The Pioneer

“Cookie Hour” Helps International Students Connect

Tri Nguyen

October 22, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

Anticipation grows as international students wait for Cookie Hour, an event hosted by the American Language Program every Wednesday. “It is a great way to meet new friends,” said Megumi Tebata, a graduate student and ALP participant. “I attended this event last year and it got me int...

Student Comments: Meal Plan

Daouda Zalle

October 21, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

In recent weeks, The Pioneer has been covering the issue of requiring dorm residents to purchase a meal plan. One of the main arguments of the administration is that a meal plan would benefit CSUEB students by offering them an environment for socializing, bringing them close together. This argument...

Oakland Gardens Bring Familiarity To Refugees

Richard Duboc

October 14, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

Relocation can be a difficult process for any immigrant who is forced to leave their homeland and come to a new country. Such is the case for the members of the growing refugee community in Oakland who have found their way to the United States through a number of organizations, such as the Internati...

Csueb Custodians Feel Underappreciated

October 14, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

Most people have a natural tendency to greet a familiar face with a smile or a nod of recognition, or toss an occasional “thank you” for acts of kindness. “Sometimes I feel like a fly on the wall,” said Veryl Cornelius, third floor custodian in Meiklejohn Hall. Custodial uniform work shirts a...

International Students Speaking up

Felicitas Hackmann

October 14, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

The Fall quarter has begun at CSUEB and students are settling into their new courses, getting used to class after the summer break. Some of us are, anyway. Others are new here and find the daily life in Hayward anything but normal. International students see with different eyes as their understanding...

Warren Hall Occupants Increasingly Worried

Stephanie Spearman

October 14, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

More than 10 years after Warren Hall was in need of a seismic standard update, the building is still standing, operating and occupied with staff and students afraid for their safety. “All I want is for this building to be safe,” said Vijay Patel, an operating system analyst who works in Warren Hall....

Give It Up: Your Time Or Your Money

Cheyann Elmore

October 7, 2010


Filed under Campus

With decreasing wages and rare job opportunities, the recent recession has hit students hard. Along with these struggles, the public education system has similar problems. Financial aid is becoming harder to get, classes are diminishing and wait lists are steadily growing. Along with tuition increases...

AC Transit To Cut Student Services

Richard Duboc

October 7, 2010


Filed under Campus

The Alameda-Contra Costa County Transit District (AC Transit) has announced that it will suspend all discounted monthly passes to K-12 students who currently rely on the bus lines to get to school. Youths 18 years of age and younger will now have to pay about $40 a month for transit, which used to cost...

Speaking Partners Helps International Students

Stephanie Spearmen

October 7, 2010


Filed under Campus

While moving to a new country and speaking a language that one is not entirely comfortable with can be scary, East Bay international students find support and practice with the Speaking Partners program here on campus. At CSU East Bay, classes from the American Language Program (ALP) are available for ...

Al Fresco Event Pulls Campus Community Together

Beatriz Moreno and Stephanie Spearmen

October 7, 2010


Filed under Campus

Clubs recruit and students learn about programs to assist them with their education The flurry of activity on campus, paired with good weather and eager faces, can only mean one thing: another fall quarter has started and students are ready for the first big event. Al Fresco, taking place Wednesda...

Fire Sweeps Through Cityview Apartments

Will Thomson

October 6, 2010


Filed under Campus

Students and motorists heading down Mission Boulevard to Carlos Bee Boulevard may have noticed dark plumes of smoke billowing from an apartment fire at Cityview Apartments around noon on Tuesday. Hayward Fire Department responded to the 11:53 a.m. call to find an unoccupied apartment ablaze and heavy smoke spewing from the buil...

Mandatory Meal Plans: Still A Foe?

Stephaine Spearmen

October 6, 2010


Filed under Campus

After a controlled outburst against mandatory meal plans for all Pioneer Heights residents, are campus dwellers still up in arms or are they starting fresh by accepting the change? As returning residents were signing up for another year in the dorms they learned that a mandatory mini-meal plan would be added to their expenses, even thoug...

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