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Education behind bars

Education behind bars

By Shoib Ahmadzai, CONTRIBUTOR

June 13, 2019

California State University, East Bay professors teach inmates In a classroom that looks like any other in a typical university, men barely old enough to legally drink alcohol and others old enough to be their grandparents, fill the seats and share a burning passion for learning. There are no computers o...

2020 Democratic National Convention

2020 Democratic National Convention

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

June 13, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALLI WESEMAN | THE PIONEER Presidential hopefuls descended into San Francisco for the California Democratic Convention from May 31-June 2. This was a chance for candidates to rally voters and raise their poll numbers. Fourteen presidential candidates spoke at the convention while holdi...

Sen. Warren draws thousands in Oakland

Sen. Warren draws thousands in Oakland

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

June 5, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren held her first public rally in Oakland, drawing thousands of people to Laney College on May 31. Event organizers estimated that around 6,500 people attended the event to hear the Senator speak about gun reform, Medicare and student debt. Due to a large turnout, the event had to b...

Donations to rebuild Notre Dame sparks controversy

Donations to rebuild Notre Dame sparks controversy

By Priscila Solis, Priscila Solis

May 2, 2019

As France’s famous cathedral Notre Dame burst into flames in mid-April, countries and individuals rallied donations toward rebuilding the 856-year-old church without hesitation. It is unclear how much it will cost to rebuild Notre Dame after the fire on April 15, but France has already received o...

Impossible burger defies expectations

Impossible burger defies expectations

By Gabriel Cox, CONTRIBUTOR

April 25, 2019

Vegetarians and vegans have been waiting for a better non-meat alternative that would rival the traditional all beef burger that has been a staple of the American diet for decades. Impossible Foods may have just met their expectations with the debut of their new Impossible Burger 2.0. They accompli...

Coachella 2019 inspires fashion trends

Coachella 2019 inspires fashion trends

By Samatha King, CONTRIBUTOR

April 25, 2019

Top fashion trends at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California were eclectic and whimsical and attendees dressed as if the desert valley soirée was the largest runway spectacle of the century. From the traditional vintage chic boho festival wear to futuristic effe...

Airline helps students travel home

Airline helps students travel home

By Pablo Villasenor, CONTRIBUTOR

April 17, 2019

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Southwest Airlines have partnered on the “¡Lánzate!/Take Off!” Higher Education Travel Award Program geared toward supporting Hispanic college students with economic needs that are enrolled at institutions away from their hometown. T...

Yeast produces THC and CBD

Yeast produces THC and CBD

By By Alexander Lawrence, CONTRIBUTOR

April 11, 2019

UC Berkeley chemical engineers have genetically modified yeast to produce THC and CBD to further study the medical effects of marijuana without needing to grow the plant. Jay Keasling, one of the leads in the study, already holds a patent to THC and CBD producing yeast. This has the potential to d...

TikTok fined $5.7 million for illegally collecting children’s data

TikTok fined $5.7 million for illegally collecting children’s data

By Marcel Penaranda, CONTRIBUTOR

April 11, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a record-setting fine of $5.7 million against the China-based social media app TikTok for illegally collecting names, emails, pictures and locations of minors under the age of 13. China-based company ByteDance acquired Musical.ly in 2017, and later incorpor...

Superior Court expands public access

Superior Court expands public access

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 28, 2019

As part of their commitment to improving access to justice, Alameda County Superior Court officials opened a new self-help center at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland on Monday. The new branch joins the self-help center that's already in operation at the Hayward Hall of Justice and provides an im...

Public asked to fill out survey on sea level

Public asked to fill out survey on sea level

By Dan McMenamin, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 28, 2019

Hayward residents can provide input on how their local government should respond to the threat of sea level rise by filling out an online survey available through the end of the month. The survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PF2TG7S is being conducted by the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning...

Female film directors go unrecognized

Female film directors go unrecognized

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

March 20, 2019

While this year’s Oscars were full of groundbreaking moments, such as “Black Panther” winning in three categories and Director Spike Lee winning his first Oscar for his film “BlacKkKlansman,” there was still a lack of diversity when it came to nominations. More specifically, there was a distin...

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