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What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained?

What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained?

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

We all need water to survive, we need dirt to plant seeds and the mixture of the two creates an element that we need in order to grow. They call this little community in Cuba the "Mud," but not for the way I see it but because it is dirty and poor. Poverty is something that exists but nobody really t...

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...

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...

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In Oakland’s Chinatown, 99 large golden spray-painted dragons adorn the sides of buildings throughout the 16-block neighborhood. The buildings serve as a gallery of sorts; one piece of art leads visitors to others nearby within the line of sight. The dragons were created by graffiti art...

Graffiti on display in the streets of Hayward

Graffiti on display in the streets of Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Photo Galleries, Showcase

For Hayward residents and frequent visitors graffiti is a common sight in the city. Graffiti artists have found several areas in the city that allows them enough time to finish their pieces.

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