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Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Every year Cal State East Bay gives out awards to alumni who are deemed distinguished by a committee of faculty and staff as well as the president of the university. The most recent recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards were given out in October at the Hayward campus to Atul Dhablania clas...

Silver and black are black and blue

Silver and black are black and blue

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

When Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr went down two weeks ago with a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts, things seemed bad. Carr was not only the best offensive player on the team, but in his third year in the league, he was finally becoming a superstar. He was even an MVP ca...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

The ugly side of the beauty industry

The ugly side of the beauty industry

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

At first glance, shellac manicures and jeweled acrylic nails may seem like harmless beauty products. However studies conducted through the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control reveal an ugly side to the beauty industry. On Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA awarded a $120,000 ...

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Family, friends and community members gathered near 1305 31st Avenue in East Oakland on Sunday night, the site of the horrific fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly confirmed on Wednesday at a press conference that Alameda County fire and rescue c...

Men’s basketball ends six-game win streak

Men’s basketball ends six-game win streak

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay men’s basketball team began California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference play last weekend against California State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State. The men started off with confidence as their record stood at 6-1 with a six game win streak. On ...

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Hayward’s “Light Up The Season” celebration took over downtown on Saturday. City officials closed off sections of B and Watkins Streets near City Hall where attendees could watch performances, play games, go on carnival rides and much more. According to the President and CEO of the Hayw...

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Removing pepper spray from skin with a concoction of baby shampoo and granulated sugar wasn’t quite what third-year Cal State East Bay nursing student Sara Oldershaw had in mind when she decided to volunteer as a medic at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota; but it’s precisel...

Men’s basketball on a roll

Men’s basketball on a roll

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last year the California State East Bay men's basketball team started their season at just 2-5; not very good. However this year, the men started off 6-1 and are currently on a five-game winning streak after wins over Northwest Nazarene and Academy of Art this past Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday the men t...

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Raiders fans, there is still hope. On Oct. 17, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed off on a bill that would provide the organization with $750 million of public money to build a stadium in Las Vegas and owner Mark Davis has pledged his allegiance to the plan. But there is still a good chance that the ...

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Rising rents in the Bay Area can make it difficult for students to afford off-campus housing, so many of Cal State East Bay’s students seek on-campus housing when they start school here. There’s one big problem, though: The student population on the Hayward campus continues to grow, but housin...

Fidel Castro dies in Cuba

Fidel Castro dies in Cuba

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, died from undisclosed reasons on Nov. 25, according to his brother Raul Castro, the current president of the country. Fidel led a revolution in Cuba that culminated in him residing as prime minister and president for more than 49 years under a communist regi...

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