The Pioneer

The Sights and Sounds of Mongolia

Lauren Lola

February 17, 2011


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Arranged by music professor Peter Marsh, a Mongolian performance group journeyed from Asia to give the clusters a performance of traditional Mongolian music and dance on Feb. 10. The first half of the presentation was a demonstration of traditional Mongolian vocal and instrumental music. Two musicians played a short piece with both a wooden flute and a Mo...

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s “Writing” Debut A Shore Miss

Stephanie Spearman

February 17, 2011


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As three out of seven “Jersey Shore” cast members were awarded book deals, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi beats the craze to death with an unimaginative account of life at Seaside Heights. Snooki’s publication debut, “A Shore Thing,” is a fictional novel describing the adventures of two co...

Wind and Symphony Orchestras Prepare for Concerts

Ashley Matuszak

February 17, 2011


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CSU East Bay's Music Department has two upcoming concerts that will give listeners traditional elements with an added flare. The Symphony Orchestra concert will be Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The Wind Symphony concert will be Tuesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unive...

Justin Bieber Documentary a Surprising Win

Stephanie Spearman

February 17, 2011


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Girls all over the country with a case of ‘Bieber Fever’ will be pleased to know that there is a major motion picture documenting the 16 -year-old singing sensation’s life. Justin Bieber has been famous for less than two years, and he already has a concert style documentary recording the whirlwin...

Closure May Be Inevitable for Historic Lorenzo Theater

Natalia Aldana

February 10, 2011


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After 13 years, the Lorenzo Theater Foundation has still not met its monetary goal to fully restore the historic theater in San Lorenzo, according to the foundation. Even under its new owners, the Alameda County Redevelopment Agency, the Lorenzo Theater is still a work in progress, a $7 million dream. According to Bill Lambert, Economic Assis...

“Life in a Day:” Mankind in the Raw

Lauren Lola

February 7, 2011


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On Jan. 27, after six months of compiling and editing, Scottish director Kevin Macdonald premiered his documentary, “Life in a Day,” not only to the attendees of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, but to the entire world through YouTube. The 95-minute film strings together footage submitted by YouTube...

CSUEB Play “Xtigone” Goes To Regional Competition

Shane Bond

February 3, 2011


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The Regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) has selected CSU East Bay’s own “Xtigone,” performed last fall, for competition that stretches across seven states, according to the CSU East Bay Theater and Dance Department. “We are very excited,” said Chairman of the ...

Local Artists’ Gallery Opens in Downtown Hayward

Richard Duboc and Ashley Matuszak

January 27, 2011


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The Gallery features the work of CSU East Bay alumna Kimberley Rowe B Street got a little more colorful on Friday after the Hayward Arts Council opened its new Cinema Place Art Gallery. The Gallery opened its doors to nearly 200 people on opening night, with plenty of foot traffic from the movie theater next door. ...

Charice: The Songbird of the Philippines

Lauren Lola

January 27, 2011


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Not a day goes by when we don’t hear something regarding celebrities, such as Justin Bieber, Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, and many more. Despite their different occupations in the entertainment industry, these familiar names all have something in common; they are all marketed. Why ...

Whaaat??

Cheyann Elmore

January 27, 2011


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Anywhere you go, people can be found walking around with their earphones in, cranking up their music, unaware of the lasting consequences, which, as it turns out, can include gradual and permanent hearing loss, a survey shows. Conducted in late 2007 at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvar...

Brad Meltzer’s Presidential Mystery Falls Short of Historic

Katherine Forneret

January 20, 2011


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Brad Meltzer’s brand new thriller “The Inner Circle” is sure to be a New York Times bestseller, as so many of his past novels have been. But unlike his past novels, this story delves into the secret lives of presidents of the past, present, and future. In this historical thriller, Meltzer bu...

Tony Blair: A Political Journey Across The Pond

Mark Laluan

January 20, 2011


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One might think of public policy making as an act of political conjuration—a process by which unpalatable policy is shorn of disastrous omens and thus rendered acceptable to the electorate. Politicians of all stripes must weigh the reality of providing results with the grudging realization that perusing the promises made in th...

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