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Living nightmares from my commute

Traffic backs up on southbound Interstate 880 after  a crash that killed a CHP officer Christmas morning shut down the freeway on Dec. 25, 2017, in Hayward, Calif.
August 1, 2018

We all fear the dreaded commute to get to our destinations. How should we prepare for it? My commute to school has significant influence and impact on my life. I commute from Tracy to Hayward in order...

SoCal students large part of CSUEB population

SoCal students large part of CSUEB population
July 3, 2018

Summertime is here, and we’ve managed to finish yet another school year. Unless you’re taking summer school, it is now time to hibernate and make up for all those sleepless nights studying and stressing...

Escaping Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Escaping Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
October 19, 2017

Upon his initial arrival to Puerto Rico, CSUEB student Juan Palencia was ready to experience life as an exchange student on the paradise-like island. However, instead of enjoying bright blue bioluminescent...

Cuban hospitality

Cuban hospitality
September 21, 2017

When visiting Cuba, tourists have two different options on where they would like to stay; a traditional hotel, which would be the obvious choice, or a “casa particular.” With Cuba being an impoverished...

Tourism boosts Cuba’s ecomony

Tourism boosts Cuba's ecomony
September 21, 2017

Havana, Cuba is a city with warm beaches at just a 30-minute drive away, an old town filled with charm and colorful buildings. From an American perspective, Cuba looks like a place stuck in the 50s with...

Cuba in the Raw

September 20, 2017

There’s a tenuous balance between tourism as a problem and as a solution for Cuba. Despite the negative effects, the continued presence of the embargo precludes most other options for Cubans.

Cuba teaches student to ‘go with the flow’

Cuba teaches student to 'go with the flow'
August 30, 2017

On my last day of exploring in Cuba I decided to return to Marina Hemingway for one last visit in hopes of catching an interview with the dive master at the local scuba dive shack and capture a...

‘Casa Particulars’ in Havana, Cuba

'Casa Particulars' in Havana, Cuba
August 29, 2017

Walking down 7th street in Central Havana, Cuba on a hot 87-degree day, I stumbled upon a brightly colored house, which caught my attention. The cheerful yellow and white crown molding invited me in. By...

Allison Weseman

Allison Weseman
August 28, 2017

Exploring Casa Blanca As I’m taking in the sights and sounds of Cuba, I realized that I have only stayed in Havana and hadn't been to other cities such as Casa Blanca. I knew that it in order to get...

Mitch Scorza

Mitch Scorza
August 27, 2017

Salternative facts iAy que rico y sabor! Allow me to explain; in Latin American countries, this is a compliment mostly aimed at the food or “la comida.” In Cuba, the food has a bounty of flavor,...

Juana Davila

Juana Davila
August 27, 2017

Paradise in a dark alley Old Havana is beautiful during the night; it’s like a never ending fiesta. Parents are out with their children, young couples are taking a stroll while street musicians work...

Danielle Thompson

Danielle Thompson
August 24, 2017

La Gente The people of Havana, Cuba are exceptionally bright and personable. Everyone I've encountered during these first three days has been helpful, friendly and funny. The people here also seem to...

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