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Women keep on winning

Women keep on winning

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

It’s starting to feel like they’re never going to lose again. The Cal State East Bay women’s basketball team extended their winning streak to 11 games in a row after they won two road games over the weekend. The Pioneers are now 13-2 overall and a perfect 7-0 in California Collegiate Athletic...

Not all disabilities are visible

Not all disabilities are visible

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Campus

When the term disability comes up, for many the first thing that comes to mind is something of a physical nature. However, the Accessibility Services department at Cal State East Bay is trying to shine a light on invisible disabilities that can cause confusion. Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit...

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The New York Times lists the East Bay as a top place to visit in 2016 and rightly so because living here is the bee’s knees. I first moved to the Bay when I started my freshman year at Cal State East Bay and having lived in the Los Angeles and Orange County area my whole life, the distinction between...

Religious activists are back for the New Year

Religious activists are back for the New Year

Shannon Stroud,
Editor in Chief

January 7, 2016


Filed under Campus

It’s the New Year and Cal State East Bay’s favorite religious activist group is back at it again. Year after year activist, promoters and organizers walk the campus talking with students, staff, and professors. Most passerby ignore the handouts and brochures, but it’s hard to ignore it when st...

Women’s basketball goes streaking

Women’s basketball goes streaking

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Forget the Golden State Warriors, Cal State East Bay has a winning streak of its own. The women’s basketball squad is 11-2 this season including a perfect 5-0 in California Collegiate Athletic Conference games. This includes a nine-game winning streak that started with a 68-51 victory over Notre Dam...

Men’s hoops lose back to back games

Men’s hoops lose back to back games

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

It’s been a tough couple of games for the Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team. On New Year’s Day, they lost to conference rival San Francisco State 80-63 at home and then they had to travel to Southern California the next day to take on NCAA Division I Cal State Fullerton. The Titans do...

CSUEB Starbucks to host first event

CSUEB Starbucks to host first event

Zaira Castro,
Contributor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase

For the first time in Cal State East Bay’s history, Associated Students Inc., in collaboration with Aramark, will host a spoken-word event at Starbucks. On Jan. 13, students can grab a free drink equal to or less than $5 and take in performances by professional spoken-word artists. The event, F...

CSUEB hosts quarterly game creating contest

CSUEB hosts quarterly game creating contest

Paz Sandoval,
Contributor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Campus

California State University, East Bay’s fifth quarterly Game Jam kicked off last Friday at 3 p.m. on campus in a weekend-long spectacle. “[games are] an interactive system, which consists of loops of activity that are designed to create an experience in the heart and mind of the player,” said...

Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

DaRyn Merriwether,
Contributor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Historically, baseball has had a low population of African American play ers. Following Hank Aaron’s home run in 1979, there was an increase in Af- rican American players on game-day rosters. However, since 2013, only 8.3 percent of players were African American, according to the Universi...

Volleyball sets sights on next season

Volleyball sets sights on next season

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

For the Cal State East Bay women’s volleyball team, 2015 will be a season to forget. The Pioneers finished the year on a high after they defeated Cal State San Marcos at home on Nov. 12, 3-1. However, their 6-22 overall and 4-16 conference records were not enough to put them into a brand new situation...

Paris: Today we cry, tomorrow we live

Paris: Today we cry, tomorrow we live

Audrey Bretaud-Kelle,
Contributor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Friday, 13th of November 2015, was a turning point in the history of terrorism in France and Europe. Only 10 months after the cruelty of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, ISIS attacked Paris again that night with extreme violence, in several places but with the same mission: generate fear, create ...

CSUEB honors distinguished alumni

CSUEB honors distinguished alumni

Paz Sandoval,
Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

After Edward George Barrett graduated in 1988 from Cal State East Bay’s College of Education with a degree in physical education, he was later hired in 1999 as Major League Baseball umpire and eventually promoted to crew chief in 2013. As a major league umpire, he has called Division Series, L...

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