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Cuba’s working women

Cuba’s working women

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

In Cuba, this is a common occurrence, as women dominate much of the workforce. They work as museum curators, doctors, professors and teachers; they own businesses and hold public office. They make up 66 percent of the labor force and more than 70 percent of professionals are women, according to a study...

Portraits of working women: Overcoming ‘machismo’ in Cuba

Portraits of working women: Overcoming ‘machismo’ in Cuba

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

Inside the dim doorway of a crumbling, unmarked building in Old Havana, 33-year-old Lily Castro Sevilla prepares her makeshift wooden nail station for the next customer. Half-empty nail polish reminiscent of the 1980s teeters in racks on the modest table. While customers sit on metal chairs and blow...

Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks

Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I used to have baby fever, until I started babysitting. I’m not talking about a once-in-awhile babysitting gig for date nights. No, I mean eight-hour shifts, multiple days a week for three different families. Sometimes for two families in one day, all consisting of children six months to four yea...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Politics

What Happened? President Donald J. Trump announced on Monday his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would head a new department named The White House Office of American Innovation.   The White House Office of American Innovation Trump unveiled his plan for the new department on Monday that will...

Job fair scheduled for Hayward campus

Job fair scheduled for Hayward campus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under Campus

With Halloween just around the corner, October is traditionally devoted to costume shopping, but on Oct. 27, hundreds of Cal State East Bay students will collectively dress up with a different goal in mind: to land a job. Fifty seven businesses will be taking resumes and speaking to studen...

Republicans are wrong about Obama

Republicans are wrong about Obama

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

August 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Republican rhetoric is like the piece of gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe: You just need to wait for it to dry, harden and fall off. Republicans have been at war with President Barack Obama since he was first elected in 2008, and have tried to find any flaw that they can in his successful ten...

BART: Agency needs to fill 62 jobs by November

BART: Agency needs to fill 62 jobs by November

Erin Baldassari,
East Bay Times

July 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

Facing a shortage of roughly one-third of its professional engineering and technical staff, aging infrastructure and growing capital needs, BART has an ambitious plan to fill more than 60 vacancies by November, agency officials said. The BART board of directors last week approved up to $500,000 to...

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