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Nancy Pelosi’s speech broke a record but the future is still unclear

Nancy Pelosi’s speech broke a record but the future is still unclear

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Politics

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi made history for her eight hour speech on Feb. 7, defending DACA and undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, who were brought to the United States as children. Her speech broke the record for longest continuous speech in the House of Representatives since 19...

Making America White Again: White House proposal shuts the door for immigration

Making America White Again: White House proposal shuts the door for immigration

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Politics

The issue behind DACA and finding a solution for the undocumented youth who are at risk of deportation continues to be a debate between different parties in the government. Unfortunately, this places Dreamers in limbo as their status is used as a bargaining chip in exchange for stricter provisions on immi...

DACA: How are recipients planning for the worst outcome?

DACA: How are recipients planning for the worst outcome?

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

No resolution has been made for DACA yet, emphasizing the danger the program is currently in On Jan. 10, Judge William Alsup, a San Francisco-based federal judge, ordered that the Trump administration continue accepting renewal applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipien...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Jan. 20, the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, his administration and Congress failed to reach a deal for federal funding of government agencies that resulted in a shutdown. The shutdown lasted three days and finally ended on Monday when Democrats an...

Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What comes to mind when you hear the term whistleblower? Patriot, hero, role-model? Or do you associate that term with words like criminal, or even anarchist? I, personally, see these people as heroes, and as beacons of light in this dark, cruel and unjust world. And as long as these actions are carried...

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Deepika Dipshika,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is no secret that one of the most controversial topics when it comes to the United States of America is ironically our own president: Donald Trump.  Many have no qualms in vocalizing their views about the heavily opinionated public figure, which makes celebrities no exception.  This is why most...

Temporary Protected Status coming to an end

Temporary Protected Status coming to an end

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Politics

Haitians and Nicaraguans under TPS will have to leave the U.S. within the next two years On November 6, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua and Honduras will be coming to an end. Nicaragua’s status will end on Jan. ...

Rastreador de Trump: Las actualizaciones del Pioneer sobre el Presidente de los Estados Unidos

Rastreador de Trump: Las actualizaciones del Pioneer sobre el Presidente de los Estados Unidos

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-en-Jefe

November 2, 2017


Filed under Spanish

¿Qué paso? Varios medios de comunicación y políticos criticaron la respuesta del Presidente Donald Trump sobre el ataque terrorista en Nueva York que dejó ocho muertos este martes. Sayfullo Habibullaeyic Saipoy de 29 años irrumpió en un carril de ciclistas con un camión rentado en Manhattan ce...

“Kneeling” loses its focus

“Kneeling” loses its focus

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Those in opposition are unhappy with players kneeling during the national anthem at sporting events. This all began over a year ago when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, chose to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick chose to kneel in protest against police brutality...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Politics

What happened? Several news outlets and politicians criticized President Donald Trump’s response to a terror attack on Tuesday in New York that left eight people dead. Twenty-nine-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented truck through a bike path in Manhattan near the World Trade Center, ki...

Quirk maintains stronghold on East Bay

Quirk maintains stronghold on East Bay

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Politics

Each journey to become a California state assembly member is unique. This was the case for Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City and North Fremont State Assembly representative William “Bill” Quirk on Oct. 16. From his college years working on mayoral campaigns to eventually running in his own, Q...

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Latino Trump supporter told ‘Get out of my country’

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

Mario Britt is a 21-year-old Latino from Castro Valley and a self-proclaimed conservative supporter of President Donald Trump. He attends Merced Community College and is serving his third year as a specialist in the National Guard. He has never been physically attacked for his support of Trump, but hi...

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