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Federal work study or part time job?

Federal work study or part time job?
January 24, 2018

Many students here at Cal State East Bay qualify for Federal Work-Study (FWS), but what exactly is it? According to Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, “Federal Work-Study...

Cuba’s working women

Cuba's working women
September 21, 2017

In Cuba, this is a common occurrence, as women dominate much of the workforce. They work as museum curators, doctors, professors and teachers; they own businesses and hold public office. They make up...

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland
August 23, 2017

On a sunny afternoon at Lake Merritt in Oakland, you will find people jogging, walking, relaxing, and enjoying the day off. However, you will see Julia Ibarra, sitting on a bench, writing her weekly...

A woman’s place in a foreign country

A woman's place in a foreign country
July 26, 2017

My favorite monument in Havana lives in the courtyard of the Plaza Vieja. A voluptuous woman wielding a fork rides a giant rooster that stands poised on one leg. There’s no plaque and no explanation...

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort
July 19, 2017

I’ve only had one dog in my life, so it is safe to say that I am not the most experienced person when it comes to canines. The dog lived at my grandfather’s house, and despite my frequent...

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