Race for the finish

May 19, 2016 11:55 AM

Merritt, Laney represent district at Track and Field championships The California Community College Northern California Section Track and Field Championships were held May 13 at Chabot College in Hayward. Merritt College had eight of its athletes representing the school. Laney College had three—freshmen Mariama Hilburn and Bibiana Enriquez and sophomore Alyssa Emerson. Ali Arsiniega started things off for Merritt by taking fifth place in the 1500-meter run at an official time of 4 minutes, 52.93 seconds. She was confident about the race the evening before when she took a break from her team bonding over a game of UNO to […]

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Hope for the postseason

April 21, 2016 11:37 AM

The Golden State Warriors are famous for filling road-game venues with huge numbers of their fans. But as Warriors fans settle into their seats in Houston’s Toyota Center for game three tonight (April 21), they may or may not have a chance to scream for hero-icon-superlative guard Steph Curry. Although their team carries a 2-0 advantage in the first-round series, it’s a fragile ankle that carries their hopes. Even after the Warriors gave the Rockets a 104-78 drubbing to open the series and followed that with a 115-106 victory (both at Oracle Arena) without Curry in game 2, Warriors fans may be […]

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No shade of Gray for A’s

April 7, 2016 12:35 PM

Those in attendance for the traditional opening night of the Oakland Athletics on April 4 bore witness to the 11th opening-day loss in the last 12 home openers. The first blow of the eventual 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox was dealt nearly seven hours before the scheduled first pitch as the A’s projected starting pitcher (and ace) Sonny Gray was scratched due to food poisoning. According to various news reports, Gray was quoted as saying it might have been the lingering effects of a 24-hour flu bug. The A’s No. 2 starter, Rich Hill, filled in for Gray […]

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The Durant Dilemma

March 17, 2016 1:08 PM

If you are a Golden State Warriors fan (bandwagon or die-hard), then life is pretty good. However, it is difficult to ignore the noise surrounding the upcoming free-agency period and the reports that list Golden State as a front-runner in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. The rumors are intensifying as the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team Durant plays for, are treading water to stay in the conversation of title contenders, while the Warriors are chasing historic records. In the event that the Warriors were able to land Durant, they would be the only team ever to have two MVPs on the […]

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‘Race’ staggers toward the finish line

March 3, 2016 12:13 PM
‘Race’ staggers toward the finish line

“Race” is the story of how a young, black American catapulted himself into the spotlight as the premier athlete of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Despite the title, “Race”does little to depict the attitude of white America towards the plight of African Americans during the 1930s. The film opens with Owens (Stephen James) being ushered off to Ohio State University from his hometown of Cleveland. There is a subtle reference to the laws of the time as Owens and his friend head straight to the back of the bus while passing a few rows of white people, but the […]

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