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From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a Southern California native, Oakland’s First Friday is one of my favorite Bay Area events. I’ve been living in the Bay Area going on five years now, and I do my best to take part in anything that originates in the Bay. Although, it’s not far from home the Bay feels like an entirely different...

Local residents make neighborhood feel friendly

Local residents make neighborhood feel friendly

Juana Davila,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Study Abroad: Cuba

When you are holding a camera while taking a stroll through Havana’s streets, people are either going to ask you to take a picture or charge you 1 to 2 CUCs for a photo. To some extent, I was surprised at the number of people who actually asked me to take their photo. I guess I expected the ...

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Family makes the world go round Red, blue and orange vacant buildings, rusted cars and garbage are what I continued to see as I walked through Havana. I kept seeing lightning and hearing thunder, hoping it wouldn't rain on me as I was searching for something to capture. Mind you, I wouldn't be wa...

Alameda personified by art, wine

Alameda personified by art, wine

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

August 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

When you live somewhere long enough, you become a part of the traditions that a place embodies. Being born and raised in the small town of Alameda, I know what to expect on the island. There is always a 4th of July parade, the beach will be crowded on hot days, and during the winter holidays, Tho...

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

I grew up in South Hayward, just down the street from the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. During the summer I played little league baseball, but by July, the season was over and I had a couple months of break before school started up again. This downtime was filled with hanging out with friends, bike rid...

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Mat Weber,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The 17th annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts festival took place in Oakland on Saturday, filling San Antonio Park with music, spoken word, local artists, community activists, and a variety of other events. The free festival was originally started in 2000 by the East Side Arts Alliance, a nonprofit community cultural ...

Queer community make themselves known

Queer community make themselves known

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

On March 3 and 4, CSUEB students, universities, nonprofit organizations, a plethora of 18 to mid-20-year-olds and parents entered the New Union at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus armed with goodie bags filled with notebooks, pens, brochures and plastic water bottles for the 2nd annual Queer Confer...

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Metro, Politics

Local organizations hosted a “Know Your Rights” workshop at the Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center in Oakland on Saturday to inform their high minority population on what to do if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, show up at work, home or other places where they convene. There we...

Picnic en el sur de Hayward une a residentes

Picnic en el sur de Hayward une a residentes

Louis LaVenture & Kali Persall,
Editor en Jefe/Jefa de Redacción

June 29, 2016


Filed under Spanish

El domingo, los residentes del sur de Hayward tendrán la oportunidad de conocer a sus vecinos mejor en un picnic de comunidad en el Parque Regional de Garin. Un volante para el evento invita a los residentes de Fairway Park y los barrios circundantes para reunirse a las 10:30 a.m. a las 2 p.m. en ...

South Hayward picnic connects neighbors

South Hayward picnic connects neighbors

Louis LaVenture & Kali Persall,
Editor-in-Chief/Managing Editor

June 29, 2016


Filed under Metro

On Sunday, South Hayward residents will have the opportunity to get to know their neighbors better at a community picnic at Garin Regional Park. A flier for the event invites residents of Fairway Park and surrounding neighborhoods to meet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Picnic Area in G...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

Dear Readers, The first thing I would like to do as Editor-in-Chief of the Cal State East Bay student newspaper is thank the previous editors I have worked with at The Pioneer: Shannon Stroud, Tiffany Jones and Yousuf Fahimuddin. I was able to learn things from them that allowed me to gain the valuable...

CSUEB students build new playground

CSUEB students build new playground

by Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Campus, Metro

Swings and slides went up on Saturday at the Salvation Army in Downtown Hayward, adding to a semi-vacant play area for children in their after school program. The idea for the playground came from Cal State East Bay senior Javier Lopez, a criminal justice major with a minor in sociology. Since Janu...

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