Walk into the gym at Berkeley’s Young Adult Project on a Monday afternoon, and you might see some heavy bags hanging from the walls around the basketball courts. In front of the bags are boxers, pacing themselves through combinations shouted by the small, forceful voice of head trainer Ginsi Bryant. Around the gym, the whipping sound of a jump rope hits the floor, as participants who aren’t on the bags work on cardio as they wait for a turn to throw combos of their own.
An estimated 100-200 people took part in a rally and march that began on the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday, held to demonstrate solidarity with black students at universities across the country, including at the University of Missouri.
For a college student athlete, there is no season more important than your senior year. It’s the year when everything could soon be coming to an end: the long practices, the extra work on weekends, the countless hours in the library. For many, it is a bittersweet reality.
After months of hard work and dedication, Telegraph Academy has graduated its first class. On Sept. 26, 17 participants in the program proudly made their transition from student to graduate.
Berkeley school officials are considering changing the name of Le Conte Elementary after community members raised concerns about its namesake, Joseph Le Conte, a deeply respected UC Berkeley faculty member and a passionate conservationist who helped found the Sierra Club.
Only three weeks into the 2015 season, Antoine Custer Jr. is already making his case as to why he should be one of the most highly recruited football players in the state of California.
“Ms. J was an independent godly woman from the South.”
Owen Krebs embodies everything that is Berkeley: passion, engagement and the desire to make the world a better place. Last winter, the energetic 24-year-old relocated to Ecuador where the former Berkeley High School football player is now helping coach Lobos De Quito, Ecuador’s first American football team.
Most people see graduation as a time to celebrate, a time for one to bask in one’s accomplishments. But for many college athletes, graduation represents a change in reality, a shift in their paradigm. For most of their lives collegiate spend their time indulged in their respective sports. These athletes have let sports direct and guide them towards every major life decision, and for the many who don’t get the opportunity to go pro, they now have to answer the age old question: what’s next?