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My last spring break

My last spring break

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
March 15
Filed under Campus, Opinion

After stressing through finals this past week, I will enjoy my last official spring break as a college student when the quarter ends tomorrow. I've been in school almost my entire life so spring break has been a yearly tradition for roughly 16 years. Life as a student will soon come to an end, inclu...

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference tournament on Tuesday when they defeated seventh-seeded Chico State 68-55. Senior guard Shomari Harris led the way for the Pioneers with a game-high 20 points while freshma...

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Victory, victory, victory and another victory. The Cal State East Bay women’s softball team went 4-0 this weekend as they opened the 2017 season in a double-header against the Academy of Art on Friday. In the first game, the Academy of Art was the first to put points on the board in the first and third i...

My quarter-life crisis

My quarter-life crisis

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 8
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

After five and half years of taking classes, I will finally graduate from college in June. I’m excited, and I can see the finish line as I complete this chapter in my life. However, despite my excitement, I’m also stressed, anxious and uncertain of what’s to come for me. On June 10, I will jo...

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Around 300 students laughed and teared up as comedian Tony Roberts jokingly danced to hit single, “Juju on that Beat” during a recent comedy show at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus. When he asked a student from the audience to come up on stage and dance with him, a roar of “Aye” chant...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 5
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12
Filed under Campus, Opinion

I became homeless the night of June 30 this year. Most of what I own is in a 5x5 storage unit and I’m living in my car for now. I had been renting a room in a house for $570 a month. But then I fell short of the rent, my financial aid and loans were late and the owners decided they wanted to remodel...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at people coming and going, as if in a trance. Every morning this week, the routine has been the same....

Getting back on the track

Getting back on the track

Ivy Gates,
Contributor
September 21
Filed under Opinion, Sports

I started running track in the 7th grade. Track and field became the perfect sport for me because I am skinny and have long legs. I learned everything about track and field by going to my sister’s track meets. My sister started running track in 6th grade. She participated in field events, the 100...

Governor Brown signs budget, gun bills

Governor Brown signs budget, gun bills

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 20
Filed under Metro, Showcase

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for California Gov. Jerry Brown, in his attempt to make the state “financially secure and safer.” On June 27 Gov. Brown signed the 2016-2017 state budget, which has increased to nearly $170.8 billion from just over $167.5 billion in 2015-2016, according to the...

The real world: Hayward

The real world: Hayward

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
July 13
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Dear Fellow Cal State East Bay Students, Like many of you, I transferred to East Bay from a community college. During my senior year in high school, parents would ask me where I was going to college. I would shrug and inform them I wasn’t going to leave the area. “I’m just going to Diablo Valley Col...

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 13
Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Homelessness is an epidemic that hits close to home for the California State University system. A study commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy White in Feb. 2015 returned some stunning results last month. The study found that one out of every 10 CSU students is homeless and one out of five CSU student...

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