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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...

Afro-Cuban culture visits East Bay

Afro-Cuban culture visits East Bay

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Playing music as a form of resistance Drumming resonated throughout CSU East Bay’s Recital Hall on the Hayward campus on Monday afternoon. Dr. Peter Marsh from the Music Department brought in Afro-Cuban musician, dancer and teacher Roberto Borrell to introduce traditional African and Cuban rhythms ...

“Kneeling” loses its focus

“Kneeling” loses its focus

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Those in opposition are unhappy with players kneeling during the national anthem at sporting events. This all began over a year ago when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, chose to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick chose to kneel in protest against police brutality...

Free Speech week incites hate

Free Speech week incites hate

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion

We as American citizens have the right to freely speak, but free speech becomes a problem when protests turn violent. Violent protests do not help pave the way for a better tomorrow, and yet they keep happening. On Sept. 24  Milo Yiannopoulos appeared for a brief speech on Berkeley campus. The prest...

Traffic consistently bad in Bay Area

Traffic consistently bad in Bay Area

Jamie Lee DaSilva,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you have become accustomed to traffic jams. The morning commute, chock-full of bumper-to-bumper interactions, starts around 5 a.m. and lasts until 10 a.m., sometimes longer. The afternoon and evening commute begins generally around 3 p.m. and lasts until abo...

The ripple effect of gentrification

The ripple effect of gentrification

Janice Sobrepena Domingo,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of new, high-end apartments being proposed in San Lorenzo, the word “gentrification” has been thrown around frequently in the East Bay. However, not many people have a firm grasp on what exactly it means. The term itself was coined in 1964 by British Sociologist Ruth Glass ...

Protests scheduled for Berkeley, San Francisco cancelled over the weekend

Protests scheduled for Berkeley, San Francisco cancelled over the weekend

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

After some pushback from local officials and citizens, two organizations cancelled right-wing rallies on Friday. The first rally was supposed to be at Crissy Field in San Francisco on Saturday, and it was organized by a conservative group from Portland, Oregon called Patriot Prayer. Their founder, Joey...

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Patriot Prayer, a Portland-based political and self-professed free speech organization has received approval from the National Park Service to hold a “Freedom Rally” at Chrissy Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 26. Oath Keepers, a Las Vegas-based militia that the Southern Poverty Law Cente...

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On a sunny afternoon at Lake Merritt in Oakland, you will find people jogging, walking, relaxing, and enjoying the day off. However, you will see Julia Ibarra, sitting on a bench, writing her weekly pop-up restaurant menu. Ibarra, 32, is often at Lake Merritt. With her brown curly hair thr...

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

On August 5, the Bay Area said farewell to their production of Hamilton, a Broadway play about the life of US founding father Alexander Hamilton, which enjoyed a five month Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. On July 22, I decided to attend a showing of the musical. A ticket cost $200, which ...

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

August 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Another day has passed, totaling 165 since quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been an NFL free agent. On top of that, the Baltimore Ravens just signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Thad Lewis, whose last football impression was being placed on the 49ers’ injured reserved list at the end...

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

July 31, 2017


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

On July 26, 2017, hours after President Donald Trump tweeted his plan to ban transgender people to serve in any military, a protest was organized by members of the LGBTQI community in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. At the protest’s scheduled 6 p.m. start time, there were about 200 people in ...

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