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Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Janice Domingo,
Contributor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Music today has been fused together with so many different sounds it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish its genre. One such evolving genre is reggae. Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960’s and now represents a confluence of pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, and metal. This genr...

It’s snake season for the Bay Area

It’s snake season for the Bay Area

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On May 1, an unnamed 47-year-old San Jose resident was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake at the top of Fremont’s Mission Peak Regional Preserve. An antivenom was administered by paramedic Shaun Bouyea before a helicopter brought him to Washington Hospital, according to NBC Bay Area New...

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Metro

A bill titled SB16 that would lower the amount of money private loan collectors can garnish from student wages passed in the state senate on Monday, according to a news release from the office of California Sen. Bob Wieckowski, a democrat from Fremont. The bill will lower the private loan garnishment cap from its...

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Metro

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mondragon of Antioch was two months pregnant when she was shot and killed on March 14 near the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. According to her mother, Michelle Mondragon, an autopsy confirmed the teen was carrying a child in her first trimester when she died. The driver of ...

Fremont exhibit displays college protest art

Fremont exhibit displays college protest art

Mathew Weber,
Contributor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

On March 19, the Fremont Art Association—in partnership with Dr. Sharat Lin of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center—hosted a special event at their gallery in the Niles district of Fremont to commemorate their Art of Protest exhibit. In a presentation at the event, organizers examined the histo...

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Metro

The Cal State East Bay Hayward campus was briefly closed on Tuesday evening following an officer involved shooting near the City View Apartments on Carlos Bee Boulevard. According to the Fremont Police Department, around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday detectives attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle that was as...

Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay

Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Metro

Over 40 million Americans have student loan debt, Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, told Cal State East Bay students, staff and faculty at a presentation on campus on Wednesday. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wieckowski spoke to under 50 attendees in the University Union’s Bay View room about SB 16, a new b...

Fremont city council to fill vacant seat

Thania Arce and Victoria Groenewold,
Contributors

January 11, 2017


Filed under Metro

The Fremont City Council held a meeting on Tuesday to interview applicants seeking to fill the City Council seat made vacant when Councilmember Lily Mei was elected to serve as Mayor. New candidates were introduced to the board as well as the community at the meeting. Out of 27 applicants, eight candidates were ...

Missing woman found dead in Fremont

Missing woman found dead in Fremont

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Hayward Police Department confirmed on Monday that 22-year-old Stacey Xanthe Aguilar, who was reported missing in San Jose on Feb. 16, is now dead. As of yesterday, Hayward Police Department detectives arrested Esmid Valentine Pedraza, 23, on a homicide charge for the murder of Aguilar, accordin...

Does more rain and snow equal rising water levels?

Does more rain and snow equal rising water levels?

Raymundo Pedroza,
Contributor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Metro

It isn’t a secret that California has recently experienced one of the worst droughts in over 100 years. However, that changed this past month: Bay Area streets flooded, coastal properties were destroyed and traffic increased, as the region saw above-average levels of rain and snow in the region. ...

Fremont celebrates the big 60

Fremont celebrates the big 60

Shannon Stroud,
Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2016


Filed under Metro

Fremont residents gathered on Saturday to celebrate the city’s 60th anniversary. At 11 a.m., city officials closed off part of downtown, Capitol Avenue between Fremont Boulevard and State Street, for a community picnic in the street. The highlight of the celebration was the burial of a time capsul...

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers’ absence from the 2016 NFL postseason, the Bay Area will feel the impact of Super Bowl 50. The big game will be at the home of the 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, which brings with it a unique set of situations. With the entire...

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