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‘Guardians’ sequel digs deep: Superhero movie incorporates heavy subject matter

‘Guardians’ sequel digs deep: Superhero movie incorporates heavy subject matter

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At 7:00 p.m. on May 4, groups of moviegoers decked out in costumes or their favorite comic apparel headed to movie theaters for the long-awaited sequel, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Thursday was the first day the pre-shows of the new Marvel film began before its official release last Friday. ...

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After running through the Portland Trail Blazers in a 4-0 spurt in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last month, the Golden State Warriors accomplished yet another 4-0 playoff sweep against the Utah Jazz, concluding the second round of the playoffs with yet another landslide victory. Monday’s series-en...

Pioneers clawed by Wildcats in Chico

Pioneers clawed by Wildcats in Chico

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In what looked to be a thrilling series against the top team in the conference, the California State East Bay baseball team struggled against Chico State University on the road. “Chico has been strong all year and is the team to beat,” said junior pitcher Alex Vesia. “We just were not ...

Campus sees rising tension in 2017

Campus sees rising tension in 2017

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

A group of four people, wearing black jackets covered in white and yellow phrases like “Fear God” on the back once again visited Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus on April 24. Members of the group shouted to passersby about how a lack of temperance in regard to instant gratification would ...

No Plan B vending machines at CSUEB

No Plan B vending machines at CSUEB

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Gone are the days of embarrassing store purchases and unnecessary physical examinations; buying condoms, pregnancy tests or emergency contraceptive is now as simple as shoving some bills into a vending machine, at least at UC Davis. On April 21, a project headed by senior Parteek Singh to make re...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? Saturday marked the 100th day in office for President Donald Trump. The President met with and spoke to supporters at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At the same time, the White House Correspondent’s Dinner took place in Washington, D.C. It was the first time a president missed th...

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders are officially leaving for Las Vegas in a few years, but before they go they’re adding a little local flare to the team. Well, a little more than a little, as Marshawn Lynch, the Skittles man and one of the most dominant running backs of his era, has officially been added...

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...

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