The Pioneer

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

Dear Readers, The first thing I would like to do as Editor-in-Chief of the Cal State East Bay student newspaper is thank the previous editors I have worked with at The Pioneer: Shannon Stroud, Tiffany Jones and Yousuf Fahimuddin. I was able to learn things from them that allowed me to gain the valuable...

Unselfishness key for women’s basketball success

Unselfishness key for women’s basketball success

Veronica Sanchez,
Contributor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Shannon Bland, a Cal State East Bay senior, fell in love with basketball at a young age. “I remember playing on those short basketball hoops when I was in second grade,” she said. “That’s where it all started.” Bland is shooting guard on the CSUEB women’s basketball team, which just had a ...

Pioneers split home double header with Chico State Wildcats

Pioneers split home double header with Chico State Wildcats

Marissa Marshall,
Contributor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The hot weather on Tuesday was a factor that forced the Cal State East Bay baseball team to battle through two close games. Before the home double header, the Pioneers were in Los Angeles over the weekend, where they swept the California State Dominguez Hills Toros (14-16 overall, 8-12 conference) th...

UC San Diego Tritons tame Pioneers at Chabot College

UC San Diego Tritons tame Pioneers at Chabot College

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

Despite a three-game winning streak, the Cal State East Bay water polo team could not defend their home city on Sunday. The Pioneers fell to 12-9 overall and 0-1 in Western Water Polo Association Conference play after they lost to the UC San Diego Tritons (22-9 overall, 3-0 conference) 8-3 at Chabo...

I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Must

I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Must

Nicholas L. Baham III, Ph.D. Professor of Ethnic Studies CSUEB CFA Chapter President

March 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Op-ed, Opinion

Dear Colleagues, Staff, and Students of the CSUEB Community, You have all certainly heard by now that 26,000 California State University faculty will strike across the entire 23 campus CSU system on April 13-15 and April 18 and 19 unless CSU Chancellor Tim White agrees to a 5% pay raise for all faculty....

Dear writers, here’s to you

Shannon Stroud,
Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2016


Filed under Features

This morning, when I sat down to write this goodbye letter, I knew exactly what I was going to say. Then I received a text from one of The Pioneer’s new writers that changed the entire direction of this article.         “Thank you for helping me with my very first article and publishing it. It ...

Undocumented students need resources

Undocumented students need resources

Erika Fernandez and Kenzi Hilario,
Contributors

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus

Fifteen years ago, on Oct. 12, 2001 Governor Gray Davis passed Assembly Bill 540 which allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. As a result, an undocumented student is known as an AB540 student or a “DREAMer,” in reference to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act which Congress passed in 2012. The Dream Act allow...

A student’s love letter to Oakland

A student’s love letter to Oakland

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A Cal State East Bay classmate once told me that I turned out really well for being from East Oakland. Her statement made me laugh, but it also made me question how many other people share what I understood to be a negative view of my city. In retrospect, I was one of those people. The attachment and...

From extra credit to community service

From extra credit to community service

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Cal State East Bay’s Kinesiology students spent some extra time creating bag lunches for the homeless in Hayward, for some extra credit. That is exactly what happened to CSUEB biology major Kevin Zsanchez and sociology major Zinaya Brown, while they attended an event to hand out food to the ho...

CSU Chancellor receives an icy reception

CSU Chancellor receives an icy reception

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase

If you were on Cal State East Bay's campus on Monday afternoon, you could hear something brewing. Faculty, staff and students staged a demonstration at the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus to bring attention to the looming strike, when CSU Chancellor Timothy White visited the University Union. W...

My Questions for Chancellor White

March 2, 2016


Filed under Letters-to-editor

On Monday afternoon, CSU Chancellor Tim White addressed students, faculty, and staff in the New University Union’s multi-purpose room and responded to questions from the audience. Unfortunately, only a few of those lined up to ask questions were able to do so.  As one who didn’t have a chance to speak, I’d...

East Bay graduate student nabs Grammy

East Bay graduate student nabs Grammy

Veronica Sanchez,
Contributor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Features

  The first time Mario Silva picked up an instrument — a clarinet — was at 16. He then played and experimented with different instruments, like the bass, drum and guitar, but he didn’t truly connect with an instrument until he chose one for himself: the trumpet. Silva connected to the...

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