The Pioneer

Always Sign Petitions for the Right Reasons

Gilbert C. Anton
Technology Editor

November 3, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Walking around campus or around the local community a person may find themselves approached by a myriad of individuals asking for them to sign petitions. While many will simply choose to ignore these individuals or politely indicate they are not interested, others will choose to stop and may even choose to sign the...

Administration Must Connect With City of Hayward

The Editors

November 3, 2011


Filed under Opinion

As students prepare to adjust to the recent changes to off-campus parking in the form of residential parking permits now being required by the City of Hayward, it is difficult to imagine how the parking situation for students could get any worse. Proposals involving parking structures on campus to...

Dream Act Unfair to College Students

By Amy Brewster
Staff Writer

October 27, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill giving students who are illegal immigrants access to public financial aid. Around 2,500 students will qualify for California grants as a result of the new bill at a cost of $14.5 million, according to the California Department of Finance. Judging by California’s current financial pos...

Gay Rights Curriculum is a Move in the Right Direction

Amy Watkins
Staff Writer

October 27, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

A new chapter in the life of academics here in California will be ushered in during 2013 with Senate Bill (SB) 48. SB 48 insists all California public schools incorporate the sexual orientation of historical figures in social studies as well as prohibiting any discriminatory material according to members...

HPV Vaccinations for Minors Starts Bad Precedent

Lamonte Dewindt, Staff Writer

October 27, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Recently, Governor Jerry Brown passed a new law allowing girls who are as young as 12 years old to receive the HPV vaccine without parental consent. To say there has not been a positive reaction to this is almost an understatement. HPV, which stands for Human papillomavirus, has more than 30 types and...

Brown Protects California, Tightens Gun Restrictions

Will Maldonado, Staff Writer

October 27, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Quickly, can you name the last time someone openly carrying a handgun in public resulted in good news? I didn’t think so. That’s the beauty of Gov. Jerry Brown’s new bill banning Californians from carrying guns in public: The restriction addresses an issue in a sensible way that can only pos...

End in Iraq Does Not Signal End in Afghanistan

Gilbert C. Anton
Technology Editor

October 27, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Politics, Uncategorized

The end of last week signaled a significant moment in post-9/11 history as President Barack Obama announced the end of 2011 would bring with it the withdrawal of all United States military troops from Iraq. After nearly nine years in Iraq, the human costs to the United States and its allies alone paint a vivid portrait of just how ferocious Operation Iraqi Freedom has been. W...

Stop Playing the Blame Game Over Bullying

The Editors and The Editors

October 27, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Headlines throughout the country echoed a story last week that has become all too common in our society, as yet another teenager took their own life largely due to bullying. The increase in attention to suicides due to the effects of bullying has contributed to a dialogue that for decades has raged...

Fix Drawbacks To Public Education, Go International

Christopher Metoyer
Staff Writer

October 20, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

When I finished registering for classes at the start of Winter Quarter 2009, I came to the realization that I was not going to be able to take any courses in my major that term. A combination of me waiting longer than I should have to register, as well as limited offerings, caused every single class in the Communication Department to be full. This might have just been ...

Celebrities Manipulate Us, Why It Needs To End

Lamonte Dewindt
Staff Writer

October 20, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

With all the new social networks available, communication is easier than ever. You can have access to millions of people all over the world, including people that many wish they could talk directly to: celebrities. Celebrities use networks such as Twitter and Facebook to connect with their fans and...

Reality Television Celebrities Shouldn’t Be Looked Up To

Amy Brewster
Staff Writer
and Amy Brewster
Staff Writer

October 20, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

The airing of Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Humphries drew the attention of many individuals as the two hour-long specials brought in 4.4 million viewers on the first day and 4 million viewers on the second. Admittedly, I was one of those millions of people that tuned in on both nights.  However,...

Embrace Innovation in Music

Gilbert C. Anton
Technology Editor

October 20, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Musical artists and bands can often be recognized by a distinctive “sound” they have specific to their style and substance of music. This “sound” can serve fans and listeners alike as a sort of identity by which they determine the value of anything the band or artist then makes in the future. ...

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