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Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The dogs of Havana Walking through the worn cobble streets of Old Havana, there lies a city filled with a deep rooted history that’s often misunderstood. Cuban culture is so dominant, that it presents itself in not only the architecture and the locals— but within the animals that roam the streets...

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Family makes the world go round Red, blue and orange vacant buildings, rusted cars and garbage are what I continued to see as I walked through Havana. I kept seeing lightning and hearing thunder, hoping it wouldn't rain on me as I was searching for something to capture. Mind you, I wouldn't be wa...

Kali Persall

Kali Persall

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The garbage revolution The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However, over the past four days, my rosy tourist perspective has disintegrated as my eyes increasingly open t...

Alexandra Archuleta

Alexandra Archuleta

Alexandra Archuleta,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Life in the slow lane Life for the socialist citizens of Havana, Cuba moves at a different pace. In the land of 1950s vintage cars, slow internet, and even slower hospitality, it’s more than apparent that the people of Havana are on island time. As my fourth day in Havana comes to a close, I can...

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

You can tell a lot about a culture by observing its mealtime rituals. In America, convenience and efficiency are prioritized over both quality of food and togetherness. In Cuba, the process is much slower and more laborious. Drive-thru’s don’t exist and you’re forced to take a more active role in d...

Somewhere over this rainbow

Somewhere over this rainbow

Casey Peuser,
Online and Social Media Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At the risk of fulfilling the stereotype, lately I’ve found myself identifying with the great Judy Garland in wishing that I, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, was somewhere over the rainbow. By ‘rainbow,’ I’m referring to LGBTQ Pride.  And by ‘over,’ I mean discouraged by the lack of...

May is month to honor Asian Pacific Islanders

May is month to honor Asian Pacific Islanders

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

Earlier this month, when our family celebrated Mother’s Day, my mother chose a Korean BBQ place to have our family dinner. She would never pick Korean BBQ on her own, but chose it to please my brother, sister and I because eating at a fancy Korean BBQ place is the in-thing to do in my generation. My moth...

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

Several local ‘Ballet Folklórico’ companies, made up mostly of children dressed in colorful, intricate costumes, were the focal point of Hayward’s Cinco de Mayo Festival last Saturday. “I feel like the stage is my home,” said 14-year-old Jasmin Hernandez, a performer with the ‘Ballet Xochip...

East Bay receives first women’s empowerment club

East Bay receives first women’s empowerment club

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Campus

Last January, six Cal State East Bay women decided to start a club that would bring a larger Latin culture presence onto the Hayward campus. Drawing inspiration from their single mothers, they also wanted to include women empowerment in the mix. On Dec. 2, The Wall Street Journal ranked...

Give thanks for decolonization

Give thanks for decolonization

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Last summer, Taylor Billey, a third-year student at Stanford University, spent the Fourth of July at a barbeque with her friends, but their evening wasn’t just a typical Independence Day party with fireworks and food. Billey, who is a Navajo American Indian instead had a conversation with her...

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

It is 4:50 p.m. on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Oakland. Nineteen food trucks from Off the Grid, an organization that hosts street vendors and food trucks at different locations throughout the Bay Area, line up at 10th and Oak Street, right outside the Oakland Museum of California. The 10th Street A...

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