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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...

Living nightmares from my commute

Living nightmares from my commute

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

August 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We all fear the dreaded commute to get to our destinations. How should we prepare for it? My commute to school has significant influence and impact on my life. I commute from Tracy to Hayward in order to get to school, and the commute can be very daunting depending on what time you leave. For the...

SoCal students large part of CSUEB population

SoCal students large part of CSUEB population

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Summertime is here, and we’ve managed to finish yet another school year. Unless you’re taking summer school, it is now time to hibernate and make up for all those sleepless nights studying and stressing out about exams. What happens to all the non-local students in the summer? Despite it being...

Student learns perspective through server job

Student learns perspective through server job

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Working in a restaurant can really give you a new perspective on life. You don't just supervise and help the customer when they ask. No, your job as a server is to make sure the guest is more than satisfied and willing to come back. As a task alone that can be a humbling experience. You learn a lot...

First generation college graduate beats statistics

First generation college graduate beats statistics

Jayvona Corley,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Today nearly 4.6 million African Americans hold a college degree. I am proud to be the first African American in my family to get a bachelor's degree. I decided to participate in the CSU East Bay Black graduation on June 6. As the day came closer the reality set in, I was racing to get things togeth...

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Graduation is here. After all the late nights, early mornings and endless study sessions, the graduating classes of 2018 will walk the stage June 8-10. A quick Google search of CSU East Bay shows that the campus receives average scores from undergraduate students on college review websites like Niche.com...

How the newspaper changed my life

How the newspaper changed my life

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

June 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When was the last time something changed your life for the better? Whenever I am posed with this question I can answer instantly, writing did, well writing for the newspaper to be exact. That newspaper is this very publication, Cal State East Bay’s The Pioneer. During one of the most insecure...

Black people need gangster rap music

Black people need gangster rap music

Tionne Johnson,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

YG, a Compton gangster rapper and Piru Blood gang affiliate, is known for his controversial lyrics that describe life as a gang member and curse the current president of the United States. Earlier this month, the rapper was censored for performing his song “F--k Donald Trump” at Cal State East Bay...

Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

When I was growing up, I was not allowed to watch wrestling on the big TV in our house. My mom called it “Crap TV.” Ten years later, I’m still not allowed to watch it at my parents’ house unless she is not home or goes to bed early. People like my mother hate professional wrestling and will spend...

Dogs are the new life savers

Dogs are the new life savers

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I never thought how much my life would change after I got a dog. I met my dog Chuchie Corley when he was three months and it was like love at first sight. I saw that a friend on Snapchat was giving him away and I knew he would help me with how low I had been feeling at the time. I made him mine. I...

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