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Jon Stewart’s Rally To Restore Sanity: A CSUEB Student’s Account

Christopher Prado
November 12, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features

In the wake of a potential House-changing midterm election, two brave souls rose above the political rhetoric. Two pundits turned politicians? Or was it two pundits seizing the opportunity to poke fun at the conservative fringe of our country? Despite where your political ideologies may align...

Vigil Held In Memory of Gay Suicides

Vigil Held In Memory of Gay Suicides

Stephanie Spearman,
Contributor
October 28, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

Recent suicides in the gay community have prompted Cal State East Bay’s Queer Straight Alliance to raise awareness and stop intolerance by staging a die-in and candlelight vigil last Wednesday. “We, as a queer community, are a part of every community you can think of,” said Christine Rodriguez,...

World Series Fever Abounds on Campus

Amanda Zepeda
October 28, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features

You hear it when you’re waiting for your morning class to start. You hear it when you’re walking through the University Union and you hear it when you’re grabbing lunch at the Bistro. There is definitely something on the minds and in the conversations of the Cal State East Bay students: The San Fra...

CSUEB Veteran Students in Need

Dominic McBride
October 28, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features

Cal State East Bay hosts dozens of veterans that are assisted by many organizations on-and-off. campus. The transition from the military to life as a college student can be difficult, according to Deborah Dorffi Hansana, Veterans Affairs Coordinator. “I came to CSUEB and first met Deborah and...

Going Textbook-Free

Rasheta Dulan
October 28, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features

The ASI Textbook Free Committee is assigned to replace a percentage of textbooks with online digital textbooks within a five-year plan starting Fall Quarter 2011. Cal State East Bay President Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi came up with the initial idea to make alternative course material choices to help the cam...

Recession Still Hurting Students

Cheyann Elmore
October 28, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features

The worst U.S. recession since the Great Depression has hurt more than half of the American population—especially young people, minorities and those with only a high school education or less. Everyday, millions continue to suffer from unemployment, foreclosures, reduced paychecks and diminished...

Tricks, Treats and a Healthful Halloween

Stephanie Spearman
October 28, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

Costumes, tricks and treats were in full swing at the annual Open Haunted House at the Student Health Center on campus this Wednesday. “We’re doing games and informing students about services, STD’s and other health topics,” said Delia Ibarra, a Peer Advocate for Wellness (PAW) intern for the...

Student Health Advisory Committee Backs Smoking Policy

Stephanie Spearman
October 22, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

Upon reviewing environmental scans and student, faculty and staff surveys, the Student Health Advisory Committee decided that it was time for the current smoking policy on campus to be recognized. “We’re not trying to ostracize smokers,” said Janice Frias, the advisor for the Student Health Advisory Com...

Parking Fees and Tickets are “Ridiculous,” Students Say

Nimirta Mann and Andrea Jones
October 22, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features

Students worry enough about paying tuition and finding a way to afford textbooks, but CSUEB’s campus community has become increasingly irate with expensive parking passes and tickets. “Parking is ridiculous now,” said Navdeesh Gill, an alumni of CSUEB. “I used to pay $30 when I went to East...

“Cookie Hour” Helps International Students Connect

Tri Nguyen
October 22, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

Anticipation grows as international students wait for Cookie Hour, an event hosted by the American Language Program every Wednesday. “It is a great way to meet new friends,” said Megumi Tebata, a graduate student and ALP participant. “I attended this event last year and it got me int...

Student Comments: Meal Plan

Daouda Zalle
October 21, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features

In recent weeks, The Pioneer has been covering the issue of requiring dorm residents to purchase a meal plan. One of the main arguments of the administration is that a meal plan would benefit CSUEB students by offering them an environment for socializing, bringing them close together. This argument...

Oakland Gardens Bring Familiarity To Refugees

Richard Duboc
October 14, 2010
Filed under Campus, Features

Relocation can be a difficult process for any immigrant who is forced to leave their homeland and come to a new country. Such is the case for the members of the growing refugee community in Oakland who have found their way to the United States through a number of organizations, such as the Internati...

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