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First generation college graduate beats statistics

First generation college graduate beats statistics

Jayvona Corley,
Contributor
July 3, 2018

Today nearly 4.6 million African Americans hold a college degree. I am proud to be the first African American in my family to get a bachelor's degree. I decided to participate in the CSU East Bay Black...

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer
June 14, 2018

Graduation is here. After all the late nights, early mornings and endless study sessions, the graduating classes of 2018 will walk the stage June 8-10. A quick Google search of CSU East Bay shows that...

The countdown to graduation

The countdown to graduation

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor
April 2, 2018

As the winter quarter came to a close, there were textbook rentals to turn in and final papers to submit. The midnight oil was burning to ensure good grades. It was my last quarter at California State...

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College life: Being waitlisted

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor
November 16, 2017

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...

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion

Danielle Torres,
Contributor
November 1, 2017

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...

State audit raises concerns about CSU hiring practices

State audit raises concerns about CSU hiring practices

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 17, 2017

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,...

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017

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...

Graduation jitters from the eyes of a military veteran

Graduation jitters from the eyes of a military veteran

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
April 26, 2017

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?...

Students define their own ‘college experience’

Students define their own ‘college experience’

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
April 5, 2017

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...

Getting back on the track

Getting back on the track

Ivy Gates,
Contributor
September 21, 2016

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...

California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 25, 2016

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...

The first generation to graduate

The first generation to graduate

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
August 17, 2016

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...

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