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College life: Being waitlisted

College life: Being waitlisted

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to enroll in classes at CSU East Bay, whether you’ve just started or been here for some time. Once your registration date approaches, it feels like you’re racing against thousands of students for classes you need, not knowing if you’ve already lost...

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion

Danielle Torres,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus

On Sept. 5, President Trump and his administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA, which was approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), allowed approximately 800,000 undocumented youth to receive a work permit and be protected from deportation. ...

State audit raises concerns about CSU hiring practices

State audit raises concerns about CSU hiring practices

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

The 23-campus Cal State University system will revise some of its management policies following a state audit that discovered discrepancies in hiring and budgetary practices last month. On April 20, the California Bureau of State Audits released the results of an audit that looked at six CSU campuse...

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I came to CSUEB straight from high school in 2012. I grew up in Southern California and chose CSUEB to get away from home and experience being on my own. I came straight from a semester school, so I didn't really understand what the quarter system was. I just knew that for some odd reason, I started ...

Graduation jitters from the eyes of a military veteran

Graduation jitters from the eyes of a military veteran

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Graduation is around the corner and the professional world is knocking on my door. Am I ready? Do I have the necessary skills and experience to make it in a society that embodies the survival of the fittest? One where the strong are praised and the weak are forgotten. I already have bills to pay and a ...

Students define their own ‘college experience’

Students define their own ‘college experience’

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion

On September 16, 2012, I became the first person in my family to go to college. When I moved away from my hometown in Long Beach, it was a dream come true. The 17-year-old me wanted to experience life without having parental guidance 24 hours a day, seven days per week and wanted to have a real “college...

Getting back on the track

Getting back on the track

Ivy Gates,
Contributor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

I started running track in the 7th grade. Track and field became the perfect sport for me because I am skinny and have long legs. I learned everything about track and field by going to my sister’s track meets. My sister started running track in 6th grade. She participated in field events, the 100...

California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 25, 2016


Filed under Metro

Earning a college degree has typically been thought of as a four-year endeavor, but that’s become more myth than truth in recent years: A six-year education is more of a reality. On Tuesday, the California Assembly approved a bill known as the “California Promise,” an initiative that aims to...

The first generation to graduate

The first generation to graduate

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

August 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

I am the first member of my Mexican family to go to college. I am 21 years old and come from a family of nine. I have six older brothers who were born in Mexico but I was born in the US. When I graduate next spring, it will be a great accomplishment, not only for me, but for my parents an...

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

July 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

Students enrolled in any of the California State University campuses must first pass a Writing Skills Test (WST) before they graduate. This test, though mandated, is flawed and an unnecessary requirement. At the very least it should be reviewed and revised to ensure that this test is relevant. For the last 39 year...

I’m about to graduate: What’s next?

I’m about to graduate: What’s next?

Karina Salgado,
Contributor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

With spring graduation only two months away and soon to be a CSUEB alumna, the only thing on my mind is: What comes next? After spending the last six years of my life walking around the East Bay campus and feeling like graduation was centuries away, now that it’s rapidly approaching, I keep questi...

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