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East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

As the lights dimmed and the music died down at a Dec. 9 performance of “CSU Ferguson” at Cal State East Bay, the performers made it clear that the title of this performance was meant to bring the world of police brutality to our campus frontlines, because we as college students of color are very real...

Kanye West preaches politics again

Kanye West preaches politics again

Denika Williams,
Contributor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

A series of rants by rapper Kanye West during recent California performances has made me re-think how I feel about the artist and entrepreneur, whose music I’ve enjoyed since the beginning of his career in the early 2000s. Once on stage for his Nov. 17 concert at the SAP Center in San Jos...

Give thanks for decolonization

Give thanks for decolonization

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Last summer, Taylor Billey, a third-year student at Stanford University, spent the Fourth of July at a barbeque with her friends, but their evening wasn’t just a typical Independence Day party with fireworks and food. Billey, who is a Navajo American Indian instead had a conversation with her...

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

It’s 9 p.m. on Saturday and nobody stirs at the East Bay Media Center. Around 20 film-lovers huddle in the small, brick-lined room that smells like patchouli oil and old wood, while Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush’s powerful documentary “Dogtown Redemption” plays on the screen. Mel Vapour, di...

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

The Berkeley Greek Theater was the backdrop for co-headliners Nas and Lauryn Hill on Friday. It was the perfect venue for hip-hop and R&B legends. There could not have been a better venue for the show. If you aren’t familiar with the Greek Theater, it emulates the Colosseum in Rome, a place th...

Dance performance chills on Hayward campus

Dance performance chills on Hayward campus

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

On Dec. 2, the California State East Bay Theater and Dance Department will host the 11th annual ICE and ICE-X productions, an annual holiday dance production that will feature live music, theatre, singing and drumming. “We advocate for making the arts more inclusive and accessible in general,” said Ku...

East bay theater troupe to reenact Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”

East bay theater troupe to reenact Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

For the first time ever, Cal State East Bays theatre production will perform Shakespeare's “Cymbeline” at the University Theatre on Nov. 11-12 and 18-20. The play was chosen by professional director, Marc Jacobs, who played a small role as a soldier in the Stratford Shakespearean festival in Ontario, Ca...

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The Bay Area is a gold mine for concerts and live music. The Fox Theater, Yoshi’s, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Greek Theater; the list goes on forever. In just one month, I saw Nas, Lauryn Hill, SchoolBoy Q, Joey Bada$$, Bambaata Marley, Little Simz and Ezale perform. Even better, all of the ...

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Christine Andersen,
Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

If you’ve ever driven around Hayward on Mission Boulevard, you may have noticed beautiful and vivid murals adorning walls and structures. Many of these murals are the work of local artist Jean Bidwell. Bidwell started out painting murals for her friends and family. She transitioned to painting...

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Saras Rao peers through the vintage blue and white-checkered curtains as a car pulls into the stained, overgrown parking lot of Curry Corner, one of three remaining shops in the dilapidated strip mall on Mission Boulevard in Hayward. She recognizes 20-year Hayward resident and two-year customer Casey ...

“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

Denika Williams,
Contributor

October 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

“The Birth of a Nation” is actor Nate Parker’s first film as a director, but his film is very different from the original. In this dramatization based on a true story, Nate Parker portrays an enslaved African-American man named Nat Turner who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. I saw th...

Game Con now free for East Bay students

Game Con now free for East Bay students

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Gamers from all over the Bay Area can finally meet in one place — East Bay Game Con. The two-day convention will take place on Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Old Union, and Oct. 29 from noon to 2 a.m. The Old Union and New Union will offer a variety of games, such as Dance Dance Revolution,...

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