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Hip-Hop festival set to take over Oakland

Ohio based rapper Trippie Redd performs at the Bay Area Rolling Loud event last year.
September 13, 2018

What started as an after party for Florida-based rapper Rick Ross in Miami in 2015, has turned into one of the biggest music festivals in the world. The Rolling Loud music festival makes its return...

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience
June 14, 2018

Graduation is here. After all the late nights, early mornings and endless study sessions, the graduating classes of 2018 will walk the stage June 8-10. A quick Google search of CSU East Bay shows that...

Students create their own shows

Students create their own shows
June 2, 2018

As the theater lights dimmed and the music’s tempo began to rise, the silhouettes of students on stage arranging the props for the opening set was all that could be seen. Then the stage lights came on...

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections
May 24, 2018

For Jack and Alise Eastgate, this past year has been a busy one. They were chosen along with forty-nine other artists to contribute their take on the Oakland Athletics elephant mascot, Stomper, for the...

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album
May 24, 2018

As a teenager, Klebber Machado was eager to jump into the spontaneous lunchtime freestyle rap circles at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord. Later, Klebb took a History of Jazz and History of Rock &...

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland
May 24, 2018

As part of the first Oakland Art Month sponsored by Visit Oakland, nine muralists were selected to create a series of murals throughout the Jack London District. Previously known as the Oakland Mural Festival,...

Women’s softball splits final home games

Women's softball splits final home games
May 10, 2018

After a rough season, the California State East Bay softball team lost their final series, but ended their season on a high note as they won their final game. East Bay faced off against California State...

Tijuana band headlines Bay Area venue

Tijuana band headlines Bay Area venue
May 10, 2018

This Tuesday, at Bottom of the Hill in the Potrero Hill district of San Francisco, two East Bay bands, Skank Bank and Day Labor, opened up for touring band Los Kung Fu Monkeys from Tijuana, Mexico. The...

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California's cannabis movement
May 10, 2018

On an easel near the front of Gallery EVB is a picture of a man with a smile on his face standing behind jail cell bars. The caption on the photo says, “Dennis Perron in San Bruno Jail - 1975.” Perron...

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities
May 10, 2018

Immigrant and workers’ rights took center stage at this year’s annual May Day March. The Oakland version of May Day is hosted every year by the organization Oakland Sin Fronteras, a group that hosts...

Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB

Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB
May 10, 2018

After two years of playing for Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team, sophomore guard Druce Asah announced last month he is leaving the program. Asah will transfer next year to Metropolitan State...

East Bay baseball inches towards a winning record

East Bay baseball inches towards a winning record
May 10, 2018

After losing a four-game series, 1-3 against San Francisco State (22-24 overall, 21-19 California Collegiate Athletic Association) last weekend, the Cal State East Bay men’s baseball team flipped the...

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