The Pioneer

CSUEB Celebrates Eid al-Adha

Richard Duboc

December 2, 2010


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In the hustle and bustle that often accompanies this time of year, it’s important to remember that there are a plethora of holidays that make up the holiday season. On Nov. 23, the Muslim Student Association, Saudi Arabian Student Associatiation, and Afghan Student Association hosted an open celebration for the Eid al-Adha at the New Univers...

Students Should Study Abroad

Stephanie Spearman

November 18, 2010


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While leaving home and living in a different country can seem frightening, the Center for International Education assures students that it is beneficial and fun. “I was kind of used to being on my own,” said Rishi Khalsa, a CSU East Bay student who studied abroad in Spain. “But this was diffe...

Dari and Pashto Language Programs Bring Diversity

Beatriz Moreno

November 18, 2010


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The university’s new Dari and Pashto language course offerings are another example of the scope of diversity and cultural awareness on the CSU East Bay campus. Program Coordinator Valerie Smith, who has worked with Afghan women refugees for her doctoral dissertation and specializes in Afghan culture a...

Chief Advisor Signals Hope for African Nations

Richard Duboc

November 18, 2010


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CSU East Bay was visited on Tuesday by Steve Radelet, a senior advisor of development to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Radelet, who formerly served as a senior fellow for the Center for Global Development, spoke to a packed lecture hall of students and faculty in support of his new book, “Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way....

Great American Smokeout a Great Success

Stephanie Spearman

November 18, 2010


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Students looking for help to quit smoking found support on Wednesday as the Student Health Advisory Committee celebrated the Great American Smokeout on Wednesday. Each year, the American Cancer Society observes a day called the Great American Smokeout to offer support and education for those who are ...

CSU Increases Tuition for Next Term

Richard Duboc

November 12, 2010


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On Tuesday, the California State University Board of Trustees Committee on Finance voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase that will go into effect at the start of the 2011 Winter quarter. In only a month, resident undergraduate students taking a full course load will be required to pay an a...

“Xtigone” Premieres This Weekend

Ashley Matuszak

November 12, 2010


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The African American Shakespeare company and CSU East Bay have come together to create a relatable and rhythmic version of a classic. “Xtigone,” a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Antigone,” is set to premiere at CSUEB’s University Theater this Friday night. “Xtigone” is di...

Starbucks Soon to be On Campus

Ra Sheta Dulan

November 12, 2010


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The Library’s Learning Commons will be remodeled into a Starbucks, including an outdoor patio area, with a projected launch date at the beginning of the Winter quarter. “Between the numerous requests from the library and students, Aramark was convinced to build the Starbucks,” said Associate...

Homecoming Welcomes Veterans Back

Dominic McBride

November 12, 2010


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Frontline combatants in Iraq are scheduled to come home by the end of 2011 and the Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing for their return with a program called Operation Welcome Home. “I like being at this school and this organization, because we are part of a greater good,” said Nicole...

SCAA Programs To Reach More Students

Stephanie Spearman

November 12, 2010


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Two new programs offered by the Student Center for Academic Achievement have on-campus tutors excited to help students get ahead in classes. SCAA has been offering help for students needing a little extra help in statistics, English and a few other subjects for years. “Tutors help students pass ...

CSUEB Gets On Board The Social Networking Train

Dana Jones

November 12, 2010


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The first ever social media role was set up by CSU East Bay, which led the way for the rest of the CSU system, according to Kimberly Legocki, Director of Social Media Relations at CSUEB. “Social media bring us one step closer to a virtual campus that is not limited by physical space or class size,...

Meet Your ASI Representatives

Vanessa Anderson

November 12, 2010


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At CSU East Bay, there are student leaders who are at the forefront for change, voicing student opinions, and meeting the needs and demands for campus life—this group is the Associated Students Incorporated (ASI). Not every student knows how events are brought to campus, or who provides the entertainment,...

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