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Benevue at Cornerstone Berkeley

Benevue at Cornerstone Berkeley

August 30, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALLI WESEMAN | THE PIONEER Berkeley based rock band Benvenue headlined a hometown show at Cornerstone Berkeley on August 16, 2019. Lead singer Francis Blay, guitarist Sid Slate and bassist Erik Robertson met while attending UC Berkeley and playing football for Cal. "We would stay in Bowles H...

Teaching history one kick at a time

By Ethan Alonzo, COPY EDITOR

August 29, 2019

As one of the newest additions to Netflix’s roster of Originals, Wu Assassins starring Iko Uwais, who previously starred in The Raid: Redemption, and Lewis Tan, of Iron Fist, Wu Assassins had a huge amount of potential. Sadly, most of that potential was wasted. Wu Assassins is like a love letter...

Spider-Man ushers in new era for Marvel

Spider-Man ushers in new era for Marvel

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR

July 18, 2019

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” was not just the epic conclusion of over ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Infinity Saga,” but the beginning of a new era for Marvel movies. However, one question needs to be answered moving forward: what now? When the Marvel Cinematic Universe first sta...

Disney evolves with new live action films

Disney evolves with new live action films

By By Shanice Thomas, CONTRIBUTOR

July 18, 2019

To evolve is to develop gradually, from a simple to a more complex form. The Walt Disney Company has evolved more in the last 15 years than its entire 80-year history. One can now find gay pride gear not made on online by someone else but in Disney’s stores and parks which was not done before. A...

Black Mirror season five fails to deliver

Black Mirror season five fails to deliver

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

July 11, 2019

A bootleg Chun Li, a hostage crisis over social media, and a doll who curses like a sailor. Need some context? Give Black Mirror season five a try. Fans of the British Broadcasting Corporation turned Netflix Original show Black Mirror all share the opinion that the newest season is universally dum...

Alameda hosts annual Island Jam

Alameda hosts annual Island Jam

By Lillian Lee Follrath, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

The City of Alameda’s annual “Island Jam” occurred June 15-16. For the festival, small businesses come from all over the Bay Area, bringing different cultures and trends with them. Local music artists also come to provide a rich culture of Bay Area music. The musical lineup at the 2019 event ...

Second Sky is an Evolved Shelter Live Tour

On Sunday, June 16, the Second Sky festival took place at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in West Oakland where Porter Robinson and Madeon played the final song of the night.

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

June 20, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROMAR LAMANO | THE PIONEER While other music events boast that they are the first of their kind, Second Sky Festival actually lives up to that promise. Second Sky Festival, created by American DJ Porter Weston Robinson, has been one of the most anticipated music events of the year. Robinso...

The rise of the “Rapping Teacher

The rise of the

June 13, 2019

It all started back at University of California, Davis, where Chris Lau earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish with an end goal of becoming a Spanish teacher at a high school or college level. One of Lau’s fraternity brothers urged him to write a rap verse for an upcoming party and Lau accepted t...

“Rocketman” outshines “Bohemian Rhapsody”

“Rocketman” outshines “Bohemian Rhapsody”

By Tia Wilson, COPY EDITOR

June 12, 2019

Elton John’s music has been gracing our speakers since 1969. Everyone knows the hits, “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocketman,” and “Tiny Dancer.” These hits and more only scratch the surface of what is John’s extensive songbook. Now, his story is being immortalized in the film “Rocketman...

Why do we go to music festivals?

Why do we go to music festivals?

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

June 5, 2019

Meet me under the electric sky. What sounds like a password to a speakeasy-themed bar means much more to those who attend the Electric Daisy Carnival or EDC. Music festivals have been part of United States’ entertainment history since Fantasy Fair, the first music festival in 1967. After Fan...

Pilipinx Consciousness Night “Showtime”

PASA (Pilipino American Student Association) female members dancing in sync.

May 2, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY NICOLE NOOL | THE PIONEER PASA of CSUEB presents the 47th Pilipinx Consciousness Night “Showtime”.

CSU East Bay’s Refuge dance recital

CSU East Bay's Refuge dance recital

May 2, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTIAN MARTINEZ | THE PIONEER California State University, East Bay’s Theatre and Dance Department presents “Refuge”, a site-specific performance related to the struggles of homelessness, food insecurity, and various crisis situations. The cast has partnered with Pioneers fo...

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