In light of the North Bay fires dawning over Berkeley this week, we’d like to take a moment to say our hearts are with everyone who has been affected by the nightmarish fires that have engulfed many people’s homes and livelihoods. The community stands with you, and our way to help contribute is to write about the stories as they happen so people know how to help you. Please be safe out there, everyone.
Weekender writer Anna Ho starts off our Weekender issue on a profile about the 1923 fire, in light of Fire Prevention Week and the North Bay fires. Contributor Paul Martin follows up with his thoughts on the minimum wage increase in Berkeley.
Staff member Sophie Haas gives readers a tour on Berkeley Street Art, providing some background and historical insight on what meaning lies behind these paintings on the wall. Weekender writer Ru-Ping Chen tells a shocking short story based off of her own experience of being hit on and quitting her job because of it.
In a narrative-styled poem, staff writer Alex Jiménez describes how media and literature have portrayed marginalization. Weekender member Rachel Gregory provides her thoughts on the differences of what it was like to grow up in Nashville, Tennessee, in contrast to moving out to Berkeley.
To wrap up this week’s issue, Weekender writer Olivia Staser drafts a poem about her mom and how she will always be like her mom.
Like always, kick back, relax, and grab a cup of whatever you like to drink to start off your Sunday morning.
– Ericka Shin and Gibson Chu