The Bruin Voice

Team tryouts overwhelming students

Jacqueline Guilenna, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Online Only, Sports

Tryouts can be very intimidating for athletes — especially if they’ve never tried out for a team or if it’s a new sport they haven’t played before. For most athletes, overcoming nerves is the hardest thing to do, but getting those nerves under control is possible. Athletes are encouraged to...

JBA offers alternative to NCAA

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

November 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

The big baller era of sports is officially upon us. During the summer of 2018, Lavar Ball—CEO and founder of Big Baller Brand — launched the Junior Basketball Association. The goal of the JBA is to provide young players who come out of high school with an alternative to the NCAA. Noticeable differences...

Much more than Nothing

Gavin Cardoza, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Their name may seem a little unorthodox at first, and their style of slow and loud melodies may be different from much of the music heard today, but start-up band Nothing is more than what their name implies. The band’s genre, shoegazing (or shoegaze) is a subgenre of indie rock that emerged in the...

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 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...

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