association began the Give Kids a Smile program in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the...

CSU alumna discusses working in booming social media industry

CSU alumna discusses working in booming social media industry

Sam Benavidez,
Arts & Life Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

If as soon as you hop on I-80 to cross over the new Bay Bridge, your first thought is to snap a picture, capture the moment, and share it with your friends on Instagram, you are participating in the social media phenomenon. This constant interest in social networking has been sweeping the nation and...

Una ilusión de la inclusión: Iniciativas de diversidad en CSUEB

Una ilusión de la inclusión: Iniciativas de diversidad en CSUEB

Traducción por Beatriz Orozco

February 13, 2014


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Showcase, Spanish

Mientras me preparo para celebrar por lo menos mi cuadragésimo mes de la historia Afroamericano en la Universidad estatal de California East Bay, reflexiono con asombro cómo han cambiado la cosas. En aquellos días éramos pocos, en su mayoría estudiantes y profesores del departamento de estudios...

Baseball field better equipped for rain

Baseball field better equipped for rain

Thomas Schelstraete,
Contributor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The newly renovated Pioneer baseball field has yet to see much action since two of its four games have been rained out. The total cost of the renovated field was $259,612, including $240,112 in construction and $19,500 in design fees according to Keat Saw who acted as project manager following the...

Warren Hall replacement building to begin construction next week

Warren Hall replacement building to begin construction next week

Mohamed Sirker,
Contributor

February 6, 2014


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Construction for the Warren Hall replacement buidling, called the Academic Services and Faculty Offices, will begin next week on Feb. 15. The building will be located on the north side of campus, between the Student Services Administration building and the Art and Education building. Construction...

Ceremony unveils new $62,000 playground structure

Ceremony unveils new $62,000 playground structure

By Mohamed Sirker,
Contributor

February 6, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Wednesday, Hayward school and city officials, community members, Lowe’s and Carter’s Kids representatives and volunteers gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil a new playground structure at Park Elementary. The previous play area was largely made up of rusted metal structures with chipped...

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