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Water polo splits home doubleheader

Water polo splits home doubleheader

Marissa Marshall,
Contributor

March 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay Water Polo team had a battle with the weather in their two games on Thursday. The Pioneers won their first game against Azusa Pacific (5-13 overall) 10-7, but their seven game winning streak came to an end in their second game against Hartwick (13-7 overall, 1-0 conference) 1...

A student’s love letter to Oakland

A student’s love letter to Oakland

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A Cal State East Bay classmate once told me that I turned out really well for being from East Oakland. Her statement made me laugh, but it also made me question how many other people share what I understood to be a negative view of my city. In retrospect, I was one of those people. The attachment and...

From extra credit to community service

From extra credit to community service

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Cal State East Bay’s Kinesiology students spent some extra time creating bag lunches for the homeless in Hayward, for some extra credit. That is exactly what happened to CSUEB biology major Kevin Zsanchez and sociology major Zinaya Brown, while they attended an event to hand out food to the ho...

Historical papers combined by publisher

Historical papers combined by publisher

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 4, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Bay Area residents better get ready for a makeover to their local newspapers. On Tuesday, Bay Area News Group President and Publisher, Sharon Ryan, announced some major shake ups to all of their publications beginning on April 5. In an open letter to BANG readers, Ryan announced the Contra Costa Times,...

CSU Chancellor receives icy reception

CSU Chancellor receives icy reception

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Metro

CSU Chancellor Timothy White receives a cold reception from faculty, staff and students during his visit to Cal State East Bay on Monday. Members of the California Faculty Association and students protested outside the University Union where White spoke and took questions from the audience. Check out Thursday's edition...

Tips get ‘Sauced’ at East Bay restaurant

Tips get ‘Sauced’ at East Bay restaurant

Erik Khan,
Contributor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

Typically, restaurant tips go straight into the pockets of servers, bartenders, food runners and hostesses. Back of the house workers —  cooks and dishwashers — don’t typically see a dime of this compensation, which is determined entirely by how customers feel about the service received. At...

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...

Historic martial arts revived in East Bay

Historic martial arts revived in East Bay

Fernando J Ramírez,
Contributor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life

Deep in the hills of the East Bay city, Walnut Creek, old world combat styles have gained popularity, which are combined into a contact sport based on techniques used through the 14th to 19th centuries. “The primary weapon we focus on using is the longsword, but skills are practiced and build up using a whol...

Oakland Police add officers, increase community involvement

Oakland Police add officers,  increase community involvement

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

In recent years, it has been a priority for the City of Oakland and Mayor Libby Schaaf to add more police to the department. For the second consecutive year Oakland did just that, when the Oakland Police Department held a graduation for 35 new officers on Oct. 30. In 2010, OPD had massive layoffs and thei...

Ready, Set, Rumble: Cubers click at Hayward City Hall

Ready, Set, Rumble: Cubers click at Hayward City Hall

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Hayward became the most recent location for speed-cubing: the Hayward Rubik’s Rumble at City Hall in Hayward welcomed national and international champions to the event. Nearly 100 competitors gathered in Hayward to display their Rubik’s Cube skills and possibly capture a win thanks to some fast hands. Many...

Quakes swarm East Bay city

Quakes swarm East Bay city

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Metro

Bay Area residents are familiar with earthquakes, but nearly 500 in three weeks is odd. This has been the reality for San Ramon, which has felt 535 earthquakes in 22 days. It began with a micro earthquake at 8:50 a.m. on Oct. 13 that registered a magnitude of 0.8 and peaked with a 3.6 tremor on Oct....

Play examines life, love and death within community

Play examines life, love and death within community

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

A Pulitzer Prize winning production, “Our Town” follows the lives of two families, the Webbs and the Gibbs through life, love, marriage and death. Directing the production is Darryl V Jones, a CSUEB professor of 10 years who previously directed several productions on campus including, “In t...

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