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Essential Reading About race Issues An Intellectual Thrill

Carole Reynolds
August 12, 2010
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Race & Liberty In America: The Essential Reader” has the endorsement of many prominent intellectuals. With four pages of good reviews at the beginning of the text, the reader can feel confident that he or she is reading work that is approved of by all political spectrums: the conservative Shelb...

Fitted Baseball Caps A Way To Show Gang Status

Kemal Stewart
August 12, 2010
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Fitted baseball hats have been a popular trend amongst teenagers and young adults for a long time, but many of these hats have a hidden, negative message. In the Bay Area, gang culture is not as prevalent as it is in Los Angeles and different parts of southern California, but it does exist. A...

Afghani Languages Now At Csueb

Carole reynolds
August 12, 2010
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The Fall quarter at CSUEB will dish up a taste of diversity with two previously unavailable language classes. Elementary courses will be offered for enrolled and community students in Pashto and Dari, the two dominant, official languages of Afghanistan. The university website describes these four...

Solar Eruption May be Visible To Bay Area Residents

Leeseha Howard
August 12, 2010
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Depending on where you live, the 2010 solar Tsunami may be visible to you. Since the Bay Area’s weather sporadically changes and has the tendency to fog up at night, this light show may not be visible if the night sky isn’t clear. The solar tsunami will only be visible to those who are in more rural ...

The Florist Through The Trees

Brennan Frisco
August 11, 2010
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Marijuana, a cash crop synonymous with California, has become one of the largest growth industries in the state. With the passing of Prop 215, medical marijuana dispensaries sprang up all over California, creating a legal avenue for the sale, possession and use of the product. The bulk of the cann...

One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure

Ashley Matsuzak
August 11, 2010
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ou have heard of vegetarians, pescetarians and vegans. But have you ever heard of a freegan? Freeganism is one of the newest food movements to sweep the United States, and it isn’t just about scoring free food. Freeganism is a committed lifestyle dedicated to rejecting consumerism and materialism. Freegans...

The Fight For Fireworks

casey scheld
August 11, 2010
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Many Americans this Fourth of July celebrated this year’s holiday with a bang—literally. For years now, people have flocked to vistas in Berkeley, San Francisco and even Hayward to see fireworks light up the sky. However, there are some people in certain areas who would rather celebrate with a ...

Still No Clear Frontrunner in California’s Race for Governor

Mark Laluan
August 10, 2010
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The latest Field poll released July 7 shows both Republican candidate Meg Whitman and Democratic candidate Jerry Brown tied in a dead heat. The race remains deadlocked with 44 percent of those polled showing support for Mr. Brown and 43 percent showing support for Mrs. Whitman, within a 3.2 percent...

Madden ’11 Comes Out With New Features

Kemal Stewart
July 29, 2010
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“Are you ready for some football?” EA Sports will be releasing the highly anticipated football game, “Madden NFL ‘11” on Aug. 10. The new version offers added features like audio commentary from popular sportscaster, Gus Johnson and the introduction of “online team play,” a feature that...

Dogs and Tennis Players at Odds At Mosswood Courts

Kemal T. Stewart, Kemal T. Stewart, and Kemal T. Stewart
July 26, 2010
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Tennis players at North Oakland’s Mosswood Park are in conflict with dog owners over the dog park behind the tennis courts that was added a little more than a year ago. Tennis player and park attendee Thomas Wade believes the dog park makes it difficult to play without dogs interfering. “Sometimes...

Take Some Tips from a Waitress About Leaving Tips

Valerie Poettgen
July 26, 2010
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It is a safe bet to assume that if you are reading this, you are either a college student, a restaurant server, or you have eaten at a restaurant at least once in your life- or perhaps any combination of the three. Having extensive history in all three categories, there are a few ways to go about the...

Savory Italian Seafood

Ashley Matuszak
July 26, 2010
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Located in Pleasanton’s Main Street in the downtown district, Fontina Ristorante offers seasonal Italian food that is savory and satisfying. Fontina has a large indoor seating area and a patio looking over Main Street. With brightly colored walls, soft Italian music playing in the background and friendly...

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