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Oakland hires new police chief

Oakland hires new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 11
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Oakland Police Department has a new leader, finally. A seven-month-long search came to an end on Jan. 5, when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced at a press conference that former Spokane, Washington Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick would assume the same role in Oakland. Kirkpatrick will be the first fem...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 11
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

What happened? In a two-minute video announcement on Nov. 21, Donald J. Trump announced a list of policy plans for the first 100 days after his Jan. 20 inauguration. Here’s where he stands on a few of the issues now: Trade Issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade...

Stockton feels like the Bay Area

Stockton feels like the Bay Area

Jaime Garcia,
Contributor
January 10
Filed under Features, Media, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Stockton is a city in the Bay Area with a population of approximately 315,592, as of 2016. It is the 13th largest city in California and the 64th largest city in the United States. Stockton’s seaport was built during the Gold Rush and allowed for trade and transportation to southern gold mines. Over...

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
January 6
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

As the lights dimmed and the music died down at a Dec. 9 performance of “CSU Ferguson” at Cal State East Bay, the performers made it clear that the title of this performance was meant to bring the world of police brutality to our campus frontlines, because we as college students of color are very real...

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Every year Cal State East Bay gives out awards to alumni who are deemed distinguished by a committee of faculty and staff as well as the president of the university. The most recent recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards were given out in October at the Hayward campus to Atul Dhablania clas...

Silver and black are black and blue

Silver and black are black and blue

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

When Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr went down two weeks ago with a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts, things seemed bad. Carr was not only the best offensive player on the team, but in his third year in the league, he was finally becoming a superstar. He was even an MVP ca...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 5
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

The ugly side of the beauty industry

The ugly side of the beauty industry

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 7
Filed under Metro, Showcase

At first glance, shellac manicures and jeweled acrylic nails may seem like harmless beauty products. However studies conducted through the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control reveal an ugly side to the beauty industry. On Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA awarded a $120,000 ...

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Family, friends and community members gathered near 1305 31st Avenue in East Oakland on Sunday night, the site of the horrific fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly confirmed on Wednesday at a press conference that Alameda County fire and rescue c...

Men’s basketball ends six-game win streak

Men’s basketball ends six-game win streak

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
December 7
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay men’s basketball team began California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference play last weekend against California State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State. The men started off with confidence as their record stood at 6-1 with a six game win streak. On ...

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7
Filed under Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Hayward’s “Light Up The Season” celebration took over downtown on Saturday. City officials closed off sections of B and Watkins Streets near City Hall where attendees could watch performances, play games, go on carnival rides and much more. According to the President and CEO of the Hayw...

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

East Bay nursing student uses education at Standing Rock

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
December 7
Filed under Features, Showcase

Removing pepper spray from skin with a concoction of baby shampoo and granulated sugar wasn’t quite what third-year Cal State East Bay nursing student Sara Oldershaw had in mind when she decided to volunteer as a medic at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota; but it’s precisel...

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