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Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Justin Mutch,
Contributor
June 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Admit it, you’ve thought about moving out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Chances are if you live here, you have. There’s no shame in that. Many of us even have our minds set on leaving this seemingly forsaken metropolis. In fact, a recent survey by the Bay Area Council revealed that 4...

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

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features

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 he might not be able to return to the country when the Study Abroad program ended. Bautista shoul...

Undocumented students find support on East Bay campus

Undocumented students find support on East Bay campus

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Metro

Facts about what exactly happened to Juan Manuel Montes in Calexico, California on Feb. 17 have been in question, but reports confirm that the 23-year-old was detained and eventually deported by the U.S Customs and Border Patrol, according to USA Today. Montes lived in the U.S. since age 9 and ha...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick of the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against an executive order to cut off federal funding to sanctuary states and cities that President Donald Trump issued on Jan. 25.   According ...

Not all immigrants are against Trump

Not all immigrants are against Trump

Justin Shiu,
Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

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 son of conservative Chinese-American immigrants, so I questioned a few of my relatives and friends t...

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Metro, Politics

Local organizations hosted a “Know Your Rights” workshop at the Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center in Oakland on Saturday to inform their high minority population on what to do if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, show up at work, home or other places where they convene. There we...

Muslim ban continues to instill fear

Muslim ban continues to instill fear

Cody Davis,
Contributor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Politics

Fear was just one of the many emotions that Muslim communities around the world experienced after waking up on Jan. 27 to a surprise travel restriction put in place by President Donald Trump. Last month, Trump signed an executive order that banned citizens from predominantly Muslim countries, like I...

‘America First’ will leave us last

‘America First’ will leave us last

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics

I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Madrid, Spain for the 2015-2016 school year. Spain has experienced an economic recession since 2007 and yet I saw the people of Madrid — Madrilenos — going about their everyday lives with vigor: they still indulged in “tapas,” took their afternoon “...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Friday President Donald J. Trump signed 14 executive orders immediately following his inauguration ceremony. One of the orders banned immigration from seven countries. Here’s what this means: According to the order, it puts a ban on immigration for seven countries over th...

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

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

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

What happened? In a two-minute video announcement on Nov. 21, Donald J. Trump announced a list of policy plans for the first 100 days after his Jan. 20 inauguration. Here’s where he stands on a few of the issues now: Trade Issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade...

Activist guides immigrants to citizenship

Activist guides immigrants to citizenship

Fernando J. Ramirez,
Contributor
October 15, 2015
Filed under Metro

As the presidential race intensifies, so does the issue of illegal immigration, and ordinary Americans like Flor Soto are acting swiftly to help immigrants obtain legal status. In a classroom behind St. Michael Catholic Church in Livermore, Soto, leader of the Hermanos De Jesus Community Center at...

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
Filed under Opinion

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 is a day to celebrate the life and legacy of a man who blazed the trail for the rights of farm workers...

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