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Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater

Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


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Colombian singer songwriter makes her Bay Area stop on her international tour I first saw Kali Uchis sing in 2014, watching her on YouTube from behind a computer completely awestruck. She has an unconventional sense of fashion. I wouldn't call her style vintage necessarily, but rather an homage ...

TV singing shows have reached their peak

TV singing shows have reached their peak

Jessica Avila,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


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NBC’s “The Voice” starts its fourteenth season on Feb. 26, offering all of the glitz and glamour it’s had since its first season seven years ago in 2011. This season features both old and new coaches including the debut of former “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson. With big promises ...

CSUEB alumna co-writes SF production

CSUEB alumna co-writes SF production

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


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“The Geek Show” prepares for its return The past few years have been busy for 26-year-old CSUEB alumna, Lauren Lola. Since the debut of her two novels, “A Moment’s Worth” in 2014 and “An Absolute Mind” in 2016, the author decided to open up her writing skills to the theatre. She recently co...

Diane Guerrero visits CSUEB and talks about her new book

Diane Guerrero visits CSUEB and talks about her new book

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


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Actress and immigrant rights advocate Diane Guerrero visited CSU East Bay last Thursday to talk about her memoir, “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.” Aside from playing Maritza, the young, sassy in-mate in the hit Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black,” Guerrero is als...

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


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SOBxRBE’s feature is important for local music “Black Panther” is one of the most anticipated, critically acclaimed movies of the year. High anticipation for the film was evident in its $240 million-plus opening weekend sales, according to Forbes Magazine. The movie takes place in Africa, but there...

Beer enthusiasts gather in East Bay

Beer enthusiasts gather in East Bay

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


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Drake’s hosts annual ‘Hopocalypse Day’ in San Leandro The sun was out, kegs were tapped, food trucks were cooking and music was blaring from within the industrial maze near Downtown San Leandro. It was like a farmers’ market, but with beer instead of fresh produce. Drake’s Brewing Company he...

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


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Bay area native makes a local stop on her Circa91 tour On Jan. 19, Ruby Ibarra took the stage in Oakland at The New Parish as her first hometown stop on her Crica91 tour. She was wearing a yellow long-sleeved shirt that fit loose on her petite 5 foot frame and a pair of black and white Nikes that r...

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


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On Jan. 27, two Oakland-based collectives, DopeOnly and Regulars Only, hosted a backyard house party that featured legendary hip-hop duo, Kid ‘n Play. Kid ‘n Play, a hip-hop duo from New York, rose to fame in the late 1980s and became best known for their “House Party” movie franchise, tha...

Babe.net: An alternative outlet for women by women

Babe.net: An alternative outlet for women by women

Joshua Akintomide,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


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“I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life,” read the headline of the latest news article written by Katie Way of Babe.net. She is among the growing list of women sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment. The nature of this headline may not come as ...

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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It was difficult to tell the difference between stage smoke and cannabis smoke this weekend in Long Beach. But the pungent smell made it obvious that festival goers were getting high. Joints were passed, blunts were rolled, pens hit and pipes ripped. One Love Cali Reggae Fest was two days filled with live music, d...

Golden State Warriors look to dominate video gaming

Golden State Warriors look to dominate video gaming

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


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Esports — professional online video game competition between multiple players — has been growing into a worldwide phenomenon in the past decade or more. Fans like to watch professional gamers compete, which they can do for free. Viewership has grown incrementally as the sport has grown in pop...

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is deeply rooted in the Bay Area

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is deeply rooted in the Bay Area

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


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The highly anticipated film, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” is currently the sixth most anticipated film by comic book readers, according to ComicBook.com. It is also reported by Variety to be surpassing all superhero movies in advance ticket sales. With the film set to released on Friday, Feb. 16,...

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