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2016 Election: Autism and the vote

2016 Election: Autism and the vote

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Politics

My brother, Vito Angelo Lazo, is autistic and needs a routine in order to make sense of his day. He gets flustered easily when his schedule for the day is disrupted. Every Saturday, he and our mother go to Costco to buy the family food for the week, to the library to return his books and ...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Robert B. Wister,
Hayward Resident

November 30, 2016


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

Each election cycle we are confronted with closed streets for paving ONLY in the three months before election vote time. Watch the street paving frenzy come to a screeching halt the day of the election. Where are these workers for the preceding eighteen months? Who is paying them during their time o...

Trump Tracker

Trump Tracker

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What happened? Donald J. Trump has been meeting with various political leaders in an effort to fill out his cabinet. Here’s a run-down of who they are: Secretary of State: Mitt Romney met with Donald Trump early last week and emerged as the frontrunner for the position. However, on Thanksgivin...

Bay Area responds to election

Bay Area responds to election

Denika Williams,
Contributor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Chaos broke loose in various cities across the nation the moment Donald J. Trump became President Elect of the Unites States, including the Bay Area. Like most Americans, I watched on Tuesday November 8th to see the results of the 45th Presidential Election. It was past midnight when the news broke t...

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Contributor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

The current political climate in this country is the most toxic it’s been in my lifetime. In a mad dash to prove themselves right—because nothing is worse than a newspaper admitting that it got something wrong—they’re spreading false information. “Big media” outlets like CNN, Huffington Post, ...

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Screaming, yelling and chanting could be heard all across the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus last Wednesday. The news circulated primarily through social media and urged students, faculty and staff to gather in protest of the election of Donald Trump as the successor to current President of the Un...

California does its part, Trump still wins

California does its part, Trump still wins

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

As I watched the election coverage unfold last night on television I couldn’t help but be nervous. I didn’t want Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to win the race, but I knew we had to settle on one of them. I just thought there was no way it would be Trump. Sure, Clinton has her flaws, but she hasn...

Voters should take Proposition 57 serious

Voters should take Proposition 57 serious

Kevin D. Sawyer,
San Quentin News

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

For decades California has led the nation with tough-on-crime legislation like its draconian Three Strikes law. Women and men in the Golden State have been sentenced to indeterminate 25-to-life sentences for an array of trifling crimes such as drug possession and shoplifting; part of a war pr...

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

I feel like I am at a restaurant but all of the food is gone. All they have is salt, pepper and house salads. That is what the 2016 presidential election feels like to me. I don’t want either entrée, but I’m hungry and I have to eat, so I am forced to choose between a salad or condiments. Salad pl...

Green vote in a blue state

Green vote in a blue state

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Tuesday, voters will blacken the bubble that will determine what life in the U.S. will look like for the next four years: a dismal picture under Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and a downright horrifying one under Republican nominee Donald Trump. I am 23 years old and this is the first year I will...

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote

Briana Megid,
UC Davis Senior

October 30, 2016


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

I am an Argentinian-American dual citizen, and like many first-generation Americans, my first language was Spanish. I learned English in the San Fran- cisco public school system, and speak Spanish at home. Multilingual education was essentially outlawed in California public schools in 1998,...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Ryan Tayahua,
CSUEB Senior

October 19, 2016


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

There are a ton of candidates and ballot measures vying for our attention this election season. But one in particular Proposition 55 deserves a closer look, and a yes vote. While it may seem that Prop 55, the California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act, would only impact K-1...

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