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Navigating through the smoke: Details hazy on the Smoke & Tobacco-Free campus policy

Navigating through the smoke: Details hazy on the Smoke & Tobacco-Free campus policy

Amos Mak,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Since Sept. 1, smokers need to look elsewhere to take a break, because all California State Universities have enacted a “Smoke & Tobacco-Free” policy. This means the use of smoke-emanating and tobacco products are prohibited from the entire campus including classroom buildings, parking lots, and fo...

Volleyball squad struggles in southern California

Volleyball squad struggles in southern California

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s volleyball team was handed their first two losses of California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference (CCAA) play and their third loss of the season over the weekend after a road trip to Southern California. “I think this weekend we had a lot of very...

Women’s soccer loses third straight game

Women’s soccer loses third straight game

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s soccer team lost two close games over the weekend culminating in a three game losing streak. The losses put the Pioneers record at 3-5 overall and 1-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference play. Despite the losing streak and current record...

Bryan Rooney named new men’s basketball coach

Bryan Rooney named new men’s basketball coach

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

Cal State East Bay’s nationwide search for a new men’s basketball head coach came to a conclusion in its own backyard last week. After 10 seasons with the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers out of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in Vallejo, The Pioneers nabbed Bryan Rooney away to ...

Traffic consistently bad in Bay Area

Traffic consistently bad in Bay Area

Jamie Lee DaSilva,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you have become accustomed to traffic jams. The morning commute, chock-full of bumper-to-bumper interactions, starts around 5 a.m. and lasts until 10 a.m., sometimes longer. The afternoon and evening commute begins generally around 3 p.m. and lasts until abo...

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

When I walked into Jupiter Pizza in Berkeley, it looked like a small, underwhelming restaurant. However, inside was a spacious venue and a large outdoor section accompanied by a stage for live music. The rustic setting was accompanied by the sounds of the West Grand Brass Band. With half of its members h...

The library scene is not as dead as you think

The library scene is not as dead as you think

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

In the age of digital downloads, updates, and ‘like’ buttons, libraries can seem irrelevant, outdated, and like ancient institutions. However, that is not the case at Cal State East Bay, where students frequent their university library. According to CSUEB Library’s statistics, almost 1.16 million...

CSUEB Athletics sign deal with Under Armour

CSUEB Athletics sign deal with Under Armour

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

After five years of purchasing apparel through clothing and equipment company Eastbay, the Pioneers will make the switch to Under Armour beginning in fall. On July 20, Cal State East Bay announced a five-year deal with distributor BSN Sports and Under Armour to provide all athletics teams with uniforms,...

Parking is bad, but it could be worse

Parking is bad, but it could be worse

Janice Sobrepena Domingo,
Contributor

August 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

With fall quarter coming up and a new batch of freshmen coming in, the hunt for parking spots may resemble a scene out of “Game of Thrones;’” Cutthroat, suspenseful, and full of drama. Most students who drive to campus have been guilty of one of these two things at some point: attempting to sh...

Cuban lifestyle makes big impact

Cuban lifestyle makes big impact

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Two weeks ago, I was a travel enthusiast and a student who wanted to accumulate as many credits as possible in order to graduate next spring. The study abroad program in Cuba seemed like the perfect opportunity, especially for my communication major and because the program was journalism specific. I ...

Money conversion causes confusion for tourists in Cuba

Money conversion causes confusion for tourists in Cuba

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My parents always demanded that my siblings and I speak only Spanish in our household. We would learn English in school, so for the most part we followed their rule, not realizing how much it would pay back later. When first arriving to Cuba, the language barrier wasn’t under my list of concerns. I kn...

Campus housing tight fit at East Bay

Campus housing tight fit at East Bay

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

In Summer 2017, 12 bedrooms in the freshman buildings are being converted back into study lounges. In the Fall 2016 Quarter, roughly half of the dorm room beds at California State University East Bay were prioritized for first-time freshmen. Although in October 2013, the study lounges wer...

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