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.
Oakland North correspondents Shannon Service and Josh Wolf sit down to review footage of last week’s dance party at UC Berkeley and discuss their impressions of what they saw that night.
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.
At 23rd and Telegraph, inside a storefront/gallery/craft space called Rock Paper Scissors, neatly hung canvas paintings and framed ink drawings lined the walls. Cards below each piece identified the artist: all are prisoners at San Quentin.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday it would award President Obama the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Oakland North took to the streets Friday evening to gauge public response about whether or not he deserved to win.