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‘A tale of two off-seasons’

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although it felt like yesterday that the Golden State Warriors hoisted their second title in three years, a new NBA season is less than two months away. With 82 games in a season, it is almost impossible to catch every Warriors game on television or grab a seat at the arena. Here are the must-watch ga...

The power of networking through internship

The power of networking through internship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If there is one thing my internship with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks has taught me, it’s the power of networking. I have the opportunity to work at the Staples Center in an industry filled with professionals and successful individuals who hold positions I envision myself filling one ...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Sparks as a game operations and entertainment intern for about a month and a half and it’s been fantastic. Every day I learn about the execution process of halftime entertainment, camera cues for broadcasts, game day operations and so much more. But rec...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

This was an intense weekend. People do not understand the behind-the-scenes work that goes into executing a professional basketball game. It’s much more than just the on-the-court contests. On Sunday, the WNBA team I am interning with, the Los Angeles Sparks, played the Washington Mystics in ...

Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Women’s basketball games are more fun than men’s basketball games. When a statement like that is made, the majority of people, especially men, would disagree. But there's a clear explanation that has plenty of validity to it. Before working with a WNBA team, I would have said an NBA game ...

My summer internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My summer internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

A few weeks ago I received the opportunity to intern with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks in the game operations and entertainment field. On my first day, I felt grateful and proud to be introduced deeper into the sports world, a field I hope to find a career in someday. Walking into the iconi...

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

I’m in the middle of work, and I get a phone call. Usually, I don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t know, but this was different. It was an area code from my hometown Los Angeles, so I was under the impression a family member was giving me a call, so I answered. The caller on the other en...

State audit raises concerns about CSU hiring practices

State audit raises concerns about CSU hiring practices

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

The 23-campus Cal State University system will revise some of its management policies following a state audit that discovered discrepancies in hiring and budgetary practices last month. On April 20, the California Bureau of State Audits released the results of an audit that looked at six CSU campuse...

CSUEB volleyball on three-game winning streak

CSUEB volleyball on three-game winning streak

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After they were swept by California State Dominguez Hills last week, the California State East Bay women's volleyball team flipped the switch and went on a three-game winning streak. The day after the loss to Dominguez Hills, the Pioneers beat California State Los Angeles — one of top teams in the C...

Women’s soccer team off to a rocky start

Women’s soccer team off to a rocky start

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women's soccer team had an upsetting start to the California Collegiate Athletic Association competition. The team and Coach Amy Gerrace traveled to Southern California facing both California State Los Angeles (3-2-2) and California State Dominguez Hills (5-1) to kick...

Raiders stadium deal takes a turn

Raiders stadium deal takes a turn

Louis Laventure ,
Sports and Campus Editor

August 12, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman visited the East Bay on Aug. 5 to meet with Oakland Raiders officials and discuss the team’s stadium issues, he was greeted with some surprising news. According to county officials, Alameda County has decided to pull out of the deal with the city of Oa...

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

San Diego businessman Floyd W. Kephart submitted a 20-page plan to Oakland and Alameda County officials last week for a development project that would provide a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders by 2019. The $900 million, 55,000-seat stadium also includes development plans for an area adjacent to the n...

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