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A student’s love letter to Oakland

A student’s love letter to Oakland

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A Cal State East Bay classmate once told me that I turned out really well for being from East Oakland. Her statement made me laugh, but it also made me question how many other people share what I understood to be a negative view of my city. In retrospect, I was one of those people. The attachment and...

From extra credit to community service

From extra credit to community service

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Cal State East Bay’s Kinesiology students spent some extra time creating bag lunches for the homeless in Hayward, for some extra credit. That is exactly what happened to CSUEB biology major Kevin Zsanchez and sociology major Zinaya Brown, while they attended an event to hand out food to the ho...

CSU Chancellor receives an icy reception

CSU Chancellor receives an icy reception

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase

If you were on Cal State East Bay's campus on Monday afternoon, you could hear something brewing. Faculty, staff and students staged a demonstration at the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus to bring attention to the looming strike, when CSU Chancellor Timothy White visited the University Union. W...

My Questions for Chancellor White

March 2, 2016


Filed under Letters-to-editor

On Monday afternoon, CSU Chancellor Tim White addressed students, faculty, and staff in the New University Union’s multi-purpose room and responded to questions from the audience. Unfortunately, only a few of those lined up to ask questions were able to do so.  As one who didn’t have a chance to speak, I’d...

East Bay graduate student nabs Grammy

East Bay graduate student nabs Grammy

Veronica Sanchez,
Contributor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Features

  The first time Mario Silva picked up an instrument — a clarinet — was at 16. He then played and experimented with different instruments, like the bass, drum and guitar, but he didn’t truly connect with an instrument until he chose one for himself: the trumpet. Silva connected to the...

Women vote on preference not gender

Women vote on preference not gender

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Earlier this month, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and feminist Gloria Steinem caused an uproar among younger Democratic female Bernie Sanders supporters. Steinem accused women of going with Bernie Sanders because, “the boys are with Bernie,” while Albright warned young democratic female ...

“Afro Room” first of its kind at CSUEB

“Afro Room” first of its kind at CSUEB

Briana Wharton,
Contributor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase

In December, a group of Black students at Cal State East Bay gathered on campus — wearing all black — with an aim to “take a stand against all of the current injustices happening to Black people and students nationwide.” A month prior, they had formed a GroupMe chat named BlackOut, then began to c...

Softball splits season opener on road

Softball splits season opener on road

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase

A new season got underway for the Cal State East Bay softball team over the weekend with a new coach at the helm. The season started for the Pioneers and new coach Claire Sua Amundson with a road trip to San Rafael on Saturday to take on Dominican College at Penguin Field. The Pioneers left with a...

Oakland Promise: Cradle to Career

Oakland Promise: Cradle to Career

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

For the first time in school history, Cal State East Bay will guarantee admission to any Oakland student that meets the minimum CSU requirements. This comes in collaboration with the Oakland Promise initiative created by Oakland officials, the mayor’s office and Oakland Unified School District....

Students, staff push for all gender bathroom

Students, staff push for all gender bathroom

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus

For the transgender community, bathroom selection can be tough. Most bathrooms are designated for either men or women; however, Cal State East Bay has started to buck the trend, somewhat. The Diversity and Inclusion Student Center will hold an informative session and play a documentary about the...

Former Olympians grace Hayward campus

Former Olympians grace Hayward campus

Elizabeth Avalos,
Contributor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Features

For the first time ever, Olympians and Civil Rights activists John Carlos and Wyomia Tyus will share the stage together, in the company of award-winning sports journalist, Dave Zirin. The Center for Sport and Social Justice at Cal State East Bay, which is dedicated to bringing critical attention to...

Livermore suspends medical marijuana sales

Oscar Murillo,
Contributor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Metro

The Livermore City Council decided on Jan. 11 to suspend the sale of medical marijuana for 18 months in order to make sure that the licenses are going to the patients who need it. “The benefit is to have local control of who gets medicinal marijuana and to preserve the rights,” said John Marcha...

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