Student learns perspective through server job

Student learns perspective through server job

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Working in a restaurant can really give you a new perspective on life. You don't just supervise and help the customer when they ask. No, your job as a server is to make sure the guest is more than satisfied and willing to come back. As a task alone that can be a humbling experience. You learn a lot...

First generation college graduate beats statistics

First generation college graduate beats statistics

Jayvona Corley,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Today nearly 4.6 million African Americans hold a college degree. I am proud to be the first African American in my family to get a bachelor's degree. I decided to participate in the CSU East Bay Black graduation on June 6. As the day came closer the reality set in, I was racing to get things togeth...

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Graduation is here. After all the late nights, early mornings and endless study sessions, the graduating classes of 2018 will walk the stage June 8-10. A quick Google search of CSU East Bay shows that the campus receives average scores from undergraduate students on college review websites like Niche.com...

How the newspaper changed my life

How the newspaper changed my life

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

June 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When was the last time something changed your life for the better? Whenever I am posed with this question I can answer instantly, writing did, well writing for the newspaper to be exact. That newspaper is this very publication, Cal State East Bay’s The Pioneer. During one of the most insecure...

Black people need gangster rap music

Black people need gangster rap music

Tionne Johnson,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

YG, a Compton gangster rapper and Piru Blood gang affiliate, is known for his controversial lyrics that describe life as a gang member and curse the current president of the United States. Earlier this month, the rapper was censored for performing his song “F--k Donald Trump” at Cal State East Bay...

Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

When I was growing up, I was not allowed to watch wrestling on the big TV in our house. My mom called it “Crap TV.” Ten years later, I’m still not allowed to watch it at my parents’ house unless she is not home or goes to bed early. People like my mother hate professional wrestling and will spend...

Dogs are the new life savers

Dogs are the new life savers

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I never thought how much my life would change after I got a dog. I met my dog Chuchie Corley when he was three months and it was like love at first sight. I saw that a friend on Snapchat was giving him away and I knew he would help me with how low I had been feeling at the time. I made him mine. I...

If you don’t love me at my September 16, you don’t deserve me at my Cinco de Mayo

If you don’t love me at my September 16, you don’t deserve me at my Cinco de Mayo

Daisy Ortiz,
Managing and Spanish Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of the year again, when stores bring out their Mexican decor to set up displays that entice people to buy alcohol, snacks and decorations for the grand celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This day is commonly known as “Cinco de Drinko” because apparently that’s all Mexicans do at cel...

Beyonce reminds us of the power of Black Women

Beyonce reminds us of the power of Black Women

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a country where Black women’s accomplishments are almost always swept under the rug, who would've thought that a woman of color would be the most talked about person nationwide. On April 14, Beyonce Knowles-Carter destroyed every possible boundary that society has attempted to put in front of...

‘Far Cry 5’ explores dangers of extremism

‘Far Cry 5’ explores dangers of extremism

Justin Mutch,
Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On March 27, video game giant Ubisoft released its long-awaited open-world first-person shooter game “Far Cry 5.” Amidst a cacophony of mixed reviews from critics and gamers alike, one thing everyone seems to agree on is that the game’s story is controversial - and quite a few people are angry...

Walt Disney Studios turns classic animations into live action adaptations

Walt Disney Studios turns classic animations into live action adaptations

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The year 1937 marked the release of Walt Disney Studios’ first-ever animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Since then, Disney has gone on to release numerous animated films that would create a new form of family entertainment and sense of nostalgia, for millennials in particular. While...

A teen activist is born

A teen activist is born

Isabel De Honor,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Over half a century after Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world with his “I Have a Dream Speech” in 1963, Emma Gonzalez, a senior and mass shooting survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gave her “We call BS” speech at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Feb. 17. “We...

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