The Pioneer

Women vote on preference not gender

Women vote on preference not gender

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Earlier this month, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and feminist Gloria Steinem caused an uproar among younger Democratic female Bernie Sanders supporters. Steinem accused women of going with Bernie Sanders because, “the boys are with Bernie,” while Albright warned young democratic female ...

“Afro Room” first of its kind at CSUEB

“Afro Room” first of its kind at CSUEB

Briana Wharton,
Contributor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase

In December, a group of Black students at Cal State East Bay gathered on campus — wearing all black — with an aim to “take a stand against all of the current injustices happening to Black people and students nationwide.” A month prior, they had formed a GroupMe chat named BlackOut, then began to c...

Softball splits season opener on road

Softball splits season opener on road

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase

A new season got underway for the Cal State East Bay softball team over the weekend with a new coach at the helm. The season started for the Pioneers and new coach Claire Sua Amundson with a road trip to San Rafael on Saturday to take on Dominican College at Penguin Field. The Pioneers left with a...

Oakland Promise: Cradle to Career

Oakland Promise: Cradle to Career

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

For the first time in school history, Cal State East Bay will guarantee admission to any Oakland student that meets the minimum CSU requirements. This comes in collaboration with the Oakland Promise initiative created by Oakland officials, the mayor’s office and Oakland Unified School District....

Students, staff push for all gender bathroom

Students, staff push for all gender bathroom

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus

For the transgender community, bathroom selection can be tough. Most bathrooms are designated for either men or women; however, Cal State East Bay has started to buck the trend, somewhat. The Diversity and Inclusion Student Center will hold an informative session and play a documentary about the...

Former Olympians grace Hayward campus

Former Olympians grace Hayward campus

Elizabeth Avalos,
Contributor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Features

For the first time ever, Olympians and Civil Rights activists John Carlos and Wyomia Tyus will share the stage together, in the company of award-winning sports journalist, Dave Zirin. The Center for Sport and Social Justice at Cal State East Bay, which is dedicated to bringing critical attention to...

Livermore suspends medical marijuana sales

Oscar Murillo,
Contributor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Metro

The Livermore City Council decided on Jan. 11 to suspend the sale of medical marijuana for 18 months in order to make sure that the licenses are going to the patients who need it. “The benefit is to have local control of who gets medicinal marijuana and to preserve the rights,” said John Marcha...

Meet Lucy, where chaos becomes clarity

Meet Lucy, where chaos becomes clarity

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

It begins in a dorm at University Village; walls covered with posters and artwork, string lights hanging above us like stars and a tiny acid tab slowly dissolving under our tongues, leaving a metallic taste. Thirty to 90 minutes is usually how long it takes for LSD to kick in. My friend and I find ourselves as...

Poets get paid through contest

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Campus

Cal State East Bay’s English department is offering cash for all original poetry. The 11th annual Helen “Jackie” DeClercq Prize for Poetry is open to all enrolled undergraduate and graduate level CSUEB students, regardless of major. Original poems may be submitted — on any subject, however...

Students and staff say goodbye to professors

Students and staff say goodbye to professors

Lisette Torres,
Social and Online Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Campus

It is a somber time for Cal State East Bay, as students, faculty and staff say goodbye to three professors and pioneers this month: Dr. Delmo Della-Dora, Dr. Douglas Sprague and Dr. Diane Satin. The Office of Academic Affairs informed the university of the passing of Della-Dora, Professor Emeritus...

Not all disabilities are visible

Not all disabilities are visible

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Campus

When the term disability comes up, for many the first thing that comes to mind is something of a physical nature. However, the Accessibility Services department at Cal State East Bay is trying to shine a light on invisible disabilities that can cause confusion. Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit...

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The New York Times lists the East Bay as a top place to visit in 2016 and rightly so because living here is the bee’s knees. I first moved to the Bay when I started my freshman year at Cal State East Bay and having lived in the Los Angeles and Orange County area my whole life, the distinction between...

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