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Trump and NFL compromise over National Anthem

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

In recent years, peaceful protests over social issues have reached an unprecedented number. Between women’s rights protests to Black Lives Matter movements, protests have changed the way people and organizations stand on a multitude of issues. However, one type of peaceful protest doesn’t sit well...

Gruden returns to the Raiders

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

May 30, 2018


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

History tends to repeat itself — sometimes in bad ways: world wars, economic collapse, extinction, famine. But for Oakland Raiders fans and its owner Mark Davis, history couldn’t repeat itself at a better time. Former Oakland Raider and Tampa Bay Buccaneer head coach Jon Gruden will return to...

Boycott games with deceptive money schemes

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Columnist

December 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Genuine Gian

The Electronic Arts video game company its due criticism because of a recurring payment model in the upcoming AAA title “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” In an attempt to defend their actions to members of the reddit.com community, the EA Community Team account has received a record of more than 400,000...

Raiders benefit from 49er leftovers

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

November 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game

On October 16, it happened again: a revered 49er superstar — one loved by both fans and coaches — made his short and long-awaited trip to the other side of the Bay to join the Oakland Raiders. This time it was All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman, a free agent who signed to play for the Raiders after...

NFL patriotism: your tax dollars at work

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game

The world of sports and politics have collided many times Whether it be through social media or on the playing field, professional athletes have used their platform to express their political and social ideals. Recently, players kneeling and locking arms during the national anthem is a common sight...

Gender equality evident in Dungeons and Dragons game

Giancarlo Lizzaraga, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Genuine Gian

In the medieval-fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons, players may find an environment that is more accepting of their sexuality and gender than in real life. “All of our new adventures contain LGBT characters,” D&D developer Jeremy Crawford said in a Kotaku article. “This is true of our...

Money, college — and fishing!

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

If you read the headline of this column, you probably are already interested: I imagine you either want to go to college, like to make money, or like the outdoors. So yes, it’s true; you can fish to go to college. Top colleges not only in California, but throughout the entire United States, now...

Fall ushers in new lineup of Broadway hits

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Genuine Gian

For those desperate for something stimulating during their October break, California theaters will be ripe with captivating shows from Broadway and beyond. Following the premier of the musical sensation “Hamilton” in San Francisco earlier this year, many other returning and new musicals will be...

Forming deep bonds with teachers is a lesson never forgotten

Serra Raquel, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Serra's Side of the Story

I’ve had many great teachers throughout the years — teachers who I will most likely remember for the rest of my life. The most important quality I have found in my teachers is their ability to relate to the minds of their students. Although it’s assumed that this is an important trait that all...

Relive childhood bliss through movies and cartoons

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Serra's Side of the Story

Every time I’m sick I find myself drawn to channels like Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon, or films from Disney or Dreamworks; if I have a bad day, the best medicine has proven to be a long marathon of classic Disney films. Is this obsession with children’s movies a sign of immaturity? Some could...

Raider nation lives on

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game, Sports

The Oakland Raiders have been one of the most iconic franchises in the history of American football, known for their dedicated and menacing fanbase and intimidating coliseum. Raider Nation had plans to move to Las Vegas, the casino capital, over the 2016 season and officially filed for relocation on...

Comedy Sportz battles with skits, stories, and games

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Serra's Side of the Story

Imagine being thrown up on stage to perform and entertain a crowd of people with no script, no rehearsal, and no preparation. For Bear Creek’s Comedy Sportz club, these are the components that make up a Friday night. So, what exactly is Comedy Sportz? Comedy Sportz is a world-recognized improv...

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