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Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay

Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay

Allison Weseman,

November 14, 2017

The first annual Silicon Valley Sevens International Rugby Tournament was held on Nov. 4 to 5 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Thousands of attendees watched several of the best rugby teams in the world prepare for the international season. Teams included the United States, Canada, Fiji, Samoa,...

The long road to Wrestlemania

Illustration by Crystal Jeffers

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

Melissa Estrada’s love for wrestling did not happen overnight; it began in a household with two older brothers who would practice their favorite wrestling moves on her. “My brother thought he killed me with an F-5 once,” Estrada said. The F-5 is the signature move of famous wrestler Brock Lesn...

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Illustration by Brittany England/The Pioneer

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 21, 2016

Despite the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers’ absence from the 2016 NFL postseason, the Bay Area will feel the impact of Super Bowl 50. The big game will be at the home of the 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, which brings with it a unique set of situations. With the entire...

Bay Area rallies against human trafficking

Event attendees applaud during the Freedom Summit, Saturday at Levi’s Stadium.

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

May 13, 2015

More than 1,500 people from all over the Bay Area filled Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium in the Brocade Club last Saturday for an anti-human trafficking event. The Freedom Summit – dubbed “Not in our Town” – organized by Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition had more than 50 local non-profit orga...

The fight against human trafficking reaches Bay Area

The fight against human trafficking reaches Bay Area

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

May 7, 2015

Human trafficking is an issue that has plagued the Bay Area for years and has caused multiple anti-trafficking organizations to spring forward over the last decade in different cities. In 2011, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, BAATC, created the Freedom Summit, an event that brings together all the anti-trafficking organiza...

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