The beginning of the end as NSLC comes to a close

For three years, NSLC has been my life. For the past summer, professional newswriting has worked its way into that life, as I’ve had to privilege to work with three inredibly talented professionals in guiding the talents and aspirations of dozens of students. Professional newswriting is not an earned skill; it’s a learned one and…

London 2012: Age limit ruining soccer

Spain is a world power at soccer.  In the past four years leading up to these Olympics, they have captured a FIFA World Cup and two UEFA Euro titles.  At the London games, they fell to Honduras in a shock to the world.  But really it isn’t.  Because Spain sent their U-23 team.  The rule…

Cal’s Crabbe matures in his game

BERKELEY, Calif — Allen Crabbe is returning to UC-Berkeley in 2012 for his junior year of basketball.  However, he has not officially taken a break from his routine, having spent his first summer in Berkeley this year.  The hoops veteran is fufilling his duties by acclimating freshmen and maintaining daily workouts.  In addition to trying to become…

Chez Panisse soon celebrates 41 years

BERKELEY, Calif. — Walking down Shattuck Aveneue here in the North end of town, in the heart of what is locally called “the gourmet ghetto,” sits Chez Panisse, which looks like a welcoming cabin with a vine-covered courtyard. A natural exterior with cascading trees complements the restaurant’s value of “slow food,” the ideology of healthy…

Cal’s Crabbe talks about Golden Bears

BERKELEY, Calif. — Allen Crabbe, the University of California rising junior and the Bears’ shooting guard said he is looking forward to the coming season. The 2010 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year acknowledges that the Bears will have to work hard to rebuild this year if they want to go far in the NCAA Tournament. “We lost…

Where fresh meets friendly

  Produce grown by Jim Nofziger. Photo by Karen Liu, Teen Observer BERKELEY, Calif. — The enthusiasm of the many vendors at the farmers’ market here extends from the varying fruits and vegetables to sizzling mushroom crepes to earthy, textured ginger — a wide mix of products that gives a Saturday morning at Center and Martin Luther…

The market: An eclectic mix

  “My experience at the market is rushed,” says Thea, a frequenter of the Berkeley Farmers’ Market downtown on Center Street. “I come here every Saturday I can make, before work.” Thea does her grocery shopping here and she is very much apart of a growing movement for fresher, healthy food. She said, “It’s not so…

Major League swag

OAKLAND, Calif. — On Aug. 9, sportswriting and broadcasting students witnessed a thrilling game between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels. Before the game, these sports enthusiasts received press passes and the opportunity to stand behind home plate and interview Jerry Blevins, a relief pitcher for the Oakland A’s. Once the game started,…

What’s a star without shine?

BERKELEY, Calif. — Being a baller, specifically a star basketball player, is regarded for the most part as a glamorous lifestyle. Being able to do what you love, make above-average income and get national regard would be a dream for many, but a reality to some. However, most people do not know about the risks and sacrifices that these…