The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience

Tradition nonexistent in my college experience
June 14, 2018

Graduation is here. After all the late nights, early mornings and endless study sessions, the graduating classes of 2018 will walk the stage June 8-10. A quick Google search of CSU East Bay shows that...

Speaker explains ‘traveling blackness’

Speaker explains 'traveling blackness'
October 19, 2017

Sounds of Celia Cruz and The Fugees carried through the atmosphere as students and faculty filed into the Biella Room of CSU East Bay’s library on Monday. The music was catchy but held a deeper meaning...

Christina Galanakis

Christina Galanakis
August 25, 2017

The Cuban Mafioso Havana is rich in character from every nook and cranny, so it’s almost impossible to produce images less than perfect. While exploring Havana on this particular day, however, I...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks
July 19, 2017

I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Sparks as a game operations and entertainment intern for about a month and a half and it’s been fantastic. Every day I learn about the execution process...

Rough road ahead for journalists in Trump era

Rough road ahead for journalists in Trump era
July 19, 2017

Since his January 2017 Presidential Inauguration, Donald Trump has verbally attacked the press. His attacks have focused on corporate media companies such as CNN, ABC, NBC News, CBS, the New York Times,...

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba
July 5, 2017

Just two months shy of my 24th birthday, I had never traveled outside of the United States. That changed on Friday when Havana, Cuba became my home for the next two weeks. Approximately 25 Cal State...

Ramadan challenges, rewards

Ramadan challenges, rewards
June 22, 2017

As a Muslim American, I was taught from a young age the importance of celebrating the Holy month of Ramadan. In Islam, we are taught to fulfill the five pillars: Faith, Prayer, Charity, Fasting, and pilgrimage...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America's president
March 1, 2017

What happened? On Tuesday President Donald Trump spoke to a joint congress session in Washington, D.C. The White House also banned several media outlets from a briefing on Friday.   Speech For...

Donald Trump bashes media

Donald Trump bashes media
February 22, 2017

On Feb. 18 the president of the United States of America let the media have it. According to CNN, thousands of supporters attended while hundreds protested outside a rally in Florida on Saturday, at which...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor
November 30, 2016

Each election cycle we are confronted with closed streets for paving ONLY in the three months before election vote time. Watch the street paving frenzy come to a screeching halt the day of the election....

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country
November 17, 2016

The current political climate in this country is the most toxic it’s been in my lifetime. In a mad dash to prove themselves right—because nothing is worse than a newspaper admitting that it got something...

It’s ok to be uncomfortable with PDA

It’s ok to be uncomfortable with PDA
February 20, 2015

With support growing for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Ally, or LGBTQIA community across media platforms, I can’t help but notice how many TV shows like “Scandal,”...

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