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WST graduation requirement waived

April 14, 2020

By Eddie Soper, Managing Editor For students at California State University, East Bay there are few things that can cause more stress than the Writing Standards Test (WST). Passing the WST is mandatory for students to graduate--or, at least, it was. In a statement released by CSUEB in an email to s...

Letter From the Editor

March 26, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo , EDITOR-IN-CHIEF As most of you have heard, it has been decided that the remainder of the Spring 2020 term at California State University, East Bay will be held online. As a precaution for the students and faculty, students living in Pioneer Heights are being sent home. Currently, C...

Commencement Postponed

Commencement Postponed

March 20, 2020

By Natalie Garcia, COPY EDITOR As of Mar.18, KRON4 News declared via Twitter all CSU campuses have postponed their graduation ceremonies for a later time this year. The end of the spring semester is usually a time of rejoicing that kicks off summer vacation. For graduates, it is a time of celebratio...

Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

March 19, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo , EDITOR-IN-CHIEF As the Editor-In-Chief of The Pioneer Newspaper, it is my responsibility to not sugarcoat things. The situation regarding COVID-19 is filled with uncertainty. As each day passes, it seems as though things are only getting worse. Day after the day, the reported numbe...

CSUEB claims safety from COVID-19 yet prepares for campus closure

CSUEB claims safety from COVID-19 yet prepares for campus closure

March 12, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF At the time of writing this, the first Bay Area COVID-19 has been confirmed in Santa Clara. Streets littered with surgical masks. Stores are limiting the amount of bottled water and toilet paper a household can purchase. Racism running as rampant as the disease its...

Campus suspends in-class instruction

Campus suspends in-class instruction

March 12, 2020

By Vanessa Martinez, PHOTO EDITOR and Justin Tatum, CONTRIBUTOR/span> On Mar 11, California State University, East Bay suspended in-class instruction. CSUEB President Leroy Morishita sent out an email to all- students and staff discussing further details of the suspension. According to the email, ...

Construction causes confusion and chaos

Construction causes confusion and chaos

March 12, 2020

By Emmanuel Tril, Contributor This semester, students at California State University, East Bay found a massive renovation project beginning in the middle of campus. There are large fences enclosing the area across from the Old University Union and trucks can be seen entering and exiting the construction z...

Pioneer Dining: Delicious or Suspicious?

March 5, 2020

By Roberto Brandt, STAFF WRITER Food is all around us and our everyday lives. It tells stories, opens people’s minds to new cultures, and allows people to get the nutrients to become the best possible version of themselves. As humans, we often gorge ourselves on these delectable items and strive to try...

Wave of Bay Area car break-ins leads to new legislation

March 5, 2020

31 break-ins and car thefts at CSUEB in the last two semesters By Jeremy Truesdell, CONTRIBUTOR Broken glass and blaring car alarms to a college student on a budget can be one of the worst things to experience. Replacing valuables such as a laptop or textbooks are expensive enough, in addition to the cost...

Female Photojournalist of color in a Male-Dominated Career

Female Photojournalist of color in a Male-Dominated Career

February 27, 2020

By Vanessa Martinez, PHOTO EDITOR In many of today’s newsrooms, women alone face major barriers, but especially if you're a woman of color. Entering this line of work, I knew that this was a male-dominated career and people of color lack representation, you can see it on any news stations on televisi...

Create a creature

Create a creature

February 20, 2020

By ALAN LONDONO, CONTRIBUTOR February 11th and 12th at the New University Union building at Cal State East Bay in Hayward, California; the Associated Students inc. held their annual “Create a Creature” event. The cheerful event allows students to put together their own stuffed animals, name them...

Shortage on drivers

Shortage on drivers

February 20, 2020

By Emmanuel Tril, CONTRIBUTOR California State University, East Bay is approximately two miles from the Hayward BART Station. Based on the collected data from the Campus Master Plan, a majority of commuter students live in cities that have access to at least one BART station. CSUEB offers a free shutt...

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