The Pioneer

Bottom’s Up!

Stephanie Spearman

February 24, 2011


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Students put on play about alcohol consumption and safe sex Student Health and Counseling Services is pushing the envelope by talking about issues related to alcohol and safe sex in their new play, “Bottoms Up.” Student Health and Counseling Services, in collaboration with University Polic...

CSU East Bay Emeritus Professor Lectures on African American Influence in Politics

Ashley Matuszak

February 24, 2011


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CSU East Bay Professor Emeritus of History Bruce Glasrud gave a lecture on the political history of African Americans in the Old Student Union on Wednesday, Feb. 23. CSUEB Ethnic Studies professor and Chair Nicholas Baham introduced the speaker, giving a brief background on Glasrud’s many academ...

RAW Center Celebrates Fitness

Lauren Lola

February 24, 2011


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The doorsteps of the RAW center were scattered with activities provided by ASI Recreation and Student Health and Counseling Services in observance of National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, Feb. 22. “It’s National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, so basically we just want people to come out and ...

Fusion Food and a Good Party

Stephanie Spearman

February 24, 2011


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On the west side of Lombard Street in San Francisco, a tiny sushi restaurant serves up fresh, innovative menu choices with a dance club atmosphere. Mas Sake, which opened in 1999, prides itself on serving up “freestyle sushi,” a term coined to describe the restaurant’s non-traditional sushi...

Queerfest Celebrates LGBTQ Community

Stephanie Spearman

February 17, 2011


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Festival educates students on sexual health and LGBTQ issues The sixth annual Queerfest is back in action this week to celebrate diversity and tolerance on campus. “Queerfest is a unique issue to CSU East Bay, as we are the only university in the Bay Area that dedicates an entire week to L...

Sleep Deprivation Hurting Student Performance

Cheyann Elmore

February 17, 2011


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With such hectic and fast-paced lifestyles, students can be careless about their sleep, and on campus it’s the second highest predictor of academic problems, experts say. “We need sleep to recharge our systems,” said Elysse Grossi, Outreach Coordinator and founder of CSU East Bay Sleep Education...

Students More Depressed Today Than 10 Years Ago

Nicole Anderson

February 17, 2011


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College students are displaying more severe mental illnesses, including depression than from a decade ago, according to a study presented at the 118th annual convention of the American Psychological Association. “When I become stressed out my depression has a tendency of flaring up, so in school when I am...

Big, Spirited Showing at Homecoming

Amanda Zepeda

February 10, 2011


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The Red and Black Attack was out in full force during last week’s CSU East Bay Homecoming week. Homecoming Week 2011 saw everything from East Bay’s first ever pep rally, to a festive campus-wide parade. The events were put on by the Pioneer Athletics team, expanded over a seven-day period with men’s basketball, women’s ba...

STEM Town Hall Meetings Leave Questions Unanswered

Stephanie Spearman

February 10, 2011


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CSU East Bay President Mo Qayoumi held a series of town hall meetings so the campus community could voice concerns regarding the proposed transition to a STEM-centered university last week. CSUEB is preparing to center the campus and curriculum around science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) m...

Social Work Students Seek Jobs at Fair

Cheyann Elmore

February 10, 2011


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For the sixth year in a row, students came out dressed to impress the 78 agencies seeking interns and future employees at the CSU East Bay Department of Social Work’s Annual Field Fair. The event took place Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the New Union. “This is a great netwo...

Walkway Renovations Improve CSUEB Campus Image

Stephanie Spearman

February 3, 2011


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University management is tearing up the asphalt on campus, particularly in front of Meiklejohn Hall, and replacing it with concrete to improve the school’s image. “People would trip on that asphalt,” said Jim Zavagno, CSU East Bay’s University Planner. “It was hard for wheelchairs to navigate. Really, what it had was some gene...

Interim Executive Director for ASI Fired

Stephanie Spearman

February 3, 2011


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After the firing of Dr. Robert Lara, the interim Executive Director for ASI, board members and professional staff are working to carry on in spite of their loss. The termination, which took place on Friday, Jan. 21, was not the decision of the ASI student board, but instead the decision of CSU East ...

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