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Palestinian-Israeli issue front & center at town hall

Palestinian-Israeli issue front & center at town hall

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor

August 21, 2014


Filed under Politics, Showcase

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine buffeted various public venues in the Bay Area last week including a protest at the Port of Oakland and vocal opponents of continued U.S. monetary support at a local town hall. The Port of Oakland continues to be a scene of protesters attempting to...

Track and field hires record setting assistant coach

Track and field hires record setting assistant coach

Tejasvi Baluvuri,
Sports Reporter

August 21, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The track program no longer has a missing link as Coach Andrew Murphy joins the track and field staff at California State University, East Bay for the 2014-15 season. Murphy plans to bring his experience and championship-winning attitude to the program. Coach Murphy has developed a habit of breaking...

Gravity +3 swings folk into Snappy’s

Gravity +3 swings folk into Snappy’s

Bryan Cordova,
Contributor

August 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Last Saturday, the harmonic vibes of local folk-rock band Gravity +3 swung around Downtown Hayward’s Snappy’s Cafe. The band performed both their original songs and cover tributes mid-afternoon. The husband and wife duo, Bill and Ruth DeSmidt, and their newest addition Chuck Yolland prepared...

Sikh leader speaks out against stereotypes

Sikh leader speaks out against stereotypes

Stephanie Diaz and Erika Myers,
Contributors

August 21, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Bhai Jagjit Singh, the president of the Sikh Missionary Society of USA, is doing his best to combat what he considers a negative attitude towards foreigners and Sikhs in America. “We all bear the burden when we allow our sons and daughters to fall into the intellectual and spiritual waste bin and...

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...

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