Transforming his passion into a profession

BERKELEY, Calif. — It’s 9 a.m. and folks unpack folding tables and neatly arrange their artisanal crafts upon them.  These vendors often go unnoticed; they seem to blend in with the background of the streets.  It may be instinct to some to drive stereotypes about their seemingly simple lifestyle, but it’s in this simplicity that…

How American University survived the financial crisis

When people think of the 2008 financial crisis, certain companies come to mind: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and AIG. But what about an institution that was not greatly damaged by or a casualty of the economic collapse; one that managed to emerge from the crisis virtually unscathed? While other institutions struggled…

Finding a Job: a Struggle for Those Without a College Degree

High school student Pavel Rozman is a realist. “I’m 16, haven’t graduated high school and don’t have a college degree,” Rozman said. “I feel like employers don’t take you seriously until you’ve done those.” Is that true? Possibly. Michelle Chong says that most people wrongly think teenagers are immature and lazy, which makes employers wary…