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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...

Abobe art gallery exhibition: Looking forward, the future of art

Abobe art gallery exhibition: Looking forward, the future of art

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

CSEUB Alumni Lee Daguman’s acrylic piece “Lady” was one of many pieces on display. “Evoking beauty and depth through a faceless but feminine hair style hovering amidst vibrant splashes of color over a small, single feminine silhouette,” described fellow exhibit attendee Bruce Roberts. Equally...

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Around 300 students laughed and teared up as comedian Tony Roberts jokingly danced to hit single, “Juju on that Beat” during a recent comedy show at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus. When he asked a student from the audience to come up on stage and dance with him, a roar of “Aye” chant...

CSUEB graduate completes second book

CSUEB graduate completes second book

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

For most 24-year-old college graduates, life consists of looking for jobs or settling into a position using the skills they recently acquired. However, Cal State East Bay alum Lauren Lola already has a firm grasp on what she wants to do: write. Lola’s second novel, “An Absolute Mind” was release...

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

Inauguration Day Two-thousand peaceful protesters were armed with signs gathered at the Oakland City Hall at 7 a.m. on Friday to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Undeterred by the rain, marchers met to voice their dissent with Trump, who has made offensive comments about women, minorities, imm...

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Before Dr. Victor Rios became a professor at UC Santa Barbara and an author of five books, he grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Oakland. Surrounded by drugs, gangs and violence, he joined a local gang for protection by age 14. Beating the odds, Rios was the only one in his family to atte...

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features

Maria Kang, who was born in San Francisco and lives in Elk Grove, had no idea what she had gotten herself into when she posted a picture in 2013 of her wearing workout clothes, with her three sons and the caption “What’s your excuse?” The photo went viral online and eventually led to a ton of support a...

Hayward Library to host Harry Potter-themed event

Hayward Library to host Harry Potter-themed event

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

This Friday, the Hayward Library will invite teenagers to recreate their favorite Harry Potter characters at a new event: Fandom Friday. A “fandom” is a community composed of fans of a particular fictional series, person or sport. Fandom Friday was created by Hayward youth service librarian Anni...

Castro Valley history told through exhibit

Castro Valley history told through exhibit

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

In a collaboration between historians Lucille George and Randy Vanderbilt, the Adobe Art Gallery in Castro Valley hosted "200 Years of Castro Valley History; A visual history of Castro Valley from the Ohlone Indians to present day." The exhibit ran from Dec. 3 to Jan. 7 and featured pictures...

CSUEB students return for winter

CSUEB students return for winter

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

It’s the second week of winter term and after a monthlong hiatus, Cal State East Bay students are settling back into the routine. Students huddled indoors during the first days of winter term in campus facilities like Starbucks, the University Library and the Diversity Center to seek shel...

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