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The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Students define their own ‘college experience’

Students define their own ‘college experience’

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

On September 16, 2012, I became the first person in my family to go to college. When I moved away from my hometown in Long Beach, it was a dream come true. The 17-year-old me wanted to experience life without having parental guidance 24 hours a day, seven days per week and wanted to have a real “college...

My last spring break

My last spring break

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor

March 15, 2017

After stressing through finals this past week, I will enjoy my last official spring break as a college student when the quarter ends tomorrow. I've been in school almost my entire life so spring break has been a yearly tradition for roughly 16 years. Life as a student will soon come to an end, inclu...

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017

The women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference tournament on Tuesday when they defeated seventh-seeded Chico State 68-55. Senior guard Shomari Harris led the way for the Pioneers with a game-high 20 points while freshma...

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

Victory, victory, victory and another victory. The Cal State East Bay women’s softball team went 4-0 this weekend as they opened the 2017 season in a double-header against the Academy of Art on Friday. In the first game, the Academy of Art was the first to put points on the board in the first and third i...

My quarter-life crisis

My quarter-life crisis

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor

February 8, 2017

After five and half years of taking classes, I will finally graduate from college in June. I’m excited, and I can see the finish line as I complete this chapter in my life. However, despite my excitement, I’m also stressed, anxious and uncertain of what’s to come for me. On June 10, I will jo...

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

Around 300 students laughed and teared up as comedian Tony Roberts jokingly danced to hit single, “Juju on that Beat” during a recent comedy show at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus. When he asked a student from the audience to come up on stage and dance with him, a roar of “Aye” chant...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 5, 2017

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Brenda Brown,
Contributor

December 12, 2016

I became homeless the night of June 30 this year. Most of what I own is in a 5x5 storage unit and I’m living in my car for now. I had been renting a room in a house for $570 a month. But then I fell short of the rent, my financial aid and loans were late and the owners decided they wanted to remodel...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Brenda Brown,
Contributor

December 12, 2016

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at people coming and going, as if in a trance. Every morning this week, the routine has been the same....

Getting back on the track

Getting back on the track

Ivy Gates,
Contributor

September 21, 2016

I started running track in the 7th grade. Track and field became the perfect sport for me because I am skinny and have long legs. I learned everything about track and field by going to my sister’s track meets. My sister started running track in 6th grade. She participated in field events, the 100...

Governor Brown signs budget, gun bills

Governor Brown signs budget, gun bills

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2016

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for California Gov. Jerry Brown, in his attempt to make the state “financially secure and safer.” On June 27 Gov. Brown signed the 2016-2017 state budget, which has increased to nearly $170.8 billion from just over $167.5 billion in 2015-2016, according to the...

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...

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