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Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks

Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I used to have baby fever, until I started babysitting. I’m not talking about a once-in-awhile babysitting gig for date nights. No, I mean eight-hour shifts, multiple days a week for three different families. Sometimes for two families in one day, all consisting of children six months to four yea...

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...

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I came to CSUEB straight from high school in 2012. I grew up in Southern California and chose CSUEB to get away from home and experience being on my own. I came straight from a semester school, so I didn't really understand what the quarter system was. I just knew that for some odd reason, I started ...

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Metro

A bill titled SB16 that would lower the amount of money private loan collectors can garnish from student wages passed in the state senate on Monday, according to a news release from the office of California Sen. Bob Wieckowski, a democrat from Fremont. The bill will lower the private loan garnishment cap from its...

New York awakens student spirit

New York awakens student spirit

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With just two quarters to go before I graduate, I am starting to hit a wall. Some people call it ‘senioritis;’ I call it fatigue. In addition to working nights, I also go to school full time and run this student newspaper. It’s safe to say, my time is stretched thin. I felt a lack of interes...

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

It’s 8:00 a.m. on a Monday and I’m sitting in class when one of those unique headaches starts to set in. It feels like someone is pressing a needle into the back of my eye — sometimes both of my eyes — and now I feel the urge to use the restroom again even though I did so ten minutes before cla...

Student government leaders meet with students

Student government leaders meet with students

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Members of Cal State East Bay’s student government hosted a “Meet Your Senators” event outside the Old University Union on Feb. 23, at which students were given the opportunity to speak with student-elected senators and board members and ask them questions. The event was coordinated by the senator of ...

Single mom starts organization for student parents

Single mom starts organization for student parents

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Audra Stance came to CSUEB in the fall of 2016 to pursue a degree in nursing. Not only does she work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Kaiser Permanente, but like many other students, she is also a single mother to a nine-year-old girl. Stance said one of the struggles of being a single parent is ...

My quarter-life crisis

My quarter-life crisis

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

After five and half years of taking classes, I will finally graduate from college in June. I’m excited, and I can see the finish line as I complete this chapter in my life. However, despite my excitement, I’m also stressed, anxious and uncertain of what’s to come for me. On June 10, I will jo...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at people coming and going, as if in a trance. Every morning this week, the routine has been the same....

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