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Is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day considered appropriation or appreciation?

Is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day considered appropriation or appreciation?

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

My mother’s entire family has Irish ancestry. So when the smell of corn beef hash fills our home, it is one of many indicators that it is indeed Saint Patrick’s Day. Although corn beef hash is not your regular meal in Ireland, it is a recognizable staple. It’s what the Irish immigrants could afford...

Holiday season not so jolly for retail employees

Holiday season not so jolly for retail employees

Saul Perales,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Melisa Salas is a full-time CSU East Bay student and retail employee. She’s been working at NewPark Mall for three years now. She believes that companies only care about their profit and benefit from employees like her that need the work. The only special thing she gets for holiday work is the option ...

Thanksgiving as we know it should change

Thanksgiving as we know it should change

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Get your turkeys, taters and cranberry sauce and round up your family for dinner. Or not. The fourth Thursday of every November has always been Thanksgiving, but the holiday has issues. It is squished between America’s two most popular holidays: Halloween and Christmas. And its problematic racial back...

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Hayward keeps it lit on Saturday

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

The holiday season officially kicks off in Hayward on Saturday when the city hosts its annual tree lighting celebration. The tree will be located on B and Watkins Streets in Downtown Hayward near city hall. The event is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and in addition to the tree lighting, will...

The Real Meaning of Holiday Songs

The Real Meaning of Holiday Songs

Bryan Cordova, Metro and Spanish Editor

December 23, 2014


Filed under Blog, Showcase

Confession time, I don’t like holiday music. I know it’s a scrooge moment but a long time ago I listened to the songs, like really listened, and it ruined me. Figuring out what these lyrics meant was worse than finding out that (Spoiler Alert) Santa isn't real. But you're clearly using the internet...

Ten homemade holiday gifts

Ten homemade holiday gifts

Shannon Stroud,
Staff Writer

December 11, 2014


Filed under Blog

I am your stereotypical broke college student. I eat pasta, a lot of soup, and drink my coffee black because creamer is a delicacy.  As much as I love all things Christmas, part of me really dreads the holiday season. It means I get to toe this line of “Hm, should I buy everyone I love gifts, or should...

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