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Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Features

Levitating a cup of Sprite or conjuring money from a burning piece of paper aren’t skills that most fifth graders possess, but 11-year-old Matthew Pizzi, otherwise known as Matty the Magician, has mastered them. It all started with a first-grade talent show at Prince of Peace Lutheran School in Fre...

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Ghouls, goblins and Mickey Mouse flocked to John Muir Elementary School in Hayward last Saturday to partake in a unique Trunk or Treat event geared toward special needs kids and their families. Cars adorned with spider webs and Halloween decorations opened their trunks to offer candy, treats and gam...

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Christine Andersen,
Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

If you’ve ever driven around Hayward on Mission Boulevard, you may have noticed beautiful and vivid murals adorning walls and structures. Many of these murals are the work of local artist Jean Bidwell. Bidwell started out painting murals for her friends and family. She transitioned to painting...

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Saras Rao peers through the vintage blue and white-checkered curtains as a car pulls into the stained, overgrown parking lot of Curry Corner, one of three remaining shops in the dilapidated strip mall on Mission Boulevard in Hayward. She recognizes 20-year Hayward resident and two-year customer Casey ...

CSUEB makes a difference in community

CSUEB makes a difference in community

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2016


Filed under Campus

The 2016 Cal State East Bay Make a Difference Week concluded on Saturday with the event that got students, faculty, staff and community members to volunteer in local neighborhoods. Make a Difference Day kicked off at 7 a.m. in the RAW plaza where volunteers met up and took shuttles to different are...

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Metro

On March 15, eleven-year old Sarah Avalos and her family traveled to Hayward to purchase a new vehicle from an online seller. The family decided to meet the seller at Ochoa Middle School since they were new to the area. Sarah would soon learn that the seller was a “career criminal” who wanted to rob ...

Hayward Unified School District superintendent fired

Hayward Unified School District superintendent fired

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Metro

It was not the farewell Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs was looking for. On Sept. 15 the Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees voted 3-0 to fire the embattled Dobbs following public and private meetings with Dobbs and his attorney Dorian Peters. Dobbs was placed on administrative leav...

Staff and faculty art featured in campus exhibition

Staff and faculty art featured in campus exhibition

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Art is on full display on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus The 2016 annual faculty and staff exhibition kicked off on Oct. 11 with an opening reception that introduced attendees to the pieces. The exhibition is located in the University Art Gallery in the main lobby of the Art & Education ...

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

October 8, 2016


Filed under Features

It's an early Friday night in downtown Hayward and families and college students wander up and down B Street. A beer brewery, frozen yogurt shop and movie theater line the block, but it seems everyone is headed to the High Scores Arcade. Outside the 1980s-themed interactive arcade museum, the bright...

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Forget pepper spray: a USB drive-sized personal alarm system is becoming the new safety option on campus for students. The University Police Department, in collaboration with ASI, and the Housing and Risk Management departments purchased 5,000 devices for the university — enough for the entire fre...

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When the sun sets over the Hayward Hills, the majority of people head home from work, cook dinner and settle in for the night, but not artist Andrew Kong Knight. At nightfall, the Hayward native can often be found dressed in his painting “uniform,” consisting of a sun visor, headphones and paint-spattered...

Fault research shakes up Hayward

Fault research shakes up Hayward

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

If the proverbial tree falls in a forest but no one’s around to hear it, it might not make a sound, but it’s still a hazard. If the tree has the potential to fall on a person, Luther Strayer considers it a risk. Strayer, a structural geologist and Cal State East Bay’s associate professor of...

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