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Sustainability club aims to keep campus, community green

Sustainability club aims to keep campus, community green

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

On the stormy morning of Jan. 20, seven students met at Cal State East Bay’s Meiklejohn Hall armed with garbage bags, metal claws and gloves to rid the campus of litter. Despite the rain and small turnout, in less than two hours, the crew cleaned up 30 pounds of trash. The clean-up was the first event organized b...

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Around 300 students laughed and teared up as comedian Tony Roberts jokingly danced to hit single, “Juju on that Beat” during a recent comedy show at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus. When he asked a student from the audience to come up on stage and dance with him, a roar of “Aye” chant...

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...

Cops Corner

Cops Corner

Sheryl Boykins,
CSUEB Police Chief
January 15, 2017
Filed under Campus

To the Pioneer family: happy New Year. One of the wonderful features of a new year is the many possibilities that it holds. We can reinvent, revise, promote, support and promise to be better. The University Police Department is no different. This year we plan to become more engaged in the campus com...

CSUEB students return for winter

CSUEB students return for winter

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features

It’s the second week of winter term and after a monthlong hiatus, Cal State East Bay students are settling back into the routine. Students huddled indoors during the first days of winter term in campus facilities like Starbucks, the University Library and the Diversity Center to seek shel...

East Bay to host 4th annual Week of Inclusive Excellence

East Bay to host 4th annual Week of Inclusive Excellence

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Last month, The Wall Street Journal ranked CSUEB the 4th most diverse college in the West. Because it is one of the most racially diverse schools in the nation, University Diversity Officer Diana Rush Woods thinks it is important for students and faculty to be informed about their peers’ ethnic ba...

Dean to retire this month

Dean to retire this month

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Campus

For Jagdish Agrawal, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State East Bay, the new year signifies the closing of a chapter. The CSUEB Office of Academic Affairs announced on Friday that after 26 years, Agrawal will retire at the end of the month. He held his current position as dean sin...

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...

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Every year Cal State East Bay gives out awards to alumni who are deemed distinguished by a committee of faculty and staff as well as the president of the university. The most recent recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards were given out in October at the Hayward campus to Atul Dhablania clas...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

I became homeless the night of June 30 this year. Most of what I own is in a 5x5 storage unit and I’m living in my car for now. I had been renting a room in a house for $570 a month. But then I fell short of the rent, my financial aid and loans were late and the owners decided they wanted to remodel...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at people coming and going, as if in a trance. Every morning this week, the routine has been the same....

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