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Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When North Bay freelance journalist Scott Keneally pitched an experiential humor story about a self-proclaimed “wimpy” guy taking on the extreme obstacle course Tough Mudder to the North Bay Bohemian and Outside newspapers in 2012, he expected a challenge. The Healdsburg resident didn...

Black female divinity transcends art

Black female divinity transcends art

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

August 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Throughout history, Black women’s contributions to society have essentially been disregarded. The artists of “The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code” felt the importance of extreme self-love was a matter significant enough to explore through artistic medium and show the world how much...

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

April G. Ancheta,
Contributor

August 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

John Leguizamo’s new solo performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theater on July 22 was a 90-minute show with no intermission. In “Latin History for Morons,” the 52-year-old award-winning actor, comedian and playwright provided present-day commentary with contrasting scenes of historical Latino mom...

Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

As an avid wanderer of the city of Oakland, many times I have walked past a swanky-looking structure on Broadway that reminded me of the San Francisco offices on Market Street. The “Youth Radio” sign that hung over the entrance never proved enticing enough for me to inquire more because, like the...

Pokemon app endangers players, explodes nationwide

Pokemon app endangers players, explodes nationwide

Jessica Van Sack,
Boston Herald

July 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived -- in the form of a ridiculous mobile app that has transformed millions of people into mindless stumbling bots. Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that launched last week on Android and iOS in the biggest app debut of all time. And it’s causing real-life mayhem. ...

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

It is 4:50 p.m. on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Oakland. Nineteen food trucks from Off the Grid, an organization that hosts street vendors and food trucks at different locations throughout the Bay Area, line up at 10th and Oak Street, right outside the Oakland Museum of California. The 10th Street A...

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

June 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

The 22nd annual Gay Prom was held at Chabot College in Hayward on Saturday night. Attendees were encouraged to wear attire that went with the beach theme created by organizers. Project Eden’s Lamda Youth Project provides services to young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender....

Marvel versus DC: Did Civil War truly crush Dawn of Justice?

AJ Luna,
Contributor

June 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Superhero movies are cranked out faster than you can watch them. Fox, Warner Bros and Marvel predictably release them every year. On March 25, Warner Bros released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Marvel followed with Captain America: Civil War on May 6. They are both based on popular comic boo...

Vikings, Celtics invade Hayward campus

Vikings, Celtics invade Hayward campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features, Showcase

Have you ever thrown a spear, shot a bow and arrow or engaged in Celtic combat? If you haven’t, then you missed out on Friday at the Cal State East Bay Student Historical Society Celtic and Viking reenactment. In addition to lectures and presentations of early century lifestyles, two historical reena...

Mt. Eden hosts 3rd annual Step Off competition

Mt. Eden hosts 3rd annual Step Off competition

Jose Frausto,
Contributor

May 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

The Hayward Unified School District, hosted their 3rd annual step off competition at Mt Eden High School on Saturday May 14 2016. Made in Hayward presents the 3rd annual step off competition as a way to display the artistic skills of step teams throughout the Hayward community and to bring the communit...

A literary affair: NorCal book awards

A literary affair: NorCal book awards

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

English nerds galore. The 35th annual Northern California Book Awards went down this weekend in the heart of the city, a bijou event at the San Francisco Main Public Library. Going strong in its fourth decade, the awards were held to recognize authors, poets and translators from all around Northern Califo...

Hayward celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Hayward celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

La Alianza de Hayward, a Latino based organization, hosted their annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in Downtown Hayward near City Hall on Saturday. The celebration was designed to incorporate the true meaning of the day, which is to celebrate “The Battle of Puebla”, an 1862 victory by the Mexican ...

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