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Illegal dumping plagues Oakland

Illegal dumping plagues Oakland

Alex Garcia,
Contributor
August 10, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Illegal dumping has become a visible problem in Oakland, California. It is all too typical to pass by a pile of trash on a street corner. The city’s Public Works department eventually cleans up the area, but a few days after the cleanup, there is a new pile of trash. The city’s budget for 2016-20...

Men’s basketball coach leaves for Nevada

Men’s basketball coach leaves for Nevada

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After four seasons at the helm for the Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team, Head Coach Gus Argenal resigned to accept an assistant coach position at the University of Nevada, Reno on Monday. Argenal finished his tenure at East Bay with a record of 35-76, including the team’s best record si...

Welcome to my country, no photos please

Welcome to my country, no photos please

Adam Murphy,
Contributor
August 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad: Cuba

Today was my third full day in Cuba, but my first as a photojournalist. Unlike other students on my trip to Cuba, I am not proficient in taking pictures on a professional camera. To make up for this, our professor gave us a crash course in about an hour. Afterward, we were directed to go practice ta...

Patriotism, rebellion, relics in Cuba

Patriotism, rebellion, relics in Cuba

Camille Sparkman,
Contributor
August 2, 2017
Filed under Study Abroad: Cuba

After arriving in Cuba, it did not take long to see how the Cubans honor the revolution that occurred over fifty-years ago. I saw many billboards and murals in and around Havana that praised the uprising efforts of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Their faces can be seen painted on the side of build...

Cuban lifestyle makes big impact

Cuban lifestyle makes big impact

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Two weeks ago, I was a travel enthusiast and a student who wanted to accumulate as many credits as possible in order to graduate next spring. The study abroad program in Cuba seemed like the perfect opportunity, especially for my communication major and because the program was journalism specific. I ...

Money conversion causes confusion for tourists in Cuba

Money conversion causes confusion for tourists in Cuba

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My parents always demanded that my siblings and I speak only Spanish in our household. We would learn English in school, so for the most part we followed their rule, not realizing how much it would pay back later. When first arriving to Cuba, the language barrier wasn’t under my list of concerns. I kn...

Campus housing tight fit at East Bay

Campus housing tight fit at East Bay

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
July 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Metro

In Summer 2017, 12 bedrooms in the freshman buildings are being converted back into study lounges. In the Fall 2016 Quarter, roughly half of the dorm room beds at California State University East Bay were prioritized for first-time freshmen. Although in October 2013, the study lounges wer...

Summer quarter beats all other seasons

Summer quarter beats all other seasons

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Summer quarter is the best. The halls are empty and the parking spots are plentiful. When I was young, from elementary school to college, I hated summer school. How cruel it was to be locked in a classroom all day, while the sun peered through the window calling my name. I used to be afraid of miss...

A woman’s place in a foreign country

A woman’s place in a foreign country

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My favorite monument in Havana lives in the courtyard of the Plaza Vieja. A voluptuous woman wielding a fork rides a giant rooster that stands poised on one leg. There’s no plaque and no explanation of the meaning behind the statue, but it’s intriguing and strangely empowering. The woman is una...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Sparks as a game operations and entertainment intern for about a month and a half and it’s been fantastic. Every day I learn about the execution process of halftime entertainment, camera cues for broadcasts, game day operations and so much more. But rec...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

Kedar Dutt,
Photo Editor
July 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

If you could ask Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita one question, what would it be? ...

Cuban neighborhood has familiar feel for me

Cuban neighborhood has familiar feel for me

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor
July 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My tour guide decided to take me to an area that had a bit more “poverty” or more poor houses, also known as “the projects.” The first thing I noticed was the graffiti, which was very similar to back home. I admired the kids from the block playing together. That’s what I used to ...

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