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The Pioneer

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The new CORE building: Is it necessary?

By Sarah Williams-Cain, CONTRIBUTOR

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

California State University, East Bay was founded in 1957, so naturally, there are some things on the campus that have depleted over time. Unfortunately, the damages to neglected buildings are being overlooked while a new building is being developed. The proposed plan of the Collaborative Opportunities in R...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

By Eduardo Gonzalez, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have attended California State University, East Bay for only two years, but I am what some people would refer to as a “super senior.” However, there is a reason for my prolonged academic career. I went directly to community college after high school and did what many students do—jump back-and...

Quotes from the Quad

By Lidia Montiel & Andrew Cooper, CONTRIBUTORS

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“What new food options would you like to see on campus now that Aramark’s contract with CSUEB is coming to an end?” “It’s all a matter of the choices that we make so I don’t know what’s going to be coming in but I think that the opportunity for there to be a broader range of healthy options ...

Quotes from the Quad

By Andrew Cooper & Lidia Montiel, CONTRIBUTORS

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Did you vote and why?           “I voted, and I think there was such a big voter turnout because Trump is our president. When Obama was our president I think people were like ‘oh we won the battle we have nothing to worry about’ and no one was paying attention, and peop...

CSUEB hosts Campus Escapes

CSUEB hosts Campus Escapes

By Tourie Boswell, CONTRIBUTOR

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Experience the Escape Room Imagine you are a student who has accidentally sent an embarrassing mass email to everyone in class including the professor. It is up to your group to hack into the professor’s laptop and delete the email before the time is up. This is the quintessence of Campus Escapes...

Halloween resurrects a classic

Halloween resurrects a classic

By Tia L. Wilson, COPY EDITOR

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Laurie Strode survived a harrowing Halloween night 40 years ago, and has prepared for the next one ever since. The music is classic. The mask is iconic. The story is timeless. The 2018 incarnation of “Halloween” is more than an homage, it is a reinvention. “Halloween”, directed by David Gordon Gr...

Red meat and health, a positive impact

Red meat and health, a positive impact

By Susana Martinez , CONTRIBUTOR

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), meat lovers will end up eating about 222 pounds of red meat by the end of 2018. Meat surrounds us from all our favorite restaurants, the media and in our home. That being said, there are side effects of everything we put in our body, i...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“What services on campus do you use to combat anxiety, and if you don’t, is there anything you do yourself to combat it?”   “I really don’t use the school’s stuff because I never knew about it. I usually calm myself down, call my girlfriend or, when I’m home over the weekend, hangout with my dogs....

Religious groups on the East Bay campus

By Brittany Spears, CONTRIBUTOR

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The presence of religious groups in the area in front of the Student Union has grown to such an extent that some students have begun to refer to it as “harassment square.” Whether it be a Jehovah’s Witness or an evangelical Baptist shouting out bible verses, many students without a religious affili...

The perils of being a student journalist

The perils of being a student journalist

By Alli Weseman, VISUAL JOURNALIST

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“You’re fake news, the media badge that you have isn’t real.” This weekend at Treasure Island Music festival, I had to fight the crowd for not only space, but common decency as a journalist doing her job. Being denied access to the photo-pits by the festival organizers left me in a difficult situatio...

“What are your thoughts on the Writing Skills Test, otherwise known as the WST?”

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I think it’s kind of a lame idea that we gotta take it in order to exit the university, we already put in the hard work and they want us to take on more test. I took it, paid for it, didn’t pass it, I thought I did a good essay but now I have to pay money to take it again. I think they just want to...

Quotes from the Quad

By Sarah Williams-Cain & Daniel Bereal, CONTRIBUTOR

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

“How are internships necessary to success amongst students and how do they help them in long run?” “I think overall it is pretty beneficial for the person doing the internships. You get to get your feet wet, meet different kinds of people, and talk to bosses. I do not think it is a necessity but it i...

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