The Pioneer

Not Passing the Bar

Carole Reynolds

December 2, 2010


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The Oldest, Quirkiest Bar In the Bay Area At the foot of Webster Street in Oakland, and at the very edge of Jack London Square, it was somewhat disconcerting to see two little piles of wood. Crossing The Embarcadero, these woodpiles turned into buildings, sort of. The one on the right became a s...

Students Should Study Abroad

Stephanie Spearman

November 18, 2010


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While leaving home and living in a different country can seem frightening, the Center for International Education assures students that it is beneficial and fun. “I was kind of used to being on my own,” said Rishi Khalsa, a CSU East Bay student who studied abroad in Spain. “But this was diffe...

Dari and Pashto Language Programs Bring Diversity

Beatriz Moreno

November 18, 2010


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The university’s new Dari and Pashto language course offerings are another example of the scope of diversity and cultural awareness on the CSU East Bay campus. Program Coordinator Valerie Smith, who has worked with Afghan women refugees for her doctoral dissertation and specializes in Afghan culture a...

Chief Advisor Signals Hope for African Nations

Richard Duboc

November 18, 2010


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CSU East Bay was visited on Tuesday by Steve Radelet, a senior advisor of development to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Radelet, who formerly served as a senior fellow for the Center for Global Development, spoke to a packed lecture hall of students and faculty in support of his new book, “Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way....

Great American Smokeout a Great Success

Stephanie Spearman

November 18, 2010


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Students looking for help to quit smoking found support on Wednesday as the Student Health Advisory Committee celebrated the Great American Smokeout on Wednesday. Each year, the American Cancer Society observes a day called the Great American Smokeout to offer support and education for those who are ...

Volunteers Make It Work

Carole Reynolds

November 18, 2010


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Believe it or not, some local enterprises wish they could just go out of business, according to one volunteer. “I started coming here about three years ago ‘cause I was homeless,” said Roz, a longtime volunteer at the Salvation Army at 430 A Street in Hayward. “I was what you call ‘couch ho...

Thanksgiving: An Evolving Tradition

Ashley Matuszak

November 18, 2010


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Thanksgiving is all about food and family. The traditional Thanksgiving food—turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and so forth can be found in many homes this last Thursday of November. But what does all this food mean? The first American Thanksgiving was at Plymouth Pl...

Eat out this Thanksgiving!

Ashley Matuszak

November 18, 2010


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Too tired to cook your favorite Thanksgiving favorites this year? These restaurants are open on Thanksgiving day save you all the hassle. San Francisco: Alioto’s Alioto’s has a three course Thanksgiving meal for under $30 a person. Located in the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, diners can enjoy ...

CSU Increases Tuition for Next Term

Richard Duboc

November 12, 2010


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On Tuesday, the California State University Board of Trustees Committee on Finance voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase that will go into effect at the start of the 2011 Winter quarter. In only a month, resident undergraduate students taking a full course load will be required to pay an a...

“Xtigone” Premieres This Weekend

Ashley Matuszak

November 12, 2010


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The African American Shakespeare company and CSU East Bay have come together to create a relatable and rhythmic version of a classic. “Xtigone,” a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Antigone,” is set to premiere at CSUEB’s University Theater this Friday night. “Xtigone” is di...

Starbucks Soon to be On Campus

Ra Sheta Dulan

November 12, 2010


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The Library’s Learning Commons will be remodeled into a Starbucks, including an outdoor patio area, with a projected launch date at the beginning of the Winter quarter. “Between the numerous requests from the library and students, Aramark was convinced to build the Starbucks,” said Associate...

Homecoming Welcomes Veterans Back

Dominic McBride

November 12, 2010


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Frontline combatants in Iraq are scheduled to come home by the end of 2011 and the Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing for their return with a program called Operation Welcome Home. “I like being at this school and this organization, because we are part of a greater good,” said Nicole...

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