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A teen activist is born

A teen activist is born

Isabel De Honor,
Contributor
April 10, 2018

Over half a century after Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world with his “I Have a Dream Speech” in 1963, Emma Gonzalez, a senior and mass shooting survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,...

Teachers should not have guns

Teachers should not have guns

Jessica Avila,
Contributor
April 2, 2018

When our founding fathers included our right to bear arms in the Constitution, the current role that guns play in our country is probably not what they had in mind. Their original intentions were to create...

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Girl killed near campus was pregnant

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017

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...

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2017

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...

Hayward Police Department releases new information in 2016 murder

Hayward Police Department releases new information in 2016 murder

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2017

Earlier this month, the Hayward Police Department released new information from investigative leads in a 2016 murder. On Aug. 6, 2016 around 7:30 p.m. a 17-year-old male was shot and killed on Muir Street,...

Hayward High School junior killed

Hayward High School junior killed

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Hayward High School junior Lamar Murphy was shot and killed on Princeton Street and Smalley Avenue on Monday evening, shortly after 6:30 p.m. according to press statements from Alameda...

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 19, 2016

On March 15, eleven-year old Sarah Avalos and her family traveled to Hayward to purchase a new vehicle from an online seller. The family decided to meet the seller at Ochoa Middle School since they were...

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 24, 2016

Crime pays, but only if you don’t get caught. Twenty four alleged Norteño gang members found that out the hard way earlier this month. On Aug. 10 the Concord Police Department, in collaboration with...

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 18, 2016

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a...

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 3, 2016

CSU East Bay’s University Police Department officers received training on how to respond to active shooter situations on campus on Monday and Tuesday. The training was facilitated by the Public Safety...

Just witnessed a shooting at West Oakland Bart station. Heard a bang. Then saw 2 cops and a black man on the ground. He...

Posted by Akshay Dodeja on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Man allegedly shoots self at West Oakland BART station

Bryan Cordova ,
Managing Editor
September 2, 2015

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Akshay Dodeja tweeted out a photo at 8:14 p.m. that stated, “Just witnessed a shooting at West Oakland Bart station. 2 police men. 1 black man.” The photo contained two policemen...

Courtesy H.U.S.D.

Community comes together over death

By Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
August 26, 2015

It turns out the community of Hayward is pretty strong. In the wake of the shooting death of Kionta Murphy Jr. around 1 a.m. on Aug. 4 several local organizations stepped up to help the Murphy family...

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