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Black people need gangster rap music

Black people need gangster rap music

Tionne Johnson,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

YG, a Compton gangster rapper and Piru Blood gang affiliate, is known for his controversial lyrics that describe life as a gang member and curse the current president of the United States. Earlier this month, the rapper was censored for performing his song “F--k Donald Trump” at Cal State East Bay...

Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

When I was growing up, I was not allowed to watch wrestling on the big TV in our house. My mom called it “Crap TV.” Ten years later, I’m still not allowed to watch it at my parents’ house unless she is not home or goes to bed early. People like my mother hate professional wrestling and will spend...

Dogs are the new life savers

Dogs are the new life savers

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I never thought how much my life would change after I got a dog. I met my dog Chuchie Corley when he was three months and it was like love at first sight. I saw that a friend on Snapchat was giving him away and I knew he would help me with how low I had been feeling at the time. I made him mine. I...

If you don’t love me at my September 16, you don’t deserve me at my Cinco de Mayo

If you don’t love me at my September 16, you don’t deserve me at my Cinco de Mayo

Daisy Ortiz,
Managing and Spanish Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of the year again, when stores bring out their Mexican decor to set up displays that entice people to buy alcohol, snacks and decorations for the grand celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This day is commonly known as “Cinco de Drinko” because apparently that’s all Mexicans do at cel...

Beyonce reminds us of the power of Black Women

Beyonce reminds us of the power of Black Women

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a country where Black women’s accomplishments are almost always swept under the rug, who would've thought that a woman of color would be the most talked about person nationwide. On April 14, Beyonce Knowles-Carter destroyed every possible boundary that society has attempted to put in front of...

‘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...

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