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Author David Downs’ guide to getting lit

Author David Downs’ guide to getting lit

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 24, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Journalist and author David Downs has been at the heart of the weed whirlwind that has swept California for decades. His latest book, “The Medical Marijuana Guidebook,” which focuses on medical research, plant to human biology, business how-to guidance and medical marijuana policy, deb...

Black female divinity transcends art

Black female divinity transcends art

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Throughout history, Black women’s contributions to society have essentially been disregarded. The artists of “The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code” felt the importance of extreme self-love was a matter significant enough to explore through artistic medium and show the world how much...

My burn scars that I cherish

My burn scars that I cherish

Ivy Gates,
Contributor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

When I was eight months old, I was burned by boiling hot water and left with third degree scars on the left side of my body. The two main scars that people still tend to notice are the ones on my left arm and my left ankle, whenever I wear short sleeves and sandals. I was at my grandmother's house...

Q&A with the Bay’s Dior Lowhorn

Q&A with the Bay’s Dior Lowhorn

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Dior Lowhorn is a professional basketball player, who plays as a forward for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippines, where thousands of fans attend games during a short, popular summer basketball season. But the 29-year-old San Francisco native got his start playing ball in the East Bay. During...

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

April G. Ancheta,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

John Leguizamo’s new solo performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theater on July 22 was a 90-minute show with no intermission. In “Latin History for Morons,” the 52-year-old award-winning actor, comedian and playwright provided present-day commentary with contrasting scenes of historical Latino mom...

Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

As an avid wanderer of the city of Oakland, many times I have walked past a swanky-looking structure on Broadway that reminded me of the San Francisco offices on Market Street. The “Youth Radio” sign that hung over the entrance never proved enticing enough for me to inquire more because, like the...

Youth program cultivates successful environment

Youth program cultivates successful environment

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
June 22, 2016
Filed under Features

The East Oakland Boxing Association is an after school and summer youth program that offers one-on-one tutoring, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts and martial arts training for kids aged 5 to 20. All activities are free. Banners with the words Integrity, Courage, Respect, Focus, Honor, Education and Dis...

Going through college with cancer

Going through college with cancer

Christina Urbina,
Contributor
June 22, 2016
Filed under Features

Miranda Perez started to notice her lower abdomen protrude over a two month period in 2013, but didn’t think it was anything serious. After a couple weeks of limping, Perez went into the emergency room. “I basically found out my diagnosis on my way into the emergency room,” she said. On April 3 that same...

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor
June 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

It is 4:50 p.m. on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Oakland. Nineteen food trucks from Off the Grid, an organization that hosts street vendors and food trucks at different locations throughout the Bay Area, line up at 10th and Oak Street, right outside the Oakland Museum of California. The 10th Street A...

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

June 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

The 22nd annual Gay Prom was held at Chabot College in Hayward on Saturday night. Attendees were encouraged to wear attire that went with the beach theme created by organizers. Project Eden’s Lamda Youth Project provides services to young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender....

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor
June 9, 2016
Filed under Features

The Jungle was a homeless encampment in San Jose over a year and a half ago. My mom, who is a homeless addict, used to live there before it was swept out and closed. The Jungle was once filled with people, tents, grocery carts, tarps, bags, blankets, chairs, buckets, bikes and hundreds of miscellane...

Oakland’s homelessness continues

Brenda Brown and Wendy Medina,
Contributor/Copy Editor
June 9, 2016
Filed under Features

Pulling in from the freeway onto 17th Street in Oakland, two visibly homeless men stand on opposite sides of the street, beckoning the cars with their cardboard signs and empty paper cups. An “eyesore” for the city and its residents, little has been done to solve or at the very least alleviate hom...

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