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Mentoring first generation college students

Mentoring first generation college students

Trevor Wyatt,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The room is filled with students, many of them learning the rigors of college for the first time in their lives. Staff members and college alums take turns addressing the packed hall of first-generation college students. Each student in attendance has a single goal in mind: to receive as much information...

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion

Seniors eager to graduate before semester conversion

Danielle Torres,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus

On Sept. 5, President Trump and his administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA, which was approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), allowed approximately 800,000 undocumented youth to receive a work permit and be protected from deportation. ...

Touring, not what we imagined

Touring, not what we imagined

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

To the average spectator it may seem like traveling bands appear to music venues at a magical flick of a wrist or even through a secret portal hidden behind the curtains. The truth is usually a lot messier than that. Getting from one show to another usually consists of cramming, eating out of cooler...

CSUEB leaves internet ports behind

CSUEB leaves internet ports behind

Eldar Bulyga,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus

When was the last time you used a wire for internet? Last month? Over a year ago? Wifi has its advantages to wired internet: convenience, flexibility, and lower maintenance costs. But it has its problems. Wifi connections can be spotty depending on where you are in your room. A wired connection wil...

Time not of the essence for East Bay shuttles

Time not of the essence for East Bay shuttles

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus

What ever happened to that sheet stuck on the pole that would tell you the approximate times the Cal State East Bay shuttle should arrive? It’s annoying how it always ends up disappearing -- but then again what good does that timesheet do if the shuttle is hardly ever on time anyway? It’s ...

CSUEB students return for winter

CSUEB students return for winter

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

It’s the second week of winter term and after a monthlong hiatus, Cal State East Bay students are settling back into the routine. Students huddled indoors during the first days of winter term in campus facilities like Starbucks, the University Library and the Diversity Center to seek shel...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Homelessness is an epidemic that hits close to home for the California State University system. A study commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy White in Feb. 2015 returned some stunning results last month. The study found that one out of every 10 CSU students is homeless and one out of five CSU student...

Students should support faculty strikes

Students should support faculty strikes

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Op-ed, Opinion

Broke college students in California aren’t the only ones living off ramen and frozen dinners; our CSU professors are also feeling the pinch. After more than a year of grim negotiations, over 25,000 faculty across the CSU’s 23 campuses poised to strike for higher wages on April 13-15 and 18-19....

Obama’s last address inspires hope

Obama’s last address inspires hope

Shannon Stroud,
Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last night, the world watched as President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. Throughout every politician’s career promises are made, lines are drawn, stances are taken, opinions waver and those promises, intentional or not, are broken. When Obama first ran for office in...

A look into the Pioneer’s future

Shannon Stroud,
Editor-In-Chief

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features

One year ago, I received an email from my department saying that The Pioneer newspaper was hiring. I loved to write but I had no experience in journalism and I wasn’t sure if there was a place at the paper for beginners. I was nervous when I walked into the Pioneer to attend my first editorial meeting...

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