The Pioneer

Hayward Unified School District superintendent fired

Hayward Unified School District superintendent fired

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Metro

It was not the farewell Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs was looking for. On Sept. 15 the Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees voted 3-0 to fire the embattled Dobbs following public and private meetings with Dobbs and his attorney Dorian Peters. Dobbs was placed on administrative leav...

Staff and faculty art featured in campus exhibition

Staff and faculty art featured in campus exhibition

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Art is on full display on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus The 2016 annual faculty and staff exhibition kicked off on Oct. 11 with an opening reception that introduced attendees to the pieces. The exhibition is located in the University Art Gallery in the main lobby of the Art & Education ...

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

October 8, 2016


Filed under Features

It's an early Friday night in downtown Hayward and families and college students wander up and down B Street. A beer brewery, frozen yogurt shop and movie theater line the block, but it seems everyone is headed to the High Scores Arcade. Outside the 1980s-themed interactive arcade museum, the bright...

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Forget pepper spray: a USB drive-sized personal alarm system is becoming the new safety option on campus for students. The University Police Department, in collaboration with ASI, and the Housing and Risk Management departments purchased 5,000 devices for the university — enough for the entire fre...

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When the sun sets over the Hayward Hills, the majority of people head home from work, cook dinner and settle in for the night, but not artist Andrew Kong Knight. At nightfall, the Hayward native can often be found dressed in his painting “uniform,” consisting of a sun visor, headphones and paint-spattered...

Fault research shakes up Hayward

Fault research shakes up Hayward

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

If the proverbial tree falls in a forest but no one’s around to hear it, it might not make a sound, but it’s still a hazard. If the tree has the potential to fall on a person, Luther Strayer considers it a risk. Strayer, a structural geologist and Cal State East Bay’s associate professor of...

California suffering from teacher shortage

California suffering from teacher shortage

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

California has experienced a teacher shortage for the better part of a decade, as schools struggle to lure new talent into a profession that isn’t viewed as lucrative, and as cost of living continues to rise statewide. Since 2013, California has the highest student-teacher ratio in the nation at 24:1...

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Jillian Sanchez,
Contributor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

In the heart of Hayward lies a small event that takes place every Saturday. Farmers from all over California come to set up their stalls, pack their tables with colorful produce and await shoppers. Not only does produce get sold, but a deeper connection that farmers and people share is highlighted: Fo...

Father’s highlighted on first day of school

Father’s highlighted on first day of school

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2016


Filed under Metro

Fathers took center stage on the first day of school throughout the Hayward Unified School District last Thursday. In collaboration with the Black Star Project, HUSD teamed up to encourage fathers and men to participate in the 2016 version of the “Million Father March,” with a special event a...

Hayward more than my home

Hayward more than my home

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

When I drive up the Harder Hill and come to school at Cal State East Bay, it’s like a different world. I can almost forget about what’s waiting for me when I come back down. Many East Bay students leave Hayward when school is over, but I am still here, in the city I was born and raised ...

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

When the City of Hayward opened the new downtown loop in 2014, this is not what officials had in mind. Just a block away from the $105 million renovation project labeled as a traffic solution lies two of the biggest eyesores in the entire city: The old Hayward Centennial Hall and the bankrup...

Four murders in five days

Four murders in five days

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

A string of homicides this past week in Hayward have brought the grand total to seven so far this year. Ten total homicide cases occurred in Hayward in 2015. According to the FBI crime statistics, nine crimes classified as murder or manslaughter occurred in Hayward in 2014, seven in 2013, six in 2012...

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