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The countdown to graduation

The countdown to graduation

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the winter quarter came to a close, there were textbook rentals to turn in and final papers to submit. The midnight oil was burning to ensure good grades. It was my last quarter at California State University, East Bay. I will be graduating with a degree in communication with an emphasis in media...

East Bay Action Congress makes moves

East Bay Action Congress makes moves

Ana Cortez,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

Feb. 24 marked the first annual event for a new campus organization at Cal State East Bay: East Bay Action Congress (EBAC). This new organization, run by students, was initiated this quarter by way of the approval of Associated Students Inc. (ASI). Seven students, all lead directors of the organization,...

‘CORE’ building will be replacing the library

‘CORE’ building will be replacing the library

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

As of 2016, the CSUEB library is still number five on the CSU Seismic Priority List, a list of buildings that are to be seismically retrofit. The university has plans to replace the building with the Collaborative Opportunities in Research and Engagement (CORE). The university was given a budget of $82...

Should professors ban laptops?

Should professors ban laptops?

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

For years, college students have been using their laptops in class during lectures and class discussions. Laptops aid in note taking, assignments, projects and getting a headstart on the workload. Ultimately, laptops should be banned in college classrooms. What happens to the students who don’t uti...

Why CSUEB needs to take more action: My experience as an undocumented student

Why CSUEB needs to take more action: My experience as an undocumented student

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Cal State East Bay is a campus that claims to be an inclusive university that serves its diverse population of students. But as an undocumented immigrant, I feel underserved. As graduation nears, I am disappointed that the school still does not have an undocumented resource center to support its p...

Federal work study or part time job?

Federal work study or part time job?

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many students here at Cal State East Bay qualify for Federal Work-Study (FWS), but what exactly is it? According to Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, “Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing ...

East Bay women’s basketball team getting back on track

East Bay women’s basketball team getting back on track

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Lady Pioneers take on West Region Tip-Off Classic The women's basketball team has played just eight games since the season began earlier this month, but Head Coach Shanele Stires is looking to guide the two-time defending California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference (CCAA) champions to a suc...

Volleyball season comes to an end

Volleyball season comes to an end

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

After a three game winning streak, the California State East Bay volleyball team’s season came to an end. Last weekend, the Pioneers competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference Tournament (CCAA) for the second year in a row and played some of their best volleyball all season. “In...

Women’s swim team has two first meets cancelled

Women’s swim team has two first meets cancelled

Tanaya Landry,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The swim caps and suits went on and the Cal State East Bay’s women’s swim team stepped out onto the warm pavement, stretching out before entering the pool for their daily practice. “Let’s rock and roll, ladies!” yelled their coach, Shane Pelton. It’s sunny in the afternoons and cold in...

East Bay finds success in Thanksgiving tournament

East Bay finds success in Thanksgiving tournament

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team was fully energized after Thanksgiving on Thursday as they played in the Notre Dame De Namur Thanksgiving Tournament over the weekend. After having lost two conference games in a row to Cal State LA and San Francisco State, the Pioneers bounced back....

Blackboard’s online blackouts

Blackboard’s online blackouts

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Update isn’t clicking with everyone It was week five of our 11-week quarter and midterms were in full swing. After finishing my essay and going through a round of proofreading, I check the clock. Only twenty minutes left to submit before the 11:59 p.m. deadline, so I opened my browser and clicked ...

Mentoring first generation college students

Mentoring first generation college students

Trevor Wyatt,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The room is filled with students, many of them learning the rigors of college for the first time in their lives. Staff members and college alums take turns addressing the packed hall of first-generation college students. Each student in attendance has a single goal in mind: to receive as much information...

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