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My switch to a vegan lifestyle

My switch to a vegan lifestyle

Celeste Marie O’Connell,
Contributor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

I’ve recently bought into the healthy hype surrounding veganism. A vegan is a person who does not eat or use any animal products whatsoever. I’ve learned that the path to veganism is filled with many obstacles, such as breaking out of my old eating habits to learning new ones, exercising more, and...

Wine walk takes participants through downtown

Wine walk takes participants through downtown

Kedar Dutt,
Photo Editor
August 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Participants, volunteers and merchants fill the downtown Hayward City Hall rotunda on Saturday at the 2017 Passeio do Vinho Wine Walk. Participants received a map of downtown Hayward where local businesses provided tasting rooms for them to experience local and international alcoholic and non-alcoh...

Alameda personified by art, wine

Alameda personified by art, wine

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
August 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

When you live somewhere long enough, you become a part of the traditions that a place embodies. Being born and raised in the small town of Alameda, I know what to expect on the island. There is always a 4th of July parade, the beach will be crowded on hot days, and during the winter holidays, Tho...

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Janice Domingo,
Contributor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Music today has been fused together with so many different sounds it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish its genre. One such evolving genre is reggae. Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960’s and now represents a confluence of pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, and metal. This genr...

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

You can tell a lot about a culture by observing its mealtime rituals. In America, convenience and efficiency are prioritized over both quality of food and togetherness. In Cuba, the process is much slower and more laborious. Drive-thru’s don’t exist and you’re forced to take a more active role in d...

Somewhere over this rainbow

Somewhere over this rainbow

Casey Peuser,
Online and Social Media Editor
July 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At the risk of fulfilling the stereotype, lately I’ve found myself identifying with the great Judy Garland in wishing that I, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, was somewhere over the rainbow. By ‘rainbow,’ I’m referring to LGBTQ Pride.  And by ‘over,’ I mean discouraged by the lack of...

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Summer is practically here and with it will come three months of blockbuster movies. Unfortunately, most of these films will not be original ideas: they will be attached to a pre-existing franchise. Hollywood is taking it too far by pumping out films within established franchises. The franch...

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Mat Weber,
Contributor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The 17th annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts festival took place in Oakland on Saturday, filling San Antonio Park with music, spoken word, local artists, community activists, and a variety of other events. The free festival was originally started in 2000 by the East Side Arts Alliance, a nonprofit community cultural ...

May is month to honor Asian Pacific Islanders

May is month to honor Asian Pacific Islanders

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

Earlier this month, when our family celebrated Mother’s Day, my mother chose a Korean BBQ place to have our family dinner. She would never pick Korean BBQ on her own, but chose it to please my brother, sister and I because eating at a fancy Korean BBQ place is the in-thing to do in my generation. My moth...

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