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Oscar flub just one flaw in show

Oscar flub just one flaw in show

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

As I watched the cast and crew of “La La Land” accept the best picture award at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, I was mad. I thought about how African Americans won both best supporting actress, Viola Davis for “Fences” and best supporting actor, Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight.” And yet a...

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Jalen Francis,
Contributor
March 1
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

To understand the full impact skateboarding has today globally and within the Bay Area community, a group of four Cal State East Bay professors spent the past 2 years investigating skateboarding, one of the fastest growing youth sports in America. The research team explored the sport from its outsider roots ...

Cal State East Bay revives ‘Cabaret’ play

Cal State East Bay revives ‘Cabaret’ play

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer
March 1
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features, Showcase

On March 4 at 7:30 p.m. the theater and dance department will set the Cal State East Bay stage in dissipated WWII Berlin, Germany. “Cabaret” is based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis rose to power that focuses on the nightlife scene at the fictional ...

Donald Trump bashes media

Donald Trump bashes media

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22
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...

NBA all-star game needs a reset

NBA all-star game needs a reset

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

In the second half of the 66th annual NBA All-Star game on Sunday in New Orleans, two big men from the Eastern Conference squad had a breakaway two-on-one opportunity. The only player left to defend them was Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. How did Curry respond? He laid down on his stomach at the fr...

African-American history needs an upgrade now

African-American history needs an upgrade now

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 22
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

On a recent Sunday, I saw the film “Hidden Figures” at a small theater in El Cerrito with my mother. I had heard great reviews about the movie and I love the leading actresses — Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae — who portray women engineers in NASA’s Project Mercury that ...

You can still be tickled pink about Valentine’s Day

You can still be tickled pink about Valentine’s Day

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
February 22
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In elementary school, Valentine’s Day was a fun experience. We ate candy with our friends and made heart-shaped arts and crafts, all while passing out Valentines Day cards to the whole class. Back then, everyone was our valentine. Fast forward to college, where the Valentine’s Day experience is more complicated. A...

Pioneers win final pre-season series

Pioneers win final pre-season series

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Showcase, Sports

While the women’s softball team was forced to cancel their games, the men’s baseball team was lucky enough to only deal with delays — and went on to win their final pre-season series. The team went head-to-head against Holy Names University (3-10) in a four-game series over the weekend. When...

The love of Pablo

The love of Pablo

Sean Serrano,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I have the same love I had this time last year: rapper Kanye West’s album, “The Life of Pablo.” West’s seventh studio album came out on Feb. 14, 2016 and it’s withstood the test of time. This album is a masterpiece and shows the true greatness that W...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 15
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...

Single mom starts organization for student parents

Single mom starts organization for student parents

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Audra Stance came to CSUEB in the fall of 2016 to pursue a degree in nursing. Not only does she work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Kaiser Permanente, but like many other students, she is also a single mother to a nine-year-old girl. Stance said one of the struggles of being a single parent is ...

Women’s basketball sweep homecoming weekend

Women’s basketball sweep homecoming weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s basketball team made the most of homecoming weekend. The team defeated both of their opponents; Sonoma State and San Francisco State in what their eleventh win in their last 13 games, and initiated a three-game win streak. East Bay has been on a roll and left...

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