The Pioneer

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The first generation to graduate

The first generation to graduate

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

August 17, 2016

I am the first member of my Mexican family to go to college. I am 21 years old and come from a family of nine. I have six older brothers who were born in Mexico but I was born in the US. When I graduate next spring, it will be a great accomplishment, not only for me, but for my parents an...

Pioneer athletes earn academic honors

Pioneer athletes earn academic honors

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2016

For student athletes at Cal State East Bay, grades seem to be just as important as sports. On Aug. 1 the California Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2015-2016 All Academic Team that saw 58 Pioneers make the squad, more than six other teams in the 13-team conference. According...

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 11, 2016

School isn’t out for summer at Cal State East Bay. Last month, around 100 middle school girls from across the Bay Area learned about science, technology, engineering and math education through a four-week camp called Eureka! held at East Bay’s Hayward campus. Through the month of July, Monday...

East Bay athletes get academic recognition

East Bay athletes get academic recognition

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 3, 2016

Summer is an interesting time of the year for collegiate athletes. There are no games and with limited training and practice requirements, many student athletes head home for the break. However, it is also the time of year that acknowledges the work these athletes do in the classroom. Cal State Ea...

Living on campus not so bad

Living on campus not so bad

Tishauna Carrell,
Contributor

August 3, 2016

My peers are often in a rush to be independent by moving off campus. However, when people hear that I will be living on campus for my fifth and final year at Cal State East Bay, they’re completely baffled. I have often been told that I should go to work so I can pay rent like an adult, or that...

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

East Bay officers receive active shooter training

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 3, 2016

CSU East Bay’s University Police Department officers received training on how to respond to active shooter situations on campus on Monday and Tuesday. The training was facilitated by the Public Safety Training Institute, a nonprofit organization that trains law enforcement and fire personnel throughout...

Summer construction continues on Hayward campus

Summer construction continues on Hayward campus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 1, 2016

A series of maintenance projects to renovate campus buildings, repair parking lots and replace outdated equipment are taking place across the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus this summer. Keat Saw, director of the Planning, Design and Construction department at CSUEB, told The Pioneer construction pr...

Soccer gets new coach

Soccer gets new coach

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 20, 2016

The California State East Bay men’s soccer team got a new head coach in Michael Bielski. The Pioneers parted ways with former head coach Andy Cumbo in April, when he received an offer for a full-time teaching and head coaching position at Las Positas College in Livermore. Cumbo coached the men’s...

Music professor honored with concert

Music professor honored with concert

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 20, 2016

Cal State East Bay has lost an icon. On June 23, Allen Gove, a Cal State East Bay professor emeritus of music, died in Castro Valley after he suffered two strokes last month, according to his daughter Carolyn Pexton. Gove was 86 and would have turned 87 at the end of July. According to the CSUEB...

The real world: Hayward

The real world: Hayward

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

July 13, 2016

Dear Fellow Cal State East Bay Students, Like many of you, I transferred to East Bay from a community college. During my senior year in high school, parents would ask me where I was going to college. I would shrug and inform them I wasn’t going to leave the area. “I’m just going to Diablo Valley Col...

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Writing skills test unfair, due for revision

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

July 13, 2016

Students enrolled in any of the California State University campuses must first pass a Writing Skills Test (WST) before they graduate. This test, though mandated, is flawed and an unnecessary requirement. At the very least it should be reviewed and revised to ensure that this test is relevant. For the last 39 year...

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 13, 2016

Homelessness is an epidemic that hits close to home for the California State University system. A study commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy White in Feb. 2015 returned some stunning results last month. The study found that one out of every 10 CSU students is homeless and one out of five CSU student...

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