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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...

Donald Trump bashes media

Donald Trump bashes media

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

On Feb. 18 the president of the United States of America let the media have it. According to CNN, thousands of supporters attended while hundreds protested outside a rally in Florida on Saturday, at which Trump called the news media in America, “the enemy of the American people.” Trump began S...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Monday, President Donald Trump named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security advisor to replace former national security advisor and retired army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who was fired last week for withholding information from Vice President Mike Pence.   McMaste...

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Craig Collins Ph.D.,
CSUEB Lecturer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

Craig Collins, Ph.D. teaches political science and environmental law at California State University East Bay and was a founding member of the Green Party of California. If events in Washington (and Moscow) continue to unfold as they have over the last few months, it appears that the groundsw...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? Gallup, a research and consulting company known for its opinion polls, announced on Monday that President Donald J. Trump’s American approval rating reached an all-time low in their daily poll since he took office on Jan. 20.   The newest poll found that only 40 percent of America...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Jan. 31, President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new Supreme Court Justice as the replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away on Feb. 13, 2016.   Who is he? Gorsuch has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit since he was appo...

California to become a country?

California to become a country?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Politics

It’s been less than a month since President Donald J. Trump took office and talk of “Calexit,” a movement where the state would secede from the rest of the country, is already picking up steam. Ballot measure campaign committee Yes California started the the Calexit campaign in November after Trump ...

California joins opposition against immigration ban

California joins opposition against immigration ban

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

On Jan. 27 President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that put a 90-day ban on immigration between the United States and seven countries that include Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, according to the order. In response, Washington State filed a lawsuit earlier this month that claim...

‘America First’ will leave us last

‘America First’ will leave us last

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics

I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Madrid, Spain for the 2015-2016 school year. Spain has experienced an economic recession since 2007 and yet I saw the people of Madrid — Madrilenos — going about their everyday lives with vigor: they still indulged in “tapas,” took their afternoon “...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

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

What Happened? On Friday President Donald J. Trump signed 14 executive orders immediately following his inauguration ceremony. One of the orders banned immigration from seven countries. Here’s what this means: According to the order, it puts a ban on immigration for seven countries over th...

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

With Donald Trump now officially the president of the United States, and women’s reproductive rights on the chopping block, one thing is for certain: I will be getting that precautionary IUD birth control method before it’s too late. On Monday, just one day after the 44th anniversary of la...

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