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Living nightmares from my commute

Traffic backs up on southbound Interstate 880 after  a crash that killed a CHP officer Christmas morning shut down the freeway on Dec. 25, 2017, in Hayward, Calif.
August 1, 2018

We all fear the dreaded commute to get to our destinations. How should we prepare for it? My commute to school has significant influence and impact on my life. I commute from Tracy to Hayward in order...

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience
June 14, 2018

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...

Full-time mom, full-time student

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
November 30, 2017

It’s been approximately three years since my little Layla was born and almost two years since I started at CSU East Bay. I’ve been juggling the roles of a full-time student and full-time mom, while...

The library scene is not as dead as you think

The library scene is not as dead as you think
August 17, 2017

In the age of digital downloads, updates, and ‘like’ buttons, libraries can seem irrelevant, outdated, and like ancient institutions. However, that is not the case at Cal State East Bay, where students...

Summer quarter beats all other seasons

Summer quarter beats all other seasons
July 26, 2017

Summer quarter is the best. The halls are empty and the parking spots are plentiful. When I was young, from elementary school to college, I hated summer school. How cruel it was to be locked in a classroom...

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort
July 19, 2017

I’ve only had one dog in my life, so it is safe to say that I am not the most experienced person when it comes to canines. The dog lived at my grandfather’s house, and despite my frequent...

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me
June 28, 2017

Having just finished my sophomore year of college at Cal State East Bay, I’ve had a little time to reflect on the person have become over the past two years as a college student. Last year I wrote...

Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks

Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks
May 24, 2017

I used to have baby fever, until I started babysitting. I’m not talking about a once-in-awhile babysitting gig for date nights. No, I mean eight-hour shifts, multiple days a week for three different...

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster
May 24, 2017

I’m in the middle of work, and I get a phone call. Usually, I don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t know, but this was different. It was an area code from my hometown Los Angeles, so I was under...

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB
May 17, 2017

I came to CSUEB straight from high school in 2012. I grew up in Southern California and chose CSUEB to get away from home and experience being on my own. I came straight from a semester school, so I didn't...

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate
April 19, 2017

A bill titled SB16 that would lower the amount of money private loan collectors can garnish from student wages passed in the state senate on Monday, according to a news release from the office of California...

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