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Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 15
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? Gallup, a research and consulting company known for its opinion polls, announced on Monday that President Donald J. Trump’s American approval rating reached an all-time low in their daily poll since he took office on Jan. 20.   The newest poll found that only 40 percent of America...

California to become a country?

California to become a country?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 8
Filed under Politics

It’s been less than a month since President Donald J. Trump took office and talk of “Calexit,” a movement where the state would secede from the rest of the country, is already picking up steam. Ballot measure campaign committee Yes California started the the Calexit campaign in November after Trump ...

California joins opposition against immigration ban

California joins opposition against immigration ban

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 8
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

On Jan. 27 President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that put a 90-day ban on immigration between the United States and seven countries that include Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, according to the order. In response, Washington State filed a lawsuit earlier this month that claim...

‘America First’ will leave us last

‘America First’ will leave us last

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
February 8
Filed under Opinion, Politics

I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Madrid, Spain for the 2015-2016 school year. Spain has experienced an economic recession since 2007 and yet I saw the people of Madrid — Madrilenos — going about their everyday lives with vigor: they still indulged in “tapas,” took their afternoon “...

Berkeley celebrates Obama era

Berkeley celebrates Obama era

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor
February 1
Filed under Metro

Attendees greeted each other with hugs and high-fives. They drank beer, embraced, smiled, laughed and danced to the brass band sounds of “The Saints Go Marching In,” “Lean on Me” and “The Hokie Pokie.” It seemed as if they already knew one another, but many were complete strangers before they...

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

Inauguration Day Two-thousand peaceful protesters were armed with signs gathered at the Oakland City Hall at 7 a.m. on Friday to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Undeterred by the rain, marchers met to voice their dissent with Trump, who has made offensive comments about women, minorities, imm...

Readers beware of fake news

Readers beware of fake news

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
December 8
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...

Trump Tracker

Trump Tracker

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7
Filed under Politics

What happened? Donald J. Trump announced the appointment of Ben Carson to oversee the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Here is a rundown of Carson and what this means for the country: It was a former Republican presidential candidate that Trump tapped to run HUD in Carson, but what d...

Kanye West preaches politics again

Kanye West preaches politics again

Denika Williams,
Contributor
December 7
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

A series of rants by rapper Kanye West during recent California performances has made me re-think how I feel about the artist and entrepreneur, whose music I’ve enjoyed since the beginning of his career in the early 2000s. Once on stage for his Nov. 17 concert at the SAP Center in San Jos...

Bay Area responds to election

Bay Area responds to election

Denika Williams,
Contributor
November 28
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Chaos broke loose in various cities across the nation the moment Donald J. Trump became President Elect of the Unites States, including the Bay Area. Like most Americans, I watched on Tuesday November 8th to see the results of the 45th Presidential Election. It was past midnight when the news broke t...

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Contributor
November 17
Filed under Opinion, Politics

The current political climate in this country is the most toxic it’s been in my lifetime. In a mad dash to prove themselves right—because nothing is worse than a newspaper admitting that it got something wrong—they’re spreading false information. “Big media” outlets like CNN, Huffington Post, ...

Nosotros no somos todos iguales

Nosotros no somos todos iguales

Maira Sanchez,
Contribuyente
August 24
Filed under Spanish

Mexicano, Salvadoreño, Guatemalteco y Nicaragüense: todos ellos son "mexicanos” de acuerdo al candidato republicano Donald Trump. Trump ha dicho que los mexicanos son violadores, traficantes de drogas y delincuentes, entre otras cosas. Sí es posible que haya algunos que lo son, per...

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