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The battle for Berkeley: Rally results in violent outbursts in East Bay

The battle for Berkeley: Rally results in violent outbursts in East Bay

Mathew Weber,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Media, Metro, Photo Galleries, Politics, Showcase

Downtown Berkeley erupted in chaos last Saturday at MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, less than half a mile from the UC Berkeley campus where students once fought to defend free speech in the 1960’s. The Liberty Revival Alliance organized a “Patriot's Day Free Speech Rally” on Saturday that was to feature ...

‘Trumpcare’ failure buys Planned Parenthood more time

‘Trumpcare’ failure buys Planned Parenthood more time

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On March 24, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a photo of 30 white, middle-aged men considering a bill that would affect the future of healthcare in America, including women’s reproductive rights. The photo, which was upsetting due to the lack of female representation, depicted members of the Hous...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017
Filed under Politics

What Happened? President Donald J. Trump announced on Monday his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would head a new department named The White House Office of American Innovation.   The White House Office of American Innovation Trump unveiled his plan for the new department on Monday that will...

Not all immigrants are against Trump

Not all immigrants are against Trump

Justin Shiu,
Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Despite President Trump’s mocking attitude towards immigrants and anti-immigrant policies, immigrants in California and other “blue” states continue to support Trump. This confuses me. I am the son of conservative Chinese-American immigrants, so I questioned a few of my relatives and friends t...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Politics

What Happened? On March 6, the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee approved the American Health Care Act as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.   If passed, the AHCA will repeal Obamacare by dismantling taxes, which include...

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

With Donald Trump now officially the president of the United States, and women’s reproductive rights on the chopping block, one thing is for certain: I will be getting that precautionary IUD birth control method before it’s too late. On Monday, just one day after the 44th anniversary of la...

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

I feel like I am at a restaurant but all of the food is gone. All they have is salt, pepper and house salads. That is what the 2016 presidential election feels like to me. I don’t want either entrée, but I’m hungry and I have to eat, so I am forced to choose between a salad or condiments. Salad pl...

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Donald Trump has finally out-Trumped himself. In a leaked 2005 interview with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, Trump told Bush that he had tried to hit on and have sex with an unidentified married woman who denied him. He said that he “took her out shopping and moved on her like a bitch....

Political choices are colorblind

Political choices are colorblind

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics

My friend Mike is a Chinese American whose family moved here 14 years ago seeking the “American Dream.” I’ll never forget when Mike confessed to me that he was a Republican. I’m a liberal Asian, and my whole life have assumed that most Asians were liberal, so I was shocked. Our co...

May the frauds be ever in your favor

May the frauds be ever in your favor

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Monday, Stephen Colbert, host of the The Late Show on CBS, donned an electric blue wig and matching eyebrows in the image of Caesar Flickerman, the vivacious talk show host from “The Hunger Games” movie and took the podium at the Republican National Convention. After he dubbed it the “2016...

Don’t blame Republicans for Donald Trump

Don’t blame Republicans for Donald Trump

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

When Donald Trump announced that he was running for president last June, I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t, and now here we are with a racist reality TV star as the presumptive Republican nominee. How did we let this happen? As a Democrat, it’s easy to blame the Republicans. After all, it was ...

Senatorial campaign unconventional

Senatorial campaign unconventional

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under Features, Politics

Classic rock plays in the background as Von and Drake Hougo discuss campaign strategy in the dining room and garage of their home in Santa Clarita, which doubles as a “campaign headquarters.”  The father-son duo works morning and night in between Drake’s school and track practice and Von’s ...

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