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Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

As a teenager, Klebber Machado was eager to jump into the spontaneous lunchtime freestyle rap circles at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord. Later, Klebb took a History of Jazz and History of Rock & Roll class at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. Both experiences factored into his decision to p...

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

On an easel near the front of Gallery EVB is a picture of a man with a smile on his face standing behind jail cell bars. The caption on the photo says, “Dennis Perron in San Bruno Jail - 1975.” Perron was a cannabis activist and a leader in the movement to legalize marijuana. He co-authored Calif...

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Paz Sandoval,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Metro

Immigrant and workers’ rights took center stage at this year’s annual May Day March. The Oakland version of May Day is hosted every year by the organization Oakland Sin Fronteras, a group that hosts and attends events aimed at tackling social justice issues. On May 1, 1886, with the desire of an eight ...

Can Oakland’s offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?

Can Oakland’s offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?

Nick Piper,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is now in full swing, and the Oakland Athletics have started out predictably mediocre. A month into the season, the team has earned an 11-11 record which already puts them four and a half games back of the defending World Series Champion, the Houston Astros. Coming o...

Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs

Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The first round of the NBA playoffs has concluded, and all the lesser teams in both conferences have been eliminated. Now the semifinals have started, as the Golden State Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Golden State is coming off of a hard-fought first round series over the feisty San ...

Producer Juan A. Espinosa revives ‘Barrio Expressions’ TV show

Producer Juan A. Espinosa revives ‘Barrio Expressions’ TV show

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Imagine yourself in Hayward during the 1970s. How would it be different or similar than today? Guest speaker Juan A. Espinosa takes us back in time and depicts the life of a young Chicano growing up in the city of Hayward. Chicano is an ever-evolving term that identifies a person of Mexican descent b...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Many young people today think hip-hop is defined by contemporary artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But by focusing only on present-day artists, they leave out artists who paved the way for hip-hop to become the phenomenon it is today. In response to this, the Oakland Museum of C...

Speedrunning comes to the Bay Area

Speedrunning comes to the Bay Area

Michael Souza,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Some of the fastest runners will come together in San Francisco to showcase their skills. These are not runners or athletes in the typical sense. These are video game speedrunners meeting up for Calithon which is a four-day Twitch.tv live stream marathon from April 12 to 15 that showcases video speedrunners...

San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat

San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

Racist graffiti prompts closure A lockdown was issued yesterday at San Leandro High School around 11 a.m. after graffiti was discovered in a boys bathroom stall that read, “I’m shooting the School tomorrow at 1 I’m sick of this shit Better not come Fuck this place,” according to the San Leand...

No, Zaza Pachulia isn’t a dirty player

No, Zaza Pachulia isn’t a dirty player

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was in the middle of a controversial play when the Warriors demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-80 on Feb. 24. Late in the third quarter, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook charged the rim and missed a layup where he and Warriors guard Nick Young, bec...

Earthquakes win season opener

Earthquakes win season opener

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

San Jose beats MNUFC at home 3-2 After making it to the playoff last season and a long and fast paced preseason the San Jose Earthquakes were ready to start the new MLS season at home with a bang. The plan was to walk away with a win and three point from the first match and that’s exactly what the Q...

Being an A’s fan is pure agony

Being an A’s fan is pure agony

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

Athletics dysfunction right on schedule Baseball season is about to start and it’s time to cheer on the Oakland A’s. We love Oakland, which means we love being the underdog team with not a lot of money and we feel great when they succeed. Oakland is not a glitz and glamour team like Los Angeles, Bo...

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