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A day in the life of a Raiderette

A day in the life of a Raiderette

Philip Chin,
Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Have you ever wondered what it’s like being a dancer for the Oakland Raiders? I always wanted to know. I was able to interview Courtney Rawlinson about her experience being a Raider dancer, what got her into dancing, the challenges of being dancer and working a full-time job. What got you into da...

East Bay women’s basketball team getting back on track

East Bay women’s basketball team getting back on track

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Lady Pioneers take on West Region Tip-Off Classic The women's basketball team has played just eight games since the season began earlier this month, but Head Coach Shanele Stires is looking to guide the two-time defending California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference (CCAA) champions to a suc...

Volleyball season comes to an end

Volleyball season comes to an end

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

After a three game winning streak, the California State East Bay volleyball team’s season came to an end. Last weekend, the Pioneers competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference Tournament (CCAA) for the second year in a row and played some of their best volleyball all season. “In...

Women’s swim team has two first meets cancelled

Women’s swim team has two first meets cancelled

Tanaya Landry,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The swim caps and suits went on and the Cal State East Bay’s women’s swim team stepped out onto the warm pavement, stretching out before entering the pool for their daily practice. “Let’s rock and roll, ladies!” yelled their coach, Shane Pelton. It’s sunny in the afternoons and cold in...

East Bay finds success in Thanksgiving tournament

East Bay finds success in Thanksgiving tournament

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team was fully energized after Thanksgiving on Thursday as they played in the Notre Dame De Namur Thanksgiving Tournament over the weekend. After having lost two conference games in a row to Cal State LA and San Francisco State, the Pioneers bounced back....

Golden State Warriors: Opening night and competition

Golden State Warriors: Opening night and competition

Philip Chin,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

The NBA season is underway and it is off to a promising start for the Golden State Warriors, the defending NBA champions looking to defend that title with an 11-3 start. The Warriors have signed new players, including Nick Young, Omar Casspi and a rookie drafted from the University of Oregon, Jordan...

Volleyball ends regular season with victories

Volleyball ends regular season with victories

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s volleyball team had a successful weekend as they swept their final two games of the regular season. The team was impressive improving to 17-10 overall and 10-8 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference games as they now transition into the playoffs,...

Men’s Basketball goes 0-2 in Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge

Men’s Basketball goes 0-2 in Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In their opening weekend of the 2017-18 season, the California State East Bay men’s basketball team were unable to get a win in the Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge they hosted. East Bay played with a lot of effort in both games, but it was evident the team is adjusting to a new system...

Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay

Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

The first annual Silicon Valley Sevens International Rugby Tournament was held on Nov. 4 to 5 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Thousands of attendees watched several of the best rugby teams in the world prepare for the international season. Teams included the United States, Canada, Fiji, Samoa,...

Women outperform men in international soccer

Women outperform men in international soccer

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

Men’s soccer struggles to perform, but women’s soccer have dominated for years The men’s US national soccer team was dealt a crushing defeat against Trinidad & Tobago on Oct 10, which knocked them out of qualifying for the World Cup in 2018. This was the first time in several decades that USM...

Women’s basketball plays first game of the season

Women’s basketball plays first game of the season

Marissa Marshall,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

In a game where they were projected to get blown out, the California State East Bay women’s basketball team put up a great fight against the Division I, UC Santa Barbara team in an exhibition game on Saturday. Through the first half, Santa Barbara Gauchos dominated the Pioneers as they went on a...

Volleyball clinches playoff spot

Volleyball clinches playoff spot

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

With two matches left in the season, the Cal State East Bay women’s volleyball team secured a place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference (CCAA) tournament over the weekend. To start the weekend, the Pioneers played the San Francisco State Gators (7-16 overall, 3-12 conference)...

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