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Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Every year Cal State East Bay gives out awards to alumni who are deemed distinguished by a committee of faculty and staff as well as the president of the university. The most recent recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards were given out in October at the Hayward campus to Atul Dhablania clas...

2016 Election: Autism and the vote

2016 Election: Autism and the vote

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Politics

My brother, Vito Angelo Lazo, is autistic and needs a routine in order to make sense of his day. He gets flustered easily when his schedule for the day is disrupted. Every Saturday, he and our mother go to Costco to buy the family food for the week, to the library to return his books and ...

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Hayward’s “Light Up The Season” celebration took over downtown on Saturday. City officials closed off sections of B and Watkins Streets near City Hall where attendees could watch performances, play games, go on carnival rides and much more. According to the President and CEO of the Hayw...

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Removing pepper spray from skin with a concoction of baby shampoo and granulated sugar wasn’t quite what third-year Cal State East Bay nursing student Sara Oldershaw had in mind when she decided to volunteer as a medic at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota; but it’s precisel...

Grad student opens first stuttering support group on campus

Grad student opens first stuttering support group on campus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Features

First-year Cal State East Bay graduate student Matthew Maxion began stuttering at the age of five. For 16 years, Maxion, now 25, attempted to hide his disfluency, the impairment of smooth fluid speech, from parents, friends and teachers by practicing “covert stuttering,” a concealment strategy where the spea...

Dance performance chills on Hayward campus

Dance performance chills on Hayward campus

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

On Dec. 2, the California State East Bay Theater and Dance Department will host the 11th annual ICE and ICE-X productions, an annual holiday dance production that will feature live music, theatre, singing and drumming. “We advocate for making the arts more inclusive and accessible in general,” said Ku...

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The Bay Area is a gold mine for concerts and live music. The Fox Theater, Yoshi’s, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Greek Theater; the list goes on forever. In just one month, I saw Nas, Lauryn Hill, SchoolBoy Q, Joey Bada$$, Bambaata Marley, Little Simz and Ezale perform. Even better, all of the ...

Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features

Levitating a cup of Sprite or conjuring money from a burning piece of paper aren’t skills that most fifth graders possess, but 11-year-old Matthew Pizzi, otherwise known as Matty the Magician, has mastered them. It all started with a first-grade talent show at Prince of Peace Lutheran School in Fre...

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Louis LaVenture & Marissa Marshall,
Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

For years professional athletes were just that, athletes. Sure they signed endorsement deals, acted in commercials and movies, but for the most part, after the game was over they went home. However, in today’s era there is a high importance placed on access, especially with athletes. Fans want to see what they...

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Christine Andersen,
Contributor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

If you’ve ever driven around Hayward on Mission Boulevard, you may have noticed beautiful and vivid murals adorning walls and structures. Many of these murals are the work of local artist Jean Bidwell. Bidwell started out painting murals for her friends and family. She transitioned to painting...

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Saras Rao peers through the vintage blue and white-checkered curtains as a car pulls into the stained, overgrown parking lot of Curry Corner, one of three remaining shops in the dilapidated strip mall on Mission Boulevard in Hayward. She recognizes 20-year Hayward resident and two-year customer Casey ...

The Pioneer visits San Quentin

The Pioneer visits San Quentin

Kevin D. Sawyer,
San Quentin News
October 26, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Students and faculty from California State University East Bay’s student-run newspaper, The Pioneer, visited the San Quentin State Prison in July. A couple of years ago the idea struck me to reach out to my alma mater — California State University Hayward — from San Quentin because I wanted those on ...

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