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  • Ones to watch: Berkeley filmmakers address gentrification in horror sci-fi film ‘2037’

    Two Berkeley artists have teamed up to offer their take on Bay Area gentrification and displacement. And they are doing so through a horror sci-fi film called 2037. The movie takes place in the not-so-distant future, and shows what life in the Bay Area could be like after it’s fully gentrified and many of its residents have been displaced.

  • One to watch: BHS grad, musician Spencer Stevens

    Ask Spencer Stevens how he became so musically inclined and he’ll probably give you a modest response. Something like: “I don’t know, I’m just blessed,” or “A lot of time and effort.” Whatever humble answer the 22-year-old Berkeley High graduate chooses, he’s downplaying the truth. That truth is that Spencer Stevens is just flat-out talented, and he seems to possess a clear understanding of most aspects of music. The work he’s done as a producer, engineer, manager and DJ has put him in the position of being one of the hottest rising stars in the Bay Area’s underground music scene.

  • Berkeley Rhinos advance to Norcal playoffs second round

    After a stellar undefeated regular season, the Berkeley Rhinos high school rugby club defeated Sacramento’s Kennedy High School in the first round of the Norcal playoffs on Saturday, 33-31.

  • Berkeley High student faces up to reality of vision loss

    Sometimes bad things happen to good people, changing the trajectory of their lives with no notice. For Jorden Johnson, a 17-year-old senior at Berkeley High School, this moment came while attending football practice in the summer of 2015.

  • With ‘Young Lives Matter,’ Berkeley dads hope to shape the future through lessons of the past

    To understand the significance of a second chance, sometimes one must squander the first. Many people make mistakes and are never given the opportunity to fix them. Instead, they must live with the consequences of their actions. Some who are blessed with the chance to make things right spend as much time as possible trying to keep others from following in their footsteps.

  • Faraji Wright: A journey from athlete to musician

    Many of us set out to change our lives at the beginning of a new year. Faraji Wright is hoping 2016 can pick up right where 2015 left off. The 25-year-old from Berkeley released the mixtape Telegraph Ave. in December and the project accumulated over 50,000 plays on Soundcloud in just one month.

  • Berkeley boxing class puts ‘community first’

    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.

  • Elisha Davis: Determined to be great, on and off the court

    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.

  • Berkeley’s Telegraph Academy graduates first class

    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.

  • School Board considers name change at LeConte

    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.