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Suspect arrested in Nia Wilson slaying

Suspect arrested in Nia Wilson slaying

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 1, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

John Lee Cowell, 27, was arrested on Monday at the Pleasant Hill BART Station after a rider called the police alerting them he was on a train, according to BART officials. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Cowell on Monday with the murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson and the attempted mu...

Cannabis is now for pets

Cannabis is now for pets

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Products containing cannabidiol, better known as CBD, are becoming more common for cannabis consumers to find in their local dispensaries. CBD is the part of the cannabis plant that does not get you high but instead it has been proven to provide a variety of medical benefits for humans including relief...

Artist paints dolls on Bay Area Walls

Artist paints dolls on Bay Area Walls

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

When you exit Alum Rock off of 101, you see a mural of a wide-eyed mermaid laying on a beach. Her dramatic lashes sit on top of hearts in her green eyes that match her mermaid tail. She is painted on the side of Mariscos Cancun, a Mexican seafood restaurant. This mermaid is one of Sand One’s dolls,...

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Graduation is here. After all the late nights, early mornings and endless study sessions, the graduating classes of 2018 will walk the stage June 8-10. A quick Google search of CSU East Bay shows that the campus receives average scores from undergraduate students on college review websites like Niche.com...

California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend

California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The Memorial Day weekend at the Monterey County Fairgrounds was filled with music, art, food, drinks, camping, cannabis and lots of good vibes. The ninth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival started Friday and lasted through Sunday evening. Festival-goers could catch musicians on two...

Students create their own shows

Students create their own shows

Paz Sandoval,
Contributor

June 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

As the theater lights dimmed and the music’s tempo began to rise, the silhouettes of students on stage arranging the props for the opening set was all that could be seen. Then the stage lights came on and gave life to “Welcome to the Arcade,” a dance performance that depicts “how immersive, ex...

Multicultural sorority established on CSUEB Hayward campus

Multicultural sorority established on CSUEB Hayward campus

Reem Habte,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

On Nov. 3, 2017, Zeta Sigma Chi became the newest sorority on Cal State East Bay’s campus and joined 31 existing Greek organizations. But this sorority chapter is different from most of the others; they were created specifically to be a multicultural group that accurately reflects the ethnic divers...

Black people need gangster rap music

Black people need gangster rap music

Tionne Johnson,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

YG, a Compton gangster rapper and Piru Blood gang affiliate, is known for his controversial lyrics that describe life as a gang member and curse the current president of the United States. Earlier this month, the rapper was censored for performing his song “F--k Donald Trump” at Cal State East Bay...

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

As part of the first Oakland Art Month sponsored by Visit Oakland, nine muralists were selected to create a series of murals throughout the Jack London District. Previously known as the Oakland Mural Festival, muralists were given the option to express themselves unlike in years past where they were g...

Women’s water polo season wraps up

Women’s water polo season wraps up

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s water polo team finished second in the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) conference final, losing to 12-2 to UC San Diego on April 29. This wrapped up their season, finishing 18-9 overall on the year. The Pioneers fought hard all weekend, going 2-1 overall. They be...

Annual Cinco de Mayo festival celebrates culture

Annual Cinco de Mayo festival celebrates culture

Lesly Garcia,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The city of Hayward celebrated Cinco De Mayo with the annual festival on B Street last weekend. The festival was organized by La Alianza de Hayward, a local nonprofit community organization, Hayward Downtown Association and by city council members. Francisco Zermeno, a Hayward City Council mem...

Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB

Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

After two years of playing for Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team, sophomore guard Druce Asah announced last month he is leaving the program. Asah will transfer next year to Metropolitan State University in Denver, which is a part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. He redshirted his fres...

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