Know Your Exit(s)

Keeping Calm and Helping Others During a Campus Crisis By Derek Chartrand Wallace According to a 2014 report titled “Third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast,” scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, the Southern California Earthquake Center, and the California Geological Survey estimate that the Hayward Fault Zone (which runs beneath such densely populated areas as Berkeley and Oakland) has a 72 percent chance of a … Continue reading Know Your Exit(s)

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

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