In keeping with the New Year’s spirit, reporters Roberto Daza and Ye Tian took to the streets of North Oakland to find out what goals residents are setting for themselves in 2011.
Amidst crippling budget cuts and an impending strike, Oakland Technical High School continues to struggle with another longstanding issue: its cavernous achievement gap.
On March 4, hundreds of protesters marched from Berkeley to Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to rally with students and educators from across the region. After the rally, a group of some 150 protesters marched onto the I-880 freeway, shut down traffic and were arrested by police. Some reporters got the story — but four of them, including Oakland North correspondent Jake Schoneker, got arrested. Schoneker shares his account of the day, in pictures and words.
Is increasing student fees a lasting solution for the University of California’s budget woes? Tess Townsend offers an undergraduate’s perspective on the long-term personal — and institutional — costs of raising the price of education.
Journalism graduate student Puck Lo writes about her encounters with neo-liberalism around the world and here on the UC Berkeley campus.
Journalism student Josh Wolf, who has filmed past UC fee hike protests, writes about embedding with protesters and how he’ll cover the March 4 demonstrations.
Oakland Director Kim Luqman sent out the following message to encourage members of the Oakland community to donate to Haitian relief efforts.