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Living nightmares from my commute

Traffic backs up on southbound Interstate 880 after  a crash that killed a CHP officer Christmas morning shut down the freeway on Dec. 25, 2017, in Hayward, Calif.
August 1, 2018

We all fear the dreaded commute to get to our destinations. How should we prepare for it? My commute to school has significant influence and impact on my life. I commute from Tracy to Hayward in order...

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...

For the culture of Black love

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
January 3, 2018

The definition of “black love” is not a simple one because it has a multitude of meanings according to many different people.  To some it could mean a loving relationship between a black woman and...

Finding common ground with spiritual savants

Finding common ground with spiritual savants
November 3, 2017

The man’s name was JK and he claimed to be a preacher speaking the truth of God. He had walked into the court area on Cal State East Bay’s campus around noon on a recent Wednesday to preach what he...

Unable or unwilling to disconnect

Unable or unwilling to disconnect
April 8, 2015

Take a walk through campus, and you’ll see people talking on their phone, texting, tweeting, eyes glued to their phone instead of having a conversation with the person they are walking with. Think...

A day for Chavez, a lifetime for me

A day for Chavez, a lifetime for me
April 1, 2015

For many people, Cesar Chavez day is exactly that, just another day. However, for my family and I, March 31 is a day that is cherished just like Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, or even Christmas. This...

Ads on my hockey sweater?

Ads on my hockey sweater?
November 19, 2014

I do not know one person who wishes that the 82-year-old design of the Detroit Red Wings jersey looked more like Jeff Gordon’s racing suit. It’s bad enough that the boards at a National Hockey League...

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