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Decade in Bay Area sports

Decade in Bay Area sports

February 15, 2020

By Priscilla Martinez, SPORTS EDITOR Although the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors both fell short on their most recent championship runs, the Bay Area has wrapped up what could be its greatest decade in sports. The Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry became completely revolutionar...

49ers face difficult path towards 2020 season

49ers face difficult path towards 2020 season

February 6, 2020

By Dylan Lazaga, STAFF WRITER The NFL’s 100th season has officially concluded, with the Kansas City Chiefs claiming victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, 31-20. The 49ers certainly will be working hard to make a return trip to the big game, but the upcoming offseason presents a d...

49ers vs. Chiefs to clash in Super Bowl LIV

49ers vs. Chiefs to clash in Super Bowl LIV

January 30, 2020

By Priscila Marinez, SPORTS EDITOR Standing on the corners of street lights begging for spare change. Laying on sidewalks and park benches in the middle of the day. Nowhere to go to call home, be safe, and get care. Homelessness is a growing concern around the San Francisco Bay Area and the East ...

Living and breathing college sports

January 30, 2020

By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR College sports is something that is watched, enjoyed and for very few, played. Currently, college sports bring people the very best amateur athletes in the country straight to the hometown or there television screens. But for some people there is a whole lot more to college sp...

Astros’ scandal leaves ripple effects

Astros’ scandal leaves ripple effects

January 30, 2020

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR On Jan. 13, Major League Baseball fined the Houston Astros five million dollars, stripped the team of its first-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 MLB Entry Drafts, and suspended manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Lunthow for the entirety 2020 season; following an inve...

49ers benefit from a forgiving schedule

49ers benefit from a forgiving schedule

December 12, 2019

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR The San Francisco 49ers have had a successful season to this point, currently holding a record of 11-2. However, that might not tell the real story of how good this team is. The teams San Francisco have faced thus far in the season have a combined record of 84-83-2. Com...

CSUEB swim team

CSUEB swim team

December 12, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY CSUEB ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT The California State University, East Bay swim team has made quite a splash this season. Currently ranked #24, CSUEB has put together a 6-4 record thus far. Perhaps the highlight of their season was their 1st place finish in the Bay Area Invitational in Oakland o...

CSU East Bay women’s basketball team riding five-game win streak into next matchup

CSU East Bay women’s basketball team riding five-game win streak into next matchup

December 5, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS By PIONEER ATHLETICS, CAL STATE EAST BAY The California State University, East Bay women’s basketball team has been a force to be reckoned with so far this season. The team is currently 6-2 and is riding a five-game win streak into their next matchup, a home game against California State...

2019-2020 CSUEB Men’s Basketball team

2019-2020 CSUEB Men’s Basketball team

November 21, 2019

A season preview By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR The California State University, East Bay Men’s Basketball team began their season with high hopes as they aim to build on their recent success from last year that ranked them inside the top 25 teams in the nation for the first time. Last year the...

San Jose Sharks on a feeding frenzy

San Jose Sharks on a feeding frenzy

November 21, 2019

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR After a rough start to their 2019-2020 season, the San Jose Sharks have been playing very well recently, and won six straight games until their loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. During their win streak, San Jose outscored their opponents 28-14. This string of...

Women’s Cross Country

Women’s Cross Country

November 14, 2019

By EDWARD SOPER, CONTRIBUTOR The California State University, East Bay women’s cross country team placed third in the National Collegiate Athletics Association West Regionals in Monmouth, Oregon on Nov. 9. This race proved to be a historic one for CSUEB, as sophomore Angie Ronquillo set a new pro...

Coach, student and community member

Coach, student and community member

By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR

November 7, 2019

Life as a student for many involves working and studying at the same time. For Mario Castellanos, it involves being an NCAA coach, graduate student, and pillar of his church in his local community in Union City, Calif. This season, Castellanos will enter his tenth year as the assistant coach of the Calif...

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