How Much Sanity Is an Acceptance Letter Worth?

Five hours of sleep. Six hours of school. Two hours of community service because you can’t get into college unless you’ve raised money for a Third World country. Another five hours of homework because you thought you would be able to handle four AP classes.


The ‘Torment of Isolation’ – Ending Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Commentary, Claudia Gonzalez | We’Ced

After years of litigation and protests, earlier this month California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agreed to drastically reduce the use of solitary confinement in state prisons. But as prison and human rights advocates celebrated the victory, the legislature put on hold a bill that would have curbed the practice in the state’s juvenile detention facilities.


I Am One of Many Who ‘Fit the Description’

Commentary, Keisa Reynolds

Former tennis star James Blake was a victim of excessive force at the hands of a New York police officer. Blake was standing outside of Grand Hyatt Hotel, where he was staying for the US Open Tennis Championships, when he was unexpectedly knocked to the ground by a plainclothes officer


RYSE Center Ends Summer With a Jam

By Ronvel Sharper

The RYSE Youth Center in Richmond was filled with electric energy last month when over 200 people came out to enjoy free food and entertainment by local rappers, dancers and spoken word artists at its sixth annual Back 2 School Summer Jam.


The Science Of The Sk8

Photo Essay, David Meza

Professional skaters and novices alike explored the physics of skateboarding during the #Sk8board in2 Physics! event for teens at Richmond’s Nichol Park Aug. 22.