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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...

Tim Kaine is the right choice

Tim Kaine is the right choice

Samuel Salisbury,
Contributor
August 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

When Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee for the President of the United States of America on July 26, many Democrats still said “Bernie or Bust,” clinging to Bernie Sanders, the more left-leaning candidate that they truly wanted. I was never in this camp. I was always firmly in ...

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...

Clinton’s big win in California: Why were the polls so wrong?

Clinton’s big win in California: Why were the polls so wrong?

Aaron Kinney,
East Bay Times
June 9, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

A trio of polls showed a tight race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in California, but by early Wednesday morning it was clear Clinton, who claimed the Democratic nomination Tuesday night at a rally in New York, would roll to a resounding victory over the Vermont senator. The question, as daw...

Presidential elections heat up

Presidential elections heat up

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics

The presidential primaries are nearing a close, and while Donald Trump has all but secured the Republican nomination, the Democratic elect is yet to be determined. At the moment, it seems Hillary Clinton has a firm grasp on the nomination, but not if Bernie Sanders has anything to say about it. Sande...

The undemocratic, Democratic Party

The undemocratic, Democratic Party

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
May 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The Democratic Party is facing an internal crisis. Young voters are turning away from the Democratic Party in favor of independent-thinking Sen. Bernie Sanders. Voters between the ages of 18-29 voted in favor of Sanders 72 percent to Hillary Clinton’s 28 percent in the New York primary last month, acc...

Presidential race down to three

Presidential race down to three

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

With just three candidates left in the presidential race, things are starting to heat up. After Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of Republican contention for president last week, the country is left with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as potential successors for President of th...

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2016
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Despite urges from Hillary Clinton for Bernie Sanders to concede the Democratic Party Presidential nomination over the weekend, the 74-year-old pledged to his supporters he would not take that path. Why would he? Sanders has won several states like Washington, Idaho and Alaska in March and even if Clinton sweeps the remaining prima...

Islamophobia is not the answer

Islamophobia is not the answer

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump continues to assert his position to ban all Muslims from entering the country. His stance has aroused the violent vigor of many Americans, which has forced our Muslim citizens to live in a constant state of fear. “I’m not really worried about Donald...

Dear Colleagues and Students

Dear Colleagues and Students

Dr. Nicholas L. Baham III,
Professor of Ethnic Studies and CSUEB CFA Chapter President
May 4, 2016
Filed under Features, Op-ed, Opinion, Showcase

On behalf of your CSU East Bay chapter of the California Faculty Association (CFA) and Students for Quality Education (SQE), I want to thank you for your support and love in the recent Faculty Fight for Five! As many of you now know, we were able to avert a strike after a last minute agreement with Chance...

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

In the wake of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Barack Obama nominated D.C. Circuit, Court of Appeals justice Merrick Garland on March 16, 2016, as the next member of the Supreme Court. However, the Republican Party has sworn to deny any nominee that President Obama endorse...

Gender wage gap in U.S. makes women lose $500 billion every year

Gender wage gap in U.S. makes women lose $500 billion every year

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

A new Equal Pay Day study released this April has found that women across the United States are paid an average of 79 percent of what their male counterparts earn annually, doing the exact same work. The analysis was conducted by the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit organizati...

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