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Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What comes to mind when you hear the term whistleblower? Patriot, hero, role-model? Or do you associate that term with words like criminal, or even anarchist? I, personally, see these people as heroes, and as beacons of light in this dark, cruel and unjust world. And as long as these actions are carried...

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Deepika Dipshika,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is no secret that one of the most controversial topics when it comes to the United States of America is ironically our own president: Donald Trump.  Many have no qualms in vocalizing their views about the heavily opinionated public figure, which makes celebrities no exception.  This is why most...

Temporary Protected Status coming to an end

Temporary Protected Status coming to an end

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Politics

Haitians and Nicaraguans under TPS will have to leave the U.S. within the next two years On November 6, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua and Honduras will be coming to an end. Nicaragua’s status will end on Jan. ...

Hella Hayward Art: Taking Back November event led by local organization

Hella Hayward Art: Taking Back November event led by local organization

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

In November 2016, hundreds of high school students in Hayward walked out of their classes and on toward Hayward City Hall in protest of the President Donald Trump election. These protests led to some locals creating The Hayward Collective Organization. According to the organization, “The Hayward...

Rastreador de Trump: Las actualizaciones del Pioneer sobre el Presidente de los Estados Unidos

Rastreador de Trump: Las actualizaciones del Pioneer sobre el Presidente de los Estados Unidos

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-en-Jefe

November 2, 2017


Filed under Spanish

¿Qué paso? Varios medios de comunicación y políticos criticaron la respuesta del Presidente Donald Trump sobre el ataque terrorista en Nueva York que dejó ocho muertos este martes. Sayfullo Habibullaeyic Saipoy de 29 años irrumpió en un carril de ciclistas con un camión rentado en Manhattan ce...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Politics

What happened? Several news outlets and politicians criticized President Donald Trump’s response to a terror attack on Tuesday in New York that left eight people dead. Twenty-nine-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented truck through a bike path in Manhattan near the World Trade Center, ki...

Dead end for DACA?

Dead end for DACA?

Saul Perales,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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. ...

ESPN suspends sports analyst

ESPN suspends sports analyst

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

We live in a country that holds an ESPN host more accountable than we do our own president. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? To be more consumed in a person giving their opinion on the issues that concern them in regards to the United States of America, more than we care about our president’...

National Anthem protests lose focus

National Anthem protests lose focus

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

During week three of the National Football League season, every team, players, and coaches included, peacefully protested the national anthem by kneeling, locking arms or staying in the locker room at halftime. The origins of this protest go back to last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarter...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? President Donald Trump spoke on Monday about the “Unite the Right” and counter-protest rallies that clashed on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia leading to three deaths and 34 injuries.   Trump was criticized by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angel...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer’s updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer’s updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2017


Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Friday, President Donald Trump announced his backing of a proposed bill that would be “merit-based” in order to determine who is allowed to immigrate to the United States legally.   The US Senate bill, Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE ...

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

July 31, 2017


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

On July 26, 2017, hours after President Donald Trump tweeted his plan to ban transgender people to serve in any military, a protest was organized by members of the LGBTQI community in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. At the protest’s scheduled 6 p.m. start time, there were about 200 people in ...

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