The Pioneer

The Pioneer

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes
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,"...

A precarious education in America: East Bay senior reflects on life as an undocumented student

A precarious education in America: East Bay senior reflects on life as an undocumented student
May 10, 2017

Cal State East Bay senior Alejandro Bautista studied abroad in Mexico City in the Fall of 2016, but Bautista, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, became fearful during his stay that...

Not all immigrants are against Trump

Not all immigrants are against Trump
March 29, 2017

Despite President Trump’s mocking attitude towards immigrants and anti-immigrant policies, immigrants in California and other “blue” states continue to support Trump. This confuses me. I am the...

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