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National Parks Services propose an increased visitor fee

National Parks Services propose an increased visitor fee
December 8, 2017

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...

Drones present local safety issue

Drones present local safety issue
November 9, 2017

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...

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
November 2, 2017

¿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...

Modification of old cars in Cuba

Modification of old cars in Cuba
August 29, 2017

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...

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine
August 29, 2017

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...

Tourism: Economic hope for Cuban people

Tourism: Economic hope for Cuban people
August 29, 2017

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...

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

August 28, 2017

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...

Stephanie Maniche

Stephanie Maniche
August 27, 2017

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...

Donnisha Brown

Donnisha Brown
August 27, 2017

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...

Friendliness of Cuban people

Friendliness of Cuban people
August 10, 2017

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...

‘America First’ will leave us last

‘America First’ will leave us last
February 8, 2017

I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Madrid, Spain for the 2015-2016 school year. Spain has experienced an economic recession since 2007 and yet I saw the people of Madrid — Madrilenos — going...

Olympians inspire through historic performances

Olympians inspire through historic performances
August 17, 2016

The Olympics are a time when greatness happens: Records are broken, medals are won and the best athletes in the world compete against each other. Simone Manuel, Simone Biles and Michelle Carter made...

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