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Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince

Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor
February 7, 2018

Football’s biggest night was hosted in Minneapolis this year as the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII. The Battle for the Lombardi Trophy rocked the television...

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 3, 2017

The Oakland Raiders are officially leaving for Las Vegas in a few years, but before they go they’re adding a little local flare to the team. Well, a little more than a little, as Marshawn Lynch,...

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
April 19, 2017

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional...

Super Bowl might have been best ever

Super Bowl might have been best ever

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017

It’s almost unbelievable. Super Bowl LI was a blowout, which is typical of the NFL’s championship game. With just more than 4 minutes left in the third quarter, Atlanta Falcons quarterback...

Super matchup or super blowout?

Super matchup or super blowout?

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017

For NFL fans the Super Bowl can be bittersweet if your team didn’t make it to the final game of the year. As an Oakland Raiders fan I can relate; it’s been 15 years since the silver and black have...

49ers are more rust than gold

49ers are more rust than gold

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor
November 17, 2016

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...

Goodell should overturn suspension of quarterback: Tom Brady deflated again

Goodell should overturn suspension of quarterback: Tom Brady deflated again

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
May 4, 2016

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve the four-game suspension that he received as a result of his role in the Deflategate scandal from January...

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Back off of QB Cam Newton

Shomari Black,
Contributor
March 3, 2016

The Denver Broncos’ top-rated defense repeatedly sacked Carolina Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton during Super Bowl 50. His receivers dropped important passes and his offensive line did not protect...

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Pride through peaceful resistance

Marissa Marshall,
Contributor
February 18, 2016

Beyoncé Knowles told the world that she loves her blackness and the world should love it back when she released her new music video and performed at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. On Feb. 6, she released...

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Super Bowl creates big business in the Bay

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
February 18, 2016

The Super Bowl can be a very lucrative event for many cities: New Orleans made a profit of $480 million when the final tally came in, as reported by Mark Waller of nola.com. It allegedly saved the city...

Super Bowl Chaos

Shomari Block,
Contributor
February 5, 2016

   

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Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
January 21, 2016

Despite the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers’ absence from the 2016 NFL postseason, the Bay Area will feel the impact of Super Bowl 50. The big game will be at the home of the 49ers, Levi’s...

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