The Pioneer

The Pioneer

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 o...

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...

Uninsured and Scared

Uninsured and Scared

June 10, 2020

By Natalie Garcia , CONTRIBUTOR As the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus spreads worldwide, millions of Americans are put out of work and left with no health care insurance leaving them more vulnerable to the Coronavirus. Although there are various types of independent agencies and other government assis...

Justice for Manuel Boquiren

Justice for Manuel Boquiren

May 19, 2020

Directed and Produced by Communication graduating senior, Jiselle Boquiren-Wong

Do Americans want FEMA involved?

May 13, 2020

FEMA may seem like a federally funded savior, but the agency might not be what you think. By David Dube, CONTRIBUTOR On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in hopes to combat the spreading of the novel coronavirus. Trump insisted that the move was to excel in the availabili...

My Quarantine Story

May 7, 2020

By Vanessa Martinez , PHOTO EDITOR Imagine an orca at SeaWorld who has been kept in captivity with only limited space to swim around to. Now that's exactly how I've felt during my time in quarantine, having limited places to go to and simply not being able to go anywhere. I do understand that the p...

How Are Muslims in the Bay Area observing Ramadan during quarantine?

May 6, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, STAFF WRITER As Ramadan officially began last week, Muslims in the Bay Area are adapting to the new normal while preparing for a month-long of fasting and spiritual devotion. For many Muslims, it's their families, friends, and community that keeps them going, but with a lot of them being ap...

Election Year Set Aside and Forgotten During Pandemic

May 1, 2020

By Natalie Garcia , Copy Editor As the global crisis of Coronavirus remains and statewide lockdowns continue the Presidential Election of 2020 has been put aside in the media and presidential campaigns haven’t been able to fully reach their peaks. During the International outbreak, Biden’s cam...

Production Rates in the Face of Pandemic Layoffs

April 24, 2020

Rubber, Paper, Plastic By Lillian Follrath , CONTRIBUTOR People at the start of the pandemic in each of its various COVID-19 epicenters prepare by hoarding in stores and their homes, worrying about essentials like water and toilet paper more than ever. Some of this lies is fear of market prices, so...

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