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CSU HIEP works to cover students under Obamacare

CSU HIEP works to cover students under Obamacare

Elisa Brice,
Contributor

February 6, 2014


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

California State University, East Bay is one of 16 CSU campuses that will now assist students getting healthcare through a new CSU-wide initiative. The CSU Health Insurance Education Program or HIEP is a chancellor-supported initiative lead by Timothy P. White that was created to help students gain hea...

Literary review aims to give voice to West Coast

Literary review aims to give voice to West Coast

Jesse Prado,
Contributor

February 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

Every year the students of English 6060 put California State University, East Bay on the map through its very own student-run publication known as the “Arroyo Literary Review.” The publication’s sixth issue holds true to Arroyo’s aim of giving a platform to poets and other creative writers...

Pioneer Men’s Basketball: Correcting a Losing Culture

Pioneer Men’s Basketball: Correcting a Losing Culture

Todd Washburn,
Contributor

February 6, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A new skipper has emerged for the California State University, East Bay men’s basketball program for the 2013-2014 season in the form of Head Coach Gus Argenal. For some of the Pioneers, the last three years haven’t been very kind.  Under the previous Head Coach Will Biggs, the team struggled...

Oakland home-builder constructs recycled shelters for homeless

Oakland home-builder constructs recycled shelters for homeless

Leandra Galloway,
Contributor

January 31, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Gregory Kloehn, a handyman with a drill, takes recycled trash and turns it into homes.  The Oakland homebuilder has adopted building style techniques from the homeless to master his efforts in building unique mini-sized portable homes for the homeless in West Oakland, Calif. Kloehn does not sell...

New program promotes healthy body images

New program promotes healthy body images

Selina Smith,
Contributor

January 31, 2014


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

The Recreation and Wellness Center at California State University, East Bay is planning its first “Love Your Body Week,” a special program Feb. 3-7 to bring awareness to positive and healthy body images. The weeklong event will include a wide variety of activities, focusing on promoting healthier...

Bay Area Indian Americans unite to celebrate Republic Day

Bay Area Indian Americans unite to celebrate Republic Day

Beatriz Moreno,
Contributor

January 31, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Saturday January 26th, Fremont’s Lake Elizabeth transformed into a colorful array of fabrics, with an eclectic beat of sounds and dances in celebration of Indian Republics Day. It is a national Indian holiday that rejoices the day that the Constitution of India came into action, on January 26...

Cupcakery takes personal approach

Cupcakery takes personal approach

Marina Swanson,
Visual Editor

January 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Catherine Golez, or “Cat” as she’s known to friends and customers, spent a recent afternoon baking up two dozen cupcakes with steady determination and a stroke of artistry for a custom order that would be hand delivered to a birthday party in San Ramon the following afternoon. She mixed up the...

Women’s Basketball finds success behind great defense

Women’s Basketball finds success behind great defense

Christopher George,
Sports Editor

January 31, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With two definitive wins this past weekend, the California State University, East Bay women’s basketball team move into sole possession of second place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and now are just one game back of first. The Pioneers (12-7, 9-3 CCAA) find themselves in a much...

Pioneering Civil Rights leader and member of the Little Rock Nine visits Hayward

Pioneering Civil Rights leader and member of the Little Rock Nine visits Hayward

Jenni Perez,
Metro Editor

January 23, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals remembers when she met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. It was in 1957 in the midst of segregation; she was one of nine black students at a predominately white high school. They were known to the media as the “Little Rock...

Berkeley’s Gilman Street still a pillar of the punk music scene

Berkeley’s Gilman Street still a pillar of the punk music scene

Sam Benavidez,
Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Walking through run-down, windy, and quiet Gilman Street in Berkeley is a route that many take to catch the bus or to get to work on a normal day. On weekends, however, another crowd takes over the corner of Eighth and Gilman. Punk fans ranging from 12 to 60 years old flock to the Bay Area’s most...

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, 2014


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, 2014


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...

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