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Dear boomers, Stop shaming Millennials and fix the mess you’ve created

Dear boomers, Stop shaming Millennials and fix the mess you’ve created

Justin Mutch,
Contributor
March 7, 2018

Older generation blames young people for the failing economy, It’s time for that to change Have you heard? Millennials are bloodthirsty “killers” because we are “slaughtering” countless industries...

Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop

Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop

Shyra Gums,
Contributor
March 7, 2018

On Nov. 2, 2017, I posted a “Throwback Thursday” Instagram post of me and some of my mentors who were panelists in my first Women in Hip Hop Panel in 2015. I  just tried to show my appreciation for...

Girls will be allowed in the Boy Scouts — and that’s good

Girls will be allowed in the Boy Scouts — and that’s good

Michael Souza,
Contributor
March 7, 2018

For over a century, the gender equality movement has been pushing for changes to allow women to have equal opportunity in the workplace, in education and beyond. That push is now happening in the Boy Scouts. In...

Another anime remake gets whitewashed

Another anime remake gets whitewashed

Earlene Mary Escobal,
Contributor
March 7, 2018

“Alita: Battle Angel” lacks ethnic representation Anime and manga remakes are difficult for me to watch. Japan, where anime and manga are from, does a good job of portraying and casting characters...

What Logan Paul can teach us about the internet

What Logan Paul can teach us about the internet

Jessica Avila,
Contributor
February 28, 2018

On Dec. 31,  2017, YouTuber Logan Paul upset the internet when he posted a video titled, “We found the dead body of man in a Japanese suicide forest.” Paul had taken a trip to Japan, where he visited...

The best boba in the East Bay

The best boba in the East Bay

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor
February 28, 2018

Sweet chewy tapioca pearls and your choice of milk or fruit-based tea. These ingredients come together to make one of the most popular Asian drinks to hit the Bay Area. Depending on where you are, the...

'Black Panther' surpasses the hype

‘Black Panther’ surpasses the hype

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor
February 28, 2018

The latest addition to the MCU is the best yet “Black Panther” has hit theaters, meeting and surpassing high expectations from fans. The newest superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)...

My first rave experience was full of love and success

My first rave experience was full of love and success

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor
February 21, 2018

Excitement filled the air on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for the annual music festival and rave concert, Crush. Thousands of attendees filled the sold-out venue,...

The end of an era, say bye to compact discs

The end of an era, say bye to compact discs

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor
February 21, 2018

Best Buy to stop selling CDs this summer Growing up, there were many things that made my heart content but only a few that made my it whole. Music was the main contributor to my overall happiness. When...

Concertgoers use their cellphones during a Fifth Harmony concert March 23, 2015, in New York. The company Yondr created a locking pouch to hold phones during performances, creating a

Phone lock pouches comes to a live event near you

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor
February 14, 2018

Phone addiction is a growing at an alarming rate. If you’re like me, you may have been able to control yourself and disconnect. For others, disconnecting or even putting your phone down may not be as...

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No, Oprah Winfrey should not run for president

Justin Mutch,
Contributor
February 14, 2018

America’s unhealthy obsession with celebrities poses a grave threat to democracy Now before you post an angry response in the comments section, or tweet to The Pioneer that I don’t know what I’m...

February's 'First Friday' honors Black History Month

February’s ‘First Friday’ honors Black History Month

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor
February 14, 2018

On the first Friday of every month, the City of Oakland blocks off West Grand Ave. down to Telegraph Ave. from 5 p.m to 9 p.m to host its monthly “First Fridays.” First Fridays is a community run event...

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