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If you don’t love me at my September 16, you don’t deserve me at my Cinco de Mayo

If you don’t love me at my September 16, you don’t deserve me at my Cinco de Mayo

Daisy Ortiz,
Managing and Spanish Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of the year again, when stores bring out their Mexican decor to set up displays that entice people to buy alcohol, snacks and decorations for the grand celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This day is commonly known as “Cinco de Drinko” because apparently that’s all Mexicans do at cel...

Girls will be allowed in the Boy Scouts — and that’s good

Girls will be allowed in the Boy Scouts — and that’s good

Michael Souza,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For over a century, the gender equality movement has been pushing for changes to allow women to have equal opportunity in the workplace, in education and beyond. That push is now happening in the Boy Scouts. In October 2017, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that it will allow girls to join...

Gun regulations should progress to policy

Gun regulations should progress to policy

Shelby Brown,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

From a young age, I started to notice and pick up on some things that not only confused me, but made me feel a way that I didn’t understand. I would walk into a room, and see my parents standing in front of the TV with these looks on their faces that I had never seen before. As I would glance at th...

Nancy Pelosi’s speech broke a record but the future is still unclear

Nancy Pelosi’s speech broke a record but the future is still unclear

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Politics

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi made history for her eight hour speech on Feb. 7, defending DACA and undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, who were brought to the United States as children. Her speech broke the record for longest continuous speech in the House of Representatives since 19...

No, Oprah Winfrey should not run for president

No, Oprah Winfrey should not run for president

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

America’s unhealthy obsession with celebrities poses a grave threat to democracy Now before you post an angry response in the comments section, or tweet to The Pioneer that I don’t know what I’m talking about, just hear me out. If you don’t know why people are suddenly calling for Oprah to be on th...

Flu vaccination less effective: Is it worth a shot?

Flu vaccination less effective: Is it worth a shot?

Kamille De Guzman,
Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The flu epidemic has created a massive influx in hospitalizations and deaths this year compared to previous years. As of mid-December, at least 106 people have died in the United States and 27 people younger than 65 have died in California alone, according to the California Department of Public Health. In...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Jan. 20, the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, his administration and Congress failed to reach a deal for federal funding of government agencies that resulted in a shutdown. The shutdown lasted three days and finally ended on Monday when Democrats an...

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...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s President

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday Trump met with Democrat and Republican leaders from Congress at the White House to discuss immigration. In a televised meeting that lasted just less than an hour, President Trump talked with the top congressional leaders in both parties about a myriad of issues surroun...

The power of soccer

The power of soccer

Brett Fuchs,
Contributor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

It was a sunny May afternoon at Pioneer Stadium. People from all over the world had gathered together with one common goal: to play the game of soccer. Cal State East Bay had teamed up with the Soccer Without Borders organization to host a soccer tournament, Games for Hope, at the campus of Cal State...

Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What comes to mind when you hear the term whistleblower? Patriot, hero, role-model? Or do you associate that term with words like criminal, or even anarchist? I, personally, see these people as heroes, and as beacons of light in this dark, cruel and unjust world. And as long as these actions are carried...

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Deepika Dipshika,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is no secret that one of the most controversial topics when it comes to the United States of America is ironically our own president: Donald Trump.  Many have no qualms in vocalizing their views about the heavily opinionated public figure, which makes celebrities no exception.  This is why most...

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