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Students Try to Access Health Insurance

Christina Walker

December 9, 2010


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CSU East Bay, Wells Fargo Bank, and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health teamed up to offer students free health and travel medical insurance. “I think this is a great benefit because outside of school I wouldn’t have health insurance,” said incoming transfer student Penelope Crouse-Feehan. A student that is ...

Recreation and Wellness Center Opens

Stephanie Spearman

December 2, 2010


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Students have been lining up inside the new Recreation and Wellness Center all week, anticipating its trial opening on Dec. 6. This Monday was the first time the Recreation and Wellness Center, or RAW, has opened its doors to the public. While the campus community still isn’t allowed to use the facility, as the eq...

The Mystery of Hall Graffiti on Campus

Ginger Staley

December 2, 2010


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A crafty and cunning graffiti artist spray-painted a mural that was found on Wednesday morning on the bottom floor of Meiklejohn Hall, the third in a string of incidences on campus. Custodians and maintenance workers erased the artist or artists’ work within a few hours, but the Pioneer wa...

FBI Recruits On Campus

Brianna Headsten and Stephanie Spearman and Brianna Headsten and Stephanie Spearman

December 2, 2010


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A senior marketing class presented a marketing campaign to a representative from the FBI Tuesday after being selected to help find intelligence analysts. Kelsey Delagardelle of Edventure Partners, a company that links clients with universities for marketing campaigns, said CSU East Bay was chosen fo...

The Appeal of CSUEB

Daouda Zalle

December 2, 2010


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Universities in the United States, especially those in California, attract students from all over the world. CSU East Bay is not an exception to this trend. Ray Wallace, of the Center of International Education (CIE) at CSUEB, states that the number of international students (holders of F1 and J1 vi...

CSUEB Celebrates Eid al-Adha

Richard Duboc

December 2, 2010


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In the hustle and bustle that often accompanies this time of year, it’s important to remember that there are a plethora of holidays that make up the holiday season. On Nov. 23, the Muslim Student Association, Saudi Arabian Student Associatiation, and Afghan Student Association hosted an open celebration for the Eid al-Adha at the New Univers...

Students Should Study Abroad

Stephanie Spearman

November 18, 2010


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While leaving home and living in a different country can seem frightening, the Center for International Education assures students that it is beneficial and fun. “I was kind of used to being on my own,” said Rishi Khalsa, a CSU East Bay student who studied abroad in Spain. “But this was diffe...

Dari and Pashto Language Programs Bring Diversity

Beatriz Moreno

November 18, 2010


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The university’s new Dari and Pashto language course offerings are another example of the scope of diversity and cultural awareness on the CSU East Bay campus. Program Coordinator Valerie Smith, who has worked with Afghan women refugees for her doctoral dissertation and specializes in Afghan culture a...

Chief Advisor Signals Hope for African Nations

Richard Duboc

November 18, 2010


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CSU East Bay was visited on Tuesday by Steve Radelet, a senior advisor of development to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Radelet, who formerly served as a senior fellow for the Center for Global Development, spoke to a packed lecture hall of students and faculty in support of his new book, “Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way....

Great American Smokeout a Great Success

Stephanie Spearman

November 18, 2010


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Students looking for help to quit smoking found support on Wednesday as the Student Health Advisory Committee celebrated the Great American Smokeout on Wednesday. Each year, the American Cancer Society observes a day called the Great American Smokeout to offer support and education for those who are ...

CSU Increases Tuition for Next Term

Richard Duboc

November 12, 2010


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On Tuesday, the California State University Board of Trustees Committee on Finance voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase that will go into effect at the start of the 2011 Winter quarter. In only a month, resident undergraduate students taking a full course load will be required to pay an a...

“Xtigone” Premieres This Weekend

Ashley Matuszak

November 12, 2010


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The African American Shakespeare company and CSU East Bay have come together to create a relatable and rhythmic version of a classic. “Xtigone,” a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Antigone,” is set to premiere at CSUEB’s University Theater this Friday night. “Xtigone” is di...

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