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New thriller based on San Jose home

New thriller based on San Jose home

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Like the house and it’s features, the “Winchester” film is just as overwhelming Creaky floorboards, zig-zag hallways, windows and doors that lead to nowhere and a staircase that can send you down a 12 feet drop. These are all integral parts of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, which is no...

Powerlifting memberships growing in California

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

At powerlifting competitions, the environment is contagious. Despite all the nerves, jitters and adrenaline floating around, lifters fire each other up with back slaps and shouting. The crowd yells, “UP! UP!” Everyone gets into their zone and it’s fun to watch coaches and athletes share in the excit...

What it means to live alone in the Bay Area

What it means to live alone in the Bay Area

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The trials and tribulations of adulting When I first walked into my yard, everything seemed normal. It wasn't until I got to the front gate that leads to my front door that I noticed something was off. The door was cracked, although I was certain I locked it shut. “I could have sworn I locked this,...

Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop

Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Nov. 2, 2017, I posted a “Throwback Thursday” Instagram post of me and some of my mentors who were panelists in my first Women in Hip Hop Panel in 2015. I  just tried to show my appreciation for having them all as my “Hip-Hop guardians.” One of my mentors shared the post, resulting in her and many mor...

CSUEB alumna co-writes SF production

CSUEB alumna co-writes SF production

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features

“The Geek Show” prepares for its return The past few years have been busy for 26-year-old CSUEB alumna, Lauren Lola. Since the debut of her two novels, “A Moment’s Worth” in 2014 and “An Absolute Mind” in 2016, the author decided to open up her writing skills to the theatre. She recently co...

Oakland Athletics celebrates 50 years at CSUEB

Oakland Athletics celebrates 50 years at CSUEB

Miguel Almodovar-Weinstein,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

Excited Cal State East Bay students enrolled in the History of Baseball class poured into the Old University Union with other Pioneer baseball fanatics as a discussion panel unfolded this past Monday. The panel discussion was organized and moderated by CSUEB’s Benjamin Klein, a lecturer in the histor...

Warriors’ biggest threat is not who you think

Warriors’ biggest threat is not who you think

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Their own worst enemy is themselves The Golden State Warriors are once again the favorite to win the NBA championship. They are a -175 betting favorites, bet $175 to win $100, to win it all, according to OddsShark. They have an overall net rating of 9.7 which leads the NBA. They also possess the be...

Reuben Foster needs to fit 49ers culture

Reuben Foster needs to fit 49ers culture

TJ Porreca,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

San Francisco linebacker is talented, troubled off field The San Francisco 49ers, as a franchise, have been in this position before. A star player at an important position caught up in off-the-field issues due to arrests. Over the past five years, the 49ers have found themselves jettisoning the lik...

What Logan Paul can teach us about the internet

What Logan Paul can teach us about the internet

Jessica Avila,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Dec. 31,  2017, YouTuber Logan Paul upset the internet when he posted a video titled, “We found the dead body of man in a Japanese suicide forest.” Paul had taken a trip to Japan, where he visited the Aokigahara “Suicide Forest” and filmed the controversial vlog showing the dead body o...

The best boba in the East Bay

The best boba in the East Bay

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Sweet chewy tapioca pearls and your choice of milk or fruit-based tea. These ingredients come together to make one of the most popular Asian drinks to hit the Bay Area. Depending on where you are, the drink has several names such as bubble tea or tapioca. Boba, as it’s known locally, is a chilled, te...

Heart of the Bay is under a housing crisis

Heart of the Bay is under a housing crisis

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Being able to only speak Spanish, Hayward resident Maria Osegura walked to the podium with an English translator, and complained to Hayward City Council members. “The manager said that I had to pay that entire amount which was over $2,000, and if I didn’t then they would bring a lawyer and woul...

Alameda County, first county to adopt new technology to text 911

Alameda County, first county to adopt new technology to text 911

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro

Texting has become the norm of communication in recent years, so much that most people would choose texting over calling easily. It was only a matter time before government agencies hopped on the texting train too. On Feb. 5, Alameda County became the second county in California to debut their newest te...

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