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Cuban neighborhood has familiar feel for me

Cuban neighborhood has familiar feel for me

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor

July 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My tour guide decided to take me to an area that had a bit more “poverty” or more poor houses, also known as “the projects.” The first thing I noticed was the graffiti, which was very similar to back home. I admired the kids from the block playing together. That’s what I used to ...

Aramark misses the mark with dining choices on campus

Aramark misses the mark with dining choices on campus

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Have you noticed that the food on campus is disgusting? Of course you have. The Panda Express in the University Union seems a bit more bland than the restaurants. The Pizza Hut is greasy and malodorous. Taco Bell is more nauseating than usual, and the Subway sandwiches often look flat and...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Kelley Lash,
CMA President

July 5, 2017


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion

Dear California friends and members, College Media Association leadership is deeply disappointed in the laws recently passed in Texas and Kentucky, and we are aware of the state of California’s restrictions on travel to those states and the six others with similar laws. We regret that Californi...

Somewhere over this rainbow

Somewhere over this rainbow

Casey Peuser,
Online and Social Media Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At the risk of fulfilling the stereotype, lately I’ve found myself identifying with the great Judy Garland in wishing that I, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, was somewhere over the rainbow. By ‘rainbow,’ I’m referring to LGBTQ Pride.  And by ‘over,’ I mean discouraged by the lack of...

Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Women’s basketball games are more fun than men’s basketball games. When a statement like that is made, the majority of people, especially men, would disagree. But there's a clear explanation that has plenty of validity to it. Before working with a WNBA team, I would have said an NBA game ...

Donald Trump should unfollow Twitter

Donald Trump should unfollow Twitter

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Social media is a blessing and a curse. Sure, it’s great to stay in touch with family and friends, but it can also be an overload of information. Personally, I don’t need an update of your life every minute of the day, but it does help people be transparent, somewhat. The President of t...

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

June 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion

Having just finished my sophomore year of college at Cal State East Bay, I’ve had a little time to reflect on the person have become over the past two years as a college student. Last year I wrote an article about my freshman year of college titled ‘Home Away from Home’ in which I spoke abou...

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Last Thursday’s NBA Draft proved once again that owner Joe Lacob wasn’t far off when he declared that the Warriors front office was lightyears ahead of everyone else in the NBA. As arrogant as that may have sounded, the Warriors continue to make very smart, strategic moves. Last year, they bough...

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Admit it, you’ve thought about moving out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Chances are if you live here, you have. There’s no shame in that. Many of us even have our minds set on leaving this seemingly forsaken metropolis. In fact, a recent survey by the Bay Area Council revealed that 4...

My summer internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My summer internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

A few weeks ago I received the opportunity to intern with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks in the game operations and entertainment field. On my first day, I felt grateful and proud to be introduced deeper into the sports world, a field I hope to find a career in someday. Walking into the iconi...

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...

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