Why the Poor Are the First to Feel the Impact of Climate Change

Why the Poor Are the First to Feel the Impact of Climate Change

Cristina Torres, Contributor
June 25, 2017
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According to National Geographic, sea levels, on average, have risen 4 to 8 inches in the past hundred years. Even more concerning, the rates of rise have been increasing exponentially, and will continue to accelerate at faster and faster rates. Rising sea levels heavily affect us here in the Bay,...

Op-Ed: There’s Still Work to Do to Make Local Police Immigrant-Friendly

Op-Ed: There’s Still Work to Do to Make Local Police Immigrant-Friendly

Liza Turchinsky, Senior Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Local Stories

“I don’t want to leave. Where would I go? America is the only home I know.”  This sentiment, expressed by a friend and fellow Bay Area community college student, is shared by countless people of all cultures, backgrounds, and races with one thing in common -- fear of deportation. With 273,018 ch...

The Dismaying Conditions for Game Developers

The Dismaying Conditions for Game Developers

Ben Klein, Staff Writer
June 3, 2017
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Last October, controversy was struck when the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) went on strike against several game publishers for unfair treatment of voice-actors in the industry. The strike stirred up a backlash from some game developers, who...

Op-Ed: The Good Ol’ Boys Club & Membership to Collegiate Rape

Op-Ed: The Good Ol’ Boys Club & Membership to Collegiate Rape

Jazzi Mason, Senior Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Featured, Local Stories

My mother’s childhood neighborhood in Portland was predominantly black families managing in poverty. Before Portland became desirable and progressive, the block was BBQs with the neighbors on weekends, running in the streets during thunderstorms, and playing dominos in someone’s back yard. As a ...

The Pulse of Local Media

The Pulse of Local Media

William Robertson, Senior Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Featured, Local Stories

Poor quality content. Biased news analysis. The increasing ubiquity of fake or misleading news stories and headlines. These were some of the themes present at a recent talk given by Bruce Barton, editor-in-chief of the Los Altos Town Crier, a local newspaper. The conversation was not, however, entirel...

Students vs. City: Environmental Warfare

Students vs. City: Environmental Warfare

Asha Bacon, Contributor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Local Stories

You may have heard of environmental policy on a national level on the news, perhaps, say, in the form of Trump’s anti-environmental policy rants. But how much do you know about environmental policy on a university and community level? Although often unpublicized, the Universities of California (UCs...

The Survivors: The Incredible Comeback of Elephant Seals

The Survivors: The Incredible Comeback of Elephant Seals

Tal Faintuch, Contributor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Featured, Local Stories

Did you know that elephant seals are able to hold their breaths for as long as two and a half hours while the record for a human holding his breath is only 22 minutes? Not only that, but they can dive as deep as a mile and a half, in comparison to the record depth of a human at just 702 feet (0.133 miles)....

In the Shadow of Giants

In the Shadow of Giants

Nick Schafer, Contributor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Local Stories

Looming over the working class neighborhoods of Richmond, CA, the Chevron refinery casts a shadow over the community. While most of us see Chevron only on street corners, the name is a household mainstay. It predates the town itself, and the complex is a keystone of the local community. It is the single...

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