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Chuy Gomez: Iconic voice of the Bay

Chuy Gomez: Iconic voice of the Bay

Oscar Torres,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features

Longtime Bay Area radio host Jesus “Chuy” Gomez works the hardest on Sundays. He hosts a show called Sunday Night Oldies, which focuses mainly on Motown classics, cruising classics, oldies but goodies and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. He pitched the idea to his bosses at HOT 105.7 FM in the summer of 2016 t...

Speaker explains ‘traveling blackness’

Speaker explains ‘traveling blackness’

Veronica Hall,
Head Layout Designer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

Sounds of Celia Cruz and The Fugees carried through the atmosphere as students and faculty filed into the Biella Room of CSU East Bay’s library on Monday. The music was catchy but held a deeper meaning to guest speaker Dr. Manoucheka Celeste. Her presentation titled “Constructing & Crossing ...

Ganja Yoga opens in Oakland

Ganja Yoga opens in Oakland

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features

When you arrive to the Ganja Yoga studio in Oakland, you’re welcomed by Jess Dugan, the instructor for the class. Candles are lit, refreshments are offered, and so is a tray of complimentary cannabis products. For $25 Ganja Yoga offers students a 30 minute social before and after an hour-long ...

Touring, not what we imagined

Touring, not what we imagined

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

To the average spectator it may seem like traveling bands appear to music venues at a magical flick of a wrist or even through a secret portal hidden behind the curtains. The truth is usually a lot messier than that. Getting from one show to another usually consists of cramming, eating out of cooler...

Women Sports Film Festival gives an unexpected platform

Women Sports Film Festival gives an unexpected platform

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

If someone asked me a year ago what I’d be doing now, my answer definitely wouldn’t be speaking on panels. On Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 the Women Sports Film Festival took place in Oakland and I had the opportunity to attend as not only a staff member, but also a speaker on two separate panels....

Remembering Charles Bradley, 1948-2017

Remembering Charles Bradley, 1948-2017

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features

I remember the first Charles Bradley song I ever heard. “Victim of Love”, one of his best selling songs and albums, immediately struck me with its genuine sound and even more authentic lyrics. His raspy voice coupled with that old-timey Motown sound fit together like two peas in a pod. I was instan...

‘mother!’: An allegory pushed too far

‘mother!’: An allegory pushed too far

Earlene Mary Escobal,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

The new psychological horror film, 'mother!' really messes with your head in a very uncomfortable manner. The psychological horror film was directed by Darren Arkonofsky and stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. It is about a man and a woman who are labeled as Him and mother respectively in the ...

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

When I walked into Jupiter Pizza in Berkeley, it looked like a small, underwhelming restaurant. However, inside was a spacious venue and a large outdoor section accompanied by a stage for live music. The rustic setting was accompanied by the sounds of the West Grand Brass Band. With half of its members h...

Father-son Castro Valley toy store moves to Hayward

Father-son Castro Valley toy store moves to Hayward

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

When people look for toys and collectibles, most turn to digital retailers such as eBay or Amazon. However, rare toys are waiting to be discovered in small toy shops. In fact, the success of small collectible shops has made an impact on companies like Amazon. The online juggernaut is planning to expan...

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

Mario Britt is a 21-year-old Latino from Castro Valley and a self-proclaimed conservative supporter of President Donald Trump. He attends Merced Community College and is serving his third year as a specialist in the National Guard. He has never been physically attacked for his support of Trump, but hi...

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On a sunny afternoon at Lake Merritt in Oakland, you will find people jogging, walking, relaxing, and enjoying the day off. However, you will see Julia Ibarra, sitting on a bench, writing her weekly pop-up restaurant menu. Ibarra, 32, is often at Lake Merritt. With her brown curly hair thr...

Dance, dance, and viva la revolution

Dance, dance, and viva la revolution

Mitch Scorza,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Study Abroad: Cuba

On the weekends, we were set loose and cut free to explore the city as liberated tourists. We put our school material on hold for a couple of days, as we worked so hard throughout the week. It was time to celebrate, as far as we were concerned. There was only one place to go and that place i...

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