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Cuba teaches student to ‘go with the flow’

Cuba teaches student to ‘go with the flow’

Hannah Childress,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Study Abroad: Cuba

On my last day of exploring in Cuba I decided to return to Marina Hemingway for one last visit in hopes of catching an interview with the dive master at the local scuba dive shack and capture a few more photos of this ghost town of a resort. I arrived at the entrance to the marina at abo...

Commitment is key for veganism

Commitment is key for veganism

Celeste Marie O'Connell,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My vegan journey has been in full swing for a month and I feel great. The transition to veganism requires a commitment to regularly consuming plant based foods and exercising daily.  Surrounding myself with people who are also vegan and maintain a routine have been essential to strengthening my reserve. In...

Protests scheduled for Berkeley, San Francisco cancelled over the weekend

Protests scheduled for Berkeley, San Francisco cancelled over the weekend

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

After some pushback from local officials and citizens, two organizations cancelled right-wing rallies on Friday. The first rally was supposed to be at Crissy Field in San Francisco on Saturday, and it was organized by a conservative group from Portland, Oregon called Patriot Prayer. Their founder, Joey...

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although it felt like yesterday that the Golden State Warriors hoisted their second title in three years, a new NBA season is less than two months away. With 82 games in a season, it is almost impossible to catch every Warriors game on television or grab a seat at the arena. Here are the must-watch ga...

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Patriot Prayer, a Portland-based political and self-professed free speech organization has received approval from the National Park Service to hold a “Freedom Rally” at Chrissy Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 26. Oath Keepers, a Las Vegas-based militia that the Southern Poverty Law Cente...

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On a sunny afternoon at Lake Merritt in Oakland, you will find people jogging, walking, relaxing, and enjoying the day off. However, you will see Julia Ibarra, sitting on a bench, writing her weekly pop-up restaurant menu. Ibarra, 32, is often at Lake Merritt. With her brown curly hair thr...

Pushing through temptations as a new vegan

Pushing through temptations as a new vegan

Celeste Marie O’Connell,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A newly converted vegan experiences temptations that distract from required daily tasks. Three weeks ago, I became a vegan and it feels great. My successful transformation is owed in part to with familiarizing myself with veganism and exploring the various food options. I did not expec...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

On Monday, President Donald Trump delivered an urgent presidential address to the nation from Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., where he outlined a new strategy for the United States’ relationship with Afghanistan and South Asia.   According to Trump, after months of meetings that...

Pioneers optimistic about upcoming season

Pioneers optimistic about upcoming season

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

August 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s a new season for the California State East Bay women’s soccer team and the team is in the midst of their preseason training with long double days and fitness tests. Last season the Pioneers finished 4-11-3 overall and 3-9 in conference, which put them 10th in the California Collegiate At...

Dance, dance, and viva la revolution

Dance, dance, and viva la revolution

Mitch Scorza,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Study Abroad: Cuba

On the weekends, we were set loose and cut free to explore the city as liberated tourists. We put our school material on hold for a couple of days, as we worked so hard throughout the week. It was time to celebrate, as far as we were concerned. There was only one place to go and that place i...

Baseball culture in Cuba alive and thriving

Baseball culture in Cuba alive and thriving

Daniel Larios,
Contributor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Study Abroad: Cuba

We got word there was a recreational baseball field where locals go to play pick-up games a couple of kilometers away from our hotel. In the hopes of recording a casual interview, we decided to pack a few things and head out that way. We figured the worst-case scenario is we’d get some b-roll or pictures...

The library scene is not as dead as you think

The library scene is not as dead as you think

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

In the age of digital downloads, updates, and ‘like’ buttons, libraries can seem irrelevant, outdated, and like ancient institutions. However, that is not the case at Cal State East Bay, where students frequent their university library. According to CSUEB Library’s statistics, almost 1.16 million...

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