The Pioneer

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Graduation is here. After all the late nights, early mornings and endless study sessions, the graduating classes of 2018 will walk the stage June 8-10. A quick Google search of CSU East Bay shows that the campus receives average scores from undergraduate students on college review websites like Niche.com...

Project Censored Radio show records on East Bay Campus

Project Censored Radio show records on East Bay Campus

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Project Censored is a non-profit started at Sonoma State in 1976 by Dr. Carl Jensen with the intent of developing student media literacy and critical thinking skills. Since then, it has developed into an annually published book exemplifying the top 25 “most censored and under-reported stories in the...

Babe.net: An alternative outlet for women by women

Babe.net: An alternative outlet for women by women

Joshua Akintomide,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

“I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life,” read the headline of the latest news article written by Katie Way of Babe.net. She is among the growing list of women sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment. The nature of this headline may not come as ...

Video: Woodhams Lounge

Video: Woodhams Lounge

Yellie Torres,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features

Pete Munoz is a Bay Area comedian, who does stand up every Monday at the Woodhams Lounge in San Jose. With support from the lounge, Pete takes the tips he makes, as well as specific donations from the crowd, to buy sleeping bags for homeless people out on the streets....

She got game: Doris Burke blazes trail for women sports analysts

She got game: Doris Burke blazes trail for women sports analysts

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Sept. 25 marked a defining day not only for sports journalism but for women around the world. Doris Burke, an ESPN NBA analyst, became the first woman to become a full-time game analyst on a national level according to ESPN. Burke has worked for ESPN since 1991 according to their Media Zone site....

Rough road ahead for journalists in Trump era

Rough road ahead for journalists in Trump era

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

July 19, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Since his January 2017 Presidential Inauguration, Donald Trump has verbally attacked the press. His attacks have focused on corporate media companies such as CNN, ABC, NBC News, CBS, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, which he pejoratively brands “fake news” or “fake media.” On July 2,...

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Just two months shy of my 24th birthday, I had never traveled outside of the United States. That changed on Friday when Havana, Cuba became my home for the next two weeks. Approximately 25 Cal State East Bay students will experience two weeks with limited phone service, wifi or contact with the...

New York awakens student spirit

New York awakens student spirit

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With just two quarters to go before I graduate, I am starting to hit a wall. Some people call it ‘senioritis;’ I call it fatigue. In addition to working nights, I also go to school full time and run this student newspaper. It’s safe to say, my time is stretched thin. I felt a lack of interes...

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

It’s 8:00 a.m. on a Monday and I’m sitting in class when one of those unique headaches starts to set in. It feels like someone is pressing a needle into the back of my eye — sometimes both of my eyes — and now I feel the urge to use the restroom again even though I did so ten minutes before cla...

Readers beware of fake news

Readers beware of fake news

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

It’s getting more difficult to distinguish between real and fake news content online. Like others, I am guilty of re-posting an article based on the title alone, and I have fallen for articles made to look like real news stories with clickbait titles more times than I would ever care to sh...

The Pioneer visits San Quentin

The Pioneer visits San Quentin

Kevin D. Sawyer,
San Quentin News

October 26, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Students and faculty from California State University East Bay’s student-run newspaper, The Pioneer, visited the San Quentin State Prison in July. A couple of years ago the idea struck me to reach out to my alma mater — California State University Hayward — from San Quentin because I wanted those on ...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

Dear Readers, The first thing I would like to do as Editor-in-Chief of the Cal State East Bay student newspaper is thank the previous editors I have worked with at The Pioneer: Shannon Stroud, Tiffany Jones and Yousuf Fahimuddin. I was able to learn things from them that allowed me to gain the valuable...

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