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CSUEB student turns a side hustle into a legitimate business

CSUEB student turns a side hustle into a legitimate business

Alexis Figuera,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


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HustleTea is an East Bay special-tea One guy and a cooler is an unusual place to get your tea or coffee from but if you’ve had HustleTea, then you know it’s not unusual at all. Adrien La, 20, has been selling his aunt’s homemade recipes for Thai tea and Vietnamese coffee since December 2016 with som...

College students lean on dietary supplements

College students lean on dietary supplements

Taylor Fedorenko,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


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Brett Zukunft, a student at California State University, East Bay, heads to the gym six days a week. He works out for three hours each day in order to bulk for the Contra Costa NPC Championships, a bodybuilding competition consisting of 19 body ranking categories, which will take place in Hayward on M...

LimeBike offers a new ‘green’ way of transportation

LimeBike offers a new ‘green’ way of transportation

Veronica Hall,
Head Layout Designer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Features

Ride sharing applications like Uber and Lyft are an easy way for people to get to their destination for a low price with ease of accessibility. Sometimes a car ride isn’t always necessary, but bike sharing is the newest way of transportation. Bike sharing has become popular in big cities as a means of gett...

Hashtag activism brings awareness to different movements, like #MeToo

Hashtag activism brings awareness to different movements, like #MeToo

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

In 1997, a 13-year-old girl sat across a table from a woman, fighting back tears and rallying her courage to explain to this woman her sexual abuse encounter. As this young girl was detailing her abuse, the woman across the table had warm tears streaming down her round cheeks as she was left utterly ...

From walls to malls: Turning a passion for street art into a business

From walls to malls: Turning a passion for street art into a business

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Michael Alvarez came up with the idea to open a graffiti-based shop shortly after being arrested in 2009 for painting inside an abandoned warehouse in Fremont. The warehouse had a skatepark built inside and was a hangout spot for kids. It was defaced by gangster tags so he covered them up with murals. “I...

The era of the interconnected movie universe

The era of the interconnected movie universe

Joshua Williams,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Universal, Warner Brothers struggle to replicate success of Marvel In 2008, Marvel Studios released “Iron Man,” the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which went on to gross over $585.2 million worldwide and received mostly positive reviews from movie critics and comic fans. With its witt...

New wave hits Grammy Awards

New wave hits Grammy Awards

AIkaika Nichols,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Diverse “Album of the Year” category highlights show Now in its 60th year, the Grammys released its nominees last month. There are many expected picks and unsurprising category favorites. However, there is one unexpected surprise: this is the first time white artists or groups will not be nomin...

A millennial movement: The Munchie Movement impacts the less fortunate

A millennial movement: The Munchie Movement impacts the less fortunate

Trevor Wyatt,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Features

In early 2016, East Bay resident Kevin Del Rosario parted ways with his job of three years at Elio Motors, a startup company that plans to create American-made cars that are environmentally- and cost-friendly. While on vacation in Los Angeles, a week after leaving Elio, Kevin met a homeless man who was...

America: Home of the mass shootings

America: Home of the mass shootings

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features

Lately in America, it appears as if there is another mass shooting taking place in cities and towns across the nation. There are currently more than 360 million guns per capita in the United States. According to CNN, the United States accounts for the most mass shooters in the world with 31 percent....

Cuddle parties: A remedy for the ‘touch-deprived’

Cuddle parties: A remedy for the ‘touch-deprived’

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Features

Although there was less than 20 people present, the chatter inside the room reflected a vibrant energy of twice that amount. It was 7:30 p.m., and since the venue was usually rented out by yoga instructors, the Downtown Berkeley space gave a minimalistic vibe with next to no decor. Attendees gathered...

Mentoring first generation college students

Mentoring first generation college students

Trevor Wyatt,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The room is filled with students, many of them learning the rigors of college for the first time in their lives. Staff members and college alums take turns addressing the packed hall of first-generation college students. Each student in attendance has a single goal in mind: to receive as much information...

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