The Pioneer

The Pioneer

The Musical Styling of DJ Earworm

Lauren Lola

July 14, 2011

DJ Earworm has taken the musical mash-up world by storm since 2007 and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Jordan Roseman’s stage name, DJ Earworm, hails from a German word which refers to getting a song stuck inside your head. He is known for his popular “United States of Pop” mash-ups, remixing the most popular songs of the year into a...

Crowds Flock to Fillmore Jazz Festival

Cheyann Elmore

July 7, 2011

The combination of mouthwatering foods, enjoyable bands, lively street performers and unique vendors drew in almost 100,000 people to “The Heart of the City’s” annual Fillmore Jazz Festival. The two-day festival ran from Jackson to Eddy Street in the Fillmore District of San Francisco. The Fillmore District first gave birth to its unique Street Jazz ne...

48 Hour Film Project Sparks Creativity

Dinah deSpenza

July 7, 2011

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend, in which a team make an entire movie in just 48 hours. For the past ten years, 40,000 filmmakers from 80 cities on five continents have made 3,000 films. This year, it’s even bigger, with filmmakers around the world taking the challenge to make a short film in two days. Students and members of the communi...

“Cars 2” Revs Up Summer Box Office

Lauren Lola

July 7, 2011

Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures are at it again with another successful summer flick. Five years following “Cars,” the much anticipated sequel, “Cars 2,” was released on June 24. A few years following the events of the first film, four-time Piston Cup champion Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, has made Radiator Springs his home and is ...

Green Lantern’s Promise Fizzles Out

Cheyann Elmore

June 23, 2011

After seeing the high energy trailers for “The Green Lantern,” audiences were anticipating a movie filled with mysterious creatures, bizarre special effects, out-of-this-world evil villains and back-to-back die hard brawls. These high expectations quickly dwindled down as this supposed “act...

Students Tie in Classroom Themes in Music Performance

Lauren Lola

June 9, 2011

The Meridian Gallery in San Francisco welcomed in a new kind of music during its Combine/Create/Perform/Learn Concert during the evening of June 1. CSU East Bay student groups from general studies classes performed unique musical acts during the hour and a half long event. “Operation ...

Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Tops Previous Album

Ashley Matuszak

May 26, 2011

On Monday, May 23rd, Lady Gaga released her much anticipated third full-length album, "Born This Way." The deluxe version, boasting 22 complete tracks indulges the listener's senses by presenting a wide array of sounds- from techno-synth pop, to 80's ballads, to grungy rock and roll. Lady G...

Wine Tasting is Just as Much an Art as Wine Making

Nicole Anderson

May 26, 2011

“There is a proper etiquette that should be displayed while out at a winery and many people are unaware of the do’s and don’ts that should be applied to wine tasting trips,” said Alex Baca. “A major don't in wine tasting is coming in and being too rambunctious and drunk. Wine tasting is meant t...

Stein Captures Complex Life Issues With a Subtle Touch

Stephanie Spearman

May 19, 2011

College students rarely get the opportunity to read a book not required for class, so the easy to read, relatively short novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is the good way to break from textbook monotony and enjoy a reading experience. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is an insightful, creative and inspiring story that wil...

Marable Writes A Gritty Account of Malcom X’s Life

Katherine Forneret

May 19, 2011

When you think of African American rights and activism, many people first think of Martin Luther King Jr., but others might recall another hero of African American rights, Malcolm X. Much is known about the public speaker who was able to rally thousands of black Americans to follow his particular American dream. Although many hav...

Local Producer Sells Beats Online To Help Rising Musicians

Phillip Davis

May 19, 2011

Producer and rapper Traxamillion, from San Jose, Calif. has music in his blood. He feels his musical abilities are inherited as his father was a musician and his maternal grandfather was involved in church music. “I’ve always thought of myself as a natural musician since music is in my family,” he said...

Von Luck’s Memoir is a Tale of “Duty” and “Fatherland”

Mark Laluan

May 12, 2011

History is an unremitting waltz that moves to the three beats of war, peace and revolution. Hans von Luck’s war memoir “Panzer Commander” showcases the life of one man caught up in an era of social revolution, brutal war and tenuous peace. Von Luck’s autobiographical account of his service ...

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