The Pioneer

Students Vie for Awards in Juried Exhibition

Ashley Matuszak

April 14, 2011


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On Tuesday, April 26, the University Art Gallery at CSU East Bay will open the Annual Juried Student Exhibition, which will feature the artwork of CSUEB students. The exhibition began over 40 years ago with the goal of giving students real word experience, while also awarding the school's best ...

Cancer Claims Communication Professor William Alnor

Stephaine Spearman

April 14, 2011


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After four years of battling an ultimately fatal case of prostate cancer, communications professor William Alnor was recently honored in a modest and heartwarming gathering. Professor Alnor was a well-known journalism and law lecturer in the Communications Department. The son of a United Methodist...

Student Opinions Split Over Idea of Bar on Campus

Cherie Vargas

April 8, 2011


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As more and more college students resort to substance abuse, California State University East Bay students weigh the pros and cons of the addition of a bar to the campus. In a survey conducted by the Associated Students Inc. Grille Adhoc Committee, the nearly 3,000 responses showed mixed emotions...

Collector’s Wares On Display in Anthropology Museum

Natalia Aldana

April 8, 2011


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The Anthropology Department’s new exhibit reminds society of what it values as a culture, as well as what future generations will remember it by. “Lamps & Stamps, Toys & Tins: The Things We Collect & Why We Collect Them” is the current exhibition for the C.E. Smith Museum of Anthro...

Saffold New ASI Director

Stephanie Spearman

April 8, 2011


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New Executive Director for ASI Randy Saffold is excited by the challenge to improve existing programs and create new projects to better serve students. “I am incredibly excited to work with this AS board and really put students first,” said Saffold. Saffold, who worked as the Associate Execu...

Religion Conference Attracts CSU East Bay Students

Mark Laluan

April 4, 2011


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The members of CSU EastBay’s Catholic Club joined over 40,000 in attendance at this year’s Los Angles Religious Education Congress (LA Congress). From March 18 to 20, 308 workshops and 250 exhibitors organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angles covered a wide variety of topics ranging from leadership development to trends affect...

Local Teacher Of The Year Honored at Concord Campus

Richard Duboc

April 4, 2011


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Pinole Valley High School teacher  Michele Lamons uses everything from the Bible to Tupac Shakur to inspire her students Despite inclement weather, there was a large turnout for Saturday’s “Day of the Teacher” held on the CSU East Bay Concord Campus. The motto of the day was “touc...

Alumni to Open a Colorado-Based Arts Academy

Lauren Lola

April 4, 2011


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Situated in the city of Loveland, Colo., an arts academy founded by CSUEB alumni will soon be open to art lovers of all kinds. The Harrington Arts Academy was an idea dreamt up by Lauren Harrington, a kindergarten teacher at Niles Elementary School in Fremont, and Brandon Harrington, a freshman English...

Students’ Caffeine Habits Can Be Extremely Unhealthy

Cheyann Elmore

April 4, 2011


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Caffeine-laden beverages are quickly rising in popularity and studies indicate that “caffeine is the world’s most common psychoactive substance, used by approximately 90 percent of North Americans every day.” Colleges students, especially, consume lots of caffeine when studying, working, or attending classes. Nursing major Anai Rojas, 18...

ASI Names New Director

Stephanie Spearman

April 4, 2011


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After going the better part of six months without an executive director, ASI has finally found a match in Randy K. Saffold. Saffold was officially named the new executive director on March 18 and will start on April 1. With experience as the Associate Executive Director for San Jose State University...

Success For The RAW Center

Cherie Vargas

April 4, 2011


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The Recreation and Wellness Center Gets 90 Percent Approval Rate. California State University East Bay's Recreation and Wellness (RAW) Center was said to be a success in its first quarter of operation, attracting over 3,600 student members, staff reported. “I've never witnessed so many CSUEB students participating in something the campus has to offer,” said RAW m...

Indie Music Festival A Riot

Amanda Zepeda

March 17, 2011


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A raucous concert with an assortment of music, all of it underground, took place in the Old Union Multipurpose Room last Saturday. The Pukka Indie Arts Festival featured the Oakland hip-hop duo Zion-I and the headliner band Matt & Kim, an indie rock duo from Brooklyn, each putting on ele...

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