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Diversity in the Academy

Diversity in the Academy

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under Blog

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received backlash for the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees via the creation of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. The hashtag resurfaced, again, alongside outrage over this year’s nominations which prompted a swift response from the Academy. This y...

New X-Files, Old Perspectives

Casey Peuser,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Blog

When I heard that Shangela Laquifa Wadley, of Rupaul’s Drag Race fame, was set to guest star on the newest reboot of The X-Files, needless to say, I was excited. Shangela is like the little sister of drag queens: she’s annoying, and she never seems to go away, but you love her anyway. That said, her ...

Being a mean girl doesn’t make you a feminist

Being a mean girl doesn’t make you a feminist

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor
January 7
Filed under Blog

If you were partaking in Twitter After Dark you probably noticed the hashtag #WasteHerTime2016 nestled amongst the trending topics. Tweets using the hashtag described things you could do to girls to waste their time. The hashtag was probably started by some sweaty dude eating chimichangas in his grandma...

#BlackOnCampus unveils racism on campus nationwide

#BlackOnCampus unveils racism on campus nationwide

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor
November 11
Filed under Blog

A new hashtag is rising, spreading throughout the U.S., that students are using to describe their experience. #BlackonCampus, now a trending topic, serves as a platform for students to share stories of overt and covert racism during their time in college. The hashtag came on the heels of the president...

Kehlani’s laptop stolen during the Mayhem

Kehlani’s laptop stolen during the Mayhem

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor
May 31
Filed under Blog

East Bay native and R&B singer Kehlani had her backpack stolen from her dressing room yesterday at ASI’s end of the year concert event #SpringMayhem. While there were several personal items in the bag including her medication and laptop, her biggest loss is the 2 years worth of music on her laptop...

East Bay SPCA’s new video encourages pet adoption

East Bay SPCA’s new video encourages pet adoption

Shannon Stroud, Metro Editor
April 27
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The East Bay SPCA released a purr-fectly fun new YouTube video on April 21 to encourage the adoption of furry friends and getting pets spayed and neutered in the Bay Area. The parody video “Oaktown Pup” featured employees of the East Bay SPCA lip-syncing and dancing a long to a new version of Bruno...

CSUEB goes green

CSUEB goes green

Tishauna Carrell,
Blogger
April 20
Filed under Blog

In honor of Earth Day, Associated Student Incorporation Sustainability affairs committee board will be hosting “Earth Week” at CSUEB. This week will consist of multiple activities throughout the week related to sustainability and eco friendly options. The Residential Hall Association will be hosting...

Must see Black History Month films

Must see Black History Month films

The Pioneer Staff
March 11
Filed under Blog

Here’s a list of films to watch during Black History Month that help to explore and celebrate the depths of the African American experience throughout history. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967) The Drayton’s daughter brings home her African American fiancé, forcing her parents to reeva...

And the nominees are…

And the nominees are…

Kris Stewart,
Online and Video Editor
February 22
Filed under Blog

Here's the full list of Oscar nominations: Best Picture: "American Sniper" Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper, and Peter Morgan, Producers "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers "...

New Years Eve in the Bay Area    

New Years Eve in the Bay Area      

Bryan Cordova, Metro & Spanish Editor
December 31
Filed under Blog

It's New Year Eve, and the final day of 2014 deserves to go out with a BANG! For those of you, like myself, whom wait till the last minute to make plans, here are some activities around the East Bay to help you end the year right. Balloon Drop-Oakland Chabot Space and Science Center invites childr...

The Real Meaning of Holiday Songs

The Real Meaning of Holiday Songs

Bryan Cordova, Metro and Spanish Editor
December 23
Filed under Blog, Showcase

Confession time, I don’t like holiday music. I know it’s a scrooge moment but a long time ago I listened to the songs, like really listened, and it ruined me. Figuring out what these lyrics meant was worse than finding out that (Spoiler Alert) Santa isn't real. But you're clearly using the internet...

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