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Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Metro

A bill titled SB16 that would lower the amount of money private loan collectors can garnish from student wages passed in the state senate on Monday, according to a news release from the office of California Sen. Bob Wieckowski, a democrat from Fremont. The bill will lower the private loan garnishment cap from its...

New York awakens student spirit

New York awakens student spirit

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With just two quarters to go before I graduate, I am starting to hit a wall. Some people call it ‘senioritis;’ I call it fatigue. In addition to working nights, I also go to school full time and run this student newspaper. It’s safe to say, my time is stretched thin. I felt a lack of interes...

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

It’s 8:00 a.m. on a Monday and I’m sitting in class when one of those unique headaches starts to set in. It feels like someone is pressing a needle into the back of my eye — sometimes both of my eyes — and now I feel the urge to use the restroom again even though I did so ten minutes before cla...

Student government leaders meet with students

Student government leaders meet with students

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Members of Cal State East Bay’s student government hosted a “Meet Your Senators” event outside the Old University Union on Feb. 23, at which students were given the opportunity to speak with student-elected senators and board members and ask them questions. The event was coordinated by the senator of ...

Single mom starts organization for student parents

Single mom starts organization for student parents

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Audra Stance came to CSUEB in the fall of 2016 to pursue a degree in nursing. Not only does she work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Kaiser Permanente, but like many other students, she is also a single mother to a nine-year-old girl. Stance said one of the struggles of being a single parent is ...

My quarter-life crisis

My quarter-life crisis

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

After five and half years of taking classes, I will finally graduate from college in June. I’m excited, and I can see the finish line as I complete this chapter in my life. However, despite my excitement, I’m also stressed, anxious and uncertain of what’s to come for me. On June 10, I will jo...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at people coming and going, as if in a trance. Every morning this week, the routine has been the same....

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Removing pepper spray from skin with a concoction of baby shampoo and granulated sugar wasn’t quite what third-year Cal State East Bay nursing student Sara Oldershaw had in mind when she decided to volunteer as a medic at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota; but it’s precisel...

First student food pantry celebrates grand opening

First student food pantry celebrates grand opening

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, Metro

One in five students go without consistent meals, a CSU study reported in February 2015. Since the report was released, Cal State East Bay has been cooking up a solution. Last Wednesday, East Bay cut the red ribbon on the university’s first student food pantry, a resource that many hope will satiate the hu...

A journey worth taking

A journey worth taking

Andrea Dupree ,
Copy Editor
September 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It took me 12 years, six months and 13 days to finish college.  I’ve been taking college courses since I was 19 and my daughter was 9-months-old. It was incredibly difficult to juggle all of my responsibilities: I had a baby, a full-time school schedule and a 30-hours-per-week work schedule. Sometim...

CSUEB online program among best in California

CSUEB online program among best in California

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
September 2, 2015
Filed under Campus

More than 15 years after its inception, the Cal State East Bay online program nabbed some national rankings. In August, the website BestSchools.com ranked CSUEB the third best online college in California. According to the website the criteria for a school making the list include: being an accredit...

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