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California’s Historic $5.1B Drought

California’s Historic $5.1B Drought

Capriccia Thomas, Contributor July 14, 2021

California is experiencing its second consecutive dry year, with a historic drought this year which led to the state’s billion-dollar plan to combat drought. The record drought took a very pricey turn...

Cooper began her treatment at Stanford Medical Center, where she stayed for 57 days. She received constant chemotherapy through a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line in her arm. She went through a bone marrow transplant which removed her immune system and replaced it with another. Her blood type changed from O- to B+.

The Cancer patient experience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic

Brody Cooper May 13, 2021

Photo Essay By Brody Cooper, CONTRIBUTOR At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, Cathleen Cooper was diagnosed with CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia), specifically in a blast phase crisis...

Raymond’s mother made the family a collage photo a few years before her passing. Though she is not physically here, her kids believe that she is still with them in spirit, just like the final sentence says, “I will be there.”

Living without a parent: a California resident’s experience with loss

Taylor Morris May 13, 2021

Photo Essay By Taylor Morris, CONTRIBUTOR Moreno Valley, Calif. - Raymond Zacarias lost his mother, Judith Zacarias, in September 2019 and has dealt with the complex reality of living life without a...

Around the Globe: Covid-19 Update

Around the Globe: Covid-19 Update

Kelsey Marasigan, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine resumes with cautionary use after a temporary pause and resources to support India The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced...

You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Be An Environmental Activist

You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Be An Environmental Activist

Sarah Rodriguez, Copy Editor April 23, 2021

A Recap of: Taking Action for the People and the Planet   “First and foremost, environmentalism is not about saving the planet… we are what's at stake here,” Panelist Sage Lenier said. From...

“Shameless” Series Finale Review: Sticking to your guns and staying relatable

“Shameless” Series Finale Review: Sticking to your guns and staying relatable

Jordan Colbert, Sports Editor April 23, 2021

“Time’s precious, don’t f---ing waste it. Have a good time. I sure as hell did.” The series finale of Showtime’s “Shameless” highlighted the end of the road for the infamous Frank Gallagher...

The Words of East Bay’s Female Leaders: Their Personal Stories of Success and Challenges

The Words of East Bay’s Female Leaders: Their Personal Stories of Success and Challenges

Sarah Rodriguez, Copy Editor April 15, 2021

Encouraging driven and like-minded female students to persevere in the pursuit of career equity The Pioneer Online reached out to female faculty members at California State University, East Bay, to...

Royal Accusations

Royal Accusations

Luke Mitchell, Contributor April 15, 2021

SCOTLAND, U.K. – The historical relationship between the royal family and the people of Scotland has never been a pleasant one. Despite the Scottish wars of independence happening over 700 years ago...

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Stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 and its impact on domestic violence

Mary Katreeb, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the U.S. has seen an increase in domestic violence. The New England Journal of Medicine labeled the situation “A Pandemic within a Pandemic.”...

California beginning to open back up, as three counties in the Bay Area move into the ‘substantial’ tier where indoor dining, movie theaters, and gyms are allowed to open at limited capacity

California beginning to open back up, as three counties in the Bay Area move into the ‘substantial’ tier where indoor dining, movie theaters, and gyms are allowed to open at limited capacity

Pablo Villasenor, Contributor March 13, 2021

On March 2, Governor Newsom announced that San Francisco, Napa, and Santa Clara counties were entering the red tier otherwise known as the “substantial” tier in California’s “Blueprint for a Safer...

Janice Cuomo working on label making for her antique store ‘Memory Lane’ in Niles, Fremont, CA, on March 4.

Niles, a neighborhood in Fremont, California, full of life

Grecia Villafuerte, Contributor March 10, 2021

I decided to focus on the neighborhood of Niles in Fremont, California. This neighborhood has always been an emblematic staple of the San Francisco Bay Area and often very underrated or unheard of by non-locals...

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Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code passes, paves the way for big tech news policy

Mary Katreeb, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

In April 2020, proceedings began to amend Australia’s Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to account for the power disparity between news organizations and big tech companies such as Facebook and Google....

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