The Pioneer

Photographer helps bridge gap between sneaker culture

Photographer helps bridge gap between sneaker culture

Daniel Aziz,
Contributor

August 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Is talent a suitable replacement for a traditional form of education? Rolo Tanedo Jr. believed so when photography went from his hobby in 2005 to a part-time career in 2008. When he was a nursing student at California State University East Bay, Tanedo decided to drop out to pursue a career in photograp...

Star Wars collecting: A labor of love

Star Wars collecting: A labor of love

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Arturo Chavez, a senior computer science major at CSU East Bay, reflected on his memories of collecting Star Wars memorabilia. He had to stop collecting when adulthood came knocking, and said, “Time for college.” “I couldn’t just lug [my collection] around. Also, I had to start saving money...

Father-son Castro Valley toy store moves to Hayward

Father-son Castro Valley toy store moves to Hayward

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

When people look for toys and collectibles, most turn to digital retailers such as eBay or Amazon. However, rare toys are waiting to be discovered in small toy shops. In fact, the success of small collectible shops has made an impact on companies like Amazon. The online juggernaut is planning to expan...

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