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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...

CSU Chancellor receives icy reception

CSU Chancellor receives icy reception

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Metro

CSU Chancellor Timothy White receives a cold reception from faculty, staff and students during his visit to Cal State East Bay on Monday. Members of the California Faculty Association and students protested outside the University Union where White spoke and took questions from the audience. Check out Thursday's edition...

Women clutch in close home victories

Women clutch in close home victories

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Close calls were the theme of the weekend for the Cal State East Bay women’s basketball team. The Pioneers are now at an impressive 23-4 overall and a nearly perfect 17-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference games this season after a win at the buzzer and another one that went t...

CSUEB Parking lot signs out of order

CSUEB Parking lot signs out of order

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Campus

When the parking lots opened in September on Cal State East Bay’s campus, things were supposed to be more convenient for students and faculty. The new lots added 325 new parking spots to serve a predominantly commuter student body and electronic signs at the entrances inform drivers how many parking ...

The long road to Wrestlemania

The long road to Wrestlemania

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Features

Melissa Estrada’s love for wrestling did not happen overnight; it began in a household with two older brothers who would practice their favorite wrestling moves on her. “My brother thought he killed me with an F-5 once,” Estrada said. The F-5 is the signature move of famous wrestler Brock Lesn...

CFA prepares to strike

CFA prepares to strike

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

For Cal State University students at the system’s 23 campuses, things are going to change, at least for a week. The California Faculty Association held a conference call on Feb. 12 for the media to ask questions about the impending system-wide strike set for April 13 to 15, 18 and 19. CFA President...

“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...

Men’s hoops split road games

Men’s hoops split road games

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Winning one of two games on the road is usually a good thing. However, for the Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team splitting games isn’t going to get them into the postseason. The Pioneers fell 64-56 on Friday to Chico State (18-3 overall, 12-2 conference) but bounced back with a vict...

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....

CSU faculty set strike dates

CSU faculty set strike dates

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase

America’s largest public university system could come to a standstill if negotiations fall through before April of this year. The California Faculty Association’s board of directors voted Friday to set strike dates for April 13 to 15, 18 and 19. According to President Jennifer Eagan, all 26,000...

Art a lifestyle for CSUEB students

Art a lifestyle for CSUEB students

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

  The university’s Bachelor of Fine Arts is hosting its annual art exhibit. Two of the artists featured share their passion and the deeper meaning behind their work. Art is not just a school project for them, but a way to communicate important and challenging messages. The gallery is open Mon...

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