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Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The New York Times lists the East Bay as a top place to visit in 2016 and rightly so because living here is the bee’s knees. I first moved to the Bay when I started my freshman year at Cal State East Bay and having lived in the Los Angeles and Orange County area my whole life, the distinction between...

Quakes swarm East Bay city

Quakes swarm East Bay city

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Metro

Bay Area residents are familiar with earthquakes, but nearly 500 in three weeks is odd. This has been the reality for San Ramon, which has felt 535 earthquakes in 22 days. It began with a micro earthquake at 8:50 a.m. on Oct. 13 that registered a magnitude of 0.8 and peaked with a 3.6 tremor on Oct....

Oakland’s Drink and Draw: Art with booze

Oakland’s Drink and Draw: Art with booze

Brian White,
Contributor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

When visitors arrive at Oakland Drink and Draw inside the Parkway Theater in West Oakland, they pick out supplies from a bookshelf stacked full of various paper and drawing utensils. They take a seat next to people already drawing, or maybe a couple having their first date. The smell of popcorn hits y...

Cross country runs wild in Palo Alto

Cross country runs wild in Palo Alto

by Louis LaVenture,
News and Campus Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

With a new coach at the helm, it’s been a fresh start for the men and women’s cross country teams at Cal State East Bay. On Saturday, both squads competed in the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto along with 29 other schools. The women finished in 26th place overall and 8th among NCAA Division II t...

Oakland mourns slain artist

Oakland mourns slain artist

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The West Street underpass in West Oakland will forever be stamped by the work of local artist Antonio Ramos, 27, who was shot and killed Tuesday morning while he worked on a mural designed by Oakland middle school students that depicts a boy who has special powers to heal and stop violence. After Oakland police...

Zombie improv emerges in Walnut Creek

Zombie improv emerges in Walnut Creek

by Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Fear the walking dead — or spend an evening with them — when Synergy Theater presents their Halloween event, Z is for Zombie: An Improvised Zombie Apocalypse at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. “What makes this play special is that we’re not just improvising in the style of a...

Pioneers chomped by Gators on home turf

Pioneers chomped by Gators on home turf

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

An early 1-0 lead was not enough to help the Cal State East Bay men’s soccer team beat San Francisco State. CSUEB lost 3-1 to their conference rival on Sunday in Hayward, falling to 1-5 overall for the season and 0-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play so far. The Pioneers domina...

Find the hidden gems of Hayward Campus

Find the hidden gems of Hayward Campus

Alfonso Galindo,
Contributor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Whether you are a commuter student or live on campus, Cal State East Bay has hidden nooks and crannies that make your experience on campus extend beyond just attending classes. From the jaw dropping views to buildings students don’t visit or know about, there are adventures on campus even if you t...

Raiders crushed in season opener

Raiders crushed in season opener

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

During the entire 2015 NFL off season there has been a sense of hope and optimism surrounding the Oakland Raiders. Those feelings took a serious hit on Sunday when the silver and black were pummeled in their home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals 33-13. The Raiders were down 24-0 at halftime and...

State agencies vulnerable to technology breach

State agencies vulnerable to technology breach

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under Politics

Just because it boasts Silicon Valley, it turns out the state of California isn’t as technologically advanced as we thought. An Aug. 25 report released by the California State Auditor found that as many as 73 state government agencies are not in full compliance with the information technology stan...

Man allegedly shoots self at West Oakland BART station

Just witnessed a shooting at West Oakland Bart station. Heard a bang. Then saw 2 cops and a black man on the ground. He...

Posted by Akshay Dodeja on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bryan Cordova ,
Managing Editor

September 1, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Akshay Dodeja tweeted out a photo at 8:14 p.m. that stated, “Just witnessed a shooting at West Oakland Bart station. 2 police men. 1 black man.” The photo contained two policemen and one man who was on the ground and allegedly shot. Later that evening BART officials released a...

BART approves station art

BART approves station art

By Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

August 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

BART’s board of directors voted unanimously Aug. 13 in favor of a project dubbed “Art in Transit,” which will give artists the opportunity to decorate designated areas in stations in addition to some current decorated areas. The three stations mentioned in BART’s plans include 19th Street...

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