The Pioneer

Artist uses doll to express alter ego

Artist uses doll to express alter ego

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

A black fashion doll, clothed in a black dress and a neon pink “pussy” hat, rose stark against a sea of protesters at the Oakland Women’s March on Jan. 20, as her creator Stephan Davidich held her high above the chaos to snap a photo. Her name is Deja Dohl and Davidich crafted her out of a wax m...

Abobe art gallery exhibition: Looking forward, the future of art

Abobe art gallery exhibition: Looking forward, the future of art

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

CSEUB Alumni Lee Daguman’s acrylic piece “Lady” was one of many pieces on display. “Evoking beauty and depth through a faceless but feminine hair style hovering amidst vibrant splashes of color over a small, single feminine silhouette,” described fellow exhibit attendee Bruce Roberts. Equally...

CSUEB graduate completes second book

CSUEB graduate completes second book

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

For most 24-year-old college graduates, life consists of looking for jobs or settling into a position using the skills they recently acquired. However, Cal State East Bay alum Lauren Lola already has a firm grasp on what she wants to do: write. Lola’s second novel, “An Absolute Mind” was release...

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Before Dr. Victor Rios became a professor at UC Santa Barbara and an author of five books, he grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Oakland. Surrounded by drugs, gangs and violence, he joined a local gang for protection by age 14. Beating the odds, Rios was the only one in his family to atte...

Hayward Library to host Harry Potter-themed event

Hayward Library to host Harry Potter-themed event

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

This Friday, the Hayward Library will invite teenagers to recreate their favorite Harry Potter characters at a new event: Fandom Friday. A “fandom” is a community composed of fans of a particular fictional series, person or sport. Fandom Friday was created by Hayward youth service librarian Anni...

Castro Valley history told through exhibit

Castro Valley history told through exhibit

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

In a collaboration between historians Lucille George and Randy Vanderbilt, the Adobe Art Gallery in Castro Valley hosted "200 Years of Castro Valley History; A visual history of Castro Valley from the Ohlone Indians to present day." The exhibit ran from Dec. 3 to Jan. 7 and featured pictures...

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

As the lights dimmed and the music died down at a Dec. 9 performance of “CSU Ferguson” at Cal State East Bay, the performers made it clear that the title of this performance was meant to bring the world of police brutality to our campus frontlines, because we as college students of color are very real...

Kanye West preaches politics again

Kanye West preaches politics again

Denika Williams,
Contributor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

A series of rants by rapper Kanye West during recent California performances has made me re-think how I feel about the artist and entrepreneur, whose music I’ve enjoyed since the beginning of his career in the early 2000s. Once on stage for his Nov. 17 concert at the SAP Center in San Jos...

Give thanks for decolonization

Give thanks for decolonization

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Last summer, Taylor Billey, a third-year student at Stanford University, spent the Fourth of July at a barbeque with her friends, but their evening wasn’t just a typical Independence Day party with fireworks and food. Billey, who is a Navajo American Indian instead had a conversation with her...

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

It’s 9 p.m. on Saturday and nobody stirs at the East Bay Media Center. Around 20 film-lovers huddle in the small, brick-lined room that smells like patchouli oil and old wood, while Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush’s powerful documentary “Dogtown Redemption” plays on the screen. Mel Vapour, di...

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

The Berkeley Greek Theater was the backdrop for co-headliners Nas and Lauryn Hill on Friday. It was the perfect venue for hip-hop and R&B legends. There could not have been a better venue for the show. If you aren’t familiar with the Greek Theater, it emulates the Colosseum in Rome, a place th...

Dance performance chills on Hayward campus

Dance performance chills on Hayward campus

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

On Dec. 2, the California State East Bay Theater and Dance Department will host the 11th annual ICE and ICE-X productions, an annual holiday dance production that will feature live music, theatre, singing and drumming. “We advocate for making the arts more inclusive and accessible in general,” said Ku...

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