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Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

Several local ‘Ballet Folklórico’ companies, made up mostly of children dressed in colorful, intricate costumes, were the focal point of Hayward’s Cinco de Mayo Festival last Saturday. “I feel like the stage is my home,” said 14-year-old Jasmin Hernandez, a performer with the ‘Ballet Xochip...

A precarious education in America: East Bay senior reflects on life as an undocumented student

A precarious education in America: East Bay senior reflects on life as an undocumented student

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

Cal State East Bay senior Alejandro Bautista studied abroad in Mexico City in the Fall of 2016, but Bautista, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, became fearful during his stay that he might not be able to return to the country when the Study Abroad program ended. Bautista shoul...

Green card holders fear the new administration

Green card holders fear the new administration

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Members of the Latino community, documented and undocumented, are looking for ways to formalize their presence in the United States because they fear they may be next on President Donald Trump’s “to-do” list. Trump issued an executive order forbidding the entrance of people from seven predomin...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

What happened? In a two-minute video announcement on Nov. 21, Donald J. Trump announced a list of policy plans for the first 100 days after his Jan. 20 inauguration. Here’s where he stands on a few of the issues now: Trade Issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may seem like a dream come true, and it is. Oakland is firing on all cylinders and proved just how strong...

Hispanics are not all the same

Hispanics are not all the same

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

August 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Mexican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Nicaraguan: They are all “Mexican” to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump has said that Mexicans are rapists, drug dealers and criminals, among other things. Yes, there might be a few that are, but most of us are not like that. Of the total arrest...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Cinco de Mayo is upon us again which means tequila shots, margaritas, chips, salsa and guacamole are served in more copious amounts than usual. This is because most of America and it’s advertisers know no better way to commercialize and celebrate this historically Mexican holiday. The fifth of May, wh...

Mexican revolution commemorated in Berkeley

Mexican revolution commemorated in Berkeley

Richard Zepeda,
Contributor

November 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Berkeley’s La Peña Cultural Center recently commemorated the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution with a performance from Gloria Arjona, Ph.D., a Spanish professor at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. In her performance, Arjona used images, narration, poems, and ballads...

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