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Campus sees rising tension in 2017

Campus sees rising tension in 2017

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

A group of four people, wearing black jackets covered in white and yellow phrases like “Fear God” on the back once again visited Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus on April 24. Members of the group shouted to passersby about how a lack of temperance in regard to instant gratification would ...

Social media saved local DJ’s album release

Social media saved local DJ’s album release

Gabriel Rubio,
Contributor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

DJ and music producer known as Mimosa was set to release his new album “Sinner/Saint” with a free performance on Friday at 4:20 p.m. at Mad Monk Center for Anachronistic Media, a music store in Berkeley. Advertisements promoted Mimosa as a DJ who sold out shows worldwide, and would deliver a mesme...

The battle for Berkeley: Rally results in violent outbursts in East Bay

The battle for Berkeley: Rally results in violent outbursts in East Bay

Mathew Weber,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Media, Metro, Photo Galleries, Politics, Showcase

Downtown Berkeley erupted in chaos last Saturday at MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, less than half a mile from the UC Berkeley campus where students once fought to defend free speech in the 1960’s. The Liberty Revival Alliance organized a “Patriot's Day Free Speech Rally” on Saturday that was to feature ...

Berkeley shootings spark concern

Berkeley shootings spark concern

Degen Gleason-Hyman,
Contributor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Metro

Berkeley residents gathered on Jan. 29 at the Frances M. Albrier Community Center for a meeting to address shootings that occurred in the city on Jan. 25. At the meeting, which was organized by councilwoman for West Berkeley, Cheryl Davila, police officials said they received several calls on Jan. 25 rep...

Berkeley celebrates Obama era

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Metro

Attendees greeted each other with hugs and high-fives. They drank beer, embraced, smiled, laughed and danced to the brass band sounds of “The Saints Go Marching In,” “Lean on Me” and “The Hokie Pokie.” It seemed as if they already knew one another, but many were complete strangers before ...

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

It’s 9 p.m. on Saturday and nobody stirs at the East Bay Media Center. Around 20 film-lovers huddle in the small, brick-lined room that smells like patchouli oil and old wood, while Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush’s powerful documentary “Dogtown Redemption” plays on the screen. Mel Vapour, di...

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

The Berkeley Greek Theater was the backdrop for co-headliners Nas and Lauryn Hill on Friday. It was the perfect venue for hip-hop and R&B legends. There could not have been a better venue for the show. If you aren’t familiar with the Greek Theater, it emulates the Colosseum in Rome, a place th...

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

 Amoeba Music, known for trading, buying and selling all forms of new and used music will begin to sell a new product soon: marijuana. According to Amoeba Music employee Debby Goldsberry, the Berkeley location applied for and received a permit to sell marijuana last month. The music store, which o...

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

April G. Ancheta,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

John Leguizamo’s new solo performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theater on July 22 was a 90-minute show with no intermission. In “Latin History for Morons,” the 52-year-old award-winning actor, comedian and playwright provided present-day commentary with contrasting scenes of historical Latino mom...

Berkeley: UC mourns student killed in latest terrorist attack

Berkeley: UC mourns student killed in latest terrorist attack

Tom Lochner,
East Bay Times
July 6, 2016
Filed under Metro

A tearful UC Berkeley community bid farewell to one of its rising stars on Tuesday, vowing that her passion, kindness, selflessness and dedication to global harmony would live on in spirit long beyond her earthly death. Tarishi Jain, 18, a native of India, was slain Saturday along with at least 21 others d...

Businesses find new opportunity in food that once went to waste

Businesses find new opportunity in food that once went to waste

Tara Duggan,
San Francisco Chronicle
April 20, 2016
Filed under Metro

Bay Area shoppers will soon be able to get a new kind of local produce at Whole Foods stores. Affectionately known as ugly produce, the fruits and vegetables are perfectly healthy and safe yet are usually left to rot because they don’t meet typical supermarket cosmetic standards. Bags of the aesthet...

UC Theatre grand reopening postponed

UC Theatre grand reopening postponed

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

The grand reopening of Berkeley’s historic UC Theatre on March 25 was postponed due to electrical issues, which resulted in one show being canceled and another rescheduled, confirmed David Meyeri, owner of the venue and president of Berkeley Music Group. After 15 years of vacancy, the repertory theat...

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