The Pioneer

The Pioneer

African filmmakers take center stage at 10th SVAFF

African filmmakers take center stage at 10th SVAFF

By Arwa Dahir, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

Every country on this planet is a land rich with culture. The stories that we pass down to the younger generation aren’t just stories, they connect us to a part of ourselves we tend to forget is there. As time moves on, and as cultures blend, we begin to lose that connection that we held dear for s...

Beginning of the Greeks

Beginning of the Greeks

By Natalie Garcia, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

The evolution and contribution Greek Life has had on scholars. The conversation around Greek life has always been polarizing. Through films like “Neighbors” and “Animal House”, the public opinion of Greek organizations hasn’t changed. To outsiders, Greek life has only consisted of binge dr...

The life of a LGBTQ college athlete

The life of a LGBTQ college athlete

By William Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

In the Bay Area, while more liberal than other places in the United States, there are still issues when it comes to accepting certain groups of people. People of color still experience police brutality, income inequality separates the various communities, and the LGBTQ community are constantly being b...

Daisy Maxion: Advocate. Student. Idealist. President.

Daisy Maxion: Advocate. Student. Idealist. President.

October 3, 2019

An effective leader not only needs the qualities that make them worthy of the title but they also need one key thing: a passion for what they believe in. A leader needs to actually practice what they preach in order to make a difference. Daisy Maxion, California State University, East Bay’s curre...

The Know Your Rights Campaign

By Jessica Irrera, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

October 3, 2019

Take Back the Night, Selma to Montgomery, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Throughout history, protests have defined the younger generation. Displeased with the current political climate, fighting for what we believe in can seem rebellious to some but righteous to others. Within the California Sta...

CSUEB student resources and programs

CSUEB student resources and programs

By Kelsey Marasigan, CONTRIBUTOR

October 3, 2019

Are You Taking Advantage of the Health & Counseling Services on Campus? The conversation of mental health has never been an easy one to have. With a plethora of stigmas surrounding mental health, and by association, therapy, having that talk with friends and family can be awkward to say the least. Ho...

The DISC welcomes Reyna Grande

The DISC welcomes Reyna Grande

By Arwa Dahir, <element style=

September 26, 2019

Of the many issues that are engulfing the current political climate, anti-immigration and society's attitude regarding those coming into our country are the topics with the least amount of grey area. The rhetoric politicians have expressed in the past few years has dramatically uncovered some of the racial...

CSUEB welcomes a new student athlete

CSUEB welcomes a new student athlete

By Will Barnett, <element style=

September 26, 2019

How Moses Greene overcame family tradegy and hardship on the way to golfing professionally Few people in college athletics have experienced what California State University, East Bay freshman and local Bay Area golfer Moses Greene went through as a child. After losing his mother in the fifth grade and b...

Annual CSUEB Field Day

Annual CSUEB Field Day

September 19, 2019

STORY BY MAOMI MCKINNIE | CONTRIBUTOR California State University, East Bay welcomed students to participate in a day of play on the Art and Education field for its annual Field Day event with aims of getting students off of their phones and getting them engaged in their campus community. The colla...

Elevator updates raise accessibility concerns

Elevator updates raise accessibility concerns

By Jessica Irrera, <element style=

September 19, 2019

The first step toward getting your degree is going to class, but what are students supposed to do when their classrooms are not physically accessible? Questions like these are being raised at California State University, East Bay as updates are being made to buildings on campus. Recent updates to the ele...

How therapy dogs help students

How therapy dogs help students

By Jovil Pagay, CONTRIBUTOR

September 12, 2019

We are now diving into week four of the semester and California State University, East Bay, and students are starting to feel the pressure and stress of school. Students dealing with the burden of school-related work intertwine with students struggling with mental health. It has been reported that 80 p...

Freshman of the Year more than a Soccer player

Freshman of the Year more than a Soccer player

By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR

September 12, 2019

For California State University, East Bay’s star soccer goalkeeper Briana Vasquez-Ortiz, the road to becoming a Freshman of the Year was not an easy one. Like many student-athletes, Vasquez-Ortiz and her family were forced to make sacrifices and work hard to get her to where she is today. When Vas...

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