The Pioneer

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...

CS “You” Ferguson returns to campus

CS “You” Ferguson returns to campus

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

How East Bay’s Theater Department is starting an open discussion When George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the Black Lives Matter movement was born. It has since become a chapter-based, global activist movement aimed at reducing violence against Black communities. Here at Cal S...

Letter to the Editor: Free speech week incites hate

Letter to the Editor: Free speech week incites hate

November 2, 2017


Filed under Letter to Editor

Alexander Lawrence misses a key point in his Oct. 19 article, "Free speech week incites hate." A college education isn’t about accumulating facts. We have encyclopedias for that – Google too, for those with the critical thinking skills that are the raison d’etre of colleges and universities. I...

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion

Danielle Torres,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus

On Sept. 5, President Trump and his administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA, which was approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), allowed approximately 800,000 undocumented youth to receive a work permit and be protected from deportation. ...

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