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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...

National Parks Services propose an increased visitor fee

National Parks Services propose an increased visitor fee

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Metro

Hikers could soon see entrance fees to their favorite national parks increase in 2018. On Oct.24, the National Park Service introduced a proposal to double the price to enter popular national parks such as Yosemite during peak seasons. According to the New York Times, the National Park Service would...

Drones present local safety issue

Drones present local safety issue

Jeremy Truesdell,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Civilian drones impact local air traffic The phrase “Going Around” is hardly uncommon at Hayward Executive Airport. It’s a common radio message that signifies a pilot intends to abort a landing due to unsafe conditions. But when I heard it one afternoon in late August, it caught my attentio...

Rastreador de Trump: Las actualizaciones del Pioneer sobre el Presidente de los Estados Unidos

Rastreador de Trump: Las actualizaciones del Pioneer sobre el Presidente de los Estados Unidos

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-en-Jefe

November 2, 2017


Filed under Spanish

¿Qué paso? Varios medios de comunicación y políticos criticaron la respuesta del Presidente Donald Trump sobre el ataque terrorista en Nueva York que dejó ocho muertos este martes. Sayfullo Habibullaeyic Saipoy de 29 años irrumpió en un carril de ciclistas con un camión rentado en Manhattan ce...

Modification of old cars in Cuba

Modification of old cars in Cuba

Peter Wang,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

Watching the movie “Fast and Furious 8” was an amazing experience that bonded me with Cuba. As a petrol head, illegal street racing scene in the movies can always touch my heart, while this time it blew my mind by showing 1949 Chevrolets Fleetlin race 1956 Ford Crown Victoria on the ramshackle, h...

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine

Stephanie Maniche,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

It is always interesting when traveling abroad to experience that first reality check, which confirms you are not home. Today, in Havana, Cuba it is expected you will see cars from the 1950s, a not-so-modern airport, and experience weather in the triple digits always accompanied by humidity. What wasn’t expe...

Tourism: Economic hope for Cuban people

Tourism: Economic hope for Cuban people

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

A crowd of people lines up against the Malecón near Old Havana late afternoon to wave goodbye to the cruise ship that came in earlier that week. People hold their phones up taking pictures with the ship as their background and even of it. This is the site every time a cruise ship says farewell and u...

“Patria o muerte:” Anti-colonial history and Cuba’s place in Latin America

“Patria o muerte:” Anti-colonial history and Cuba’s place in Latin America

Cristian Sanchez,
Contributor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Essays

In a forest of banner-less flagpoles, there stands a wall, a wall that boldly displays three simple yet powerful words in bright red: “¡Patria o muerte!” Even more curious than its placement amongst the aforementioned flagpoles, however, is what building this wall is directly facing. Head past t...

Stephanie Maniche

Stephanie Maniche

Stephanie Maniche,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Reality check After deplaning at Havana Airport and going through security, it still had not sunk in that I was in Cuba. The humidity, intense heat and the accents were not enough to confirm that I had reached my destination. I didn’t know that in just a few moments, I would encounter my reality...

Donnisha Brown

Donnisha Brown

Donnisha Brown,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

A Cuban is a Cuban In the United States, there are African Americans, Chinese Americans, Mexican Americans and many more Americans. Although it is not directly defined by race, wealth, livelihood and overall quality of life is differentiated culture to culture, neighborhood to neighborhood. In Hav...

Friendliness of Cuban people

Friendliness of Cuban people

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

August 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Study Abroad: Cuba

Since coming to Cuba, I have noticed the difference in how the Cuban people interact with others. In particular, in the way that they interact with strangers on the streets. My observations have brought me to the conclusion that Cuba is what we would call a “high context’ society. This is a definition f...

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