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Habana strength

Habana strength

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

Sweat began to drip after spending all but five minutes inside Osorio’s Gym. There was no form of air conditioning besides a slight breeze making its way through the front entrance. “Two CUC,” Osorio replied when asked how much it was to work out at his gym. It looked like a basement garage of...

Cuban fitness, an evolving culture

Cuban fitness, an evolving culture

Adam Murphy,
Contributor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Essays

It is a hot and humid afternoon in Havana, Cuba. The Spanish spoken around by the locals is foreign and different to me, but while walking by a nearby house, I recognize a familiar sound: the clanging and banging of weights and the grunting of men and women. Behind a locked chain link fence, I see a fa...

David Corrie Jr.

David Corrie Jr.

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Blogs

First glimpse of fitness My first few days in Havana Cuba have been quite an experience. When first arriving in the country, we took a van to the hotel and had a nice journey through the city as we explored some of the outskirts. One thing that was very interesting to see was a building that look...

Daniel Larios

Daniel Larios

Daniel Larios,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

First impression When you finally get to see that movie that’s been blowing up the box office or somehow manage to get a table at the hottest restaurant in the city, often times the hype gets built up so much that when you finally get to experience it, some of its panache is worn off and you’re...

Pioneers optimistic about upcoming season

Pioneers optimistic about upcoming season

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

August 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s a new season for the California State East Bay women’s soccer team and the team is in the midst of their preseason training with long double days and fitness tests. Last season the Pioneers finished 4-11-3 overall and 3-9 in conference, which put them 10th in the California Collegiate At...

Daisy Ortiz

Daisy Ortiz

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Small business, big surprise Havana is a mix between gray and white. I say gray because unfortunately for some and a blessing for others, even the best parts of Havana aren’t what you would see in the United States. Many of the hotels are built in the middle of run-down buildings in which people...

Cameron Stover

Cameron Stover

Cameron Stover,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Currency Conundrum I visited Santa Maria beach with a few students on the third day of my Cuba experience. The water was a beautiful blue color and the Cuban culture was evident across the white sand. There were groups of Cubans congregated around a few musical instruments and dancing in unison. ...

Fitness culture in Cuba

Fitness culture in Cuba

Adam Murphy,
Contributor

August 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

As Cuba’s communist government increasingly opens up to the world and embraces a more free market economy, it will be interesting to see how the island and its fitness culture changes. Only time will tell, but the passion and desire for this culture are already vibrant on the island and will only gro...

Baseball culture in Cuba alive and thriving

Baseball culture in Cuba alive and thriving

Daniel Larios,
Contributor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Study Abroad: Cuba

We got word there was a recreational baseball field where locals go to play pick-up games a couple of kilometers away from our hotel. In the hopes of recording a casual interview, we decided to pack a few things and head out that way. We figured the worst-case scenario is we’d get some b-roll or pictures...

CSUEB Athletics sign deal with Under Armour

CSUEB Athletics sign deal with Under Armour

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

After five years of purchasing apparel through clothing and equipment company Eastbay, the Pioneers will make the switch to Under Armour beginning in fall. On July 20, Cal State East Bay announced a five-year deal with distributor BSN Sports and Under Armour to provide all athletics teams with uniforms,...

Men’s basketball coach leaves for Nevada

Men’s basketball coach leaves for Nevada

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After four seasons at the helm for the Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team, Head Coach Gus Argenal resigned to accept an assistant coach position at the University of Nevada, Reno on Monday. Argenal finished his tenure at East Bay with a record of 35-76, including the team’s best record si...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Sparks as a game operations and entertainment intern for about a month and a half and it’s been fantastic. Every day I learn about the execution process of halftime entertainment, camera cues for broadcasts, game day operations and so much more. But rec...

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