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Some local Muslims fearful under Trump administration

Some local Muslims fearful under Trump administration
August 2, 2017

On July 18, the United States Supreme court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban with minimal revisions on which foreigners would be allowed to enter the United States. The revisions include allowing...

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...

Muslim ban continues to instill fear

Muslim ban continues to instill fear
March 3, 2017

Fear was just one of the many emotions that Muslim communities around the world experienced after waking up on Jan. 27 to a surprise travel restriction put in place by President Donald Trump. Last month,...

CSU system to protect undocumented students

CSU system to protect undocumented students
March 1, 2017

The California State University system reaffirmed its stance against President Donald Trump’s deportation policies in a statement issued by CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White to the campus community on...

California joins opposition against immigration ban

California joins opposition against immigration ban
February 8, 2017

On Jan. 27 President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that put a 90-day ban on immigration between the United States and seven countries that include Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president
February 1, 2017

What Happened? On Friday President Donald J. Trump signed 14 executive orders immediately following his inauguration ceremony. One of the orders banned immigration from seven countries. Here’s...

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...

Alumna rewrites rules of traditional hip-hop

Alumna rewrites rules of traditional hip-hop
June 4, 2015

The East Bay is buzzing, or better yet bumping to the rhythm and rhyme of Muslim hip-hop artist and activist Alia Sharrief. With uplifting rhymes, Sharrief’s lyrics offer a peek into life as she sees...

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