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Friendliness of Cuban people

Friendliness of Cuban people

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
August 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Study Abroad: Cuba

Since coming to Cuba, I have noticed the difference in how the Cuban people interact with others. In particular, in the way that they interact with strangers on the streets. My observations have brought me to the conclusion that Cuba is what we would call a “high context’ society. This is a definition f...

Illegal dumping plagues Oakland

Illegal dumping plagues Oakland

Alex Garcia,
Contributor
August 10, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Illegal dumping has become a visible problem in Oakland, California. It is all too typical to pass by a pile of trash on a street corner. The city’s Public Works department eventually cleans up the area, but a few days after the cleanup, there is a new pile of trash. The city’s budget for 2016-20...

Some local Muslims fearful under Trump administration

Some local Muslims fearful under Trump administration

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor
August 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

On July 18, the United States Supreme court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban with minimal revisions on which foreigners would be allowed to enter the United States. The revisions include allowing foreigners into the U.S. who have clear ties to organizations and individuals in the country. ...

Alameda personified by art, wine

Alameda personified by art, wine

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
August 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

When you live somewhere long enough, you become a part of the traditions that a place embodies. Being born and raised in the small town of Alameda, I know what to expect on the island. There is always a 4th of July parade, the beach will be crowded on hot days, and during the winter holidays, Tho...

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...

Somewhere over this rainbow

Somewhere over this rainbow

Casey Peuser,
Online and Social Media Editor
July 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At the risk of fulfilling the stereotype, lately I’ve found myself identifying with the great Judy Garland in wishing that I, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, was somewhere over the rainbow. By ‘rainbow,’ I’m referring to LGBTQ Pride.  And by ‘over,’ I mean discouraged by the lack of...

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
June 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Having just finished my sophomore year of college at Cal State East Bay, I’ve had a little time to reflect on the person have become over the past two years as a college student. Last year I wrote an article about my freshman year of college titled ‘Home Away from Home’ in which I spoke abou...

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Justin Mutch,
Contributor
June 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Admit it, you’ve thought about moving out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Chances are if you live here, you have. There’s no shame in that. Many of us even have our minds set on leaving this seemingly forsaken metropolis. In fact, a recent survey by the Bay Area Council revealed that 4...

It’s snake season for the Bay Area

It’s snake season for the Bay Area

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On May 1, an unnamed 47-year-old San Jose resident was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake at the top of Fremont’s Mission Peak Regional Preserve. An antivenom was administered by paramedic Shaun Bouyea before a helicopter brought him to Washington Hospital, according to NBC Bay Area New...

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