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Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay

Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay

January 25
Filed under Metro

Over 40 million Americans have student loan debt, Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, told Cal State East Bay students, staff and faculty at a presentation on campus on Wednesday. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wieckowski spoke to under 50 attendees in the University Union’s Bay View room about SB 16, a new b...

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
July 20
Filed under Metro

A $2.87 tax on a pack of smokes could be in California’s near future. As of June 30, the “Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Amendment,” officially became eligible for the November ballot, which aims to wean people off of smoking by almost tripling the tax on cigarette and tobacco...

The right to die: California law grants patients end of life options

The right to die: California law grants patients end of life options

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 29
Filed under Metro, Showcase

In Oct. 2015, California voters passed the End of Life Option Act that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law. That law went into effect on June 9, which grants terminally ill California residents the option to end their own lives. California joins Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington as the fifth state t...

Students protest to reclaim the CSU

Students protest to reclaim the CSU

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 29
Filed under Campus, Metro

Hunger strikes, protests and even a mock funeral of higher education surged across CSU campuses throughout the state last week in response to a proposed tuition hike. CSU students protested to “Reclaim the CSU” on May 2 in response to a sustainable financial model that was released by the CSU Ch...

California minimum wage to hit $15 by 2022

California minimum wage to hit $15 by 2022

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 6
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The people have spoken and legislators listened, finalizing a California law that will set the minimum wage bar high for the rest of the country. On Monday Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that will increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 dollars by 2022. The state minimum wage is currently $10 and is one...

California suspends high school exit exam

California suspends high school exit exam

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer
February 11
Filed under Metro, Showcase

For the last 12 years, California high school students were required to pass all three parts of the California High School Exit Exam to obtain their diploma. That came to an end when Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 172 this past October to suspend the exam for three or more years and allow a...

California cracks down on equal pay

California cracks down on equal pay

Valerie Salcido,
Contributor
October 22
Filed under Metro, Politics

It was 2004 when I first learned about gender inequality. I remember every 13-year-old sitting in that seventh grade history class in disbelief — outraged by the topic. No one could understand why in the 21st century men and women are still not treated equally. Towards the end of the discussion my...

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