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Drones present local safety issue

Drones present local safety issue

Jeremy Truesdell,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Civilian drones impact local air traffic The phrase “Going Around” is hardly uncommon at Hayward Executive Airport. It’s a common radio message that signifies a pilot intends to abort a landing due to unsafe conditions. But when I heard it one afternoon in late August, it caught my attentio...

Weinstein blackballed from Hollywood

Weinstein blackballed from Hollywood

Alexis Figuera,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Seven years ago on May 10, Khalief Browder, 16, and a friend were on their way home from a party in the Bronx. As they walked home they were approached by the New York Police Department on suspicion of having stolen a backpack from the brother of Robert Bautista, a man who lived in the area. He went...

“Kneeling” loses its focus

“Kneeling” loses its focus

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Those in opposition are unhappy with players kneeling during the national anthem at sporting events. This all began over a year ago when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, chose to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick chose to kneel in protest against police brutality...

Letter to the Editor: Free speech week incites hate

Letter to the Editor: Free speech week incites hate

November 2, 2017


Filed under Letter to Editor

Alexander Lawrence misses a key point in his Oct. 19 article, "Free speech week incites hate." A college education isn’t about accumulating facts. We have encyclopedias for that – Google too, for those with the critical thinking skills that are the raison d’etre of colleges and universities. I...

Student housing in high demand

Student housing in high demand

Taylor Fedorenko,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion

It was a warm Sunday afternoon when I left Sacramento and set off toward what would become my new home: Hayward. Finally, freedom was attained. I had just moved out of my parents’ house to attend college at Cal State East Bay. I received warm welcomes from family friends who were kindly letting me ...

Getting physical at CSUEB

Getting physical at CSUEB

Jocelyn Jensen,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion

The Freshman 15 is notorious: it is common for students who are new to campus to gain a few pounds during their first year in college. Realistically 3-5 pounds, is what a new student  might gain due to lack of food portion control or from binge drinking, according to August 2017’s US News & Wor...

Colin Kaepernick stands against oppression

Colin Kaepernick stands against oppression

Jamal Ingram,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

During a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara on Aug. 26 2016, Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem as a way to stand up for people being oppressed in America. "This is not something that I am going to run by anybody," Kaepernick addres...

Free Speech week incites hate

Free Speech week incites hate

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion

We as American citizens have the right to freely speak, but free speech becomes a problem when protests turn violent. Violent protests do not help pave the way for a better tomorrow, and yet they keep happening. On Sept. 24  Milo Yiannopoulos appeared for a brief speech on Berkeley campus. The prest...

ESPN suspends sports analyst

ESPN suspends sports analyst

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

We live in a country that holds an ESPN host more accountable than we do our own president. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? To be more consumed in a person giving their opinion on the issues that concern them in regards to the United States of America, more than we care about our president’...

Women Sports Film Festival gives an unexpected platform

Women Sports Film Festival gives an unexpected platform

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

If someone asked me a year ago what I’d be doing now, my answer definitely wouldn’t be speaking on panels. On Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 the Women Sports Film Festival took place in Oakland and I had the opportunity to attend as not only a staff member, but also a speaker on two separate panels....

Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion

In March of this year, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia and Lorenza Gonzalez Fletcher proposed a bill that would increase the tax on hard liquor and get rid of the tax on female “luxury items.” More than a year ago Democratic Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would remove the tax on femini...

‘mother!’: An allegory pushed too far

‘mother!’: An allegory pushed too far

Earlene Mary Escobal,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

The new psychological horror film, 'mother!' really messes with your head in a very uncomfortable manner. The psychological horror film was directed by Darren Arkonofsky and stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. It is about a man and a woman who are labeled as Him and mother respectively in the ...

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