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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 ...

National Anthem protests lose focus

National Anthem protests lose focus

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

During week three of the National Football League season, every team, players, and coaches included, peacefully protested the national anthem by kneeling, locking arms or staying in the locker room at halftime. The origins of this protest go back to last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarter...

The ripple effect of gentrification

The ripple effect of gentrification

Janice Sobrepena Domingo,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of new, high-end apartments being proposed in San Lorenzo, the word “gentrification” has been thrown around frequently in the East Bay. However, not many people have a firm grasp on what exactly it means. The term itself was coined in 1964 by British Sociologist Ruth Glass ...

Commitment is key for veganism

Commitment is key for veganism

Celeste Marie O'Connell,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My vegan journey has been in full swing for a month and I feel great. The transition to veganism requires a commitment to regularly consuming plant based foods and exercising daily.  Surrounding myself with people who are also vegan and maintain a routine have been essential to strengthening my reserve. In...

Coming back to my home, Madrid

Coming back to my home, Madrid

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

About six months ago, my cousins, my younger sister and I decided to buy tickets to Europe. A round trip cost us around $400—a surprisingly good deal—so we took the plunge. This isn’t my first time in Europe; in fact, it's my fourth time coming back and my third time coming to Madrid. The sc...

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