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Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince

Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Football’s biggest night was hosted in Minneapolis this year as the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII. The Battle for the Lombardi Trophy rocked the television screens of over 103.4 million viewers across the country. The Philadelphia Eagles, who were once consi...

A hometown hero returns: Oakland Raiders land Gruden

A hometown hero returns: Oakland Raiders land Gruden

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders have finally found the coach they have been waiting for. It’s taken 16 years, but they now have the coach they believe will take them over the hump and will lead them to championships. He is a fan favorite and a former Raider Coach. The Raiders recently signed Jon Gruden to an...

We don’t need football at Cal State East Bay

We don’t need football at Cal State East Bay

Teresa Iglesias Robles,
Contributor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The end of college football season is fast approaching. Many students are getting ready to either cheer on their team in the playoffs or watch the last game of the bowl season. Here at CSU East Bay, neither is happening because we haven’t had a football team since 1993. The program was dropped because...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding medical marijuana, but professional sports leagues need to have dialogue about their rules...

The Raiders avoid a black hole

The Raiders avoid a black hole

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Week 2 game against the New York Jets put an exclamation point on what should have been a breakout, exciting season for the Oakland Raiders. Hometown hero Marshawn Lynch danced on the sideline after a fourth quarter touchdown to extend a rout of the Jets to 35-13. The crowd danced with him and the...

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017-18 NFL season is underway, and top-ranked teams such as the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders were predicted to emerge as title contenders. The Raiders started off with a 2-0 record but due to a series of poor performances in recent competition they have ...

National Anthem protests lose focus

National Anthem protests lose focus

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

During week three of the National Football League season, every team, players, and coaches included, peacefully protested the national anthem by kneeling, locking arms or staying in the locker room at halftime. The origins of this protest go back to last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarter...

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

August 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Another day has passed, totaling 165 since quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been an NFL free agent. On top of that, the Baltimore Ravens just signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Thad Lewis, whose last football impression was being placed on the 49ers’ injured reserved list at the end...

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders are officially leaving for Las Vegas in a few years, but before they go they’re adding a little local flare to the team. Well, a little more than a little, as Marshawn Lynch, the Skittles man and one of the most dominant running backs of his era, has officially been added...

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

According to multiple NFL and Oakland Raiders sources, the team agreed to a trade with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday that will bring Oakland native and retired running back Marshawn Lynch back to the silver and black. The deal will cost Raiders a couple late round picks in this year’s draft, how...

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...

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...

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