Palestine: no peace but apartheid

Mona Taleb-Agha
May 15, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Due to the number of complaints of Palestinians being a "security risk" received from Jewish settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Israel launched a segregated bus service meant for Palestinians at the beginning of March. While Israel's Transport Ministry claimed that... Read More »

Rock the…Bottle?

Rock the…Bottle?

Mona Taleb-Agha
May 15, 2013
Filed under A&F, Features, Fine Arts, Music, Off campus, Student Life, Top Stories

Despite skepticism over Napa hosting its first BottleRock Festival, a five-day long music, wine, and beer festival at the Napa Expo Centre, the event proved to be a raging success. In fact, it attracted an average of 35,000 people per day (unfortunately for the surrounding inhabitants who had to deal... Read More »

Outside Lands 2013 announces its lineup

Mona Taleb-Agha
April 24, 2013
Filed under A&F, Fine Arts, Music, Off campus, Student Life

Last week, the much awaited lineup for Outside Lands was announced for this summer, to everyone's excitement. The headliners for the festival include Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nine Inch Nails; not much of a surprise considering the concert's history of bringing some of the biggest names... Read More »

Spring Bay Area Events:

Mona Taleb-Agha
April 1, 2013
Filed under A&F, Briefs, Fine Arts, Local, Off campus, Student Life

April 12: East Bay Bike Party @ 7:30 p.m.West Oakland BART *FREE April 13: 2013 Berkeley Bay Festival: Free Sailboat Rides @ 11 a.m. Berkeley Marina *FREE April 13-14: SF Vintners Market @ 12 p.m. Fort Mason... Read More »

Bottle Rock Music Festival

Mona Taleb-Agha
March 13, 2013
Filed under A&F, Fine Arts, Music, Off campus

For those of us who enjoy festivals of the likes of Outside Lands and Treasure Island, here arrives the next big event in the Bay Area that will attract thousands: Bottle Rock Music Festival 2013. This festival is the first in what will hopefully become an annual shindig. Like other music... Read More »

The Life of Hugo Chavez

The Life of Hugo Chavez

Mona Taleb-Agha
March 7, 2013
Filed under News, Politics

The Venezuelan government confirmed on Tuesday, March 5 that their president, Hugo Chavez, has died at the age of fifty-eight in a losing battle with cancer. Hugo Chavez was recently re-elected for his fourth presidential term in October 2012, yet although his new term began in January 2013, he has... Read More »

CSA Hosts its First Chinese New Year Festival at DVC

CSA Hosts its First Chinese New Year Festival at DVC

Mona Taleb-Agha
February 28, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

To bring in the Year of the Snake, DVC's Chinese Student Association hosted its first annual Chinese New Year Festival - also called the Spring Festival or "Chun Jie" in Mandarin - in front of the Margaret Lesher Student Union on Tuesday, Feb. 26. This festival is traditionally 15 days long, where then... Read More »

Get serious about Syria

Get serious about Syria

Mona Taleb-Agha
February 7, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

A few weeks ago the Arab League monitors that were sent from the Gulf states to Syria were removed because of heavy criticism by anti-regime protestors who claim that the monitors were only allowed into the country in order to make the Syrian government look better. In addition, between 5,000 to... Read More »