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Hip-Hop festival set to take over Oakland

Hip-Hop festival set to take over Oakland

Louis LaVenture

September 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

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 to the Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday featuring some of the biggest names in hip hop, including, Wiz ...

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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 the campus receives average scores from undergraduate students on college review websites like Niche.com...

Students create their own shows

Students create their own shows

Paz Sandoval,
Contributor

June 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

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 and gave life to “Welcome to the Arcade,” a dance performance that depicts “how immersive, ex...

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

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 A’s 50th anniversary “Paint the Stomper” event. This in addition to the Eastgates being selected...

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

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 & Roll class at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. Both experiences factored into his decision to p...

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

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, muralists were given the option to express themselves unlike in years past where they were g...

Women’s softball splits final home games

Women’s softball splits final home games

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 San Bernardino (30-20 overall, 18-16 CCAA) in what ended up a 2-2 split. The Pioneers ended th...

Tijuana band headlines Bay Area venue

Tijuana band headlines Bay Area venue

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

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 bands arrived early to unload their gear, set up their merchandise booths and do a soundcheck that c...

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

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

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

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 was a cannabis activist and a leader in the movement to legalize marijuana. He co-authored Calif...

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Paz Sandoval,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Metro

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 and attends events aimed at tackling social justice issues. On May 1, 1886, with the desire of an eight ...

Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB

Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

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 University in Denver, which is a part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. He redshirted his fres...

East Bay baseball inches towards a winning record

East Bay baseball inches towards a winning record

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Sports

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 script and won three out of four games in their four-game series this weekend. The Pioneers faced...

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