The Pioneer

Affordable housing emerges in Hayward

Denika Williams,
Contributor

December 2, 2016


Filed under Metro

In an effort to meet the rising local demand for affordable housing, a Northern California housing development agency called Eden Housing teamed up with BART and city officials to construct a 151-unit low income apartment complex for families and seniors near the South Hayward BART station. ...

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold

Michele Dennis,
Contributor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Rising rents in the Bay Area can make it difficult for students to afford off-campus housing, so many of Cal State East Bay’s students seek on-campus housing when they start school here. There’s one big problem, though: The student population on the Hayward campus continues to grow, but housin...

Bay Area responds to election

Bay Area responds to election

Denika Williams,
Contributor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Chaos broke loose in various cities across the nation the moment Donald J. Trump became President Elect of the Unites States, including the Bay Area. Like most Americans, I watched on Tuesday November 8th to see the results of the 45th Presidential Election. It was past midnight when the news broke t...

New shuttle aims to connect campus to housing

New shuttle aims to connect campus to housing

Michele Dennis,
Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Campus

Fall transfer student Rohit Reddy uses a new university loop shuttle up to five times a day. He travels back and forth from his classes at the science building to his dorm at University Village, and then back up to the Dining Commons for meals. The walk between his dorm and campus takes up to 30 minu...

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Screaming, yelling and chanting could be heard all across the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus last Wednesday. The news circulated primarily through social media and urged students, faculty and staff to gather in protest of the election of Donald Trump as the successor to current President of the Un...

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The Bay Area is a gold mine for concerts and live music. The Fox Theater, Yoshi’s, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Greek Theater; the list goes on forever. In just one month, I saw Nas, Lauryn Hill, SchoolBoy Q, Joey Bada$$, Bambaata Marley, Little Simz and Ezale perform. Even better, all of the ...

Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Features

Levitating a cup of Sprite or conjuring money from a burning piece of paper aren’t skills that most fifth graders possess, but 11-year-old Matthew Pizzi, otherwise known as Matty the Magician, has mastered them. It all started with a first-grade talent show at Prince of Peace Lutheran School in Fre...

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Ghouls, goblins and Mickey Mouse flocked to John Muir Elementary School in Hayward last Saturday to partake in a unique Trunk or Treat event geared toward special needs kids and their families. Cars adorned with spider webs and Halloween decorations opened their trunks to offer candy, treats and gam...

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Christine Andersen,
Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

If you’ve ever driven around Hayward on Mission Boulevard, you may have noticed beautiful and vivid murals adorning walls and structures. Many of these murals are the work of local artist Jean Bidwell. Bidwell started out painting murals for her friends and family. She transitioned to painting...

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Saras Rao peers through the vintage blue and white-checkered curtains as a car pulls into the stained, overgrown parking lot of Curry Corner, one of three remaining shops in the dilapidated strip mall on Mission Boulevard in Hayward. She recognizes 20-year Hayward resident and two-year customer Casey ...

CSUEB makes a difference in community

CSUEB makes a difference in community

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2016


Filed under Campus

The 2016 Cal State East Bay Make a Difference Week concluded on Saturday with the event that got students, faculty, staff and community members to volunteer in local neighborhoods. Make a Difference Day kicked off at 7 a.m. in the RAW plaza where volunteers met up and took shuttles to different are...

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Daughter gets justice in father’s shooting

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Metro

On March 15, eleven-year old Sarah Avalos and her family traveled to Hayward to purchase a new vehicle from an online seller. The family decided to meet the seller at Ochoa Middle School since they were new to the area. Sarah would soon learn that the seller was a “career criminal” who wanted to rob ...

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