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Free virtual things to do during the lockdown

April 22, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, STAFF WRITER As we all are practicing social distancing, we're also constantly looking to find new and interesting ways to keep ourselves engaged. Similarly, many entertainers, institutions and sports teams are providing people with free content to help overcome the boredom and pass the t...

A Welcome Distraction from Chaos

A Welcome Distraction from Chaos

April 10, 2020

In the midst of the chaos caused by COVID-19, sometimes a waste of time is exactly what we need. By Ethan Alonzo, Editor-In-Chief After four weeks of practicing social distancing in my hometown, the walls were starting to close in. The days began to blend together as each day felt exactly like the one b...

Tiger King: A Silver Lining to Quarantined madness?

Tiger King: A Silver Lining to Quarantined madness?

April 10, 2020

By Rob Brandt, Staff Writer With all the drama going on in the real world with COVID-19, we as Americans are in constant search for something that gives us a sense of normalcy. The shelter in place has gone on for weeks so we as Americans are looking for something to distract us. With the amount of media a...

Brentwood’s Roads Fall Flat

March 26, 2020

By Edward Soper, MANAGING EDITOR Residents of Brentwood, California enjoy calm surroundings in their rural farm town. Brentwood is nestled almost perfectly halfway between the busy cities of Oakland and Stockton. Being a small town, you’d expect Brentwood to be free of the typical problems that pla...

Forever 21’s future in jeopardy

Forever 21's future in jeopardy

March 12, 2020

By Alexa Felix, LAYOUT DESIGNER The popular clothing chain Forever 21 has closed five stores in the SF Bay Area after filing for bankruptcy in September, affecting over 170 employees. Linda Change, the chain’s executive vice president, has not made any recent comments about their situation but has repea...

Women’s History Month: California laws that advance racial and gender equality

Women’s History Month: California laws that advance racial and gender equality

March 12, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, STAFF WRITER This March, women all around the world are celebrating Women's history month commemorates the contribution and the influence of women throughout history, culture, and society. The theme for this year's 2020 WHM is “Valiant Women of the Vote," which looks to honor the 100th...

Nuclear scare sparks doomsday debate

Nuclear scare sparks doomsday debate

March 12, 2020

By Antonio Aguilar, Contributor In mid-Jan., the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that “we are closer to a nuclear climate or technological disaster.” Our government's actions and foreign relations situation further influence the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ decision to move the hands forw...

Major shootings spark Airbnb policy change

Major shootings spark Airbnb policy change

March 5, 2020

By Rob Brandt, STAFF WRITER Three major shootings resulting in the death of nine people at Airbnb rental properties in the last three months have forced the company to update its policies by specifically banning large gatherings and events. On January 13th a fatal shooting occurred at an Airbnb rent...

Residents of Las Vegas are not fond of the Caucus

Residents of Las Vegas are not fond of the Caucus

March 5, 2020

By By Vanessa Martinez, PHOTO EDITOR Nevada is the well-known home of Las Vegas, the nightlife fills up the streets, but recently on the 20th and 21st of Feb. it became the second home for the 2020 Democratic Caucus, this political party took over the streets causing residents to become upset. The...

Child care measure winning but fate may be decided in court

Child care measure winning but fate may be decided in court

March 5, 2020

By Jeff Shuttleworth, Bay City News Service An Alameda County ballot measure that would raise an estimated $150 million annually to expand access to early education and child care for all children in the county was ahead in the incomplete returns Tuesday but its ultimate fate may be decided in court. With...

Biden shocks on Super Tuesday

Biden shocks on Super Tuesday

March 5, 2020

By Pioneer Staff Super Tuesday is the second most important day in any election year. It is the first time we as a nation get to see where presidential candidates stack up against their competition. In 2020, the results have unexpectedly shifted in Biden’s favor. Some states that were once heavily sup...

Rain stops and clouds part around Pete Buttigieg

Rain stops and clouds part around Pete Buttigieg

February 27, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Rain pouring down across the Las Vegas skyline. Streets flooded, creating rivers that ran through the Nevada streets. Yet, at the Springs Preserve where presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held his post caucus rally, the clouds parted and a rainbow found its end at ...

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