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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...

Exclusive Q&A with Cal State East Bay’s ASI president

Exclusive Q&A with Cal State East Bay’s ASI president

Matthew Granados,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Samantha Quiambao is the 2017-18 President for Associated Students Inc. (ASI), the student government organization for the entire student body at Cal State East Bay. As soon as DACA was rescinded, she started an effort to involve the entire campus in a video project displaying the university-wide support...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding medical marijuana, but professional sports leagues need to have dialogue about their rules...

Twitter versus Blitter

Twitter versus Blitter

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features

Defeating hate one app at a time On Oct. 19, Twitter user Kadeem Ali posted a picture of himself with the caption, “A white woman told me I look like a thug on the train today… While I was on my way to graduate school for my third degree.” I then quote tweeted in response to this tweet, “ Reas...

DHS silences the undocu-movement

DHS silences the undocu-movement

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features

In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Privacy Act update, Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education (RISE), an immigrant student group at UC Berkeley, organized a “Cyber and Security Culture Workshop” on Oct. 23. The air felt stuffy as more students trickled into the event....

DACA doesn’t define CSUEB student

DACA doesn’t define CSUEB student

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine you are seven years old, alone and about to enter the country illegally with a false identity. This was the reality for Cal State East Bay fourth-year student Evangelina Sanchez when she came to the United States from Mexico 13 years ago. “We all got separated and passed through the border...

The strangest of shows makes its return

The strangest of shows makes its return

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

If you’re a fan of supernatural sci-fi and 1980s nostalgia, then the hit series “Stranger Things” is one to watch. Halloween is quickly approaching, and along with it comes the Oct. 27 return of Netflix’s original popular series. The first trailer, backed by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” dro...

Campus club to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Campus club to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

On Nov. 2, an on-campus club, Students United in Solidarity, will host a Dia de Los Muertos Community Altar event in front of the Old Union and New Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In effort to educate students on the holiday while also discussing issues of cultural appropriation, Students Unite...

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