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Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

March 20, 2019

“Do you think female film directors are given enough credit in the film industry? Why or why not? “No, I don’t, because there isn’t a focus on female directors. Off the top of my head, I couldn’t name a single female director, but that’s more the industry’s fault. There definitely should be ...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

March 7, 2019

“What do you think about the defunding of Planned Parenthood?” “People do not realize the many things Planned Parenthood does! People assume it is just for abortions when in reality it gives free screenings, testing, and other preventative care services. This helps so many people who cannot affor...

Quotes from the Quad – “Why are you striking?”

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

February 28, 2019

“Why are you striking?” “We don’t get a classroom budget, so many things in my classroom are donations or out of my pocket. I got a second job to live here.” -Cristopher Bautista, Oakland Tech, English and History Teacher     “Most of these teachers give me love and support, coming from a kid that h...

Community Hero Portraits

Community Hero Portraits

February 21, 2019

“Why is community important to you in this era?” “Community, for me, has always been that push to keep going. My community, whether it’s fellow survivors, women, people of color, queer people, whoever, they’ve cycled through my life but there’s always this common thread of perseveranc...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

February 7, 2019

  ““Should male performers be held to the same standard as women when it comes to the removal of clothing on televsion. If so, why?””   “I think guys should be held up to the same standards as women just because we consider our top part private doesn’t mean that guys shouldn’t...

Quotes from the Kamala Harris rally

Quotes from the Kamala Harris rally

By Eduardo Gonzalez, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

January 31, 2019

“What would it mean for this country to have the first elected female president of color?” “It will be very incredible for a lot of young kids in this country who are able to see what they can actually do. I knew that when Kamala Harris first set out in her career she never saw herself to be where she is today and I think it was people like Shirley ...

The new CORE building: Is it necessary?

By Sarah Williams-Cain, CONTRIBUTOR

December 6, 2018

California State University, East Bay was founded in 1957, so naturally, there are some things on the campus that have depleted over time. Unfortunately, the damages to neglected buildings are being overlooked while a new building is being developed. The proposed plan of the Collaborative Opportunities in R...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

By Eduardo Gonzalez, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

November 15, 2018

I have attended California State University, East Bay for only two years, but I am what some people would refer to as a “super senior.” However, there is a reason for my prolonged academic career. I went directly to community college after high school and did what many students do—jump back-and...

Quotes from the Quad

By Lidia Montiel & Andrew Cooper, CONTRIBUTORS

November 14, 2018

“What new food options would you like to see on campus now that Aramark’s contract with CSUEB is coming to an end?” “It’s all a matter of the choices that we make so I don’t know what’s going to be coming in but I think that the opportunity for there to be a broader range of healthy options ...

Quotes from the Quad

By Andrew Cooper & Lidia Montiel, CONTRIBUTORS

November 9, 2018

Did you vote and why?           “I voted, and I think there was such a big voter turnout because Trump is our president. When Obama was our president I think people were like ‘oh we won the battle we have nothing to worry about’ and no one was paying attention, and peop...

CSUEB hosts Campus Escapes

CSUEB hosts Campus Escapes

By Tourie Boswell, CONTRIBUTOR

November 1, 2018

Experience the Escape Room Imagine you are a student who has accidentally sent an embarrassing mass email to everyone in class including the professor. It is up to your group to hack into the professor’s laptop and delete the email before the time is up. This is the quintessence of Campus Escapes...

Halloween resurrects a classic

Halloween resurrects a classic

By Tia L. Wilson, COPY EDITOR

November 1, 2018

Laurie Strode survived a harrowing Halloween night 40 years ago, and has prepared for the next one ever since. The music is classic. The mask is iconic. The story is timeless. The 2018 incarnation of “Halloween” is more than an homage, it is a reinvention. “Halloween”, directed by David Gordon Gr...

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