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Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding medical marijuana, but professional sports leagues need to have dialogue about their rules...

MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel

MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

Oct. 1 marked the end of the Major League Baseball regular season. Unfortunately for baseball fans, the last day of the regular season was drama-free as the last of the 10 playoff teams clinched postseason berths the day prior. However, there should be no shortage of action on Oct. 3 when the play...

Baseball in Cuba

Daniel Larios,
Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Videos

In Major League Baseball, nearly one-third of all active players come from Latin America. Most of these players have the freedom to travel home during the offseason and visit their families or play in the Winter League. Cuban players do not have this option.

Mitch Scorza

Mitch Scorza

Mitch Scorza,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Salternative facts iAy que rico y sabor! Allow me to explain; in Latin American countries, this is a compliment mostly aimed at the food or “la comida.” In Cuba, the food has a bounty of flavor, but the phrase is not meant to describe only the food. This phrase is meant to showcase a lifes...

Daniel Larios

Daniel Larios

Daniel Larios,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

First impression When you finally get to see that movie that’s been blowing up the box office or somehow manage to get a table at the hottest restaurant in the city, often times the hype gets built up so much that when you finally get to experience it, some of its panache is worn off and you’re...

Daisy Ortiz

Daisy Ortiz

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Small business, big surprise Havana is a mix between gray and white. I say gray because unfortunately for some and a blessing for others, even the best parts of Havana aren’t what you would see in the United States. Many of the hotels are built in the middle of run-down buildings in which people...

Cameron Stover

Cameron Stover

Cameron Stover,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Currency Conundrum I visited Santa Maria beach with a few students on the third day of my Cuba experience. The water was a beautiful blue color and the Cuban culture was evident across the white sand. There were groups of Cubans congregated around a few musical instruments and dancing in unison. ...

Baseball culture in Cuba alive and thriving

Baseball culture in Cuba alive and thriving

Daniel Larios,
Contributor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Study Abroad: Cuba

We got word there was a recreational baseball field where locals go to play pick-up games a couple of kilometers away from our hotel. In the hopes of recording a casual interview, we decided to pack a few things and head out that way. We figured the worst-case scenario is we’d get some b-roll or pictures...

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

I grew up in South Hayward, just down the street from the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. During the summer I played little league baseball, but by July, the season was over and I had a couple months of break before school started up again. This downtime was filled with hanging out with friends, bike rid...

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Halfway into the regular season, the Oakland Athletics are struggling to play .500 ball. Individually, however, players are having phenomenal years. The San Francisco Giants, on the other hand, could only hope to be so fortunate.   San Francisco Giants This season, the Giants lack a dominant presence in...

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s an ongoing sad story for Oakland’s home squad, the Oakland Athletics. They still are not good. For the past two years the A’s have had a losing record, 69-93 in 2016, 68-94 in 2015, and this year has been no better as their record stands at 17-22 so far. That record is the worst in the W...

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