Profiling Claudia Bailey

When Claudia Bailey was in elementary school, she did not watch cartoons like most of her friends. She did not fill her days with episodes of SpongeBob and Hannah Montana. Her parents blocked all the cartoon channels on their TV, so Bailey had to find a different way to fill her time. Instead she watched…

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…

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 original grocery store

BERKELEY, Calif. — There was once a time when grocery stores didn’t exist, and the only way to acquire fresh produce was to attend farmers’ markets. Many years later, while “fresh” produce is available in almost every grocery store, the real deal is still at farmers’ markets. At the Farmers’ Market in downtown Berkeley, more…

What keeps the underground music scene alive?

Tucked away in small performance spaces and obscure bars survives an endangered species—alternative musicians. These performers who play with undeniable passion and an aura that enlivens the room are inexcusably neglected in the music business. The only thing keeping the underground music scene alive is the fan base that feeds the appetite of aspiring artists.…

Susan Heavey

The term “well-rounded” cannot even begin to describe Susan Heavey, a health reporter for Thompson and Reuter, a compassionate mother and a professor for American University. Heavey graduated from American University for her undergraduate degree and went on to study further at Johns Hopkins. She currently works writing health related articles but also specializes in…

Getting Social: Angelica Das on the ‘New Media’

Many Americans use sites like Facebook and Twitter for fun, but for Angelica Das, it’s just another day at the office. Das, who received her Master’s degree from American University (AU), currently works for her alma mater as the associate director of the school’s Center for Social Media (CSM). She spoke to students in Reginald Ragland’s Professional…

Profile: Kelly Yambor

Kelly Yambor is just another high school student: smart, sweet, and friendly. Yet, beyond the surface, she is a storyteller as good as a grandmother. Yambor, clad in a multi-colored romper and gladiator sandals, was bright-eyed and eager to respond to questions, even though her clothing didn’t offer much protection against the chill of the air-conditioning…

I met Angelo Bavaro

Angelo Bavaro is one hundred percent Italian, yet he has never visited Italy. Angelo hopes to visit Italy one day. As of now he has not made a single step outside of the country. The farthest travel Angelo made from his hometown Fort Lee, New Jersey, was his plane ride to Orlando, Florida. As a…