Oakland Skateboarders DIY

MLK Skatepark Embodies an Idea By Jakob Longcob Skaters use Quikrete and found materials to construct obstacles and features for the park. Photo Credit: Jakob Longcob The Bay Area is a hot spot for skateboarding; it holds a deep and rich skate history and boasts enough skate spots and parks to keep any skater satisfied. Or does it? Although there are at least five government … Continue reading Oakland Skateboarders DIY

Start a Garden in Your Own Space

Nine Steps to Save the Earth and Eat More Healthily By Nina Cestaro Have you ever wanted the satisfaction of growing your own vegetables and fruits? Gardening your own vegetables may sound difficult, but it’s a lot simpler than you may think. My obsession with growing a vegetable garden began a year ago, when a neighbor started a Richmond garden club. I have attended permaculture … Continue reading Start a Garden in Your Own Space

Balancing School and Work

Students Speak Out By Abbey Kingsbury The view from behind the counter at Saul’s Deli in Berkeley. Photo Credit: Abbey Kingsbury I told myself I would never work in the service industry. Recently, however, I was dining at a local establishment and one of the managers brought me a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie and a job application. I found myself filling it out, handing … Continue reading Balancing School and Work

A Clean, Quiet Place to Study

Favorite Spots in Oakland and Berkeley By Andi Rusk Homework is ironically named. Many students find it incredibly difficult to do homework at home. Thus, God created coffee shops and libraries. However, not all are created equal. When I decided to return to college at the beginning of 2017, I found out it is not always easy to find a decent place to study. Libraries … Continue reading A Clean, Quiet Place to Study

From Mario to Milo

How the Right Wing has Co-opted Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement By Maya Kashima A Milo Yiannopolous supporter engages with onlookers outside the ASUC Student Union following Yiannopolous’ Sept. 24 appearance at Sproul Plaza. Photo Credit: Maya Kashima Generations after its seminal student protests, Berkeley has become the epicenter of a renewed debate over the meaning of freedom of speech. The far-right feels their voices are … Continue reading From Mario to Milo

Making it in the Restaurant Scene

Culinary Arts Programs Prep Students for a Tough Industry By Adam Mann Keeping a restaurant open, especially in the Bay Area, is a tall order. No fewer than 80 restaurants have closed here since December of 2016, according to Eater San Francisco. And while stiff competition amid a renaissance in the Bay Area food scene, rising commercial rent, and the poaching of qualified chefs by … Continue reading Making it in the Restaurant Scene

On the Cover

“Stand Off” by Qadir McCray. McCray captured the image earlier this summer as police fanned across Center St. in Berkeley, Calif. during a political rally, blocking access to City Hall. Qadir McCray was born in Harlem, New York. He studied the fine arts at Pratt Institute in the late 1980s. In 1998, he began studying digital art, multimedia and motion picture production at Berkeley City … Continue reading On the Cover