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Controversial H&M ad should not never happened

Controversial H&M ad should not never happened

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

H&M starts 2018 on the wrong foot Mainstream products like Nivea, Pepsi and Dove are just a few companies who released controversial ads in 2017. These companies all apologized and expressed their regrets over their advertisements by explaining that diversity and equal opportunity are crucial v...

Adobe Art Gallery features Bay Area Artists

Adobe Art Gallery features Bay Area Artists

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Winifred Thompson’s watercolor painting “California Sun” depicts a sunrise over the horizon. Her use of colors makes everything seem as if the sun is the origin where all her shades of red, yellow and orange are emanating from. The colors also reflect off the water in background, adding a layer o...

Enough with the “The Last Jedi” hate

Enough with the “The Last Jedi” hate

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

In 1977, George Lucas, a director with only two feature-length films under his belt, created something that nobody had faith in. Not even the studio. But to everyone's surprise, the movie exploded into a worldwide phenomenon. Now we sit in 2018, a little over 40 years later, as the eighth movie in t...

Is HQ Trivia a modern live game show invention or a scam?

Is HQ Trivia a modern live game show invention or a scam?

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The new live trivia application takes over the world If you are free at noon or at 6 p.m. PST, and have some time on your hands and want to occupy your mind, here’s an idea for you! What about playing HQ Trivia? The game is as simple as any other application on your phone. The app is called, HQ Trivi...

Silversun Pickups growing with time

Silversun Pickups growing with time

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

There’s nothing quite like being in the crowd at a concert and seeing one of your favorite musicians take the stage for the first time. When the artist starts the first song, the excitement of the crowd is an experience unlike any other. It feels like that when I watch Silversun Pickups, an alternativ...

Restaurant review: Backyard Bayou

Restaurant review: Backyard Bayou

Selena DeSanto,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Seafood boil-style restaurants have become increasingly popular around the United States. Instead of the traditional dining experience, a seafood boil restaurant involves your waiter bringing your choice of seafood straight from a pot into a bag. The bag is filled with not only the seafood, but also...

Star Wars collecting: A labor of love

Star Wars collecting: A labor of love

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Arturo Chavez, a senior computer science major at CSU East Bay, reflected on his memories of collecting Star Wars memorabilia. He had to stop collecting when adulthood came knocking, and said, “Time for college.” “I couldn’t just lug [my collection] around. Also, I had to start saving money...

Off-White releases The Ten collection

Off-White releases The Ten collection

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Before Draymond Green wore a pair of the Off-White x Nike REACT Hyperdunk shoes on opening night of the 2017 NBA season, Off-White had already been a luxury fashion brand on the rise. Founded by Virgil Abloh in 2013, Off-White, the street/luxury label’s mission statement is defining the grey area between...

California cannabis to be lab tested

California cannabis to be lab tested

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

New regulations will set standards for marijuana Lab testing cannabis products is not currently required, it’s voluntary. Even if a product is found to be contaminated, it can still make it’s way into dispensaries to be sold, bought and consumed. This has been a problem in California because ...

Supreme New York: Counterculture conglomerate

Supreme New York: Counterculture conglomerate

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Supreme. To some it’s a word meaning superior, the best or highest. To others it’s a cultural phenomenon and a pioneer in street fashion. Supreme is a streetwear brand based out of New York, with only eleven locations worldwide, one wholesale account with Dover Street Market and a webstore. On Oct....

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