The Pioneer

The Pioneer

There’s still some magic left to the Academy Awards

There's still some magic left to the Academy Awards

Juan Diaz,
Contributor

March 14, 2018

On March 4, the red carpet was rolled out once again for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. The luxurious dresses and tailored tuxedos made their appearance at Hollywood's most famous cinema ceremony. However, the Oscars made a record for the worst viewership ratings. The 2017 Academy Award show had...

Communication students build a new radio station on campus

Communication students build a new radio station on campus

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

This quarter, California State University, East Bay offered a class in the communication department that had not been offered in twenty years. Comm 3160, “Radio Operation,” has not been offered since CSUEB was known as CSU Hayward. The class is run by Kevin Pina, communication department lecturer...

New thriller based on San Jose home

New thriller based on San Jose home

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

March 7, 2018

Like the house and it’s features, the “Winchester” film is just as overwhelming Creaky floorboards, zig-zag hallways, windows and doors that lead to nowhere and a staircase that can send you down a 12 feet drop. These are all integral parts of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, which is no...

Females “step up” to Grammys

Females “step up” to Grammys

Earlene Mary Escobal,
Contributor

March 7, 2018

Recording Academy’s President causes uproar with his comment on lack of female representation at Grammys At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, only 11 female artists were nominated out of 84 total categories. Of the 11 female nominees, two of them won and only one winner aired on the live s...

Why “Call Me By Your Name” deserves an Oscar

Why

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

March 5, 2018

The coming of age story “Call Me By Your Name”, which explores naive love and a young man’s curiosity about sexuality, has garnered attention for its portrayal of emerging LGBTQ relationships in the 1980s. For more reasons than one, this movie should receive all its Oscar nominations, and wit...

Now is the best time to be a Kanye fan

Now is the best time to be a Kanye fan

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

February 28, 2018

Kanye West is crazy. Hate him or love him, you can’t deny that he is. Fortunately for Kanye fans he hasn’t done or said anything ridiculous lately and has been flying under the radar. We’re a couple months into 2018 and thankfully Kanye West fans don’t have to cringe at his actions or bow their hea...

Ryan Coogler is three for three with newest film

Ryan Coogler is three for three with newest film

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

February 28, 2018

Growing up, my household was filled with comic books and a superhero movie collection. My dad is a superfan. He can tell you the smallest detail about any superhero, world, villain, weapon, you name it. So now, I may not be as knowledgeable as him, but I know enough. My favorite Marvel superheroes are Hulk, Bla...

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

‘Stay Wandering’ tour sells out first show at Cornerstone venue When Hirie was told the show was sold out she asked everyone in the green room to scream “Sold out!” as she recorded it on her phone. She later posted it to her Instagram account. The San Diego based reggae-pop band performed at C...

Rave culture descends on the Bay Area

Rave culture descends on the Bay Area

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018

The Bay Area has become a powerhouse for electronic dance music (EDM). At every show, the energy and good vibes can be felt as soon as you walk into the venue no matter which DJ is behind the turntables because that’s a part of rave culture. Rave culture is something that is recognizable but sometimes mis...

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

I’ve been smoking cannabis since I was 16. I’ve come to appreciate it for both its medical and recreational benefits. Medically, it helps with my anxiety when life gets overwhelming. Recreationally, it doesn’t leave me with a massive hangover if I decide to overdo it with my friends. I’m gla...

Beauty trend creates business opportunity for CSUEB student

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

February 21, 2018

Beauty, brains and business all in one The beauty scene continues to evolve and, almost always, celebrities are the first to experiment with the daily trends that arise before they turn mainstream. Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry are all known to use eyelash extensions, another semi-permanent al...

‘The Post’ has the most to boast from coast to coast

‘The Post’ has the most to boast from coast to coast

Juan Diaz,
Contributor

February 14, 2018

“The Post,” directed by Steven Spielberg, was a surprising joy to watch. It isn’t action packed like many other past Spielberg movies such as “Saving Private Ryan,” “Minority Report” or the Indiana Jones saga. But it does have a certain charm movie enthusiasts and Spielberg fans such as myse...

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