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The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s an ongoing sad story for Oakland’s home squad, the Oakland Athletics. They still are not good. For the past two years the A’s have had a losing record, 69-93 in 2016, 68-94 in 2015, and this year has been no better as their record stands at 17-22 so far. That record is the worst in the W...

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Metro, Opinion, Showcase

When I moved less than three miles away from the Valero oil refinery in Benicia just over two years ago, I wondered if it was safe to live so close to a compound designed solely to process toxic materials. From time to time, I catch a whiff of rotten eggs, indicating the presence of sulfur in the breez...

Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks more controversy with second season

Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks more controversy with second season

Gabriel Rubio,
Contributor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

In the month and a half since its release, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has generated a surge of controversy over its not-so-subtle subject matter: teen rape, suicide, and bullying. The story focuses on the suicidal death of high school student Hannah Baker, who leaves behind 13...

Addiction stories prevalent among young adults

Addiction stories prevalent among young adults

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

When the pain brought on by a minor back surgery became unbearable, doctors put a close friend of mine on opiate painkillers for two months. When the prescription ran out, he started to feel sick in a way he never felt before, but didn't know why. While taking the opiates, my friend — who ...

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Good riddance to the quarter system at CSUEB

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I came to CSUEB straight from high school in 2012. I grew up in Southern California and chose CSUEB to get away from home and experience being on my own. I came straight from a semester school, so I didn't really understand what the quarter system was. I just knew that for some odd reason, I started ...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Christopher Hester,
CSUEB Student
May 10, 2017
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Showcase

In response to the article “Campus Sees Rising Tension in 2017:" I was there for the whole protest. I was with the DISC staff when they decided to protest, when they wanted to make signs, and I walked out there with them when they were the first students to protest. I was there, messaging my fello...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? Last Thursday, House Republicans voted 217 to 213 to pass the American Health Care Act or AHCA, the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” House Republicans introduced the AHCA on March 6, which proposed to localize and expand health care options...

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

Several local ‘Ballet Folklórico’ companies, made up mostly of children dressed in colorful, intricate costumes, were the focal point of Hayward’s Cinco de Mayo Festival last Saturday. “I feel like the stage is my home,” said 14-year-old Jasmin Hernandez, a performer with the ‘Ballet Xochip...

‘Guardians’ sequel digs deep: Superhero movie incorporates heavy subject matter

‘Guardians’ sequel digs deep: Superhero movie incorporates heavy subject matter

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At 7:00 p.m. on May 4, groups of moviegoers decked out in costumes or their favorite comic apparel headed to movie theaters for the long-awaited sequel, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Thursday was the first day the pre-shows of the new Marvel film began before its official release last Friday. ...

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After running through the Portland Trail Blazers in a 4-0 spurt in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last month, the Golden State Warriors accomplished yet another 4-0 playoff sweep against the Utah Jazz, concluding the second round of the playoffs with yet another landslide victory. Monday’s series-en...

Pioneers clawed by Wildcats in Chico

Pioneers clawed by Wildcats in Chico

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In what looked to be a thrilling series against the top team in the conference, the California State East Bay baseball team struggled against Chico State University on the road. “Chico has been strong all year and is the team to beat,” said junior pitcher Alex Vesia. “We just were not ...

Campus sees rising tension in 2017

Campus sees rising tension in 2017

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

A group of four people, wearing black jackets covered in white and yellow phrases like “Fear God” on the back once again visited Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus on April 24. Members of the group shouted to passersby about how a lack of temperance in regard to instant gratification would ...

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