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Ramadan challenges, rewards

Ramadan challenges, rewards

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a Muslim American, I was taught from a young age the importance of celebrating the Holy month of Ramadan. In Islam, we are taught to fulfill the five pillars: Faith, Prayer, Charity, Fasting, and pilgrimage to Mecca. Ramadan, during which we are not supposed to eat for the majority of the day, is...

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Summer is practically here and with it will come three months of blockbuster movies. Unfortunately, most of these films will not be original ideas: they will be attached to a pre-existing franchise. Hollywood is taking it too far by pumping out films within established franchises. The franch...

Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The moment that sports fans and probably the whole Bay Area have been waiting for has finally arrived: the NBA Finals. Bay Area fans are ready to see their home squad, the Golden State Warriors, redeem themselves from last year's finals loss and bring another championship back to Oakland. The War...

Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks

Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I used to have baby fever, until I started babysitting. I’m not talking about a once-in-awhile babysitting gig for date nights. No, I mean eight-hour shifts, multiple days a week for three different families. Sometimes for two families in one day, all consisting of children six months to four yea...

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors annihilated the San Antonio Spurs Monday in the fourth and final game of the Western Conference finals, and are now the only team in playoff history to go into the NBA finals at 12-0. Stephen Curry, with an astounding 36 points in the final game, led the Warriors to another clean sweep....

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

I’m in the middle of work, and I get a phone call. Usually, I don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t know, but this was different. It was an area code from my hometown Los Angeles, so I was under the impression a family member was giving me a call, so I answered. The caller on the other en...

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Metro, Opinion, Showcase

When I moved less than three miles away from the Valero oil refinery in Benicia just over two years ago, I wondered if it was safe to live so close to a compound designed solely to process toxic materials. From time to time, I catch a whiff of rotten eggs, indicating the presence of sulfur in the breez...

Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks more controversy with second season

Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks more controversy with second season

Gabriel Rubio,
Contributor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

In the month and a half since its release, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has generated a surge of controversy over its not-so-subtle subject matter: teen rape, suicide, and bullying. The story focuses on the suicidal death of high school student Hannah Baker, who leaves behind 13...

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I came to CSUEB straight from high school in 2012. I grew up in Southern California and chose CSUEB to get away from home and experience being on my own. I came straight from a semester school, so I didn't really understand what the quarter system was. I just knew that for some odd reason, I started ...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Catherine Cyr,
CSUEB Staff
May 10, 2017
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion

Hello, I wanted to comment on your article by Daniel McGuire on the religious group that comes onto campus every so often.  I honestly think that they may have a little scam going.  The” yelling man”, as I had always called him, is verbally abusive to anyone who walks by, as the article noted. ...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Christopher Hester,
CSUEB Student
May 10, 2017
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Showcase

In response to the article “Campus Sees Rising Tension in 2017:" I was there for the whole protest. I was with the DISC staff when they decided to protest, when they wanted to make signs, and I walked out there with them when they were the first students to protest. I was there, messaging my fello...

‘Guardians’ sequel digs deep: Superhero movie incorporates heavy subject matter

‘Guardians’ sequel digs deep: Superhero movie incorporates heavy subject matter

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At 7:00 p.m. on May 4, groups of moviegoers decked out in costumes or their favorite comic apparel headed to movie theaters for the long-awaited sequel, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Thursday was the first day the pre-shows of the new Marvel film began before its official release last Friday. ...

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