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Athletics season hits halfway point

Athletics season hits halfway point

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

August 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

Baseball season has reached its halfway point and the Oakland Athletics should feel good about where they stand. They have had an interesting first half with several storylines, most importantly ending it by winning 17 of their last 22 games and now are 10 games above .500. This first half of th...

Suspect arrested in Nia Wilson slaying

Suspect arrested in Nia Wilson slaying

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 1, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

John Lee Cowell, 27, was arrested on Monday at the Pleasant Hill BART Station after a rider called the police alerting them he was on a train, according to BART officials. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Cowell on Monday with the murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson and the attempted mu...

Wednesday is the new day for bass in the Bay

Wednesday is the new day for bass in the Bay

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Features

It is not very common for people to go out and party on a Wednesday night, considering that most work during the week. However, last Wednesday was an exception for me. I went to “Wormhole Wednesday” at The New Parish on San Pablo Avenue in Downtown Oakland, and it was a much greater experience than...

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

For Jack and Alise Eastgate, this past year has been a busy one. They were chosen along with forty-nine other artists to contribute their take on the Oakland Athletics elephant mascot, Stomper, for the A’s 50th anniversary “Paint the Stomper” event. This in addition to the Eastgates being selected...

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

As part of the first Oakland Art Month sponsored by Visit Oakland, nine muralists were selected to create a series of murals throughout the Jack London District. Previously known as the Oakland Mural Festival, muralists were given the option to express themselves unlike in years past where they were g...

Oakland still needs more defenders

Oakland still needs more defenders

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NFL draft concluded on April 28, and the Oakland Raiders came out with an average draft. There is a lot more they could have done, and they made some moves that made fans scratch their heads. Oakland needed to secure their defense, and they failed to do that. The Raiders left a lot of good pl...

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

On an easel near the front of Gallery EVB is a picture of a man with a smile on his face standing behind jail cell bars. The caption on the photo says, “Dennis Perron in San Bruno Jail - 1975.” Perron was a cannabis activist and a leader in the movement to legalize marijuana. He co-authored Calif...

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Paz Sandoval,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Metro

Immigrant and workers’ rights took center stage at this year’s annual May Day March. The Oakland version of May Day is hosted every year by the organization Oakland Sin Fronteras, a group that hosts and attends events aimed at tackling social justice issues. On May 1, 1886, with the desire of an eight ...

Can Oakland’s offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?

Can Oakland’s offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?

Nick Piper,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is now in full swing, and the Oakland Athletics have started out predictably mediocre. A month into the season, the team has earned an 11-11 record which already puts them four and a half games back of the defending World Series Champion, the Houston Astros. Coming o...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Many young people today think hip-hop is defined by contemporary artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But by focusing only on present-day artists, they leave out artists who paved the way for hip-hop to become the phenomenon it is today. In response to this, the Oakland Museum of C...

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Jon Gruden is the coach the Oakland Raiders have long waited for to return and lead them back to success. Since joining the team in January, he’s been making headlines with his comments. That's the thing with Gruden, he's a great coach and he’ll also give the media something to write about. A...

Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater

Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features

Colombian singer songwriter makes her Bay Area stop on her international tour I first saw Kali Uchis sing in 2014, watching her on YouTube from behind a computer completely awestruck. She has an unconventional sense of fashion. I wouldn't call her style vintage necessarily, but rather an homage ...

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