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2016 Election: Autism and the vote

2016 Election: Autism and the vote

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Politics

My brother, Vito Angelo Lazo, is autistic and needs a routine in order to make sense of his day. He gets flustered easily when his schedule for the day is disrupted. Every Saturday, he and our mother go to Costco to buy the family food for the week, to the library to return his books and ...

California does its part, Trump still wins

California does its part, Trump still wins

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

As I watched the election coverage unfold last night on television I couldn’t help but be nervous. I didn’t want Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to win the race, but I knew we had to settle on one of them. I just thought there was no way it would be Trump. Sure, Clinton has her flaws, but she hasn...

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

I feel like I am at a restaurant but all of the food is gone. All they have is salt, pepper and house salads. That is what the 2016 presidential election feels like to me. I don’t want either entrée, but I’m hungry and I have to eat, so I am forced to choose between a salad or condiments. Salad pl...

Green vote in a blue state

Green vote in a blue state

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Tuesday, voters will blacken the bubble that will determine what life in the U.S. will look like for the next four years: a dismal picture under Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and a downright horrifying one under Republican nominee Donald Trump. I am 23 years old and this is the first year I will...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Ryan Tayahua,
CSUEB Senior

October 19, 2016


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

There are a ton of candidates and ballot measures vying for our attention this election season. But one in particular Proposition 55 deserves a closer look, and a yes vote. While it may seem that Prop 55, the California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act, would only impact K-1...

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The general election is just four weeks away and voters are beginning to feel the pressure. California voters specifically will have a number of major decisions to make concerning issues in their state on Nov. 8. Seventeen new propositions are on the ballot this year and range from death penalty pr...

What is Proposition 63?

What is Proposition 63?

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Nov. 8, the nation will vote for it’s new president, state senators and for 17 new propositions that could affect how people go about their daily business. One of these is Proposition 63, which would require all gun owners to acquire a permit every four years in order to purchase firearm ammuni...

Hispanics are not all the same

Hispanics are not all the same

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

August 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Mexican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Nicaraguan: They are all “Mexican” to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump has said that Mexicans are rapists, drug dealers and criminals, among other things. Yes, there might be a few that are, but most of us are not like that. Of the total arrest...

Who broke the American election system?

Who broke the American election system?

Kathleen Stevens,
Contributor

August 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

We are rapidly approaching one of the most unique national elections in recent history. It has become a political circus instead of an election and to further aggravate the situation, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton seems to have developed a clear plan of attack to solve our country’s many s...

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

David Debolt,
East Bay Times

July 27, 2016


Filed under Metro

A controversial measure to establish a civilian police commission is headed to the November ballot after a flurry of last-minute changes and objections from reformers over who gets to pick the members. The Oakland City Council’s unanimous vote Tuesday came with a sense of urgency as it was their...

May the frauds be ever in your favor

May the frauds be ever in your favor

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Monday, Stephen Colbert, host of the The Late Show on CBS, donned an electric blue wig and matching eyebrows in the image of Caesar Flickerman, the vivacious talk show host from “The Hunger Games” movie and took the podium at the Republican National Convention. After he dubbed it the “2016...

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

A $2.87 tax on a pack of smokes could be in California’s near future. As of June 30, the “Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Amendment,” officially became eligible for the November ballot, which aims to wean people off of smoking by almost tripling the tax on cigarette and tobacco...

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