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What the Second Amendment really means and how it has changed over time

What the Second Amendment really means and how it has changed over time

Alaina Bigelow,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Politics

Let’s get one thing straight. When James Madison wrote the Second Amendment of the Constitution he wrote it with the intention of people protecting themselves from the government by having the right to bear arms to form a militia. Our founding fathers didn’t want the government to become too powerful...

Gun regulations should progress to policy

Gun regulations should progress to policy

Shelby Brown,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

From a young age, I started to notice and pick up on some things that not only confused me, but made me feel a way that I didn’t understand. I would walk into a room, and see my parents standing in front of the TV with these looks on their faces that I had never seen before. As I would glance at th...

Nancy Pelosi’s speech broke a record but the future is still unclear

Nancy Pelosi’s speech broke a record but the future is still unclear

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Politics

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi made history for her eight hour speech on Feb. 7, defending DACA and undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, who were brought to the United States as children. Her speech broke the record for longest continuous speech in the House of Representatives since 19...

Making America White Again: White House proposal shuts the door for immigration

Making America White Again: White House proposal shuts the door for immigration

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Politics

The issue behind DACA and finding a solution for the undocumented youth who are at risk of deportation continues to be a debate between different parties in the government. Unfortunately, this places Dreamers in limbo as their status is used as a bargaining chip in exchange for stricter provisions on immi...

Women marched, women rallied

Women marched, women rallied

Tanaya Landry,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

60,000 marched in the streets of San Francisco for the Women’s March Theon Johnson joined the waves of crowds that marched down Market Street for the Women’s March in San Francisco on Jan. 20. Johnson, an associate pastor at the San Francisco-based Glide Memorial Church, marched alongside one g...

Interracial marriage accepted by royals

Interracial marriage accepted by royals

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Politics

All African Americans should be tuned in for the royal wedding in May, because it is our time to shine and have power again. Meghan Markle, the soon to be Duchess of Sussex, is an American mixed-race actress and philanthropist who is now engaged to the youngest son of the late Princess Diana of Wale...

Precautions to take if there’s an active shooter

Precautions to take if there’s an active shooter

Juan Diaz,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Politics

Run, hide or fight? In the event of an active shooter: run, hide, fight. Hidden within this seemingly simple set of instructions lies a spectrum of subtext and a wealth of information. There is a time to run, a place to hide, and a reason to fight. Knowing when and how to do each can potentially save you...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union Address. Just over a year into his presidency, Trump addressed the nation focusing on several areas in his speech focused on immigration, opioid addictions, tax reform and foreign relations. Trump urged...

DACA: How are recipients planning for the worst outcome?

DACA: How are recipients planning for the worst outcome?

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

No resolution has been made for DACA yet, emphasizing the danger the program is currently in On Jan. 10, Judge William Alsup, a San Francisco-based federal judge, ordered that the Trump administration continue accepting renewal applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipien...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Jan. 20, the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, his administration and Congress failed to reach a deal for federal funding of government agencies that resulted in a shutdown. The shutdown lasted three days and finally ended on Monday when Democrats an...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted facts about “black Americans” that many critics and publications claim are false. Trump went on his favorite social media platform on Tuesday where he said, “Unemployment for Black Americans is the lowest ever recorded. Trump approval r...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday Trump met with Democrat and Republican leaders from Congress at the White House to discuss immigration. In a televised meeting that lasted just less than an hour, President Trump talked with the top congressional leaders in both parties about a myriad of issues surroun...

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