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The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Sleep Clinic Founded by CSUEB Alumna

Cheyann Elmore

March 10, 2011

Between working to achieve her master’s degree, moving up in her career field and creating a new resource for students on campus, this CSU East Bay alumna still finds time for herself and volunteer work. Elysse Grossi was born in San Jose, but grew up in Redwood City, where she has lived ever since....

Homeless CSUEB Professor Lives in Van

Stephanie Spearman

March 3, 2011

Creative writing teacher Aaron Jason says students did not believe him After living in his Volkswagen van for a year and a half, English professor Aaron Jason is advocating for the rights of the homeless while ensuring his students the best education he can provide. A Los Angeles native, Jason moved to the ...

Provost Houpis Relates Climate Change to Students

Richard Duboc

March 3, 2011

Recently appointed CSU East Bay Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. James Houpis, took off his administrator hat on Thursday evening as he addressed a classroom of geography students with a presentation titled “Science and Climate Change.” Houpis, who worked as a scientist in the Health and Ecological Sciences Division at Law...

In CSUEB’s Newest Play, Something Funny Did Happen

Lauren Lola

March 3, 2011

CSU East Bay’s Theatre and Dance Department, will be displaying the art of farce will be starting this weekend in the upcoming production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The show is based roughly off of the ancient Roman comedies of playwright Plautus, whom many conside...

President Visits Churches as Part of Black History Month

Richard Duboc

February 24, 2011

CSU East Bay’s President Qayoumi reaches out to local churches to recruit more African American students Although CSU East Bay may literally be a university on a hill, metaphorically its campus remains on ground level, firmly entrenched within the communities of Hayward and the surrounding area...

Bottom’s Up!

Stephanie Spearman

February 24, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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