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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. ...

A ‘Groot’ second installment: Marvel breaks the cycle with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise

A ‘Groot’ second installment: Marvel breaks the cycle with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Hollywood has a habit of finding a theme, or movie formula, that works and then creates multiple movies based on the same idea with different actors. It’s as if they are repeatedly changing the cover of the same book. One recent formula driving Hollywood is superhero movies. The first installment of ea...

Campus sees rising tension in 2017

Campus sees rising tension in 2017

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

A group of four people, wearing black jackets covered in white and yellow phrases like “Fear God” on the back once again visited Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus on April 24. Members of the group shouted to passersby about how a lack of temperance in regard to instant gratification would ...

No Plan B vending machines at CSUEB

No Plan B vending machines at CSUEB

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Gone are the days of embarrassing store purchases and unnecessary physical examinations; buying condoms, pregnancy tests or emergency contraceptive is now as simple as shoving some bills into a vending machine, at least at UC Davis. On April 21, a project headed by senior Parteek Singh to make re...

Graduation jitters from the eyes of a military veteran

Graduation jitters from the eyes of a military veteran

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Graduation is around the corner and the professional world is knocking on my door. Am I ready? Do I have the necessary skills and experience to make it in a society that embodies the survival of the fittest? One where the strong are praised and the weak are forgotten. I already have bills to pay and a ...

Social media saved local DJ’s album release

Social media saved local DJ’s album release

Gabriel Rubio,
Contributor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

DJ and music producer known as Mimosa was set to release his new album “Sinner/Saint” with a free performance on Friday at 4:20 p.m. at Mad Monk Center for Anachronistic Media, a music store in Berkeley. Advertisements promoted Mimosa as a DJ who sold out shows worldwide, and would deliver a mesme...

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s that time of year, NBA playoff time, and many are wondering whether the Golden State Warriors will take home the championship. In the Bay Area, many people are confident that their home team will win its 5th championship, and their second in 3 years. Many non-Bay Area natives, like myself, b...

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