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“Cookie Hour” Helps International Students Connect

Tri Nguyen

October 22, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

Anticipation grows as international students wait for Cookie Hour, an event hosted by the American Language Program every Wednesday. “It is a great way to meet new friends,” said Megumi Tebata, a graduate student and ALP participant. “I attended this event last year and it got me int...

Singing at an Open Mic Night

Maya Agnew

October 22, 2010


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

This weekend I had the chance to try something new. It was fun, liberating, exciting and took me back to the days when I used to perform. Open mic, as it’s referred to, is a live show where an audience members can perform with a microphone. I have always wondered what it would be like to participat...

Caring For Someone With Dementia

Phillip Davis

October 22, 2010


Filed under Features, Opinion

When I moved in with my 86 year-old grandmother 5 years ago, it was to primarily keep her company since my grandfather had just passed away. Mildred Stradford, or Mrs. Strad, as she is called by to those that know her, has lived in the same home in Richmond, CA since 1968. After receiving a degree fr...

Hallowed Hue

Ellen Warren

October 22, 2010


Filed under Features, Opinion

Orange you glad we can treat you with expert advice on this tricky color? Maybe it’s the miles of aisles of Halloween decorations in stores everywhere. Or those bountiful bins of pumpkins at grocery stores, farm stands and green markets. Whatever the reason, around this time of year, a lot of u...

Helping Hayward’s Hungry: The South Hayward Parish

Carole Reynolds

October 22, 2010


Filed under Features, Layout

They were gathered there, not dirty or shabby, and they looked just like everyone else. “There” was the South Hayward Parish food pantry, and “they” were some of Hayward’s hungry people. Located in the Westminster Hills Presbyterian Church at 27287 Patrick Avenue in Hayward, week in...

Pirates of Emerson

Ashley Matuszak

October 22, 2010


Filed under Features, Layout

Halloween Scares in the East Bay Looking for a good scare? Pirates of Emerson, located at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, can give you a night of horror for just $20. Pirates of Emerson first got its start 19 years ago in a small backyard and has since become a franchised Halloween Haunt seen on the Trave...

Student Comments: Meal Plan

Daouda Zalle

October 21, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

In recent weeks, The Pioneer has been covering the issue of requiring dorm residents to purchase a meal plan. One of the main arguments of the administration is that a meal plan would benefit CSUEB students by offering them an environment for socializing, bringing them close together. This argument...

Hayward’s Big John

Maya Agnew

October 14, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

On my quest to discover new things about Hayward, I asked myself what the best way to find out about this city may be. Having been born and raised in San Jose, Hayward seemed like just another city that I pass through to get to the more metropolitan San Francisco. I knew the only way to find out more...

Fried Zucchini

Ashley Matsuzak

October 14, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Fall vegetables can be bland and boring, but nothing spikes the flavor (and cholesterol) of a dish quite like frying it. This recipe for fried zucchini is a cinch to make, and the pieces come out extra crispy because of Panko bread crumbs. Panko bread crumbs are Japanese style bread flakes, similar...

Oakland Gardens Bring Familiarity To Refugees

Richard Duboc

October 14, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

Relocation can be a difficult process for any immigrant who is forced to leave their homeland and come to a new country. Such is the case for the members of the growing refugee community in Oakland who have found their way to the United States through a number of organizations, such as the Internati...

Csueb Custodians Feel Underappreciated

October 14, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

Most people have a natural tendency to greet a familiar face with a smile or a nod of recognition, or toss an occasional “thank you” for acts of kindness. “Sometimes I feel like a fly on the wall,” said Veryl Cornelius, third floor custodian in Meiklejohn Hall. Custodial uniform work shirts a...

International Students Speaking up

Felicitas Hackmann

October 14, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

The Fall quarter has begun at CSUEB and students are settling into their new courses, getting used to class after the summer break. Some of us are, anyway. Others are new here and find the daily life in Hayward anything but normal. International students see with different eyes as their understanding...

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