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Federal work study or part time job?

Federal work study or part time job?
January 24, 2018

Many students here at Cal State East Bay qualify for Federal Work-Study (FWS), but what exactly is it? According to Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, “Federal Work-Study...

Mentoring first generation college students

Mentoring first generation college students
November 30, 2017

The room is filled with students, many of them learning the rigors of college for the first time in their lives. Staff members and college alums take turns addressing the packed hall of first-generation...

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion
November 1, 2017

On Sept. 5, President Trump and his administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA, which was approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), allowed approximately...

Touring, not what we imagined

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
October 19, 2017

To the average spectator it may seem like traveling bands appear to music venues at a magical flick of a wrist or even through a secret portal hidden behind the curtains. The truth is usually a lot...

CSUEB leaves internet ports behind

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
October 19, 2017

When was the last time you used a wire for internet? Last month? Over a year ago? Wifi has its advantages to wired internet: convenience, flexibility, and lower maintenance costs. But it has its problems....

Time not of the essence for East Bay shuttles

Time not of the essence for East Bay shuttles
October 19, 2017

What ever happened to that sheet stuck on the pole that would tell you the approximate times the Cal State East Bay shuttle should arrive? It’s annoying how it always ends up disappearing -- but then...

CSUEB students return for winter

CSUEB students return for winter
January 11, 2017

It’s the second week of winter term and after a monthlong hiatus, Cal State East Bay students are settling back into the routine. Students huddled indoors during the first days of winter term...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students
January 5, 2017

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs...

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Report finds many students go without food or shelter
July 13, 2016

Homelessness is an epidemic that hits close to home for the California State University system. A study commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy White in Feb. 2015 returned some stunning results last month....

Students should support faculty strikes

Photo by Tam Duong Jr./The Pioneer
April 13, 2016

Broke college students in California aren’t the only ones living off ramen and frozen dinners; our CSU professors are also feeling the pinch. After more than a year of grim negotiations, over 25,000...

Obama’s last address inspires hope

Obama's last address inspires hope
January 14, 2016

Last night, the world watched as President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. Throughout every politician’s career promises are made, lines are drawn, stances are taken,...

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