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African-American history needs an upgrade now

African-American history needs an upgrade now

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

On a recent Sunday, I saw the film “Hidden Figures” at a small theater in El Cerrito with my mother. I had heard great reviews about the movie and I love the leading actresses — Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae — who portray women engineers in NASA’s Project Mercury that ...

Workshop helps CSUEB students manage stress

Workshop helps CSUEB students manage stress

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

As she sat against a folded, hand-woven Mexican blanket, Cal State East Bay Health and Services counselor Sarah Barnard passed around peppermint and lavender essential oils to students and told them to choose one and to smell it or massage it into their hands. “Scent is one of the ways to bring yoursel...

Adopt don’t shop: The downside of buying your pets

Adopt don’t shop: The downside of buying your pets

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

During the summer of 2015, I adopted my dog, Gus, a large fluffy ombre brown Chow Chow mix from the Long Beach Animal Shelter. My mom, little sister and I had decided that we wanted a dog. As long as it was from a shelter, I did not care which breed it was. Within one minute of entering the facility, ...

Single mom starts organization for student parents

Single mom starts organization for student parents

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Audra Stance came to CSUEB in the fall of 2016 to pursue a degree in nursing. Not only does she work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Kaiser Permanente, but like many other students, she is also a single mother to a nine-year-old girl. Stance said one of the struggles of being a single parent is ...

South Hayward’s dive bar set to reopen on B Street

South Hayward’s dive bar set to reopen on B Street

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Metro

If you’ve driven down Mission Boulevard in Hayward, the Dirty Bird Lounge’s flickering neon sign may have caught your eye, but its rustic outer appearance could have quickly diverted your interest. Drive down Mission now and there’s still that rustic charm, with the addition of boarded up windows...

Tracing the artist’s constellation: Student featured in campus gallery

Tracing the artist’s constellation: Student featured in campus gallery

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

All of the particles in our bodies are descendants of dead stars. The concept, made popular by scientist Carl Sagan in the 1980’s, is also the inspiration behind Cal State East Bay senior Bob Pero’s photo series “Particle Theory” which features portraits of people overlaid with images of sta...

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Visitors of different ethnicities and ages filed into the gallery space on a recent Friday, some visiting for the first time, and some returning for another glimpse of the popular Black Panther exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California. Dim lighting and colors of black, red and blue immediately su...

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In Oakland’s Chinatown, 99 large golden spray-painted dragons adorn the sides of buildings throughout the 16-block neighborhood. The buildings serve as a gallery of sorts; one piece of art leads visitors to others nearby within the line of sight. The dragons were created by graffiti art...

Students protest against tuition hikes and more on campus

Students protest against tuition hikes and more on campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Photo Galleries, Showcase

The Cal State East Bay Students for Quality Education (SQE) led and organized a day of action on Feb. 1 on the Hayward campus. Students, staff and faculty met near the Recreation and Wellness Center before they marched around campus ultimately ending up at the Student Sevices and Administration...

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Laughter and make-up powder filled the dressing room at Cal State East Bay’s University Theater as drag queens prepared their finishing looks and began to get into character in preparation for an evening of big wigs, singing, lip syncing, dancing, jokes, props and audience participation. Co-hosts Scarl...

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

If Google features you on their internet page logo, you must be a big deal. The internet search engine company did just that on Monday when it honored Japanese Civil Rights activist Fred T. Korematsu on the day dedicated to him, Jan. 30. The city of Oakland took things a step further on Sunday when ...

Artist uses doll to express alter ego

Artist uses doll to express alter ego

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

A black fashion doll, clothed in a black dress and a neon pink “pussy” hat, rose stark against a sea of protesters at the Oakland Women’s March on Jan. 20, as her creator Stephan Davidich held her high above the chaos to snap a photo. Her name is Deja Dohl and Davidich crafted her out of a wax m...

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