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Snapchat update causes a commotion among users

Snapchat update causes a commotion among users

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Metro

Early in February, many Snapchat users were surprised to open what looked like a completely different application. The main difference between the old Snapchat and the new version is that the new interface creates two different sections to distinguish your “social” circle, from the “media.” Originally,...

Tide Pod challenge is dangerous dare

Tide Pod challenge is dangerous dare

Shannon Bahr,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Metro

A new challenge gained momentum in the last few months that inspired teens and young adults to allegedly eat Tide’s dissolvable laundry detergent Pods as a dare, despite the clear warning labels indicating: “harmful if put in mouth or swallowed” on Tide’s Pod packaging. Recording the events on soc...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted facts about “black Americans” that many critics and publications claim are false. Trump went on his favorite social media platform on Tuesday where he said, “Unemployment for Black Americans is the lowest ever recorded. Trump approval r...

Hashtag activism brings awareness to different movements, like #MeToo

Hashtag activism brings awareness to different movements, like #MeToo

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

In 1997, a 13-year-old girl sat across a table from a woman, fighting back tears and rallying her courage to explain to this woman her sexual abuse encounter. As this young girl was detailing her abuse, the woman across the table had warm tears streaming down her round cheeks as she was left utterly ...

The Department of Homeland Security instills paranoia within the immigrant community

The Department of Homeland Security instills paranoia within the immigrant community

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Metro

In September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a document on the Federal Register website detailing their plan to expand the system of records on file for immigrants. On Oct. 18, the DHS began to gather immigrants’ social media information. What Homeland Security claimed to have been ...

ESPN suspends sports analyst

ESPN suspends sports analyst

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

We live in a country that holds an ESPN host more accountable than we do our own president. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? To be more consumed in a person giving their opinion on the issues that concern them in regards to the United States of America, more than we care about our president’...

National Anthem protests lose focus

National Anthem protests lose focus

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

During week three of the National Football League season, every team, players, and coaches included, peacefully protested the national anthem by kneeling, locking arms or staying in the locker room at halftime. The origins of this protest go back to last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarter...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Sparks as a game operations and entertainment intern for about a month and a half and it’s been fantastic. Every day I learn about the execution process of halftime entertainment, camera cues for broadcasts, game day operations and so much more. But rec...

Donald Trump should unfollow Twitter

Donald Trump should unfollow Twitter

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Social media is a blessing and a curse. Sure, it’s great to stay in touch with family and friends, but it can also be an overload of information. Personally, I don’t need an update of your life every minute of the day, but it does help people be transparent, somewhat. The President of t...

Social media saved local DJ’s album release

Social media saved local DJ’s album release

Gabriel Rubio,
Contributor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

DJ and music producer known as Mimosa was set to release his new album “Sinner/Saint” with a free performance on Friday at 4:20 p.m. at Mad Monk Center for Anachronistic Media, a music store in Berkeley. Advertisements promoted Mimosa as a DJ who sold out shows worldwide, and would deliver a mesme...

Stop pitting women against each other on social media

Stop pitting women against each other on social media

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the current digital age we live in, social media reigns over most of our lives. We convince our online following that we are the protagonists of a perfect life, and we subtly but voluntarily compete with each other through the way we portray ourselves on our personal online accounts. But for some, especi...

Shooting threat hits campus

Shooting threat hits campus

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor

April 16, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Friday, April 10, California State University, East Bay students, faculty and staff received a “timely warning” through a variety of alerts regarding the threat of a possible shooting on campus the following day, Saturday, April 11. It started with an overheard conv...

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