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2016 Election: Autism and the vote

2016 Election: Autism and the vote

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
December 7, 2016

My brother, Vito Angelo Lazo, is autistic and needs a routine in order to make sense of his day. He gets flustered easily when his schedule for the day is disrupted. Every Saturday, he and our...

California does its part, Trump still wins

California does its part, Trump still wins

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2016

As I watched the election coverage unfold last night on television I couldn’t help but be nervous. I didn’t want Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to win the race, but I knew we had to settle on one...

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2016

I feel like I am at a restaurant but all of the food is gone. All they have is salt, pepper and house salads. That is what the 2016 presidential election feels like to me. I don’t want either entrée,...

Green vote in a blue state

Green vote in a blue state

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 2, 2016

On Tuesday, voters will blacken the bubble that will determine what life in the U.S. will look like for the next four years: a dismal picture under Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and a downright horrifying...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Ryan Tayahua,
CSUEB Senior
October 19, 2016

There are a ton of candidates and ballot measures vying for our attention this election season. But one in particular Proposition 55 deserves a closer look, and a yes vote. While it may seem...

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 13, 2016

The general election is just four weeks away and voters are beginning to feel the pressure. California voters specifically will have a number of major decisions to make concerning issues in their state...

What is Proposition 63?

What is Proposition 63?

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 12, 2016

On Nov. 8, the nation will vote for it’s new president, state senators and for 17 new propositions that could affect how people go about their daily business. One of these is Proposition 63, which would...

Hispanics are not all the same

Hispanics are not all the same

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
August 24, 2016

Mexican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Nicaraguan: They are all “Mexican” to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump has said that Mexicans are rapists, drug dealers and criminals, among other...

Who broke the American election system?

Who broke the American election system?

Kathleen Stevens,
Contributor
August 3, 2016

We are rapidly approaching one of the most unique national elections in recent history. It has become a political circus instead of an election and to further aggravate the situation, neither Donald Trump...

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

David Debolt,
East Bay Times
July 27, 2016

A controversial measure to establish a civilian police commission is headed to the November ballot after a flurry of last-minute changes and objections from reformers over who gets to pick the members. The...

May the frauds be ever in your favor

May the frauds be ever in your favor

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 20, 2016

On Monday, Stephen Colbert, host of the The Late Show on CBS, donned an electric blue wig and matching eyebrows in the image of Caesar Flickerman, the vivacious talk show host from “The Hunger Games”...

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
July 20, 2016

A $2.87 tax on a pack of smokes could be in California’s near future. As of June 30, the “Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Amendment,” officially became eligible for the November...

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