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Muslim ban continues to instill fear

Muslim ban continues to instill fear

Cody Davis,
Contributor
March 3
Filed under Politics

Fear was just one of the many emotions that Muslim communities around the world experienced after waking up on Jan. 27 to a surprise travel restriction put in place by President Donald Trump. Last month, Trump signed an executive order that banned citizens from predominantly Muslim countries, like I...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1
Filed under Politics

What happened? On Tuesday President Donald Trump spoke to a joint congress session in Washington, D.C. The White House also banned several media outlets from a briefing on Friday.   Speech For the first time since taking office more than a month ago, Trump delivered a speech that seemed to try and unify the country. He...

CSU system to protect undocumented students

CSU system to protect undocumented students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 1
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The California State University system reaffirmed its stance against President Donald Trump’s deportation policies in a statement issued by CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White to the campus community on Feb. 22. White said the CSU system will not enforce federal immigration executive orders, unless required by...

Donald Trump bashes media

Donald Trump bashes media

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22
Filed under Politics, Showcase

On Feb. 18 the president of the United States of America let the media have it. According to CNN, thousands of supporters attended while hundreds protested outside a rally in Florida on Saturday, at which Trump called the news media in America, “the enemy of the American people.” Trump began S...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 22
Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Monday, President Donald Trump named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security advisor to replace former national security advisor and retired army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who was fired last week for withholding information from Vice President Mike Pence.   McMaste...

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Craig Collins Ph.D.,
CSUEB Lecturer
February 22
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

Craig Collins, Ph.D. teaches political science and environmental law at California State University East Bay and was a founding member of the Green Party of California. If events in Washington (and Moscow) continue to unfold as they have over the last few months, it appears that the groundsw...

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

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 ...

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...

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