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Why The Warriors Shouldn’t Trade for Ben Simmons
Why The Warriors Shouldn’t Trade for Ben Simmons
Ruben Banuelos, Staff Writer • July 21, 2021

The Golden State Warriors are at a crossroads as they navigate plans to ensure the team’s success, and trading Draymond Green for Ben Simmons is not...

Minor League Baseball’s Wage Problem
Minor League Baseball’s Wage Problem
Ryan Duarte, Sports Editor • July 21, 2021

Major League Baseball is notorious for having big, long-tenured contracts for its star players. Center fielder Mike Trout signed a 12 year/$427 million...

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A skateboarder cruising up one of the ramps at Bella Vista Playground.
Skateboarders meet at Oakland park for “queer skate day”
Arlie Sarnicola, Staff Photographer • July 21, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. — A local group based out of the Bay Area is trying to make the skate community a safer, more welcome place for budding new LGBTQIA+ skateboarders. Unity...

Parenteau helping customer Stella Howard.
The Zero-Waste movement: Bay Area shops offering a sustainable way to buy essentials
Arlie Sarnicola June 16, 2021

Photo Essay By Arlie Sarnicola, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER WEST OAKLAND, Calif. - The concept of a zero-waste store may be unfamiliar to many, but it is a phenomenon that is growing...

Miranda is taking advantage of Cheo playing water fight with Teralynn to eat her own breakfast after a long morning.
What we do not see behind the spectrum: a closer look at autism
Grecia Villafuerte May 13, 2021

Photo Essay By Grecia Villafuerte, CONTRIBUTOR The term “spectrum” has become a word that encapsulates confusion and fear of the unknown for most of those unfamiliar...

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Crowds Return to Cinemas Marking A Start to A ‘New Normal’
Crowds Return to Cinemas Marking A Start to A ‘New Normal’
Ruben Banuelos, Staff Writer • July 9, 2021

With 2020 in our rearview mirror, many public spaces deemed non-essential in March 2020 are open again after over a year of closure. Watching a new movie...

LGBTQ+ Media representation for Pride Month
LGBTQ+ Media representation for Pride Month
Scarlet Schwenk, Maha Sanad, Arlie Sarnicola June 23, 2021

A curated list of films, books, and music to celebrate Pride Month By Scarlet Schwenk, MANAGING EDITOR Maha Sanad, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Arlie Sarnicola,...

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Vaccine Rollout Gains Momentum in the United States, Continues to Lag Around The Globe
Vaccine Rollout Gains Momentum in the United States, Continues to Lag Around The Globe
Scarlet Schwenk, Monet Troche April 15, 2021

By Scarlet Schwenk, POLITICAL EDITOR; Monet Troche, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Key Takeaways Covid variants spread in California’s Bay Area Biden sets...

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Todas las Graduaciones Universitarias Pospuestas debido a COVID-19
May 7, 2020

CSUEB propone formas alternativas para reconocer a los graduados de 2020 Por PERSONAL DEL PIONERO Traducción por Griselda Amador, EDITORA DE ESPAÑOL El 23 de Marzo,...

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CSUEB’s Wind Symphony Live Performance
CSUEB’s Wind Symphony Live Performance
Jhoselyn Morales, Contributor • July 21, 2021

The California State University, East Bay Music department was one of the few departments that held in-person classes during the height of the Covid-19...

CSUEB’s women’s basketball program has its sights on a comeback season
CSUEB’s women’s basketball program has its sights on a comeback season
Ruben Banuelos, Staff Writer • July 15, 2021

A look into what WBB player Delia Moore said about the past year and upcoming season Women’s collegiate basketball returns this fall to California State...

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Esme and Anu Cairo pose for a photo at the top of the stairs into the museum.
The Oakland Museum Reopens with A New Look
Arlie Sarnicola, Staff Photographer • July 7, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) reopened on June 18 after its pandemic-related closure on March 13, 2020. The reopening offered...

Bay Area Bookstores
Bay Area Bookstores
Maha Sanad June 30, 2021

13 Bay Area bookstores you need to visit By Maha Sanad, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR With the rise of technology in the past couple of decades, online shopping...

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California’s Historic $5.1B Drought
California’s Historic $5.1B Drought
Capriccia Thomas, Contributor • July 14, 2021

California is experiencing its second consecutive dry year, with a historic drought this year which led to the state’s billion-dollar plan...

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A rally attendee holds up a homemade sign.
Politicians, activists rally to pass the For the People Act
Arlie Sarnicola, Staff Photographer • July 15, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. - Citizens and politicians alike gathered in the Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza downtown on Friday, July 9 to energize voters...

Karen SchulerHill (left) and Karen Rasmussen (right) stand outside their car, decorated with their voting sign to participate in the “votercade” at the Bay Area John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action at the Oakland Coliseum on May 5.
Local Votercade Highlights Ongoing Fight for Voting Rights
Arlie Sarnicola May 13, 2021

Photo Essay By Arlie Sarnicola, CONTRIBUTOR Oakland, Calif. - Many states are currently restricting voter rights in the wake of the 2020 presidential...

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Guaranteed Income, the Possible Antidote to America’s Poverty Crises
Guaranteed Income, the Possible Antidote to America’s Poverty Crises
Katelynn Croley June 25, 2021

By Katelynn Croley, CONTRIBUTOR Poverty has always been an issue in America, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the Covid-19 pandemic and a majority of people losing their jobs including...

A number of injuries surfacing around the NBA league during basketball playoffs
A number of injuries surfacing around the NBA league during basketball playoffs
Ruben Banuelos, Staff Writer • June 22, 2021

Athletes and teams throughout the NBA have experienced many injuries during the 2021 playoffs. The injuries have become a daunting normality to the game that Los Angeles Lakers forward Lebron James has...

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