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...

Living nightmares from my commute

Living nightmares from my commute

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

August 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We all fear the dreaded commute to get to our destinations. How should we prepare for it? My commute to school has significant influence and impact on my life. I commute from Tracy to Hayward in order to get to school, and the commute can be very daunting depending on what time you leave. For the...

Student learns perspective through server job

Student learns perspective through server job

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Working in a restaurant can really give you a new perspective on life. You don't just supervise and help the customer when they ask. No, your job as a server is to make sure the guest is more than satisfied and willing to come back. As a task alone that can be a humbling experience. You learn a lot...

First generation college graduate beats statistics

First generation college graduate beats statistics

Jayvona Corley,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Today nearly 4.6 million African Americans hold a college degree. I am proud to be the first African American in my family to get a bachelor's degree. I decided to participate in the CSU East Bay Black graduation on June 6. As the day came closer the reality set in, I was racing to get things togeth...

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Graduation is here. After all the late nights, early mornings and endless study sessions, the graduating classes of 2018 will walk the stage June 8-10. A quick Google search of CSU East Bay shows that the campus receives average scores from undergraduate students on college review websites like Niche.com...

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...

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