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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 ...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Cinco de Mayo is upon us again which means tequila shots, margaritas, chips, salsa and guacamole are served in more copious amounts than usual. This is because most of America and it’s advertisers know no better way to commercialize and celebrate this historically Mexican holiday. The fifth of May, wh...

Reclaiming Latino and Latina

Reclaiming Latino and Latina

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Metro

At a recent  “Una Noche de Poesia” event in the Diversity Center at Cal State East Bay, the aroma of café y pan dulce — coffee and sweet bread — filled the dimly-lit room. The evening was dedicated to the work of a unique group of poesia y artistas — poets and artists — who are part of a ...

A first: BottleRock sells out in advance

A first: BottleRock sells out in advance

Richard Freedman,
Times-Herald
May 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

Almost as soon as tickets for the BottleRock Napa Valley went on sale Jan. 7, David Graham popped the wine corks in victory. “We realized that we would be selling the show out during the first day of the ‘on-sale,’” Graham said Thursday with the announcement earlier this week that the May 27-29 mu...

Hardcore Henry: Old concept, new experience

Hardcore Henry: Old concept, new experience

AJ Luna,
Contributor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Have you ever sat through a movie and felt your adrenaline pumping? That’s what I felt after watching “Hardcore Henry,” an action movie shot entirely from a first person perspective. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, the movie premiered on April 8 in theaters. The premise is that Henry, who the viewer is made to ...

Hayward jazz festival takes over campus

Hayward jazz festival takes over campus

Devon Hanna,
Contributor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Renowned jazz saxophonist Brad Leali jammed side by side with Rhythm section combos and the Jazz Orchestra at Cal State East Bay’s 31st Annual Jazz Festival, a three-day event, held at the University Theater on campus earlier this month. The festival kicked off on April 14 and featured Irvin Mayfield,...

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