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Men’s Basketball goes 0-2 in Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge

Men’s Basketball goes 0-2 in Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In their opening weekend of the 2017-18 season, the California State East Bay men’s basketball team were unable to get a win in the Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge they hosted. East Bay played with a lot of effort in both games, but it was evident the team is adjusting to a new system...

Solange at the Greek

Solange at the Greek

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

I had first seen Solange perform live at a country fair in 2009. This is around the time people solely knew her as “Beyonce’s sister.” While the vocals seemed to be there, she had an unbridled sense of awkwardness on stage that she just could not shake throughout the entire performance. 6/10 at...

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Independent growers at risk Richard Colorado’s thumbs and forefingers have permanent calluses from bending the stems of his marijuana plants in such a way that they get better access to light, which increases his yields. His small, 15-light setup is enough to keep him working 50 or more hours a week a...

Protest posters from 1960s to present exhibited at SFMOMA

Protest posters from 1960s to present exhibited at SFMOMA

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Social justice political posters from the 1960s to present day, including those relating to the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter, are on display at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). "I really like the juxtaposition of the old and the new posters," stated Yagna Madala, a Los Angeles...

DACA doesn’t define CSUEB student

DACA doesn’t define CSUEB student

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine you are seven years old, alone and about to enter the country illegally with a false identity. This was the reality for Cal State East Bay fourth-year student Evangelina Sanchez when she came to the United States from Mexico 13 years ago. “We all got separated and passed through the border...

The strangest of shows makes its return

The strangest of shows makes its return

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

If you’re a fan of supernatural sci-fi and 1980s nostalgia, then the hit series “Stranger Things” is one to watch. Halloween is quickly approaching, and along with it comes the Oct. 27 return of Netflix’s original popular series. The first trailer, backed by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” dro...

Dead end for DACA?

Dead end for DACA?

Saul Perales,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Sept. 5, President Trump and his administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA, which was approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), allowed approximately 800,000 undocumented youth to receive a work permit and be protected from deportation. ...

Campus club to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Campus club to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

On Nov. 2, an on-campus club, Students United in Solidarity, will host a Dia de Los Muertos Community Altar event in front of the Old Union and New Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In effort to educate students on the holiday while also discussing issues of cultural appropriation, Students Unite...

Women, sports take center stage at Oakland film festival

Women, sports take center stage at Oakland film festival

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

The Women Sports Film Festival will make its return today, running through Oct. 1, at Oakland’s New Parkway Theater on 24th St. The festival screens documentary films by and about female athletes and storytellers. This year there will be seven feature films, sixteen short documentaries; 18 different...

Bryan Rooney named new men’s basketball coach

Bryan Rooney named new men’s basketball coach

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

Cal State East Bay’s nationwide search for a new men’s basketball head coach came to a conclusion in its own backyard last week. After 10 seasons with the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers out of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in Vallejo, The Pioneers nabbed Bryan Rooney away to ...

Father-son Castro Valley toy store moves to Hayward

Father-son Castro Valley toy store moves to Hayward

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

When people look for toys and collectibles, most turn to digital retailers such as eBay or Amazon. However, rare toys are waiting to be discovered in small toy shops. In fact, the success of small collectible shops has made an impact on companies like Amazon. The online juggernaut is planning to expan...

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