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New regime begins for baseball team

New regime begins for baseball team

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1
Filed under Sports

The annual baseball alumni game kicked off a new season with a new coaching staff at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus on Saturday. The game featured the current men’s baseball team who took on former Pioneers of all ages. This was the first game for new interim head coach Mike Cummins and his ...

Sustainability club aims to keep campus, community green

Sustainability club aims to keep campus, community green

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 1
Filed under Campus, Showcase

On the stormy morning of Jan. 20, seven students met at Cal State East Bay’s Meiklejohn Hall armed with garbage bags, metal claws and gloves to rid the campus of litter. Despite the rain and small turnout, in less than two hours, the crew cleaned up 30 pounds of trash. The clean-up was the first event organized b...

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Around 300 students laughed and teared up as comedian Tony Roberts jokingly danced to hit single, “Juju on that Beat” during a recent comedy show at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus. When he asked a student from the audience to come up on stage and dance with him, a roar of “Aye” chant...

CSUEB graduate completes second book

CSUEB graduate completes second book

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

For most 24-year-old college graduates, life consists of looking for jobs or settling into a position using the skills they recently acquired. However, Cal State East Bay alum Lauren Lola already has a firm grasp on what she wants to do: write. Lola’s second novel, “An Absolute Mind” was release...

Water polo season starts with victory

Water polo season starts with victory

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After months of pre-season preparation, the California State East Bay women’s water polo team earned its first victory of the season against Fresno Pacific on Saturday. “It feels good to finally be playing against someone that is not ourselves,” said senior utility Rocio Fesembeck. “And to have...

Men’s basketball splits games over weekend

Men’s basketball splits games over weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay Men’s basketball team went 1-1 over the weekend during a trip to Southern California for conference play. On Friday, the men played their first road trip game against California State Los Angeles (10-10 overall, 6-6 conference). In their previous matchup in December a...

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer
January 25
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Before Dr. Victor Rios became a professor at UC Santa Barbara and an author of five books, he grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Oakland. Surrounded by drugs, gangs and violence, he joined a local gang for protection by age 14. Beating the odds, Rios was the only one in his family to atte...

Men’s basketball breaks losing streak

Men’s basketball breaks losing streak

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
January 18
Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay Men's basketball team finally broke their four-game California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference losing streak this weekend. On Saturday, the men played California State Monterey Bay (3-12 overall, 1-8 conference) in a slow, foul-filled game for the Pioneers. I...

Swim team wins on “Senior Day”

Swim team wins on “Senior Day”

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
January 18
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s swim team went 1-1 this past weekend, but earned a win in their final home meet for seniors, which made it a memorable one. After a full week of rain, the Pioneers fell to the Division 1 San Jose State Spartans in a dual meet on Friday, 144-116 during a sunny yet cold...

Cops Corner

Cops Corner

Sheryl Boykins,
CSUEB Police Chief
January 15
Filed under Campus

To the Pioneer family: happy New Year. One of the wonderful features of a new year is the many possibilities that it holds. We can reinvent, revise, promote, support and promise to be better. The University Police Department is no different. This year we plan to become more engaged in the campus com...

Women’s basketball three-game winning streak snapped

Women’s basketball three-game winning streak snapped

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
January 11
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay Basketball team went 1-1 over the weekend in their California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference home games against California State San Marcos and UC San Diego. The women won their third straight game after beating San Marcos (8-5 overall, 5-3 conference) on Thursday,...

CSUEB students return for winter

CSUEB students return for winter

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 11
Filed under Campus, Features

It’s the second week of winter term and after a monthlong hiatus, Cal State East Bay students are settling back into the routine. Students huddled indoors during the first days of winter term in campus facilities like Starbucks, the University Library and the Diversity Center to seek shel...

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