The Pioneer

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. ...

Media Must Stop Legitimizing Religious Discrimination

The Editors

October 20, 2011


Filed under Opinion

As the intensity surrounding the leadup to next year’s election for President of the United States ramps up, the media spotlight on the major players involved seemingly adjusts. With all manner of possibilities ranging from policy suggestions like Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax policy to sitting President...

Are You Prepared for an Earthquake?

Amy Watkins
Staff Writer

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

In the past two weeks alone there have been well over 150 earthquakes in the state of California, ranging from 1.0 to 4.0 in magnitude, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). With a majority under 2.0 most residents did not let the continuously moving earth disturb their daily routines....

Students Need to Create a University Community

Will Maldonado
Staff Writer

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

In 2007, CSU East Bay’s President Mohammed Qayoumi issued a report titled Framework for the Future, which spelled out his grand strategic plan for the university. One aspect of this plan was to create a vibrant “University Village” for the students. Unfortunately, while time and money has been invested into structures such as the RAW, events such as concerts, and the mov...

NFL Trailblazer and Legend Dies

Todd Washburn
Sports Columnist

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Al Davis, owner and CEO of the NFL franchise Oakland Raiders, died Saturday in his home in Oakland.  The cause of death was not immediately disclosed. He died at 82. Born July 4, 1929, Davis was a man that was partially responsible for the AFL-NFL merger, and advocate for women’s and civil rights. He conducted business under his own terms. He ...

Don’t Get Angry at Banks, Just Get Even

Rishi Khalsa
Business Editor

October 13, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Wall Street and Washington are in the midst of a chess match that is leaving many CSU East Bay students the unwitting pawns and fodder for new increases in certain banking fees. If you haven’t heard it already, Bank of America will begin charging $5 for use of their debit cards starting next year,...

Technical Programs Must Be Important

The Editors

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

As high school students emerge into the realm of post-secondary education, they are frequently persuaded to identify a four-year degree as the only means to a successful future. Contrary to the popular myth that a college degree is the main determinate in a successful future, we must adopt the stance...

Obesity in America Should be Prevented

Amy Brewster
Staff Writer

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Uncategorized

It is becoming increasingly common in England for food additives and artificial flavorings to be banned due to their negative effects on consumer’s health. It has led to a variety of products being taken off the shelves or being improved to comply with the new rulings.  So on my first week here in the United States I ask ...

Tanning Salons Present Health Risks

Amy Watkins
Staff Writer

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

The golden state of California might not be as golden as the new year approaches. Jan. 1, 2012 will mark the first day of the ban against minors using indoor tanning beds if Governor Jerry Brown approves Senate Bill 746. As the number of young women with skin cancer and other life threatening skin diseases advances, so will the restriction on enablers such as indoor t...

CSUEB Should Have Mandatory Health Education Classes

By Lamonte Dewindt
Staff Writer

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

With all the classes offered and required for students, one thing I believe is sorely lacking is a health education class required to graduate. We have to retake things we took in high school such as biology and history and for some even statistics, yet with the obesity epidemic upon us we don’t even...

Obesity is Inexcusable

By Gilbert C. Anton
Technology Editor

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

There are people who put no stock in the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a measure of health, but even they would be hard pressed to consider someone in the morbidly obese category living any measure of a “healthy” lifestyle. Over the past few months in examining my own lifestyle choices, the ones which...

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