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Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

December 8, 2017

With its official release, many people in the gaming community are already complaining about Electronic Arts (EA) pay-to-win tactics established in the game “Star Wars Battlefront II”. “Star Wars Battlefront II” is a multiplayer, first-person shooter that takes you further into the Star Wars...

Live streaming sports caters to millennials

Live streaming sports caters to millennials

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

December 8, 2017

Enter the world of live streaming sports, now a billion-dollar industry. It has opened another dimension into the world of how many are starting to access the teams and sports that are so loved. Last year Twitter paid the NFL $10 million to livestream only ten of their games. This year Amazon offered...

Movie review: Marshall

Movie review: Marshall

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

December 8, 2017

The new feature film “Marshall,” released by Open Road Films, portrayed the late, great lawyer, chief counsel of the NAACP legal defense and the 96th associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall. Marshall is primarily known amongst other things for becoming the first...

Kanye or Shakespeare: Who is more relevant?

Kanye or Shakespeare: Who is more relevant?

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

December 8, 2017

Kanye Omari West is a larger than life global figure in pop culture. West has won 21 Grammys, released seven platinum solo albums and designed shoes for Louis Vuitton, Nike and Adidas. He made Taylor Swift famous and is the head of the GOOD Music record label. He also works on his YEEZY fashion line....

From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

December 8, 2017

As a Southern California native, Oakland’s First Friday is one of my favorite Bay Area events. I’ve been living in the Bay Area going on five years now, and I do my best to take part in anything that originates in the Bay. Although, it’s not far from home the Bay feels like an entirely different...

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Deepika Dipshika,
Contributor

December 8, 2017

It is no secret that one of the most controversial topics when it comes to the United States of America is ironically our own president: Donald Trump.  Many have no qualms in vocalizing their views about the heavily opinionated public figure, which makes celebrities no exception.  This is why most...

Full-time mom, full-time student

Full-time mom, full-time student

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor

November 30, 2017

It’s been approximately three years since my little Layla was born and almost two years since I started at CSU East Bay. I’ve been juggling the roles of a full-time student and full-time mom, while also working a part-time job. There’s great joy in becoming a mother, I think everyone knows that,...

Who needs water, right?

Who needs water, right?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

November 16, 2017

Growing up I was taught to treat everyone with respect and never jeopardize the safety of another human being. However, I realized with age not many people or institutions follow the same moral foundations that I do; safety for others is not their first priority. There is a health and safety issue...

College life: Being waitlisted

College life: Being waitlisted

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor

November 16, 2017

It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to enroll in classes at CSU East Bay, whether you’ve just started or been here for some time. Once your registration date approaches, it feels like you’re racing against thousands of students for classes you need, not knowing if you’ve already lost...

One restroom for all: The plight of CSUEB student housing

One restroom for all: The plight of CSUEB student housing

Fernanda Carrillo,
Contributor

November 16, 2017

I am one of the many students living on campus along the 1901 block of Harder Road, an area filled with student dorms. I live in the Sonora Building with many other transfer students who attend Cal State East Bay. I currently live in a dorm with six other people, however, the only problem with the...

Drones present local safety issue

Drones present local safety issue

Jeremy Truesdell,
Contributor

November 9, 2017

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

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...

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