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Volleyball bounces back, sinks Otters

Volleyball bounces back, sinks Otters

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

After losing two straight matches, the Cal State East Bay volleyball team bounced back over the weekend as they traveled to Monterey Bay and left with a 3-2 victory. “This last game against Monterey was a really big game for us,” junior middle blocker Deja Thompson said. “Lately we were str...

Navigating through the smoke: Details hazy on the Smoke & Tobacco-Free campus policy

Navigating through the smoke: Details hazy on the Smoke & Tobacco-Free campus policy

Amos Mak,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Since Sept. 1, smokers need to look elsewhere to take a break, because all California State Universities have enacted a “Smoke & Tobacco-Free” policy. This means the use of smoke-emanating and tobacco products are prohibited from the entire campus including classroom buildings, parking lots, and fo...

Volleyball squad struggles in southern California

Volleyball squad struggles in southern California

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s volleyball team was handed their first two losses of California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference (CCAA) play and their third loss of the season over the weekend after a road trip to Southern California. “I think this weekend we had a lot of very...

Women’s soccer loses third straight game

Women’s soccer loses third straight game

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s soccer team lost two close games over the weekend culminating in a three game losing streak. The losses put the Pioneers record at 3-5 overall and 1-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference play. Despite the losing streak and current record...

Bryan Rooney named new men’s basketball coach

Bryan Rooney named new men’s basketball coach

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

Cal State East Bay’s nationwide search for a new men’s basketball head coach came to a conclusion in its own backyard last week. After 10 seasons with the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers out of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in Vallejo, The Pioneers nabbed Bryan Rooney away to ...

Traffic consistently bad in Bay Area

Traffic consistently bad in Bay Area

Jamie Lee DaSilva,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you have become accustomed to traffic jams. The morning commute, chock-full of bumper-to-bumper interactions, starts around 5 a.m. and lasts until 10 a.m., sometimes longer. The afternoon and evening commute begins generally around 3 p.m. and lasts until abo...

Oakland homeless camps continue to grow

Oakland homeless camps continue to grow

Elizabeth Orozco,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Metro

In recent decades, Oakland’s homeless population have grappled with rising housing costs coupled with scarce affordable options. The growing number of homeless people continues to rise, according to EveryOne Home’s survey conducted in January. The bustling tent cities have put pressure on Oakland of...

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

When I walked into Jupiter Pizza in Berkeley, it looked like a small, underwhelming restaurant. However, inside was a spacious venue and a large outdoor section accompanied by a stage for live music. The rustic setting was accompanied by the sounds of the West Grand Brass Band. With half of its members h...

Promoting music shows a learning process for student

Promoting music shows a learning process for student

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

It is 1 a.m. on a Saturday, the fans are gone, and I am cleaning up as quickly as possible so that I can distribute the earnings and get the bands back on the road. After a month and a half of hard work, the show was a success. It may not be evident to everybody, but there is a lot of work involved i...

The dogs of Cuba

The dogs of Cuba

Wriaunna Brown,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

In the bright, worn streets of a tourist-filled Old Havana, a furry canine laid seemingly lifeless on the cobblestone ground. As I walked closer to see if it was still breathing, the dog perked its head up before collapsing again under the blazing sun. In Cuba, there are growing numbers of animals,...

Cuban hospitality

Cuban hospitality

Ruth Stone,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

When visiting Cuba, tourists have two different options on where they would like to stay; a traditional hotel, which would be the obvious choice, or a “casa particular.” With Cuba being an impoverished country, why not get some real Cuban culture and explore what great wonders a “casa” can offer ...

Relating to Cuba

Relating to Cuba

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

We all need water to survive, we need dirt to plant seeds and with the mixture of the two it creates an element that we need in order to grow. They call this little community in Cuba the mud but not for the way I see it but because it is dirty and poor. Poverty is something that exists but nobody really t...

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