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Losing the Voice of a Generation

Losing the Voice of a Generation

September 21, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Calling Ruth Bader Ginsburg an icon in the fight for women’s rights would be the understatement of the century. Condensing her achievements and accomplishments into a mere 400-word article is not only a disservice to her legacy but also an impossible task. The p...

Student Activism during Pandemic 2020

September 12, 2020

By Jeremy Raynolds , CONTRIBUTOR The onset of the pandemic rendered most learning institutions to close down to ensure the safety of its students. In turn, they opted to settle on online learning to recover studying time and stick to their curricula, which has negatively affected vulnerable learner...

Letter From the Editor

September 2, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF After almost three months of silence, it is my pleasure as Editor-In-Chief to announce that the Pioneer Newspaper will be back to regular operations and content production. Believe me, when I say, all of us at the Pioneer have been aching to write and tell the s...

Individuals That Are Unemployed Due to COVID-19

Individuals That Are Unemployed Due to COVID-19

September 2, 2020

By Monet Troche, PHOTO EDITOR COVID-19 has altered everyone’s lives in one way or another. Several people have learned to do school from home, while others have adjusted to working from home, and sadly, some have been laid off from their jobs. The unemployment rate in the United States rose to 14.7...

Will Small Businesses be willing to shut down again?

Wikimedia commons, Sarah Mirk

July 8, 2020

By Rob Brandt, STAFF WRITER During this pandemic, our lives have changed drastically in a way we could have never predicted. Our whole way of life adapted due to a threat that we have not faced before. However with restrictions being lifted businesses such as gyms, outdoor restaurants, places of worsh...

Undocumented Immigrants treated unfairly more than ever under the Trump administration

June 18, 2020

By Esteban Leon, CONTRIBUTOR COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has caused a bigger disparity between unauthorized citizens and citizens inside the country. The coronavirus pandemic has provided visible evidence of how disproportionately the undocumented community disadvantaged within the United States. The sprea...

The Battle For Okinawa

June 18, 2020

By Ailing Cheng, CONTRIBUTOR Okinawa is a small, beautiful with lush greenery and beaches, and an island filled with so much history. On the outside, it may seem beautiful to the eye, but internally its history is dark and tragic. All the way back to 1609 and the invasion of the Satsuma only for...

Woman Who Murdered Ex-Husband Granted Parole After 18 Years

Manuel Reyes Boquiren and family

June 10, 2020

By Jiselle Boquiren-Wong, CONTRIBUTOR On June 1, 2002, my grandfather was stabbed 48 times by his ex-wife in his own house with their 8-year-old son upstairs watching cartoons. Manuel Reyes Boquiren and his ex-wife, Loida Cruz, had been divorced for about five years, but having a child together made...

Covid-19 and the Health of Small Businesses

Francis Ruiz, owner or Relax-N-Lash Salon, applying lashes to clients.

June 10, 2020

By Elijah De Castro, CONTRIBUTOR Not long ago, Metropolitan Barbershop was a thriving establishment in San Francisco. It was a place of comradery and community as customers trekked in and out looking to get a haircut, a shave, a beard trim and to share in conversations ranging anywhere from sports to e...

Uninsured and Scared

Uninsured and Scared

June 10, 2020

By Natalie Garcia , CONTRIBUTOR As the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus spreads worldwide, millions of Americans are put out of work and left with no health care insurance leaving them more vulnerable to the Coronavirus. Although there are various types of independent agencies and other government assis...

Justice for Manuel Boquiren

Justice for Manuel Boquiren

May 19, 2020

Directed and Produced by Communication graduating senior, Jiselle Boquiren-Wong

Do Americans want FEMA involved?

May 13, 2020

FEMA may seem like a federally funded savior, but the agency might not be what you think. By David Dube, CONTRIBUTOR On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in hopes to combat the spreading of the novel coronavirus. Trump insisted that the move was to excel in the availabili...

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