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The battle for Berkeley: Rally results in violent outbursts in East Bay

The battle for Berkeley: Rally results in violent outbursts in East Bay

Mathew Weber,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Media, Metro, Photo Galleries, Politics, Showcase

Downtown Berkeley erupted in chaos last Saturday at MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, less than half a mile from the UC Berkeley campus where students once fought to defend free speech in the 1960’s. The Liberty Revival Alliance organized a “Patriot's Day Free Speech Rally” on Saturday that was to feature ...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? Last Thursday, President Donald Trump gave the U.S. military the green light to launch a targeted airstrike on a government air base in Syria that killed six people.   According to a statement that Trump delivered from Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on April 6, the strike was a...

‘Trumpcare’ failure buys Planned Parenthood more time

‘Trumpcare’ failure buys Planned Parenthood more time

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On March 24, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a photo of 30 white, middle-aged men considering a bill that would affect the future of healthcare in America, including women’s reproductive rights. The photo, which was upsetting due to the lack of female representation, depicted members of the Hous...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Feb. 10, an amendment was made to the financial trust of President Donald Trump to allow him to take money from any of his more than 400 businesses he owns without approval.   On Jan. 11 Trump signed over all operations of his businesses to his two oldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, who cu...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017
Filed under Politics

What Happened? President Donald J. Trump announced on Monday his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would head a new department named The White House Office of American Innovation.   The White House Office of American Innovation Trump unveiled his plan for the new department on Monday that will...

Not all immigrants are against Trump

Not all immigrants are against Trump

Justin Shiu,
Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Despite President Trump’s mocking attitude towards immigrants and anti-immigrant policies, immigrants in California and other “blue” states continue to support Trump. This confuses me. I am the son of conservative Chinese-American immigrants, so I questioned a few of my relatives and friends t...

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Metro, Politics

Local organizations hosted a “Know Your Rights” workshop at the Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center in Oakland on Saturday to inform their high minority population on what to do if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, show up at work, home or other places where they convene. There we...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Politics

What Happened? On March 6, the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee approved the American Health Care Act as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.   If passed, the AHCA will repeal Obamacare by dismantling taxes, which include...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2017
Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Saturday, President Donald J. Trump went on Twitter and said his predecessor, Barack Obama, tapped his phone lines at his residence at Trump Tower in New York.   President Trump blasted Obama through his verified social media account that accused the former leader of monitoring phone conversations in 20...

Green card holders fear the new administration

Green card holders fear the new administration

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Members of the Latino community, documented and undocumented, are looking for ways to formalize their presence in the United States because they fear they may be next on President Donald Trump’s “to-do” list. Trump issued an executive order forbidding the entrance of people from seven predomin...

Muslim ban continues to instill fear

Muslim ban continues to instill fear

Cody Davis,
Contributor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Politics

Fear was just one of the many emotions that Muslim communities around the world experienced after waking up on Jan. 27 to a surprise travel restriction put in place by President Donald Trump. Last month, Trump signed an executive order that banned citizens from predominantly Muslim countries, like I...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under Politics

What happened? On Tuesday President Donald Trump spoke to a joint congress session in Washington, D.C. The White House also banned several media outlets from a briefing on Friday.   Speech For the first time since taking office more than a month ago, Trump delivered a speech that seemed to try and unify the country. He...

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