The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Xenophobia & Coronavirus: two things that should not go hand in hand

Xenophobia & Coronavirus: two things that should not go hand in hand

February 20, 2020

By Kajaal, CONTRIBUTOR Fear can make you do crazy things. It can drive you to abandon the ones who love you in fear of failing them. It can freeze you in your tracks and stop you from pursuing your dreams. Fear can affect your judgment of one’s character. Sadly, even today, fear is causing the world t...

The quality and access of multicultural picture books for children

The quality and access of multicultural picture books for children

December 12, 2019

By Arwa Dahir, CONTRIBUTOR Driven by curiosity and the desire to explore new things, children naturally experience a learning cycle that helps them navigate their place in the world. They become curious about things like where skin color comes from and why are people are different, which can sometim...

Pit bulls: A man’s best friend or nightmare?

Pit bulls: A man’s best friend or nightmare?

December 5, 2019

By Roberto Brandt, CONTRIBUTOR A dog has been classified in many cultures as man's best friend, a loyal companion, or even as a licensed tool for therapy. Some dogs can find a forever home easier than others because of the stigma humans have attached to some breeds. One dog that has many negative ...

We are a republic, but can we keep it?

We are a republic, but can we keep it?

November 21, 2019

By Nyla Roberts, MANAGING EDITOR Since the momentous night of the 2016 election, many Americans have longed for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Throughout his campaign for president and now presidency, he has faced numerous allegations which is unbecoming of a president. Now, the country is ...

Homelessness, is there really a solution?

Homelessness, is there really a solution?

November 14, 2019

By Daniel Aziz, CONTRIBUTOR Homelessness is a constantly growing epidemic that has been spreading throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This issue is growing due to factors like increases in the cost of living and a lack of high paying jobs. The total population of homeless people is now over 28,...

Halloween isn’t an excuse to be racist

By Nyla Roberts, MANAGING EDITOR

October 31, 2019

My culture is not a costume. From oversized sombreros, to geisha ensembles, and Native American headdresses, Halloween has always been subject to offensive and insensitive costumes. Halloween is the one day of the year people of all ages can get dressed as anyone or anything they want to be. Howeve...

Should Prop C use e-cigarette sales to solve the homelessness crisis?

Should Prop C use e-cigarette sales to solve the homelessness crisis?

By Ailing Cheng, CONTRIBUTOR

October 17, 2019

Solving the homelessness crisis one puff at a time. San Francisco is a beautiful city filled with a diverse culture, but it is experiencing an overwhelming homelessness crisis. E-cigarettes and vaping culture has become highly popular in recent years. Proposition C bans sales on e-cigarettes and r...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

October 10, 2019

Pick a question: 1. “Do you think the food served at the Pioneer Kitchen is worth the money you pay in the meal plan?” 2. “What are some changes you wish to see in the Pioneer Kitchen this year?”                 ...

Podcasts: A new trend or the future of broadcasting?

Podcasts: A new trend or the future of broadcasting?

By Rob Brandt, CONTRIBUTOR

September 12, 2019

Joe Rogan, Sarah Koenig, Ira Glass. These individuals have worked extremely hard to produce, write, and star in their own shows in an industry that is up-and-coming and not an easy walk to fame that people may believe it is. This is the podcast industry in a nutshell; people who have something to say a...

Implicit bias in a workplace

By Alvin Jackson, CONTRIBUTOR

September 5, 2019

A graduate student from San Francisco State University, Zuberi Johnson, once suspected that the employees at the campus bookstore followed people of color around the store. As a person of color, he tested this theory with himself and a friend. They walked inside the store and walked in opposite direct...

Pelosi pinned against progressives

Pelosi pinned against progressives

By A.j. Wood, CONTRIBUTOR

August 1, 2019

Despite being a congresswoman for one of America’s more progressive cities, Nancy Pelosi has positioned herself against the progressive wing of her own party. Pelosi, like most Democrats, keeps harping on the idea of unity within the Democratic Party, and how it is essential to defeating Trump. ...

Mass media misrepresents Black women

Mass media misrepresents Black women

By Sara Williams-Cain, CONTRIBUTOR

August 1, 2019

To be a black woman, is to be someone of resilience and determination. Spanning back as far as history books permit, the black woman has been one of, if not the most, disrespected and disregarded demographic of this country. While it has taken us trials and tribulations to get to this point, we are...

California State University East Bay
Opinion