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Halloween community pushes to change date to last Saturday of the month

Halloween community pushes to change date to last Saturday of the month

By Jessenia Franco, CONTRIBUTOR

October 31, 2019

Are signatures enough to change a holiday? A Change.org petition created by the Halloween & Costume Association back in 2018 has been gaining popularity again in hopes to change Halloween’s celebration date across the United States from it’s usual date,Oct. 31, to the last Saturday of the month. ...

League of Legends: 10 years of memories

League of Legends: 10 years of memories

By Ethan Alonzo, <element style=

October 24, 2019

As we get older, it gets more and more difficult to hold onto what we enjoyed in our youth. Using dolls to play house, building structures with legos, and playing pretend defined what it meant to be a kid. However, as we enter adulthood, it becomes inappropriate to do those very things we loved. However,...

South Park Banned in China

South Park Banned in China

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

October 17, 2019

Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning television show South Park has gained it’s notoriety for the controversial topics they choose to cover, as even more so, how they decide to talk about said topics. From medical marijuana and the anti-one percent protests, to public scooters and the 9/11 attacks, ...

Two branches clash over impeachment probe

Two branches clash over impeachment probe

By Nyla Roberts, MANAGING EDITOR

October 17, 2019

Donald Trump’s presidency has become a benchmark in American history because regardless of who becomes the next Commander-in-Chief, the view of America on an international level will never be the same. In the last several years, President Trump has been implicated with at least two countries rega...

Klapper sentenced for college exam cheating

Klapper sentenced for college exam cheating

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 17, 2019

A Menlo Park jewelry business co-owner was sentenced in federal court in Boston on Wednesday to three weeks in prison for paying $15,000 for cheating on a college entrance exam for her son. Marjorie Klapper, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani, who also ordered her to pay a fine ...

Democratic debate shows divide in Democratic party

Democratic debate shows divide in Democratic party

By Nyla Roberts, COPY EDITOR

September 19, 2019

The 2020 presidential race is underway and if you are not paying attention, you are missing out. The upcoming election is one of the biggest and most critical election in history based solely on the fact that President Donald Trump has an opportunity to get re-elected. The third Democratic Presidential Debat...

“Last Chance U” comes to Laney College

“Last Chance U” comes to Laney College

By Arttrell Rankin, CONTRIBUTOR

September 19, 2019

In today’s era, student-athletes that attend a Division I University after high school are placed at the top of the athletic hierarchy, while student-athletes that attend a Junior College tend to be at the bottom of the ladder. While some people are aware of the benefits that are available at a Jun...

Students march for immigrant rights

Students march for immigrant rights

By VANESSA MARTINEZ, <element style=

September 12, 2019

Students from California State University, East Bay gathered in front of the Recreation and Wellness Center with the Students for Quality Education on Friday, Sept. 6 to have their voices heard on recent immigration rights abuses. They protested in solidarity with alumni Isabel Bueso, who is at risk for...

JUUL will ‘cooperate fully’ with FDA requests

JUUL will ‘cooperate fully’ with FDA requests

By Julia Cheever, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

September 12, 2019

San Francisco-based JUUL Labs Inc. said Tuesday it will "fully cooperate" with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letter that alleges the company is making advertising claims for its e-cigarettes without FDA authorization. The FDA letter issued Monday gives the company 15 working days to re...

Student homelessness on the rise

By Alvin Jackson, CONTRIBUTOR

September 5, 2019

Hayward, Calif. is known as the heart of the Bay Area. With its exceptional educational institutions and proximity to the greater Bay Area, Hayward is not exempt from dealing with the homeless epidemic that plagues the region. The city has had its fair share of housing woes and can not neglect the ch...

CSUEB alumni at risk for deportation

CSUEB alumni at risk for deportation

By Ethan Alonzo, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

September 5, 2019

For the past three years as President of the United States, Donald Trump has attempted to enact multiple policies on the basis of falsehoods. The protection of our national parks has ended. Transgender men and women are no longer allowed to serve in the Armed Forces. One of his first policies, the trav...

Splatoon 2 still a great option for online gaming

Splatoon 2 still a great option for online gaming

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR

August 29, 2019

Online multiplayer games have been popular for years, with many of them having their own fan bases. One multiplayer franchise that continues to be overshadowed by several video game fans and media is a simple, yet great “inkling” of a game known as Splatoon. Developed and published by Nintendo, this ...

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