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Fee Increases and Economy Hit Students Athletes

Brady Landry

December 9, 2010


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Every year when school is let out for the summer, students return home, some never returning to campus. The struggles of the economy have had an effect on everyone, especially students. Last year alone approximately 25 percent of students at the freshman and sophomore levels did not return, accordin...

The CSUEB Fight Song

Richard Duboc

December 2, 2010


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CSU East Bay has a fight song? Yes, it does. It might not be as well known as other college’s fight songs but it exists nonetheless. In 1961, when the Pioneer mascot was adopted by then Alameda County State College, it was envisioned to be a space Pioneer. Thus, the first line “The Pioneers...

Pioneer Profile: Farewell to All–Conference Senior

Amanda Zepeda

December 2, 2010


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The Pioneers finished second place in the CCAA Division II Conference, with an overall record of 20-7—a significant improvement from last year’s overall record of 10-21. “It was a really good year,” said Massa. “A lot of our opponents last year would say we didn’t belong in the CCAA D...

Glenn Burke: “Out” and Gone

Richard Duboc

November 18, 2010


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Recently, Comcast Sports Network Bay Area premiered the documentary, “Out: The Glenn Burke Story” about former Major League Baseball player Glenn Burke, who was the first openly homosexual professional athlete. Although Burke’s story is rife with struggle and unfolds more like a cautionary tale, it ...

Bustin’ Out: Rookie of the Year

Charlie Kennewig

November 18, 2010


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Though the immediate excitement of the San Francisco Giants’ first World Championship has gone, their fans have another victory to celebrate this week. Giants’ catcher Buster Posey was named the National League Rookie of the Year. Posey beat out fellow candidates like Atlanta’s Jayson Heywa...

Women’s Volleyball Closes Strong Season with a Win

Amanda Zepeda

November 18, 2010


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Women’s volleyball put an exclamation mark at the end of their season with a second place finish in the CCAA Division II. CSU East Bay finished a remarkable 2010 campaign with a win over Cal Poly Pomona in a three-set win on November 13. This allowed the Pioneers to silence their critics, finishing with a stellar overall record of 20-7. ...

Turnovers Cost Pioneers in Exhibition Gameover

November 12, 2010


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CSU East Bay’s women’s basketball team opened their first exhibition match of the season with a 67-44 road loss against the University of the Pacific Tigers. Although they succeeded in slowing down an explosive Tiger offense—who just came off a victory in which they scored 105 points—the Pion...

Men Hold Their Own Against Division I Opponents

Amanda Zepeda

November 12, 2010


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A successful season of fall CSU East Bay sports is almost in the books and now CSUEB looks forward to a successful winter with men’s basketball leading the way. The young and vibrant CSUEB basketball team opened the 2010-2011 season with a pair of exhibition games against Division I schools and...

Cal State East Bay Makes French Connection

November 12, 2010


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Rodrigo Maza, a 19 year-old French native who came to CSU East Bay this year to play basketball, towers over students as he walks by them on campus. “I’m used to it,” said Maza, who, at a height of 6 feet 9 inches, is easily the tallest player on CSUEB’s basketball team. Maza, who will p...

East Bay Alumnus Umpires For MLB

Amanda Zepeda

November 12, 2010


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Ted Barrett would park his car near the current CSUEB campus baseball field for football practice, and on his way back to his car he would watch a Cal State Hayward baseball game. However, for Barrett, it wasn’t so much the teams that would catch his attention. This Cal State Hayward alumni ...

Men Win Season Closer

Kevin Vera

November 12, 2010


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With a record of 3-15-3 the Cal State East Bay Men’s Soccer team wrapped up the fall season with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Bethesda Christian University (BCU). Senior captain Sean Lynum-Young played his final game against BCU, scoring his last goal as a Pioneer early in the second half,...

A Giant Celebration

Charlie Kenneweg

November 12, 2010


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“Don’t Stop Believing.” That classic 80’s song by Journey became the anthem for San Francisco fans everywhere during the Giants’ improbable playoff run. As it turns out the city by the bay never stopped believing in their team, and today they celebrate the Giants’ first world championship s...

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