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Oscar flub just one flaw in show

Oscar flub just one flaw in show

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

As I watched the cast and crew of “La La Land” accept the best picture award at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, I was mad. I thought about how African Americans won both best supporting actress, Viola Davis for “Fences” and best supporting actor, Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight.” And yet a...

NBA all-star game needs a reset

NBA all-star game needs a reset

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

In the second half of the 66th annual NBA All-Star game on Sunday in New Orleans, two big men from the Eastern Conference squad had a breakaway two-on-one opportunity. The only player left to defend them was Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. How did Curry respond? He laid down on his stomach at the fr...

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Craig Collins Ph.D.,
CSUEB Lecturer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

Craig Collins, Ph.D. teaches political science and environmental law at California State University East Bay and was a founding member of the Green Party of California. If events in Washington (and Moscow) continue to unfold as they have over the last few months, it appears that the groundsw...

Be prepared, more storms on the way

Be prepared, more storms on the way

Daina Charland-Sulaver,
Senior Manager PG&E

February 22, 2017


Filed under Letter to Editor, Metro

With more wet weather on its way, PG&E reminds customers to have an emergency plan. In case of an evacuation, consider the following tips to stay safe: Create an emergency preparedness kit. Include food, water, personal supplies, medication and equipment such as portable radios and flas...

You can still be tickled pink about Valentine’s Day

You can still be tickled pink about Valentine’s Day

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In elementary school, Valentine’s Day was a fun experience. We ate candy with our friends and made heart-shaped arts and crafts, all while passing out Valentines Day cards to the whole class. Back then, everyone was our valentine. Fast forward to college, where the Valentine’s Day experience is more complicated. A...

The love of Pablo

The love of Pablo

Sean Serrano,
Contributor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I have the same love I had this time last year: rapper Kanye West’s album, “The Life of Pablo.” West’s seventh studio album came out on Feb. 14, 2016 and it’s withstood the test of time. This album is a masterpiece and shows the true greatness that W...

‘America First’ will leave us last

‘America First’ will leave us last

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Madrid, Spain for the 2015-2016 school year. Spain has experienced an economic recession since 2007 and yet I saw the people of Madrid — Madrilenos — going about their everyday lives with vigor: they still indulged in “tapas,” took their afternoon “...

My quarter-life crisis

My quarter-life crisis

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

After five and half years of taking classes, I will finally graduate from college in June. I’m excited, and I can see the finish line as I complete this chapter in my life. However, despite my excitement, I’m also stressed, anxious and uncertain of what’s to come for me. On June 10, I will jo...

My vegan journey: Transitioning from carnivore to herbivore

My vegan journey: Transitioning from carnivore to herbivore

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Six months ago, I decided I was tired of consuming food that put corpses on my plate, so I became vegan. Being vegan is a lifestyle that avoids all animal food products such as meat, milk, cheese, eggs and honey. It also excludes products like leather, and products tested on animals, according to The ...

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

With Donald Trump now officially the president of the United States, and women’s reproductive rights on the chopping block, one thing is for certain: I will be getting that precautionary IUD birth control method before it’s too late. On Monday, just one day after the 44th anniversary of la...

Women’s mixed martial arts braces for change

Women’s mixed martial arts braces for change

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

If it wasn’t clear before, it is now thanks to UFC 207; it’s the end of an era. The pioneers of women’s MMA are phasing out to make room for new blood. First it was wrestler Miesha Tate, who briefly held the bantamweight belt last year after three years in the UFC, and stunned fa...

Silver and black are black and blue

Silver and black are black and blue

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

When Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr went down two weeks ago with a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts, things seemed bad. Carr was not only the best offensive player on the team, but in his third year in the league, he was finally becoming a superstar. He was even an MVP ca...

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