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Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs

Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The first round of the NBA playoffs has concluded, and all the lesser teams in both conferences have been eliminated. Now the semifinals have started, as the Golden State Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Golden State is coming off of a hard-fought first round series over the feisty San ...

Producer Juan A. Espinosa revives ‘Barrio Expressions’ TV show

Producer Juan A. Espinosa revives ‘Barrio Expressions’ TV show

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Imagine yourself in Hayward during the 1970s. How would it be different or similar than today? Guest speaker Juan A. Espinosa takes us back in time and depicts the life of a young Chicano growing up in the city of Hayward. Chicano is an ever-evolving term that identifies a person of Mexican descent b...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Many young people today think hip-hop is defined by contemporary artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But by focusing only on present-day artists, they leave out artists who paved the way for hip-hop to become the phenomenon it is today. In response to this, the Oakland Museum of C...

Journalist Yessenia Funes opens CSUEB’s Earth Week

Journalist Yessenia Funes opens CSUEB’s Earth Week

Justin Mutch,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Metro

Yessenia Funes, an environmental journalist for the blog Earther, gave a keynote speech to kick off Earth Week at CSUEB, April 23 through 27. She gave an informative and poignant presentation in the Multipurpose Room in the New University Union about environmental racism, as well as other forms of envir...

Rapper YG censored at Spring Mayhem

Rapper YG censored at Spring Mayhem

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

A spring tradition at Cal State East Bay made its return on Saturday as students and guests flooded the amphitheater for Spring Mayhem, formerly referred to as Spring Fest. The event featured student acts, a band performance and was headlined by Bay Area rapper P-Lo and Compton rapper YG. During...

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Jon Gruden is the coach the Oakland Raiders have long waited for to return and lead them back to success. Since joining the team in January, he’s been making headlines with his comments. That's the thing with Gruden, he's a great coach and he’ll also give the media something to write about. A...

Hayward establishment is a hidden gem

Hayward establishment is a hidden gem

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Features

Pearl’s Coffee Shop, located near Cal State East Bay on Hayward Boulevard, is family owned and has been run by Pearl Adre for years with the goal of providing a happy space for people to visit in the mornings. With no previous experience in the restaurant or food industry, she was forced to pick up...

The best boba in the East Bay

The best boba in the East Bay

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Sweet chewy tapioca pearls and your choice of milk or fruit-based tea. These ingredients come together to make one of the most popular Asian drinks to hit the Bay Area. Depending on where you are, the drink has several names such as bubble tea or tapioca. Boba, as it’s known locally, is a chilled, te...

Who needs water, right?

Who needs water, right?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Growing up I was taught to treat everyone with respect and never jeopardize the safety of another human being. However, I realized with age not many people or institutions follow the same moral foundations that I do; safety for others is not their first priority. There is a health and safety issue...

Men’s Basketball goes 0-2 in Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge

Men’s Basketball goes 0-2 in Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In their opening weekend of the 2017-18 season, the California State East Bay men’s basketball team were unable to get a win in the Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge they hosted. East Bay played with a lot of effort in both games, but it was evident the team is adjusting to a new system...

Homeless youth can find hope in despair

Homeless youth can find hope in despair

Jamal Ingram,
Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Metro

June 1, 2016 was the night my mom and I came to the conclusion that it was time for me to try to live independently. I lived at home with my mother for 17 years, but then my mom lost her job. Once that happened, she was no longer able to pay rent. I moved to my grandmother’s house, but only for...

BART: A day in the life of a rider

BART: A day in the life of a rider

Deepika Dipshika ,
Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Metro

It’s about ten minutes before the 6 a.m. BART train arrives at the Richmond station. California State University, East Bay student Tiffany Delgado makes sure she arrives on time to ensure she gets a seat. Twice a day, five times a week -- this is what a commute to and from school looks like for...

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