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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...

A look into the Pioneer’s future

Shannon Stroud,
Editor-In-Chief

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features

One year ago, I received an email from my department saying that The Pioneer newspaper was hiring. I loved to write but I had no experience in journalism and I wasn’t sure if there was a place at the paper for beginners. I was nervous when I walked into the Pioneer to attend my first editorial meeting...

Alumna guides community through the tech world

Alumna guides community through the tech world

Kris Stewart,
Contributor

July 1, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Cal State East Bay alumna Natali Morris has lived a life filled with gadgets and gizmos through her career as a tech journalist. Morris, formerly Del Conte, has had her foot in the tech world for years and has worked for a variety of media outlets some including CNET TV, CBS News, MSNBC, the BBC, the CW, WIR...

Journalism locked behind state prison bars

Journalism locked behind state prison bars

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2014


Filed under Metro

San Quentin State Prison is known for having the biggest death row facility for men in the nation. But one thing it’s also known for is its news team, the San Quentin News. The newspaper recently won an award in March from the Society of Professional Journalists for “accomplishing extraordinar...

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