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Students define their own ‘college experience’

Students define their own ‘college experience’

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion

On September 16, 2012, I became the first person in my family to go to college. When I moved away from my hometown in Long Beach, it was a dream come true. The 17-year-old me wanted to experience life without having parental guidance 24 hours a day, seven days per week and wanted to have a real “college...

Getting back on the track

Getting back on the track

Ivy Gates,
Contributor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

I started running track in the 7th grade. Track and field became the perfect sport for me because I am skinny and have long legs. I learned everything about track and field by going to my sister’s track meets. My sister started running track in 6th grade. She participated in field events, the 100...

California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Metro

Earning a college degree has typically been thought of as a four-year endeavor, but that’s become more myth than truth in recent years: A six-year education is more of a reality. On Tuesday, the California Assembly approved a bill known as the “California Promise,” an initiative that aims to...

The first generation to graduate

The first generation to graduate

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
August 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

I am the first member of my Mexican family to go to college. I am 21 years old and come from a family of nine. I have six older brothers who were born in Mexico but I was born in the US. When I graduate next spring, it will be a great accomplishment, not only for me, but for my parents an...

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
July 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Students enrolled in any of the California State University campuses must first pass a Writing Skills Test (WST) before they graduate. This test, though mandated, is flawed and an unnecessary requirement. At the very least it should be reviewed and revised to ensure that this test is relevant. For the last 39 year...

I’m about to graduate: What’s next?

I’m about to graduate: What’s next?

Karina Salgado,
Contributor
April 14, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

With spring graduation only two months away and soon to be a CSUEB alumna, the only thing on my mind is: What comes next? After spending the last six years of my life walking around the East Bay campus and feeling like graduation was centuries away, now that it’s rapidly approaching, I keep questi...

GANAS celebrates first graduating class

GANAS celebrates first graduating class

Louis Laventure,
Sports and Campus Editor
July 1, 2015
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Most people believe that getting into college is difficult and it is. But the harder part is once you get accepted, obtaining a degree. For Hispanic and Latino transfer students this has been an especially glaring problem according to the university’s transfer and retention rates. According to the...

Cultural graduation rates and events at CSUEB

Bryan Cordova,
Managing Editor
May 7, 2015
Filed under Campus

It’s graduation season again, as California State University, East Bay prepares for the undergraduate commencement ceremony on June 13. Any student who has met eligibility to graduate may participate. The undergraduate ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m., but participating students are required to arr...

Graduation & Life

June 10, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Class of 2010, I'd like to bring something to your attention: death. I know, I know; some of you are probably confused about it while others are well aware of its consequences. We all know it is part of life and I have even heard some say that we are simply “terminally ill.” However, one truth r...

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