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Pioneers bucked by Broncos at home

Pioneers bucked by Broncos at home

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay water polo team’s six game win-streak ended on Saturday versus Santa Clara University. Before the Pioneers faced the Broncos, the team had the opportunity to play against the Chinese National Team in a scrimmage on March 9. “We were able to learn a lot against t...

Women’s basketball season comes to an end

Women’s basketball season comes to an end

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s basketball team saw their season come to an end in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II tournament. “It is bittersweet that the season is over, but this season taught me how to fight through adversity and continue to w...

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
March 15
Filed under Sports

Every year a month after the Super Bowl, the NFL enters a part of the season called free agency. Free agency is where players who are not under contract with their former team, either released or not resigned, are able to visit other teams to potentially find a new place to play with a new contract. ...

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

Victoria Groenewold and Thania Arce,
Contributors
March 15
Filed under Sports

Hard hats on, neon vests worn, cranes in the air. After a six year struggle, the Golden State Warriors Arena is finally being built. The organization will move its team from Oakland’s Oracle Arena to San Francisco’s  Mission Bay neighborhood. Construction on the $1 billion team-funded 18,000 se...

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

Cristian Medina,
Contributor
March 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Sports

For many people, baseball is just a game. Some even find it boring. For others, it’s a way of life. It’s something that you’re born into and something that fills you with an indescribable sense of pride. For members of an Oakland youth baseball team, it was a way out of a less-than-desirable lif...

Softball struggles over the weekend

Softball struggles over the weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under Sports

California State East Bay’s softball team struggled in their two series over the weekend against San Marcos and Humboldt State. “We are all struggling hitting right now and are having trouble producing runs, which is letting teams get the upper hand on us,” freshman infielder Jennifer Palmares ...

Boxing champion looks to ‘bring belt back to Vallejo’

Boxing champion looks to ‘bring belt back to Vallejo’

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 8
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

At 8 p.m. last Thursday night, 28-year-old Ryan “Rhino” Bourland — Global Boxing Organization light heavyweight champion — was at the Pro-Faction Martial Arts and Fitness gym in Benicia training his last student of the night. The champion has been training for the past eight weeks in preparation for h...

Women’s basketball repeats as conference champs

Women’s basketball repeats as conference champs

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Two-peat! The California State East Bay women’s basketball team won the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament championship for the second year in a row on Saturday, March 5. Despite losing head coach Suzy Barcomb and six seniors who were also the the top scorers on the team last year, East Bay m...

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference tournament on Tuesday when they defeated seventh-seeded Chico State 68-55. Senior guard Shomari Harris led the way for the Pioneers with a game-high 20 points while freshma...

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1
Filed under Sports

On Tuesday during a road game against the Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia accidentally fell on forward Kevin Durant that caused the superstar swingman visible pain in his left leg. Things looked bleak for Durant and the Warriors, however, on Wednesday morning the team rele...

Men’s basketball team goes 1-1 in last two games

Men’s basketball team goes 1-1 in last two games

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay men’s basketball team ended their season 1-1 over the weekend with games against Chico State and Stanislaus State. In what seemed to be a promising season for the Pioneers due to their 6-0 start in the beginning of the season, it was a surprise to not see the men go ...

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Jalen Francis,
Contributor
March 1
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

To understand the full impact skateboarding has today globally and within the Bay Area community, a group of four Cal State East Bay professors spent the past 2 years investigating skateboarding, one of the fastest growing youth sports in America. The research team explored the sport from its outsider roots ...

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