Editorial

Stick a Fork in the Road and Turn it

Jun 11,2020

Not to catapult an unsolicited opinion onto an unsuspecting public but, let it suffice to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has situated us at a fork — not a pothole — in the road. As Yogi Berra tried to warn us, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

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The winning poster in the Everyone Belongs Here Poetry and Poster Contest (above)was designed by Britney Chau, a ninth grader at Encinal High School

‘Everyone Belongs Here’ Contest Winners Named

Jun 11,2020

The Everyone Belongs Here Poem and Poster Contest theme this year was how everyone still belongs here and belongs together, but how everyone needs to adapt to show unity. The winning poem and poster appear here. 

Thirteen in Quarantine

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No, We are Not in this Together, But We Need to Be

Jun 11,2020

The mass protests in Alameda and in cities across the nation in the wake of the George Floyd murder in Minneapolis has made one thing crystal clear in this time of pandemic: contrary to the universal mantra “we’re all in this together,” we are actually not “all in this together.” 

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Open Letter to City Manager

Jun 11,2020

Mr. Eric Levitt:
I have just listened to and watched every minute of the audio and body-camera footage of Mali Watkins’ detention by five Alameda police officers. I am beyond angry and absolutely heart-sick about what I just witnessed: government-sponsored terrorism. 

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