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The Department of Homeland Security instills paranoia within the immigrant community

The Department of Homeland Security instills paranoia within the immigrant community

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Metro

In September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a document on the Federal Register website detailing their plan to expand the system of records on file for immigrants. On Oct. 18, the DHS began to gather immigrants’ social media information. What Homeland Security claimed to have been ...

Readers beware of fake news

Readers beware of fake news

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

It’s getting more difficult to distinguish between real and fake news content online. Like others, I am guilty of re-posting an article based on the title alone, and I have fallen for articles made to look like real news stories with clickbait titles more times than I would ever care to sh...

‘Diverse’ enough to work at Facebook?

‘Diverse’ enough to work at Facebook?

Pablo Garnica,
Contributor

August 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Facebook’s July diversity report showed that the company lacks any real progress toward achieving diversity among its employees.   According to Facebook’s figures, Black employees totaled 2 percent and Hispanics only made up 4 percent of the company's total U.S. employees. Maxine Williams, F...

Facebook’s Oculus sharpens mobile focus with new VR content

Facebook’s Oculus sharpens mobile focus with new VR content

Queenie Wong,
East Bay Times

May 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

Facebook-owned Oculus sees a future where people can experience anything anywhere with virtual reality and expects the smartphone to play a big role. In an effort to attract more people to use the $99 Samsung Gear VR, Oculus executives on Tuesday previewed new videos, 360-degree photos and games av...

New people-rating application: Hurtful or harmless?

New people-rating application: Hurtful or harmless?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When I first heard about “Peeple,” the app notoriously dubbed “Yelp for humans,” the app hadn’t even been launched yet, and the talk wasn’t positive. Let’s face it, an app that allows users to rate and review employers, exes, coworkers and anyone else they know, similarly to how one wo...

Protesters say no stops for Google

Protesters say no stops for Google

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Metro

International Worker’s Day is traditionally a day set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of workers throughout the world. Throughout the years this day has turned into a day of revolution. East Bay residents used this day, also known as “May Day” to express their thoughts on a...

Unable or unwilling to disconnect

Unable or unwilling to disconnect

Tiffany Jones,
Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Take a walk through campus, and you’ll see people talking on their phone, texting, tweeting, eyes glued to their phone instead of having a conversation with the person they are walking with. Think of the last party or kickback you went to. How many new people did you talk to? How many pictures did you take and edit on your phon...

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