The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Tracing family history in Cuba

Tracing family history in Cuba

Daniel Arevalo,
Contributor
September 21, 2017

After visiting the calming, yet intimidating ocean, there was only one last main item on my checklist for my time in Caibarién: La Corneta. Illo said Felix had it stored for him and in the months leading...

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes

Daniel Arevalo,
Contributor
August 29, 2017

On Jan. 28, 1962, Juan Francisco Luna, or “Illo,” pronounced ee-yo, left his home at 3 a.m. towards the Atlantic Ocean just two blocks from his doorstep in Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba. From a "chapín,"...

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor
August 27, 2017

Family makes the world go round Red, blue and orange vacant buildings, rusted cars and garbage are what I continued to see as I walked through Havana. I kept seeing lightning and hearing thunder, hoping...

You can still be tickled pink about Valentine’s Day

You can still be tickled pink about Valentine’s Day

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
February 22, 2017

In elementary school, Valentine’s Day was a fun experience. We ate candy with our friends and made heart-shaped arts and crafts, all while passing out Valentines Day cards to the whole class. Back then,...

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017

Maria Kang, who was born in San Francisco and lives in Elk Grove, had no idea what she had gotten herself into when she posted a picture in 2013 of her wearing workout clothes, with her three sons and...

The first generation to graduate

The first generation to graduate

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
August 17, 2016

I am the first member of my Mexican family to go to college. I am 21 years old and come from a family of nine. I have six older brothers who were born in Mexico but I was born in the US. When...

A journey worth taking

A journey worth taking

Andrea Dupree ,
Copy Editor
September 2, 2015

It took me 12 years, six months and 13 days to finish college.  I’ve been taking college courses since I was 19 and my daughter was 9-months-old. It was incredibly difficult to juggle all of my responsibilities:...

A day for Chavez, a lifetime for me

A day for Chavez, a lifetime for me

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
April 1, 2015

For many people, Cesar Chavez day is exactly that, just another day. However, for my family and I, March 31 is a day that is cherished just like Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, or even Christmas. This...

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