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Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional Raider with the two swords crossing from the top, I replaced it with a pirate skull equippe...

Track teams compete in invitational

Track teams compete in invitational

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay track and field teams competed in the East Bay Invitational over the weekend in their last regular season meet before the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference Championships next month. “It has been a rough season for our team as a whole,” sophomore Aaron Jone...

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

42 triple doubles, 82 games, one player: Russell Westbrook. The Los Angeles native made NBA history with those numbers, and did it with ease. Westbrook averaged a triple-double with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game for the 2016-2017 NBA season. He is only the second person in N...

Open Ocean Regatta hits Bay Area

Open Ocean Regatta hits Bay Area

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

At 7 a.m. in Sausalito on Sunday, the weather was sunny and winds, at just 3 miles per hour, were practically nonexistent. The rowing course was set through the San Francisco Bay and at 8:30 a.m., the air horn sounded promptly, commencing the Open Ocean Regatta for yet another year. The rac...

Softball splits games against Monterey Bay

Softball splits games against Monterey Bay

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay softball team improved their record to 24-18 overall and 16-14 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference play after a weekend road trip to Monterey. East Bay played the #8 ranked California State Monterey Bay Otters (31-7, 19-6) in a four-game series over the we...

Pioneers sink Otters on senior day

Pioneers sink Otters on senior day

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay women’s water polo team played their final home game over the weekend against California State Monterey Bay, in the last home contest on a stormy day. Before the game, East Bay honored the 7 seniors on the team; goalkeeper Nikki Vaughan, drivers Nicole Williams, Shelbie ...

Campus sports culture eludes students

Campus sports culture eludes students

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

Every year I watch the NCAA men’s basketball tournament commonly known as ‘March Madness.’ This consists of 68 NCAA Division I basketball teams competing in a winner-take-all; one loss and you are out tournament to determine a national champion. My eyes always drift towards the fans during the game. Teenag...

Pioneers tame Toros in home series

Pioneers tame Toros in home series

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay Baseball team improved their record, to 20-10 overall and 11-7 in conference games, over the weekend after they went 2-1 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros (7-24 overall, 5-16 conference) in a three-game series. On Saturday, the two teams split games in their doubleheader ...

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

For baseball fans, April is the best month of the year. The MLB season just started and every team has a chance to be a champion, as least for a little while. However, not all fans are so lucky. An Oakland A’s fan since I was four-years-old, I am one of the unlucky fans who know we have no chance ...

Water polo falls to conference rivals

Water polo falls to conference rivals

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s water polo team is now 1-1 against their Women’s Water Polo Association Conference rivals: Sonoma State University. On Friday, the Pioneers went head to head against Sonoma (7-16 overall, 0-1 conference) in the Hayward campus Pioneer Pool. East Bay won their p...

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

After eight years of rumors and stalled negotiations between the city and the team it became official on Monday; the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas. At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix early Monday morning the 32 franchise leaders approved a conditional relocation for the Oakland franchise with...

Water polo goes 1-1 after invitational

Water polo goes 1-1 after invitational

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay water polo team split their games over the weekend versus the California State Monterey Bay Otters and the UC San Diego Tritons, both of which were Women’s Water Polo Association games. On Friday, East Bay opened conference play against Cal State Monterey Bay (6-9 over...

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