Youth football participation on the decline

Youth football participation on the decline

Andrew Cooper,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Metro, Sports

The future for tackle youth football does not look promising thanks to recent scientific studies regarding the relationship between the sport and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) conducted by Boston University. CTE has prominently come to light over the past decade, with football being a major...

Bay Area non-profit’s plans to teach local students sustainable cooking skills

Bay Area non-profit’s plans to teach local students sustainable cooking skills

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro

Daniel Patterson is now a Michelin star chef based in San Francisco, but he got his start doing non-profit work through Larkin St. Youth Services, an organization that helps homeless youth get back on their feet. When Patterson first met Sasha Bernstein, she was hosting cooking classes for childre...

Homeless youth can find hope in despair

Homeless youth can find hope in despair

Jamal Ingram,
Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Metro

June 1, 2016 was the night my mom and I came to the conclusion that it was time for me to try to live independently. I lived at home with my mother for 17 years, but then my mom lost her job. Once that happened, she was no longer able to pay rent. I moved to my grandmother’s house, but only for...

What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained?

What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained?

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

We all need water to survive, we need dirt to plant seeds and the mixture of the two creates an element that we need in order to grow. They call this little community in Cuba the "Mud," but not for the way I see it but because it is dirty and poor. Poverty is something that exists but nobody really t...

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

Cristian Medina,
Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Sports

For many people, baseball is just a game. Some even find it boring. For others, it’s a way of life. It’s something that you’re born into and something that fills you with an indescribable sense of pride. For members of an Oakland youth baseball team, it was a way out of a less-than-desirable lif...

Youth program to expand to high schools

Youth program to expand to high schools

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 3, 2016


Filed under Metro

In fall, fifth graders won’t be the only ones acquainted with the iconic cartoon lion that represents the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, more commonly known as D.A.R.E. For the first time since the program’s inception in 1983, D.A.R.E. curriculum will be taught regularly in high schools ...

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...

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