The Pioneer

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...

Citizenship Cannot Be Ignored

Gilbert C. Anton
Technology Editor

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Every person has a different take on what value there is in being the citizen of a certain country. In this country, that citizenship also stands for a very specific set of rights that a person is entitled to and legal grounds upon which those rights can be taken away. An ongoing debate over citizenship has intensified throughout the country following the death of Anwar al...

The Cycle Must End

The Editors

October 13, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

The advent of a new school year brings new opportunities for students in both their personal and academic lives. These opportunities especially include those students who serve as the representatives of our student body, namely in Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI). There is an often tenuous...

Don’t Overdose on Caffeine

Gabriela Bertero

September 22, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

With finals fast approaching, students begin to buckle down and dedicate more time to studying the course materials in preparation for that last test. With all the information to cover and usually more than one final to take, where is all this extra brainpower going to come from? Through speak...

Inconvenient Walkways on Campus

Amandria Banks

September 22, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

So, recently I sprained my ankle and luckily I was able to walk around without any assistance, but it dawned on me, “What if I couldn’t take the stairs?” After observing the campus, I realized that the handicapped walkways are inconvenient. Just to get from the Dining Commons to Meiklejohn Hall,...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying (and Love the Movies)

Rishi Khalsa

August 25, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

As it comes time to get back into gear for another full-fledged year of school, the movies are one bit of tame entertainment that can break any monotonous routine, except for one fact: they are damn expensive. I like my movies with a side of cash, but generally all I get is a side of empty wal...

Racial Hate Still Exists in America

Radhika Jit

August 25, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

The June 26 murder of 49 year-old African American James Craig Anderson by 19-year-old Caucasian male Deryl Dedmon stunned Jackson, Mississippi and many parts of America. Dedmon viciously ran over Anderson with his truck in a parking lot and reportedly called friends to brag about the incident. This horrible hate crime illustrates how racial violence and tension may stil...

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