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Preparing For The 2020 Election

Preparing For The 2020 Election

October 9, 2020

By Kelsey Marasigan, CONTRIBUTOR The presidential election on Nov. 3 is one of the most important elections of our lives, not only because the Trump Administration continues to suppress some American’s votes, but because our own democratic system is at risk. Due to the extreme political situatio...

Bay Area Fires Reach Containment, but Leave Scars

Bay Area Fires Reach Containment, but Leave Scars

October 9, 2020

By Jeremy Truesdale, CONTRIBUTOR The 2020 fire season has been devastating for California. This year alone, the state has seen it’s first and third largest fires in it’s recorded history, 3.4 million acres have burned, 6,247 buildings have been damaged or destroyed, and 26 confirmed fatalitie...

CEO’s Comments Illuminate Discrimination in Workplace

CEO’s Comments Illuminate Discrimination in Workplace

October 9, 2020

By Terrence Allen, CONTRIBUTOR Wells Fargo CEO, Charlie Scharf, cites a “limited pool of black talent” as the reason for low Black employment. Wells Fargo is under a lot of heat, due to discriminatory comments and discriminatory practices. Nicholas Baham, Professor of Ethnic Studies at Californ...

Losing the Voice of a Generation

Losing the Voice of a Generation

September 21, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Calling Ruth Bader Ginsburg an icon in the fight for women’s rights would be the understatement of the century. Condensing her achievements and accomplishments into a mere 400-word article is not only a disservice to her legacy but also an impossible task. The p...

Student Activism during Pandemic 2020

September 12, 2020

By Jeremy Raynolds , CONTRIBUTOR The onset of the pandemic rendered most learning institutions to close down to ensure the safety of its students. In turn, they opted to settle on online learning to recover studying time and stick to their curricula, which has negatively affected vulnerable learner...

Letter From the Editor

September 2, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF After almost three months of silence, it is my pleasure as Editor-In-Chief to announce that the Pioneer Newspaper will be back to regular operations and content production. Believe me, when I say, all of us at the Pioneer have been aching to write and tell the s...

Individuals That Are Unemployed Due to COVID-19

Individuals That Are Unemployed Due to COVID-19

September 2, 2020

By Monet Troche, PHOTO EDITOR COVID-19 has altered everyone’s lives in one way or another. Several people have learned to do school from home, while others have adjusted to working from home, and sadly, some have been laid off from their jobs. The unemployment rate in the United States rose to 14.7...

Will Small Businesses be willing to shut down again?

Wikimedia commons, Sarah Mirk

July 8, 2020

By Rob Brandt, STAFF WRITER During this pandemic, our lives have changed drastically in a way we could have never predicted. Our whole way of life adapted due to a threat that we have not faced before. However with restrictions being lifted businesses such as gyms, outdoor restaurants, places of worsh...

Undocumented Immigrants treated unfairly more than ever under the Trump administration

June 18, 2020

By Esteban Leon, CONTRIBUTOR COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has caused a bigger disparity between unauthorized citizens and citizens inside the country. The coronavirus pandemic has provided visible evidence of how disproportionately the undocumented community disadvantaged within the United States. The sprea...

The Battle For Okinawa

June 18, 2020

By Ailing Cheng, CONTRIBUTOR Okinawa is a small, beautiful with lush greenery and beaches, and an island filled with so much history. On the outside, it may seem beautiful to the eye, but internally its history is dark and tragic. All the way back to 1609 and the invasion of the Satsuma only for...

Woman Who Murdered Ex-Husband Granted Parole After 18 Years

Manuel Reyes Boquiren and family

June 10, 2020

By Jiselle Boquiren-Wong, CONTRIBUTOR On June 1, 2002, my grandfather was stabbed 48 times by his ex-wife in his own house with their 8-year-old son upstairs watching cartoons. Manuel Reyes Boquiren and his ex-wife, Loida Cruz, had been divorced for about five years, but having a child together made...

Covid-19 and the Health of Small Businesses

Francis Ruiz, owner or Relax-N-Lash Salon, applying lashes to clients.

June 10, 2020

By Elijah De Castro, CONTRIBUTOR Not long ago, Metropolitan Barbershop was a thriving establishment in San Francisco. It was a place of comradery and community as customers trekked in and out looking to get a haircut, a shave, a beard trim and to share in conversations ranging anywhere from sports to e...

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