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Rugby World Cup comes to San Francisco

Rugby World Cup comes to San Francisco

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

In less than one month, AT&T Park in San Francisco will play host to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Previously held in Moscow, Russia, the Rugby World Cup Sevens serves as the pinnacle of achievement for rugby teams around the world. The World Rugby Organization awarded San Francisco and the...

Powerlifting memberships growing in California

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

At powerlifting competitions, the environment is contagious. Despite all the nerves, jitters and adrenaline floating around, lifters fire each other up with back slaps and shouting. The crowd yells, “UP! UP!” Everyone gets into their zone and it’s fun to watch coaches and athletes share in the excit...

Lane splitting: The other thing California legalized

Lane splitting: The other thing California legalized

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

Motorcyclist can now legally ride in between lanes Many Californians are caught up in the recent legalization of marijuana, but another controversial topic came to the forefront recently: lane splitting. Also known as lane filtering, it is when motorcycles ride in between lanes of traffic. Motorcyc...

Berkeley earthquake rattles Bay Area: Is CSU East Bay seismically safe?

Berkeley earthquake rattles Bay Area: Is CSU East Bay seismically safe?

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

At 2:39 a.m. on Jan. 4, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred in Berkeley that shook most of the Bay Area. On Tuesday night, two back-to-back earthquakes struck the Bay Area again. As a student in my fifth year at California State University, East Bay, the earthquake was a reminder that the Hayward c...

CSUEB student turns a side hustle into a legitimate business

CSUEB student turns a side hustle into a legitimate business

Alexis Figuera,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Features

HustleTea is an East Bay special-tea One guy and a cooler is an unusual place to get your tea or coffee from but if you’ve had HustleTea, then you know it’s not unusual at all. Adrien La, 20, has been selling his aunt’s homemade recipes for Thai tea and Vietnamese coffee since December 2016 with som...

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

State Treasurer's Cannabis Banking Working Group provides possible solutions Cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, defined by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” This classification subjects cannabis to the s...

California releases emergency marijuana laws

California releases emergency marijuana laws

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Politics

Recreational weed now for sale Richard Colorado has been growing marijuana privately for over 20 years. Although he was growing what was considered “recreational” product, he was able to vend his product to medical dispensaries legally for the last eight years. The Collective Cultivation Act enab...

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Independent growers at risk Richard Colorado’s thumbs and forefingers have permanent calluses from bending the stems of his marijuana plants in such a way that they get better access to light, which increases his yields. His small, 15-light setup is enough to keep him working 50 or more hours a week a...

Sonoma County receives help from other cities’ emergency responders

Sonoma County receives help from other cities’ emergency responders

Saul Perales,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

In the month of October, California’s North Bay was faced with what is now being said is one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The wildfires of Sonoma, Napa and Santa Rosa County caused hazardous air quality, smoky skies, and mesmerizing sunsets throughout the Bay Area. In the weeks...

Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion

In March of this year, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia and Lorenza Gonzalez Fletcher proposed a bill that would increase the tax on hard liquor and get rid of the tax on female “luxury items.” More than a year ago Democratic Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would remove the tax on femini...

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

Mario Britt is a 21-year-old Latino from Castro Valley and a self-proclaimed conservative supporter of President Donald Trump. He attends Merced Community College and is serving his third year as a specialist in the National Guard. He has never been physically attacked for his support of Trump, but hi...

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The dogs of Havana Walking through the worn cobble streets of Old Havana, there lies a city filled with a deep rooted history that’s often misunderstood. Cuban culture is so dominant, that it presents itself in not only the architecture and the locals— but within the animals that roam the streets...

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