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Open Ocean Regatta hits Bay Area

Open Ocean Regatta hits Bay Area

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

At 7 a.m. in Sausalito on Sunday, the weather was sunny and winds, at just 3 miles per hour, were practically nonexistent. The rowing course was set through the San Francisco Bay and at 8:30 a.m., the air horn sounded promptly, commencing the Open Ocean Regatta for yet another year. The rac...

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mondragon of Antioch was two months pregnant when she was shot and killed on March 14 near the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. According to her mother, Michelle Mondragon, an autopsy confirmed the teen was carrying a child in her first trimester when she died. The driver of ...

Bay Area baseball back in play

Bay Area baseball back in play

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 baseball season starts this weekend and both the Giants and the A’s made roster moves to improve on last season’s results. San Francisco Giants This season, Giants fans will notice some star players absent from the roster. Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla signed with the Oakland Athlet...

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Every year a month after the Super Bowl, the NFL enters a part of the season called free agency. Free agency is where players who are not under contract with their former team, either released or not resigned, are able to visit other teams to potentially find a new place to play with a new contract. ...

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

Victoria Groenewold and Thania Arce,
Contributors

March 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Hard hats on, neon vests worn, cranes in the air. After a six year struggle, the Golden State Warriors Arena is finally being built. The organization will move its team from Oakland’s Oracle Arena to San Francisco’s  Mission Bay neighborhood. Construction on the $1 billion team-funded 18,000 se...

49ers rebuilding from the ground up

49ers rebuilding from the ground up

Cristian Medina,
Contributor

February 15, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2016


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, 2016


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 ...

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