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“Scroogie” Opens in Time For The Holiday

Janelle London

December 9, 2010

With the holiday season upon us, a joyful spirit is spreading across campus with CSU East Bay’s Theatre & Dance department helping to usher in the season of good will with a modern version of a classic holiday tale. “Scroogie”, an au courant rendition of the Charles Diken’s classic, A Christmas Carol, will be presented on Dec. ...

Fee Hikes

December 9, 2010

CSU points finger at poor economy Unlike Mastercard commercials, the cost of an education at a California State University may not be “priceless” ending. Students are currently facing a 15.5 percent increase in fees for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. While the nation’s economic downturn did not...

One Student’s Quest to Study Abroad in Italy

Stephanie Spearman

December 9, 2010

Vanessa Frisina takes advantage of campus programs to help students study abroad Studying abroad is something that many students wish they could do, but very few actually act that upon. Vanessa Frisina is making happen. Next quarter, CSU East Bay student Vanessa Frisina, who decided she would study abroad her freshman year after receiving a...

Study Drugs Fuel The Cram For Finals

Pamela Mosbarger

December 9, 2010

Packed schedules, work and extracurricular activities leave some college students feeling they do not have the time for schoolwork, encouraging the use of “study drugs” such as Adderall and Ritalin, according to experts. As many as 25 percent of students at some college campuses have used Adderall or Ritalin in the last year, according to Martha J. Farah, director of ...

Students Try to Access Health Insurance

Christina Walker

December 9, 2010

CSU East Bay, Wells Fargo Bank, and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health teamed up to offer students free health and travel medical insurance. “I think this is a great benefit because outside of school I wouldn’t have health insurance,” said incoming transfer student Penelope Crouse-Feehan. A student that is ...

Recreation and Wellness Center Opens

Stephanie Spearman

December 2, 2010

Students have been lining up inside the new Recreation and Wellness Center all week, anticipating its trial opening on Dec. 6. This Monday was the first time the Recreation and Wellness Center, or RAW, has opened its doors to the public. While the campus community still isn’t allowed to use the facility, as the eq...

The Mystery of Hall Graffiti on Campus

Ginger Staley

December 2, 2010

A crafty and cunning graffiti artist spray-painted a mural that was found on Wednesday morning on the bottom floor of Meiklejohn Hall, the third in a string of incidences on campus. Custodians and maintenance workers erased the artist or artists’ work within a few hours, but the Pioneer wa...

FBI Recruits On Campus

Brianna Headsten and Stephanie Spearman and Brianna Headsten and Stephanie Spearman

December 2, 2010

A senior marketing class presented a marketing campaign to a representative from the FBI Tuesday after being selected to help find intelligence analysts. Kelsey Delagardelle of Edventure Partners, a company that links clients with universities for marketing campaigns, said CSU East Bay was chosen fo...

The Appeal of CSUEB

Daouda Zalle

December 2, 2010

Universities in the United States, especially those in California, attract students from all over the world. CSU East Bay is not an exception to this trend. Ray Wallace, of the Center of International Education (CIE) at CSUEB, states that the number of international students (holders of F1 and J1 vi...

CSUEB Celebrates Eid al-Adha

Richard Duboc

December 2, 2010

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

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

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...

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