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Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Jon Gruden is the coach the Oakland Raiders have long waited for to return and lead them back to success. Since joining the team in January, he’s been making headlines with his comments. That's the thing with Gruden, he's a great coach and he’ll also give the media something to write about. A...

Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater

Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features

Colombian singer songwriter makes her Bay Area stop on her international tour I first saw Kali Uchis sing in 2014, watching her on YouTube from behind a computer completely awestruck. She has an unconventional sense of fashion. I wouldn't call her style vintage necessarily, but rather an homage ...

NBA All Star game drastically improves

NBA All Star game drastically improves

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

Team Steph falls short to Team LeBron The 2018 NBA All Star Game was played last Sunday night between team LeBron James and team Stephen Curry with Team LeBron taking the 148-145 win. The NBA changed the format of the game this year by letting both James and Curry choose the players with both of...

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

On Jan. 27, two Oakland-based collectives, DopeOnly and Regulars Only, hosted a backyard house party that featured legendary hip-hop duo, Kid ‘n Play. Kid ‘n Play, a hip-hop duo from New York, rose to fame in the late 1980s and became best known for their “House Party” movie franchise, tha...

Phone lock pouches comes to a live event near you

Phone lock pouches comes to a live event near you

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Phone addiction is a growing at an alarming rate. If you’re like me, you may have been able to control yourself and disconnect. For others, disconnecting or even putting your phone down may not be as easy. With the vastly growing world of technology and social media, millions of people around the wo...

February’s ‘First Friday’ honors Black History Month

February’s ‘First Friday’ honors Black History Month

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On the first Friday of every month, the City of Oakland blocks off West Grand Ave. down to Telegraph Ave. from 5 p.m to 9 p.m to host its monthly “First Fridays.” First Fridays is a community run event that includes local artists, vendors, music and food. The year long celebration attracts about...

Fires burn Oakland homeless encampment

Fires burn Oakland homeless encampment

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

On Sunday, Feb. 11, a fire broke out at a homeless encampment on 2600th St. and Northgate Ave. in West Oakland. The fire led to the death of an unidentified adult male. Police responded to a report of a fire at approximately 5:25 a.m., when the fire caught onto a makeshift shack. Just two days ago, t...

From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a Southern California native, Oakland’s First Friday is one of my favorite Bay Area events. I’ve been living in the Bay Area going on five years now, and I do my best to take part in anything that originates in the Bay. Although, it’s not far from home the Bay feels like an entirely different...

Golden State Warriors: Opening night and competition

Golden State Warriors: Opening night and competition

Philip Chin,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

The NBA season is underway and it is off to a promising start for the Golden State Warriors, the defending NBA champions looking to defend that title with an 11-3 start. The Warriors have signed new players, including Nick Young, Omar Casspi and a rookie drafted from the University of Oregon, Jordan...

Oakland Pro hopes to unite the community through soccer

Oakland Pro hopes to unite the community through soccer

Sialei Manuleleua,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Metro

Oakland native Benno Nagel played college soccer at San Francisco State back in 2005. Shortly after his collegiate career ended, he went to Cal State East Bay to earn his master’s degree. But like a lot of athletes, after his soccer career was over Benno still wanted to be involved with soccer in...

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017-18 NFL season is underway, and top-ranked teams such as the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders were predicted to emerge as title contenders. The Raiders started off with a 2-0 record but due to a series of poor performances in recent competition they have ...

Alameda among Bay Area rash of hate crimes

Alameda among Bay Area rash of hate crimes

Veronica Hall,
Head Layout Designer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Metro

Alameda’s residential community was rattled by a series of hate crimes as the summer came to a close. Members of the Alameda Board of Education discussed these topics at the school board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The first reported hate crime happened at Temple Israel on Bay Farm Island in Al...

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