Spring semester concluded with joyful celebrations of student success at College of Alameda (CoA). On May 27, CoA held innovative virtual and in-person commencement celebrations titled GradFest.
Last month, the nation witnessed back-to-back mass shootings; at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas and the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, NY, causing another surge in awareness around the topic of gun control.
The problem with figuring anything out these days starts with looking back at the day, week or month before and trying to remember where we were then, so that we can draw a line or make some sort of connection with where we are now.
Megan Njeri, a 2022 graduate of Encinal High School (EHS) and the College of Alameda, has only lived in two places: Nairobi, Kenya and Alameda, California.
Having lived in Alameda since she was four, she now plans to relocate to Palo Alto: at Stanford University to be exact.
I’m a sports fan — my dad coached championship teams in several sports, and I know what winning can mean — having been a Mets fan for decades before moving here thoroughly acquaints me with the alternative.
I recall a young man coming into therapy with feelings of depression. His mother accompanied him to my office to sign the consent form because of his age. She joined us for the last few minutes of our meeting, with his permission, to share her impression of him.
Looking back over decades of American politics lets you see something certain people would rather stay hidden. But open air is better than smoke filled rooms (possible exception for weed).