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Queer community make themselves known

Queer community make themselves known

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Campus, Features

On March 3 and 4, CSUEB students, universities, nonprofit organizations, a plethora of 18 to mid-20-year-olds and parents entered the New Union at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus armed with goodie bags filled with notebooks, pens, brochures and plastic water bottles for the 2nd annual Queer Confer...

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
February 1
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Laughter and make-up powder filled the dressing room at Cal State East Bay’s University Theater as drag queens prepared their finishing looks and began to get into character in preparation for an evening of big wigs, singing, lip syncing, dancing, jokes, props and audience participation. Co-hosts Scarl...

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

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

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Friday, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of United States. Here are some of the highlights from the ceremony:   Swearing-In At noon on Jan. 20, Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Trump was jo...

East bay takes another look at campus climate

East bay takes another look at campus climate

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 2
Filed under Campus

Last Tuesday, Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita sent an email to East Bay faculty and staff, urging them to participate in an anonymous survey to assess the campus climate for faculty, staff and students at East Bay. According to Morishita, the goal of the survey is to gather data that will provide...

El orgullo de Oakland para cerrar el verano

El orgullo de Oakland para cerrar el verano

Ira Lazo,
Contribuyente
August 24
Filed under Spanish

Cada seis meses, el personal del gimnasio gay de Oakland presenta un programa de sensibilidad gay, en la que la comunidad local y los entrenadores personales tienen la oportunidad de hacer preguntas difíciles o incómodas sobre el espectro del género. Comienzan cada entrenamiento con una introdu...

Oakland Pride to close out the summer

Oakland Pride to close out the summer

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
August 24
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Every six months, Oakland’s Queer Gym staff hosts a queer sensitivity program, in which local community members and personal trainers have the opportunity to ask awkward or uncomfortable questions about the gender spectrum. This is the only queer-focused gym in the East Bay and every workout begins...

NBA takes 2017 All-Star Game away from Charlotte Hornets

NBA takes 2017 All-Star Game away from Charlotte Hornets

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 3
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The National Basketball Association and Golden State Warriors executives took a firm stance against North Carolina and its HB2 law on July 21. They decided to move the All-Star Game to another city, which is still undetermined, according to an official statement from the NBA and current commissioner Ad...

California schools diversify curriculum

California schools diversify curriculum

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 27
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Lessons about the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans and people with disabilities will be added to California public school curriculum, beginning with second grade textbooks. On July 14, the California State Board of Education, which has 11 members, voted unanimously...

Orlando at forefront of SF Pride

Orlando at forefront of SF Pride

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
June 29
Filed under Metro

Metal detectors marked every entrance and bag sizes were scrutinized down to the inch at San Francisco’s annual Gay Pride Celebration last weekend, according to a celebration security report. The statement also disclosed a list of prohibited items, including weapons, portable speakers and e-cigaret...

Orlando nightclub shooting: 50 killed, 53 injured; gunman identified as Omar Mateen

Orlando nightclub shooting: 50 killed, 53 injured; gunman identified as Omar Mateen

Christal Hayes, Gal Tziperman Lotan, and Matt Pearce
June 12
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The United States suffered the worst mass shooting in its modern history early Sunday morning when 50 people were killed and 53 injured in Orlando, Fla., after a gunman stormed into a packed gay nightclub, officials said. The gunman was killed by a SWAT team after taking hostages at Pulse, a popular...

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

June 9
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

The 22nd annual Gay Prom was held at Chabot College in Hayward on Saturday night. Attendees were encouraged to wear attire that went with the beach theme created by organizers. Project Eden’s Lamda Youth Project provides services to young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender....

Reclaiming Latino and Latina

Reclaiming Latino and Latina

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor
May 5
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Metro

At a recent  “Una Noche de Poesia” event in the Diversity Center at Cal State East Bay, the aroma of café y pan dulce — coffee and sweet bread — filled the dimly-lit room. The evening was dedicated to the work of a unique group of poesia y artistas — poets and artists — who are part of a ...

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