California State University East Bay

The Pioneer

Twitter versus Blitter

Twitter versus Blitter

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features

Defeating hate one app at a time On Oct. 19, Twitter user Kadeem Ali posted a picture of himself with the caption, “A white woman told me I look like a thug on the train today… While I was on my way to graduate school for my third degree.” I then quote tweeted in response to this tweet, “ Reas...

Hashtag breaks the silence: #MeToo

Hashtag breaks the silence: #MeToo

Yellie Torres,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

On the evening of October 15th, actress Alyssa Milano of the “Charmed” television series quoted an anonymous friend on Twitter saying: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “me too” as a status we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” Milano...

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’...

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...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday night President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” The mysterious word caused an eruption on social media, but the real news came Wednesday morning when several news sources reported that Trump will pull out of th...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017


Filed under Politics

What Happened? On Saturday, President Donald J. Trump went on Twitter and said his predecessor, Barack Obama, tapped his phone lines at his residence at Trump Tower in New York.   President Trump blasted Obama through his verified social media account that accused the former leader of monitoring phone conversations in 20...

Donald Trump bashes media

Donald Trump bashes media

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

On Feb. 18 the president of the United States of America let the media have it. According to CNN, thousands of supporters attended while hundreds protested outside a rally in Florida on Saturday, at which Trump called the news media in America, “the enemy of the American people.” Trump began S...

Readers beware of fake news

Readers beware of fake news

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

It’s getting more difficult to distinguish between real and fake news content online. Like others, I am guilty of re-posting an article based on the title alone, and I have fallen for articles made to look like real news stories with clickbait titles more times than I would ever care to sh...

Phoneless Friday: A day disconnected

Christina Bleakley,
Contributor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Videos

A whole day without your cell phone. It’s a scary thought, right? Can you imagine: no Instagram, no Twitter, no emails, no texting and you have to make actual phone calls. Sounds like a living hell to any millennial. But I did it. I chose a Friday, but preparations started the night before. I had ...

New people-rating application: Hurtful or harmless?

New people-rating application: Hurtful or harmless?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When I first heard about “Peeple,” the app notoriously dubbed “Yelp for humans,” the app hadn’t even been launched yet, and the talk wasn’t positive. Let’s face it, an app that allows users to rate and review employers, exes, coworkers and anyone else they know, similarly to how one wo...

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...

California State University East Bay
Twitter