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Water polo season starts with victory

Water polo season starts with victory

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

East Bay to host 4th annual Week of Inclusive Excellence

East Bay to host 4th annual Week of Inclusive Excellence

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Last month, The Wall Street Journal ranked CSUEB the 4th most diverse college in the West. Because it is one of the most racially diverse schools in the nation, University Diversity Officer Diana Rush Woods thinks it is important for students and faculty to be informed about their peers’ ethnic ba...

Dean to retire this month

Dean to retire this month

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Campus

For Jagdish Agrawal, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State East Bay, the new year signifies the closing of a chapter. The CSUEB Office of Academic Affairs announced on Friday that after 26 years, Agrawal will retire at the end of the month. He held his current position as dean sin...

CSUEB men’s basketball loses fourth in a row

CSUEB men’s basketball loses fourth in a row

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

After starting the season off with 6 straight wins, the California State East Bay men’s basketball team has struggled in their past few games of conference play. The Pioneers played their seventh and eighth game of conference play against California State San Marcos and UC San Diego over the weekend,...

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
January 6, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

As the lights dimmed and the music died down at a Dec. 9 performance of “CSU Ferguson” at Cal State East Bay, the performers made it clear that the title of this performance was meant to bring the world of police brutality to our campus frontlines, because we as college students of color are very real...

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