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49ers rebuilding from the ground up

49ers rebuilding from the ground up

Cristian Medina,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Sports

On Feb. 3, 2013, the San Francisco 49ers were 7-yards away from a game-winning touchdown, but were unable to score and lost Super Bowl XLVII to the Baltimore Ravens. Since then, it’s been nothing but downhill for the Niners as they’ve gone through numerous player and coaching changes, as well as ...

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
February 1
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Laughter and make-up powder filled the dressing room at Cal State East Bay’s University Theater as drag queens prepared their finishing looks and began to get into character in preparation for an evening of big wigs, singing, lip syncing, dancing, jokes, props and audience participation. Co-hosts Scarl...

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

Inauguration Day Two-thousand peaceful protesters were armed with signs gathered at the Oakland City Hall at 7 a.m. on Friday to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Undeterred by the rain, marchers met to voice their dissent with Trump, who has made offensive comments about women, minorities, imm...

San Francisco 49ers fall from greatness

San Francisco 49ers fall from greatness

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Staff Writer
January 11
Filed under Sports

San Francisco 49ers CEO and Owner Jed York announced at a press conference on Jan. 2 that head coach Chip Kelly and General Manager Trent Baalke have been relieved of their duties. Chip Kelly was the Head Coach for the 49ers for one season in which the 49ers went 2-14, earning them the worst record i...

49ers general manager, head coach fired

49ers general manager, head coach fired

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6
Filed under Sports

It only lasted one year, but the Chip Kelly experiment is officially over for the San Francisco 49ers. On Monday, San Francisco Owner and CEO Jed York announced that the team let go head coach Kelly and also the team’s general manager Trent Baalke. “The performance of this team has not lived...

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
December 8
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For professional sports teams courting a free agent, nothing is more important than the sales pitch. And Bay Area teams may have the ultimate advantage: Silicon Valley. A growing number of athletes not only consider their athletic career when choosing a team, but also their business career. ...

49ers are more rust than gold

49ers are more rust than gold

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor
November 17
Filed under Sports

Halfway through the football season, the San Francisco 49ers are struggling to keep it together. Bad coaching decisions and sub-par performances on the field have likely sabotaged any chance the Niners of making it to the playoffs. After starting the season off with one win, the 49ers have ...

California suffering from teacher shortage

California suffering from teacher shortage

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
September 21
Filed under Metro, Showcase

California has experienced a teacher shortage for the better part of a decade, as schools struggle to lure new talent into a profession that isn’t viewed as lucrative, and as cost of living continues to rise statewide. Since 2013, California has the highest student-teacher ratio in the nation at 24:1...

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

Cam Inman,
East Bay Times
August 31
Filed under Metro, Sports

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has made him a lightning rod for criticism, but that doesn’t have him fearing his safety when the 49ers visit the San Diego Chargers for Thursday’s exhibition-season finale. “No, because if something happened, you’d be proving my point,” Kaepernick sa...

Black female divinity transcends art

Black female divinity transcends art

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 10
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Throughout history, Black women’s contributions to society have essentially been disregarded. The artists of “The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code” felt the importance of extreme self-love was a matter significant enough to explore through artistic medium and show the world how much...

Chip Kelly consigue otra oportunidad con NFL

Chip Kelly consigue otra oportunidad con NFL

Brenda Brown,
Contribuyente
August 10
Filed under Spanish

Si usted es un fan de los 49ers de San Francisco empedernido como yo, entonces ya has oído la predicción sombría de los expertos: Los 49ers finalizar la temporada 0-16. Nadie está seguro de lo qué esperar del nuevo entrenador en jefe, Chip Kelly. Muchos lo caracterizan como un "dictador" en la...

Even year equals championship for San Francisco

Even year equals championship for San Francisco

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
June 29
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s no secret that the San Francisco Giants perform better in even calendar years. The last three even years have each yielded a World Series championship to the team that plays in the Bay. This year is no different: The Giants are currently leading the MLB with 49 wins and hold an eight game div...

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