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Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Brenda Brown,
Contributor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

I became homeless the night of June 30 this year. Most of what I own is in a 5x5 storage unit and I’m living in my car for now. I had been renting a room in a house for $570 a month. But then I fell short of the rent, my financial aid and loans were late and the owners decided they wanted to remodel...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Brenda Brown,
Contributor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at people coming and going, as if in a trance. Every morning this week, the routine has been the same....

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

It’s 9 p.m. on Saturday and nobody stirs at the East Bay Media Center. Around 20 film-lovers huddle in the small, brick-lined room that smells like patchouli oil and old wood, while Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush’s powerful documentary “Dogtown Redemption” plays on the screen. Mel Vapour, di...

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Metro

It’s been five years since activists with the Occupy movement made camp at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to protest social inequality and wealth disparity. Today, the tents are long-gone and supporters say Occupy Oakland no longer exists. On Saturday evening, around 150 Occupy sympathizers gathered ...

ASI cracks down on voting and homelessness

ASI cracks down on voting and homelessness

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase

With the November 8 Election Day approaching, Cal State East Bay’s student government is currently working to increase student voter registration. The efforts are primarily online and include sending links through social media and email blasts that link to the California online voter regis...

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Homelessness is an epidemic that hits close to home for the California State University system. A study commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy White in Feb. 2015 returned some stunning results last month. The study found that one out of every 10 CSU students is homeless and one out of five CSU student...

Uno de cada diez estudiantes de la UEC no tiene hogar

Uno de cada diez estudiantes de la UEC no tiene hogar

Louis LaVenture,
Editor en Jefe

July 13, 2016


Filed under Spanish

La falta de vivienda es una epidemia que golpea cerca de casa para el sistema de la Universidad del Estado de California. Un estudio, encargado por el canciller de la UEC, Timothy White, en febrero del año 2015 devolvió algunos resultados impresionantes el mes pasado. El estudio encontró que uno de cada 1...

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Features

The Jungle was a homeless encampment in San Jose over a year and a half ago. My mom, who is a homeless addict, used to live there before it was swept out and closed. The Jungle was once filled with people, tents, grocery carts, tarps, bags, blankets, chairs, buckets, bikes and hundreds of miscellane...

Oakland’s homelessness continues

Brenda Brown and Wendy Medina,
Contributor/Copy Editor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Features

Pulling in from the freeway onto 17th Street in Oakland, two visibly homeless men stand on opposite sides of the street, beckoning the cars with their cardboard signs and empty paper cups. An “eyesore” for the city and its residents, little has been done to solve or at the very least alleviate hom...

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