The Pioneer

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Pushing through temptations as a new vegan

Pushing through temptations as a new vegan

Celeste Marie O’Connell,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A newly converted vegan experiences temptations that distract from required daily tasks. Three weeks ago, I became a vegan and it feels great. My successful transformation is owed in part to with familiarizing myself with veganism and exploring the various food options. I did not expec...

Camille Sparkman

Camille Sparkman

Camille Sparkman,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Patriotism or die After arriving in Cuba, it did not take long to see how the Cubans honor the revolution that occurred over fifty-years ago. I saw many billboards and murals in and around Havana that praise the uprising efforts of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. One can see their faces painted on the s...

Street party season concludes today

Street party season concludes today

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2017


Filed under Metro

The 17th season of the downtown Hayward Street Party series concludes today with the third one of the summer. The festivities will include live music, a car show, food, vendors, games, beer and wine gardens and other activities from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on several streets surrounding City Hall. The...

My switch to a vegan lifestyle

My switch to a vegan lifestyle

Celeste Marie O’Connell,
Contributor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

I’ve recently bought into the healthy hype surrounding veganism. A vegan is a person who does not eat or use any animal products whatsoever. I’ve learned that the path to veganism is filled with many obstacles, such as breaking out of my old eating habits to learning new ones, exercising more, and...

Paradise in a dark alley

Paradise in a dark alley

Juana Davila,
Contributor

August 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Study Abroad: Cuba

Old Havana is beautiful during the night; it’s like a never ending fiesta. Parents are out with their children, young couples are taking a stroll while street musicians work their magic, and others are huddled together in the wifi hotspot in front of the public library. As a foreigner, the restaura...

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

You can tell a lot about a culture by observing its mealtime rituals. In America, convenience and efficiency are prioritized over both quality of food and togetherness. In Cuba, the process is much slower and more laborious. Drive-thru’s don’t exist and you’re forced to take a more active role in d...

Bar re-opens in downtown Hayward: Dirty Bird flies from South to North

Bar re-opens in downtown Hayward: Dirty Bird flies from South to North

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

Originally located on Mission Blvd. between Industrial Boulevard and Tennyson Road in South Hayward, The Dirty Bird Lounge’s dimly lit neon lights were barely visible from the street. The dark atmosphere inside boasted a long red bar top, pool tables, and a small courtyard out back. After ne...

Student government leaders meet with students

Student government leaders meet with students

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Members of Cal State East Bay’s student government hosted a “Meet Your Senators” event outside the Old University Union on Feb. 23, at which students were given the opportunity to speak with student-elected senators and board members and ask them questions. The event was coordinated by the senator of ...

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Local restaurant to close after 16 years

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Saras Rao peers through the vintage blue and white-checkered curtains as a car pulls into the stained, overgrown parking lot of Curry Corner, one of three remaining shops in the dilapidated strip mall on Mission Boulevard in Hayward. She recognizes 20-year Hayward resident and two-year customer Casey ...

Healthier food choices on the way for East Bay students

Healthier food choices on the way for East Bay students

Samuel Salisbury,
Contributor

September 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro

In an effort to bring healthier food options to the Cal State East Bay campus, the university will host a monthly farmer’s market for faculty and students this fall. Beginning October 13, the market will be open at the plaza outside of the Recreation and Wellness center on the second Thu...

CSUEB Aramark contract set until 2018

CSUEB Aramark contract set until 2018

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

June 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro

Cal State East Bay’s campus food options have always been a relevant topic of discussion on campus. Whether criticism has been directed towards the lack of healthy food choices provided in the dining commons and on-campus restaurants, the arguably high prices at the POD market and bookstore or simply the...

BBQ in Hayward: The choice is yours

BBQ in Hayward: The choice is yours

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

As a lifelong Hayward resident, there is one thing I have come to learn about my city: people have distinct tastes when it comes to their barbecue. For some, any place will do. However, for many Hayward residents like myself, a choice must be made. That choice: Carmen’s or Everett & Jones? If yo...

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