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Spider-Man ushers in new era for Marvel

Spider-Man ushers in new era for Marvel

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR

July 18, 2019

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” was not just the epic conclusion of over ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Infinity Saga,” but the beginning of a new era for Marvel movies. However, one question needs to be answered moving forward: what now? When the Marvel Cinematic Universe first sta...

Disney evolves with new live action films

Disney evolves with new live action films

By By Shanice Thomas, CONTRIBUTOR

July 18, 2019

To evolve is to develop gradually, from a simple to a more complex form. The Walt Disney Company has evolved more in the last 15 years than its entire 80-year history. One can now find gay pride gear not made on online by someone else but in Disney’s stores and parks which was not done before. A...

Black Mirror season five fails to deliver

Black Mirror season five fails to deliver

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

July 11, 2019

A bootleg Chun Li, a hostage crisis over social media, and a doll who curses like a sailor. Need some context? Give Black Mirror season five a try. Fans of the British Broadcasting Corporation turned Netflix Original show Black Mirror all share the opinion that the newest season is universally dum...

Alameda hosts annual Island Jam

Alameda hosts annual Island Jam

By Lillian Lee Follrath, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

The City of Alameda’s annual “Island Jam” occurred June 15-16. For the festival, small businesses come from all over the Bay Area, bringing different cultures and trends with them. Local music artists also come to provide a rich culture of Bay Area music. The musical lineup at the 2019 event ...

Second Sky is an Evolved Shelter Live Tour

Second Sky is an Evolved Shelter Live Tour

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

June 20, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROMAR LAMANO | THE PIONEER While other music events boast that they are the first of their kind, Second Sky Festival actually lives up to that promise. Second Sky Festival, created by American DJ Porter Weston Robinson, has been one of the most anticipated music events of the year. Robinso...

The rise of the “Rapping Teacher

The rise of the “Rapping Teacher

June 13, 2019

It all started back at University of California, Davis, where Chris Lau earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish with an end goal of becoming a Spanish teacher at a high school or college level. One of Lau’s fraternity brothers urged him to write a rap verse for an upcoming party and Lau accepted t...

“Rocketman” outshines “Bohemian Rhapsody”

“Rocketman” outshines “Bohemian Rhapsody”

By Tia Wilson, COPY EDITOR

June 12, 2019

Elton John’s music has been gracing our speakers since 1969. Everyone knows the hits, “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocketman,” and “Tiny Dancer.” These hits and more only scratch the surface of what is John’s extensive songbook. Now, his story is being immortalized in the film “Rocketman...

Why do we go to music festivals?

Why do we go to music festivals?

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

June 5, 2019

Meet me under the electric sky. What sounds like a password to a speakeasy-themed bar means much more to those who attend the Electric Daisy Carnival or EDC. Music festivals have been part of United States’ entertainment history since Fantasy Fair, the first music festival in 1967. After Fan...

Pilipinx Consciousness Night “Showtime”

Pilipinx Consciousness Night “Showtime”

May 2, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY NICOLE NOOL | THE PIONEER PASA of CSUEB presents the 47th Pilipinx Consciousness Night “Showtime”.

CSU East Bay’s Refuge dance recital

CSU East Bay’s Refuge dance recital

May 2, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTIAN MARTINEZ | THE PIONEER California State University, East Bay’s Theatre and Dance Department presents “Refuge”, a site-specific performance related to the struggles of homelessness, food insecurity, and various crisis situations. The cast has partnered with Pioneers fo...

Midsommar will continue horror film renaissance

Midsommar will continue horror film renaissance

By Eric Parker, CONTRIBUTOR

May 2, 2019

Film studio A24 recently released the trailer for their next feature film, “Midsommar” from acclaimed director Ari Aster. With this film, the studio continues the emerging trend of “smart horror” that began in the last decade. Aster’s previous film, 2018’s “Hereditary,” was met with criti...

Movies cause interest in comic books

Movies cause interest in comic books

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

April 25, 2019

Excelsior. With great power comes great responsibility. Trust me, true believer. These sayings were some of the many catchphrases coined by the great Stan Lee before his passing in November of 2018. Lee was among the greatest comic book writers that ever were, and the films created from those bo...

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