• Not Monsters but Men – Finding Humanity on Death Row

    Not Monsters but Men – Finding Humanity on Death Row

    Katie Niver, Staff Writer

    May 23, 2017

    Looking back, it's not hard to see why I supported the death penalty. It seemed like a good idea, the right way to punish people who had committed heinous crimes.  The only criminals I ever heard about were those portrayed by the media as monsters, people like Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, a...

    Katie Niver and Shujaa Graham at Georgetown.

  • The Marin Food Scene: Sugar, Sandwiches and Salads

    The Marin Food Scene: Sugar, Sandwiches and Salads

    Daniel Jackovics, Staff Writer

    May 23, 2017

    The Bay Area has always been known as a cultural hub and food trends are constantly changing. Within the last 25 or so years, the Bay Area has primarily led to food-trends that emphasize health and ingredients. With new tech startups such as Uber and Salesforce making their way into the area, the yo...

    Rustic Bakery's Fresh Apple and Walnut Salad

    Daniel Jackovics

  • The Bay Area from the homeless perspective

    The Bay Area from the homeless perspective

    Justin Scheer & Sam Lyons, Staff Writers

    May 23, 2017

    The Bay Area has among the worst homelessness epidemics in the world. With a rate of 795 homeless persons per 100,000 residents, San Francisco has the second worst homeless rate in the United States behind New York City. This is due, in large part, to an extremely expensive cost of living and real estate ...

    A homeless couple lying in the street in San Francisco.

  • From American Dream to Reality

    From American Dream to Reality

    Matisse Schafer, Staff Writer

    May 3, 2017

    The national violent crime rate is approximately 373 violent crimes for every 100,000 people. Despite its population barely exceeding 100,000 residents, Richmond, California has one of the highest crime rates in the country, upholding a violent crime rate of approximately 590 per 100,000 residents. The c...

    This outside of Carlson Food Market, Richmond.

  • Every Surf Town needs a Good Surf Shop

    Every Surf Town needs a Good Surf Shop

    May 3, 2017

    The allure of the ocean beckons many individuals at some point in their life. Whether it is the adrenaline packed rides, ever changing conditions and opportunities, or the social aspect, surfing can be addicting for an entire lifetime. To Nick Krieger, the founder of 2 Mile Shop and current leader...

    Nick Krieger prepares to take surfers out at beautiful Bolinas, California.

    Courtesy of Mark Stefanski

Layne Ulrich: More than Music

Most people would expect Layne Ulrich, son of renowned Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, to steal the spotlight of any high school music jam session with outrageous outbursts of melodic expertise and musical drumming genius. Howev...

March 16, 2017No Comments

Until Sammy Spitz is a Household Name

Until Sammy Spitz is a Household Name

Sam Lyons, Staff Writer

“I actually came up with [a stage name]." Sam Spitz leaned back in his chair with his fist clenched, fiercely trying to remember the name.  “I had a really good one; I was in the library last week and I came up with...

February 13, 2017No Comments

John Kelly in the Spotlight

John Kelly in the Spotlight

Justin Scheer, Staff Writer

The first band after intermission was getting situated on stage when I entered the Temple of Doom (a.k.a. the light booth). John Kelly gave me a wave and I took a seat next to him, cringing at the deafening sound of acous...

February 13, 2017No Comments

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An Open Space Mindset

An Open Space Mindset

James Fleming, Staff Writer

The Bay Area is full of land set aside for nature use, and open space is a central part of the Bay Area’s identity. In order to see how these parks and open spaces affected the average Bay Area citizen, I...

May 23, 2017No Comments

The Marin Food Scene: Sugar, Sandwiches and Salads

The Marin Food Scene: Sugar, Sandwiches and Salads

May 23, 2017

The Dipsea Cafe: A Mill Valley Staple at a Crossroads

The Dipsea Cafe: A Mill Valley Staple at a Crossroads

May 19, 2017

Test Prep Tutors: Practice, Privilege, and Pursuing the Aha Moment

Test Prep Tutors: Practice, Privilege, and Pursuing the Aha Moment

May 3, 2017

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Bay Area

Not Monsters but Men – Finding Humanity on Death Row

Not Monsters but Men – Finding Humanity on Death Row

May 23, 2017

Looking back, it's not hard to see why I supported the death penalty. It seemed like a good idea, the...

A visitor’s world: Tourism in the Bay Area

May 23, 2017

The appeal of Bay Area culture and aesthetic draws in an estimated 25 million tourists annually, maki...

The Bay Area from the homeless perspective

The Bay Area from the homeless perspective

May 23, 2017

The Bay Area has among the worst homelessness epidemics in the world. With a rate of 795 homeless per...

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