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It Takes a Village

Vic Wharton III and DeVante Wilson tackle fatherhood, school and football

About four miles west of the UC Berkeley campus sits a 58-acre enclave of homes in Albany. There are park benches, playgrounds and street signs straight out of suburbia. The waterfront is within walking distance. Townhomes and apartments line the streets while remnants from pumpkin-carving parties still lie in the
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If Walls Could Talk

Kirk Everist keeps his pictures close, and his memories closer

On the west side of the Spieker Aquatics Complex pool, through a set of heavy doors and surrounded by the smell of chlorine, is Kirk Everist’s office. Though unassuming from the outside, the room itself bears evidence of 15 years of consistent occupancy by a successful head coach of the
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If Tomorrow Never Comes

Life rolls one day at a time for Alyssa Jensen

In Alyssa Jensen’s house in St. Louis, there are several trees — but there’s one in particular that catches your eye, located in the main hearth room. It’s adorned with fluorescent purple lights and is decorated with pieces of torn-up T-shirts. The tree was brought into the house the year
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The Come Up: Ivan Rabb stays true to Oakland

Ivan Rabb took a seat near the end of his bench halfway through the third quarter of the 2015 California Interscholastic Federation finals in Haas Pavilion. Sporting the Bishop O’Dowd black and gold, Ivan could only watch Mater Dei rain fire on his Dragons as he sat hunched with cramps.
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