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‘Far Cry 5’ explores dangers of extremism

‘Far Cry 5’ explores dangers of extremism

Justin Mutch,
Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On March 27, video game giant Ubisoft released its long-awaited open-world first-person shooter game “Far Cry 5.” Amidst a cacophony of mixed reviews from critics and gamers alike, one thing everyone seems to agree on is that the game’s story is controversial - and quite a few people are angry...

Walt Disney Studios turns classic animations into live action adaptations

Walt Disney Studios turns classic animations into live action adaptations

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The year 1937 marked the release of Walt Disney Studios’ first-ever animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Since then, Disney has gone on to release numerous animated films that would create a new form of family entertainment and sense of nostalgia, for millennials in particular. While...

A teen activist is born

A teen activist is born

Isabel De Honor,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Over half a century after Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world with his “I Have a Dream Speech” in 1963, Emma Gonzalez, a senior and mass shooting survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gave her “We call BS” speech at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Feb. 17. “We...

Dealing with a disease day after day

Dealing with a disease day after day

Jaleiah Bustos,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I woke up on April 5, 2016, with a horrible skin reaction. My whole face was swollen with hives which nearly forced both of my eyes shut. Urgent care healthcare officials diagnosed my condition as chronic urticaria (hives) because I had no reaction to any allergens tests. I found out from a referred...

No such thing as too much ‘Star Wars’

No such thing as too much ‘Star Wars’

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Star Wars universe is about to expand even more. The main saga, episodes I-IX, will end with Episode IX in 2019. However, more movies and TV shows are well on their way. David Benioff and D.B Weiss, creators of the hit television show “Game of Thrones,” announced on Feb. 6 that they will write...

The countdown to graduation

The countdown to graduation

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the winter quarter came to a close, there were textbook rentals to turn in and final papers to submit. The midnight oil was burning to ensure good grades. It was my last quarter at California State University, East Bay. I will be graduating with a degree in communication with an emphasis in media...

Reggae: Not a synonym for marijuana

Reggae: Not a synonym for marijuana

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I was diagnosed with stage II Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes) shortly after graduating high school. At a time that seemed that the world was caving in on me, the only thing that helped keep my head above my shoulders were the sweet-sounding positive-vibrations of reggae music. Over...

Teachers should not have guns

Teachers should not have guns

Jessica Avila,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When our founding fathers included our right to bear arms in the Constitution, the current role that guns play in our country is probably not what they had in mind. Their original intentions were to create a permanent citizen army, but since then guns have become much more complicated. America is still...

Domestic violence in the NFL needs to stop

Domestic violence in the NFL needs to stop

Ryan Duarte,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The biggest problem in football right now is not concussions. It’s domestic violence and the lack of accountability within the NFL. It is not only affecting players and teams, but also affecting people who are close to these players. This is not only a national issue, but a problem within our California...

Bittersweet graduation vibes are on the way

Bittersweet graduation vibes are on the way

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My journey at Cal State East Bay began back in winter of 2016. I was a transfer student from Ohlone College and had no idea what to expect out of the next chapter in my life. Since I was young I always set both long and short-term goals for myself and have always been prepared for what would be next....

There may be hope for ‘Solo’

There may be hope for ‘Solo’

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Now that the commotion about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has calmed down, Disney and Lucasfilm dropped a teaser for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on Super Bowl Sunday and then posted the full trailer the following Monday morning. People criticized “The Last Jedi” for being too different fr...

Dear boomers, Stop shaming Millennials and fix the mess you’ve created

Dear boomers, Stop shaming Millennials and fix the mess you’ve created

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Older generation blames young people for the failing economy, It’s time for that to change Have you heard? Millennials are bloodthirsty “killers” because we are “slaughtering” countless industries by not spending money on certain products. Our bloodlust knows no bounds and we will continue t...

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