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Who broke the American election system?

Who broke the American election system?

Kathleen Stevens,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics

We are rapidly approaching one of the most unique national elections in recent history. It has become a political circus instead of an election and to further aggravate the situation, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton seems to have developed a clear plan of attack to solve our country’s many s...

Living on campus not so bad

Living on campus not so bad

Tishauna Carrell,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

My peers are often in a rush to be independent by moving off campus. However, when people hear that I will be living on campus for my fifth and final year at Cal State East Bay, they’re completely baffled. I have often been told that I should go to work so I can pay rent like an adult, or that...

‘Diverse’ enough to work at Facebook?

‘Diverse’ enough to work at Facebook?

Pablo Garnica,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Facebook’s July diversity report showed that the company lacks any real progress toward achieving diversity among its employees.   According to Facebook’s figures, Black employees totaled 2 percent and Hispanics only made up 4 percent of the company's total U.S. employees. Maxine Williams, F...

How I learned to embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’

How I learned to embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
July 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I used to say “All Lives Matter” and supported police when they used lethal force. I always sided with the police because I was raised to respect law enforcement. I grew up supporting the police and put them on a pedestal. When Mike Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri...

PokemonGo: a key to another universe

PokemonGo: a key to another universe

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
July 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I am proud to say that I am one of the 9.5 million users gleefully wandering around in city parks and libraries trying to catch all of the Pokemon who magically appear in the area using my smart phone. The PokemonGo craze has swept the Internet up in a storm, because it’s allowed many millennials...

May the frauds be ever in your favor

May the frauds be ever in your favor

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Monday, Stephen Colbert, host of the The Late Show on CBS, donned an electric blue wig and matching eyebrows in the image of Caesar Flickerman, the vivacious talk show host from “The Hunger Games” movie and took the podium at the Republican National Convention. After he dubbed it the “2016...

Netflix and steal? Password sharing not exactly illegal

Netflix and steal? Password sharing not exactly illegal

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 20, 2016
Filed under Metro, Opinion, Showcase

The internet clutched its collective pearls last week when a federal ruling seemed to make it illegal to share a Netflix account password. There must have been a huge sigh of relief from customers when they found out that was not the case. There was much more to the ruling than account password restrictions....

Warren best fit for Clinton

Warren best fit for Clinton

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
July 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Here we are in 2016, on the cusp of our first female president. Bernie Sanders publicly admitted last month in a C-SPAN interview that he will not receive the Democratic nomination and officially endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, so Clinton it is. Had Clinton gone up against a moderate republica...

The real world: Hayward

The real world: Hayward

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
July 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Dear Fellow Cal State East Bay Students, Like many of you, I transferred to East Bay from a community college. During my senior year in high school, parents would ask me where I was going to college. I would shrug and inform them I wasn’t going to leave the area. “I’m just going to Diablo Valley Col...

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
July 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Students enrolled in any of the California State University campuses must first pass a Writing Skills Test (WST) before they graduate. This test, though mandated, is flawed and an unnecessary requirement. At the very least it should be reviewed and revised to ensure that this test is relevant. For the last 39 year...

California law needles kids

California law needles kids

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: That is the question of the year. The law that anti-vaccine parents across the state have been dreading for almost two years just went into effect, and it’s terrifying. On June 30, California officially became the third state to prohibit parents from exempting t...

A role model in Ros Gold

A role model in Ros Gold

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Women across the globe are defeating the odds in sports media and are taking on highly esteemed roles in the broadcasting and analytic fields. The Golden State Warriors reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, otherwise known as Ros Gold, is one of these women. Gold-Onwude has become one of the most recognized face...

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