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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...

Local union pickets East Bay cemeteries

Local union pickets East Bay cemeteries

Tiffany Jones and Megan Villanueva,
Campus & Managing Editor and Metro Editor

July 23, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Union workers from SEIU Local 265 plan to continue picketing outside several East Bay cemeteries until employers grant their contract demands. Cemetery workers of Local 265 say they have been working without a contract, and have been negotiating for about four and a half years. Picketing has been...

Hayward local wins “Cagematch” playwright competition

Hayward local wins “Cagematch” playwright competition

Brianna Leahy,
Contributor

July 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

With 67 script submissions from across the country, and as far away as New Zealand, five talented writers were chosen to allow their scripts to be read for a chance to win the Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s 3rd Annual Cagematch. The theme this year was “The Cafetorium Chronicles: Lost and Found.” “Historically,...

Vacant Hayward council seat up for grabs

Vacant Hayward council seat up for grabs

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor

July 18, 2014


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Residents of the city of Hayward had until noon on July 16 to throw their hat into the ring to become the next member on the city council. A vacancy on the council was created during the June 3 election when Barbara Halliday won the mayoral seat with two years left in her city council term. Since...

Hayward inaugurates new mayor and council

Hayward inaugurates new mayor and council

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor

July 10, 2014


Filed under Politics, Showcase

There was a changing of the guard last Tuesday night in Hayward’s packed city council chambers, as the City Clerk officially certified the city council and mayoral election results and inaugurated the victors. Mayor-elect Barbara Halliday and Councilmembers Sarah Lamnin and Marvin Peixoto were sworn...

Muslim headscarves add modesty to fashion

Muslim headscarves add modesty to fashion

Alia Sharrief,
Contributor

July 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Muslim women are stereotyped as being forced to wear a headdress instead of being viewed as empowered women exercising their power of choice. These assumptions and preconceived notions affect both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The hijab, or in English, headscarf, that is worn by Muslim women comes...

New report suggests changes in program funding

New report suggests changes in program funding

Sonia Waraich,
Contributor

July 10, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

A controversial, two-year process of evaluating and ranking academic and support programs in order to determine how to distribute the budget has come to a close and is entering the next phase of implementation. Provost James Houpis and Chief Financial Officer Brad Wells spearheaded Planning for Distinction...

CSUEB alumnus retires from writing at The Daily Show

CSUEB alumnus retires from writing at The Daily Show

Tiffany Jones,
Managing Editor

July 7, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

California State University, East Bay alumnus J.R. Havlan retired from The Daily Show after spending 18 years as a writer for the show and winning eight Emmy Awards. Havlan is the longest serving Daily Show writer since he began in 1996 while Craig Kilborne hosted the show. Since then, Havlan has wri...

A political solution to Iraq’s crisis

A political solution to Iraq’s crisis

Shuaib Amiri,
Contributor

July 7, 2014


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Showcase

The lightning offensive the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has accomplished in northern Iraq since early June has stunned the world. ISIS, which is a successor to Al-Qaeda in Iraq and an extremist organization, wants to establish a regional caliphate and Islamic state encompassing the sovereign nations...

Nerd Nite discusses beekeeping and dodge ball

Nerd Nite discusses beekeeping and dodge ball

Brianna Leahy,
Contributor

July 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Monday, June 30, the 20th Nerd Nite East Bay kicked off with a lecture on bees given by Hilary Sardinas. “I think they’re very charismatic,” the researcher who seeks habitat restoration for native bees explained. Nerd Nite East Bay launched originally at the Bay Area Science Festival, a ten-day...

Swim lessons offered for faculty and staff

Swim lessons offered for faculty and staff

Tiffany Jones,
Campus & Managing Editor

July 3, 2014


Filed under Campus, Showcase

On July 1, the Leadership and Employment Enrichment Program and the Athletics department at California State University, Easy Bay began offering swim lessons for faculty and staff. Bethany Hobbs-Helmus, swimmer, coach and water polo player of eight years, and the Internal Operations Coordinator for...

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