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Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay

Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay
November 14, 2017

The first annual Silicon Valley Sevens International Rugby Tournament was held on Nov. 4 to 5 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Thousands of attendees watched several of the best rugby teams in the...

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose
July 12, 2017

Music today has been fused together with so many different sounds it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish its genre. One such evolving genre is reggae. Reggae originated in Jamaica in the...

Pioneers bucked by Broncos at home

Pioneers bucked by Broncos at home
March 15, 2017

The California State East Bay water polo team’s six game win-streak ended on Saturday versus Santa Clara University. Before the Pioneers faced the Broncos, the team had the opportunity to play against...

The ugly side of the beauty industry

The ugly side of the beauty industry
December 7, 2016

At first glance, shellac manicures and jeweled acrylic nails may seem like harmless beauty products. However studies conducted through the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic...

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Residents migrate away from Jungle
June 9, 2016

The Jungle was a homeless encampment in San Jose over a year and a half ago. My mom, who is a homeless addict, used to live there before it was swept out and closed. The Jungle was once filled with people,...

The long road to Wrestlemania

Illustration by Crystal Jeffers
February 25, 2016

Melissa Estrada’s love for wrestling did not happen overnight; it began in a household with two older brothers who would practice their favorite wrestling moves on her. “My brother thought he killed...

Super Bowl creates big business in the Bay

Graphic by Kristiana Federe/The Pioneer
February 18, 2016

The Super Bowl can be a very lucrative event for many cities: New Orleans made a profit of $480 million when the final tally came in, as reported by Mark Waller of nola.com. It allegedly saved the city...

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