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Concord campus food pantry opening delayed

Concord campus food pantry opening delayed

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
March 15
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

According to a study commissioned by Cal State University Chancellor Timothy White in February 2015, one in five CSU students go without consistent meals. Since then, Cal State East Bay has been on a mission to find solutions to this problem. In October of 2016, Cal State East Bay opened up its first food ...

Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 8
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

As I sat sweating in the leather chair in a hole-in-the-wall tattoo parlor in Concord on a recent Saturday, the smell of the sterilization spray was uncomfortably reminiscent of a doctor’s office. While I am deathly afraid of shots and will pass out at the sight of blood draws, it wasn’t t...

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Straight from the silver screen to the streets, clowns are scaring people nationwide, causing police departments and school districts in the Bay Area and nationwide to take action. Several reports surfaced in August that people dressed in clown costumes were lingering by the woods in several cities ...

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 24
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Crime pays, but only if you don’t get caught. Twenty four alleged Norteño gang members found that out the hard way earlier this month. On Aug. 10 the Concord Police Department, in collaboration with several neighboring local law enforcement agencies and the FBI, announced the culmination of operation...

Campus makes botanical conversion

Campus makes botanical conversion

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
May 27
Filed under Campus, Showcase

A three-year project to convert several grass areas on campus to native plant botanical gardens wrapped up on Friday May 22. Environmental studies instructor David Larson and more than 20 students in his field class, comprised primarily of seniors, completed phase three of a Campus Sustainability...

Oakland theater defies convention

Oakland theater defies convention

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
April 23
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Oakland’s Parkway Speakeasy Theater provided a unique experience for moviegoers for 13 years before they closed their doors for the final time in December 2009 on Park Street in East Oakland. The new version is The New Parkway Theater located in the Uptown District on 24th Street, but has stayed tr...

Annual Day of the Teacher conference returns to Concord Campus

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
March 5
Filed under Campus

On Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the California State University, East Bay Concord Campus will host the 13th annual Day of the Teacher conference titled “Success: Nothing Less.” The conference is geared toward those who want to become teachers and will feature workshops, interactive sessi...

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