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Tourism boosts Cuba’s ecomony

Tourism boosts Cuba’s ecomony

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

Havana, Cuba is a city with warm beaches at just a 30-minute drive away, an old town filled with charm and colorful buildings. From an American perspective, Cuba looks like a place stuck in the 50s with old American cars, warm beaches, exhilarating music and a relaxed lifestyle, which makes it a per...

‘Casa Particulars’ in Havana, Cuba

‘Casa Particulars’ in Havana, Cuba

Ruth Stone,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

Walking down 7th street in Central Havana, Cuba on a hot 87-degree day, I stumbled upon a brightly colored house, which caught my attention. The cheerful yellow and white crown molding invited me in. By the entrance, there was a dark blue “casa particular” sign in the window. A group of Cubans was...

Tourism: Economic hope for Cuban people

Tourism: Economic hope for Cuban people

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

A crowd of people lines up against the Malecón near Old Havana late afternoon to wave goodbye to the cruise ship that came in earlier that week. People hold their phones up taking pictures with the ship as their background and even of it. This is the site every time a cruise ship says farewell and u...

Daisy Ortiz

Daisy Ortiz

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Small business, big surprise Havana is a mix between gray and white. I say gray because unfortunately for some and a blessing for others, even the best parts of Havana aren’t what you would see in the United States. Many of the hotels are built in the middle of run-down buildings in which people...

Blog from Cuba: Small business, big surprise

Blog from Cuba: Small business, big surprise

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Blog, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Havana is a mix between grey and white. I say grey because, unfortunately for some and a blessing for others, even the best parts of Havana aren’t what you would see in the United States. Many of the hotels are built in the middle of run-down buildings in which people still live. Some b...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017


Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Feb. 10, an amendment was made to the financial trust of President Donald Trump to allow him to take money from any of his more than 400 businesses he owns without approval.   On Jan. 11 Trump signed over all operations of his businesses to his two oldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, who cu...

East Bay brings innovation to campus

East Bay brings innovation to campus

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

More than 200 Cal State East Bay students dressed in professional attire with business cards in hand and rushed to hear local business owners give advice on how to creatively apply technology to their businesses at the first Innovate East Bay event on Feb. 25. The entrepreneurship and innovation fair on ...

Oakland drawing more tech startup companies

Oakland drawing more tech startup companies

Marisa Kendall,
The Mercury News

April 21, 2016


Filed under Metro

When Uber opens its massive new headquarters near downtown Oakland next year, flooding the area with as many as 3,000 workers, it will become part of an already thriving tech scene. As the city makes an effort to become more tech friendly, dozens of other startups have joined longtime anchors Pandora and Ask.com in Oakland over the pas...

New project proposed for empty Mervyn’s site

New project proposed for empty Mervyn’s site

Yesenia Martinez,
Politics Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Hayward’s city council is considering yet another plan to develop the empty 11-acre lot on Foothill Boulevard where Mervyn’s headquarters once stood. A preliminary review of the proposed project was presented last night to the city council to build new residential and commercial space at the site....

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