The Pioneer

Oprah Was an Inspiration, But She Was Not an Activist

Cherie Vargas

June 9, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

A legacy can be defined as something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after their efforts or work has ceased. After 25 years of the Oprah Winfrey Show, few can argue that her legacy did nothing less than inspire women to reach for the stars. The Oprah Winfrey Show recently met ...

Verbal Abuse: Bruises Can Be More Than Skin Deep

Carole Reynolds

June 9, 2011


Filed under Features, Op-ed, Opinion

People who grew up believing “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me,” were terribly misinformed. Covertly hidden behind what most people misconstrued as normal means of behavior and communication, emotional abuse, also referred to as verbal, mental or psychological abuse, remai...

In Regards to Gay Marriage, Obama is Another Bush

Tina Phillips

June 2, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

He was for it before he was against it. In 1996, when he was running for the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama answered a 1996 Outlines newspaper question by saying, "I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages." And in 2008, he said he was ...

Predictions of The “Rapture” Have Never Come True

Cherie Vargas

June 2, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Jesus himself once spoke in regards to the return of Christ: “No one knows the day or hour, not the angels in heaven, or even Christ himself; only the father knows.” Despite the well known scripture amongst Christian believers, theories are continuously formulated to predict the anticipated return of Jesus ...

Many Childhood “Disorders” Stem From Societal Disorder

Tina Phillips

May 26, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

One in ten children in America today is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is characterized by problems paying attention, being hyperactivite, and behaving impulsively. Also, six to eight percent of children are diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (O...

Stop Wearing Pajamas to School and Dress Professionally

Natalia Aldana

May 26, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Mark Twain once remarked, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” On a college campus, Twain’s quip could serve to good use, as many students presently dress in a manner that could be taken from a cross section of Snooki and Carrot Top’s closets. St...

Why Women Are Pulling Ahead in The Workplace

Cheyann Elmore

May 19, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Remember when the man came to pick up the woman in his car and paid for dinner, all in attempt to sweep her off her feet? It seems that women are doing most of the sweeping nowadays. “Women have this self motivation and determination to succeed that men lack,” said small business owner Chr...

Just Let Teachers Teach

Mark Laluan

May 18, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

REBUTTAL In response to Professors Need Checks and Balances . To say every student has had at least one academic who got under their skin is a broad generalization, but it is a fact. Each human is an individual with ideas and concepts combing together to create a distinct, intellectual framework....

Professors Need Checks and Balances

Tina Phillips

May 18, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Argument Ever noticed how egotistical some professors can be? How they use their power to intimidate you or hold a grade over you to make you bend to their will? How they talk to you (in person, and especially on e-mail) in a degrading way? Well, I have, and it's not right. I have been told bef...

Students are Too Often Used By California Faculty

Nicole Anderson

May 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

After reading one of your recent articles, "Student Protests Should Be Student Run," I wanted to commend you on a much needed, well-written article. As a student at Sacramento State, and Student Trustee of the CSU system, I have seen far too often students being used for the CFA agenda. While sometimes...

Student Learning Conditions are Faculty and Staff Working Conditions

Faculty Members Nicholas Baham, Larry Bensky, Luz Calvo, Jennifer Eagan, Kim Geron, Felix Herndon, Mark Karplus, Rita Liberti, Brian McKenzie, and Gretchen Reevy

May 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

In a confusing Op-Ed in the April 21, 2011 edition of The Pioneer entitled “Student Protests Should Be Student Run,” the author complains that the April 13th People’s University Teach-In and protest was in fact student-run. We are not sure what the complaint is. Is it that faculty controlled the...

Students Are Not the Political Puppets of Their Professors

Students for Quality Education

May 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Campus Debate However much I would like to, I simply do not have enough space to refute Spearman’s numerous fallacious claims [in her article “Student Protests Should Be Student Run” April 21, 2011]. Nor do I wish to spend much time illuminating their total lack of investigation and fact-checkin...

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