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The summer job going extinct

The summer job going extinct

By Courtney Dye, CONTRIBUTOR

July 11, 2019

The part-time summer job is becoming extinct. In the early 2000’s, it was fairly common for high schoolers and college students to work a part-time job over the summer break. This trend has slowly decreased over the last decade. Since the recession hit in 2007, less than thirty-five percent of young a...

Today’s teachers face uncertain financial situations

Today’s teachers face uncertain financial situations

By Allison Pelland, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

From as early as four years old, children embark on their educational journey. They learn how to read, write, learn, socialize, and most importantly, they learn who they are. Without the help of teachers, children would not be able to receive a quality education, allowing them to follow their dreams and p...

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

By Samantha King, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is an event that started back on Easter Sunday in 1979. Sisters from around the world have devoted themselves to the community, advocating for human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. This year marks their 40th anniversary and a significant ...

Wrestling used for positive propaganda

Wrestling used for positive propaganda

By Jonathan Friedenberg, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

Saudi Arabia is a country that has long been mired in controversy. Recently, the Saudi Arabian government has received criticism about its human rights, or rather lack of. They have long been criticized for their lack of human rights, treatment towards women, corruption and the royal families dealings....

Metal straws are the new trend

Metal straws are the new trend

By Alesi Gonzales, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

In a trendy attempt at saving our planet there has been a huge influx in the purchase of metal straws in the name of saving the turtles. I too am a part of this trending change; I have a total of three collapsible metal straws that attach to my keys. Have I made a difference yet? Probably not. Th...

Pet adoptions throughout the Bay Area

Pet adoptions throughout the Bay Area

June 20, 2019

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Education behind bars

Education behind bars

By Shoib Ahmadzai, CONTRIBUTOR

June 13, 2019

California State University, East Bay professors teach inmates In a classroom that looks like any other in a typical university, men barely old enough to legally drink alcohol and others old enough to be their grandparents, fill the seats and share a burning passion for learning. There are no computers o...

2020 Democratic National Convention

2020 Democratic National Convention

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

June 13, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALLI WESEMAN | THE PIONEER Presidential hopefuls descended into San Francisco for the California Democratic Convention from May 31-June 2. This was a chance for candidates to rally voters and raise their poll numbers. Fourteen presidential candidates spoke at the convention while holdi...

Sen. Warren draws thousands in Oakland

Sen. Warren draws thousands in Oakland

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

June 5, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren held her first public rally in Oakland, drawing thousands of people to Laney College on May 31. Event organizers estimated that around 6,500 people attended the event to hear the Senator speak about gun reform, Medicare and student debt. Due to a large turnout, the event had to b...

Donations to rebuild Notre Dame sparks controversy

Donations to rebuild Notre Dame sparks controversy

By Priscila Solis, Priscila Solis

May 2, 2019

As France’s famous cathedral Notre Dame burst into flames in mid-April, countries and individuals rallied donations toward rebuilding the 856-year-old church without hesitation. It is unclear how much it will cost to rebuild Notre Dame after the fire on April 15, but France has already received o...

Impossible burger defies expectations

Impossible burger defies expectations

By Gabriel Cox, CONTRIBUTOR

April 25, 2019

Vegetarians and vegans have been waiting for a better non-meat alternative that would rival the traditional all beef burger that has been a staple of the American diet for decades. Impossible Foods may have just met their expectations with the debut of their new Impossible Burger 2.0. They accompli...

Coachella 2019 inspires fashion trends

Coachella 2019 inspires fashion trends

By Samatha King, CONTRIBUTOR

April 25, 2019

Top fashion trends at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California were eclectic and whimsical and attendees dressed as if the desert valley soirée was the largest runway spectacle of the century. From the traditional vintage chic boho festival wear to futuristic effe...

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