California State University East Bay

The Pioneer

Graduation jitters from the eyes of a military veteran

Graduation jitters from the eyes of a military veteran

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Graduation is around the corner and the professional world is knocking on my door. Am I ready? Do I have the necessary skills and experience to make it in a society that embodies the survival of the fittest? One where the strong are praised and the weak are forgotten. I already have bills to pay and a ...

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s that time of year, NBA playoff time, and many are wondering whether the Golden State Warriors will take home the championship. In the Bay Area, many people are confident that their home team will win its 5th championship, and their second in 3 years. Many non-Bay Area natives, like myself, b...

Gators chomp on Pioneers in Hayward

Gators chomp on Pioneers in Hayward

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay baseball team have hit a rough patch that most teams hit at some point in their season. East Bay has lost two series within the past three weekends, which also happens to be their first two series losses throughout the entire season. “Every team goes through it,”...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick of the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against an executive order to cut off federal funding to sanctuary states and cities that President Donald Trump issued on Jan. 25.   According ...

Environmentalists demonstrate climate change in Oakland

Environmentalists demonstrate climate change in Oakland

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase

By the year 2100, parts of the Oakland Coliseum, railroads, highways 580, 80 and the Oakland International Airport could be covered by two meters — or six and a half feet — of water, if sea levels continue to rise as anticipated, according to Robert Cheasty, Executive Director of Citizens for East S...

Track teams compete in invitational

Track teams compete in invitational

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay track and field teams competed in the East Bay Invitational over the weekend in their last regular season meet before the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference Championships next month. “It has been a rough season for our team as a whole,” sophomore Aaron Jone...

I lost my mind when my cat left

I lost my mind when my cat left

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Our indoor family cat Simba, a Tabby mix, had been with us for 13 years when he went missing on March 10. We noticed he was missing in the morning and assumed he escaped from the balcony of our Union City townhouse — where his litter box is — because there were two cats that always meowed to him...

Pepsi responds to criticism, pulls commercial

Pepsi responds to criticism, pulls commercial

Gabriel Rubio,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under
Opinion, Showcase

Supermodel and reality star Kendall Jenner recently partnered with Pepsi to expand on the company's campaign “Live for now,” which encourages consumers to capture the excitement of the moment. The new commercial aired April 4 and depicted Jenner offering a can of Pepsi as a peace offering during a p...

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

42 triple doubles, 82 games, one player: Russell Westbrook. The Los Angeles native made NBA history with those numbers, and did it with ease. Westbrook averaged a triple-double with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game for the 2016-2017 NBA season. He is only the second person in N...

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 ...

Softball splits games against Monterey Bay

Softball splits games against Monterey Bay

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay softball team improved their record to 24-18 overall and 16-14 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference play after a weekend road trip to Monterey. East Bay played the #8 ranked California State Monterey Bay Otters (31-7, 19-6) in a four-game series over the we...

New York awakens student spirit

New York awakens student spirit

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With just two quarters to go before I graduate, I am starting to hit a wall. Some people call it ‘senioritis;’ I call it fatigue. In addition to working nights, I also go to school full time and run this student newspaper. It’s safe to say, my time is stretched thin. I felt a lack of interes...

California State University East Bay
Showcase