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Full-time mom, full-time student

Full-time mom, full-time student

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s been approximately three years since my little Layla was born and almost two years since I started at CSU East Bay. I’ve been juggling the roles of a full-time student and full-time mom, while also working a part-time job. There’s great joy in becoming a mother, I think everyone knows that,...

The library scene is not as dead as you think

The library scene is not as dead as you think

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

In the age of digital downloads, updates, and ‘like’ buttons, libraries can seem irrelevant, outdated, and like ancient institutions. However, that is not the case at Cal State East Bay, where students frequent their university library. According to CSUEB Library’s statistics, almost 1.16 million...

Summer quarter beats all other seasons

Summer quarter beats all other seasons

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Summer quarter is the best. The halls are empty and the parking spots are plentiful. When I was young, from elementary school to college, I hated summer school. How cruel it was to be locked in a classroom all day, while the sun peered through the window calling my name. I used to be afraid of miss...

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

I’ve only had one dog in my life, so it is safe to say that I am not the most experienced person when it comes to canines. The dog lived at my grandfather’s house, and despite my frequent visits, it wasn't truly my dog. I live in a house and for some time now I wanted to get a dog so ...

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

June 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion

Having just finished my sophomore year of college at Cal State East Bay, I’ve had a little time to reflect on the person have become over the past two years as a college student. Last year I wrote an article about my freshman year of college titled ‘Home Away from Home’ in which I spoke abou...

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...

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