By Sandy Holman Director of the Culture C.O.-O.P. A Message from Sandy: My mind is trying to understand the profound levels of work that change is going to take, as it pertains to racism, white supremacy, historical inequity, and a much-needed systemic overhaul. The criminal justice system and policing, though one of the deadliest arms … Continue reading A Body of White Supremacy
By Crystani Freeman Edit-Blog Post Publishing (Team-Lead) Akai Gurley. Oscar Grant. … Continue reading #SayTheirNames
By Anisa Khan Human Resources Team I was always taught to go for the safest choice or route. Now, this would be sound advice if you are trying to avoid physical danger or harm. However, this idea became more prominent to me, and I never did anything unless I had complete control over the outcomes … Continue reading Embracing Discomfort
By Berenice Cayetano Art and Design Team Having a good night’s sleep is incredibly important. But unfortunately, there is a lot that can interfere with having natural sleep patterns. On average, college students only get around six hours of sleep per night. Research shows that insufficient sleep affects our health, mood, memory, GPA, and safety … Continue reading Why Sleep is Important
By Anita Huang Art and Design Team “I love you.” These three words. These three words express intense feelings of affection, appreciation, protectiveness, respect, and warmth. These three words are used between people, whether they are lovers, friends, or family, as a reflective affirmation of the emotion we call love. These three words that I … Continue reading Three Words I Have Never Heard but I Have Felt
By Ruggaya Musa Documentary Team My maternal grandfather, Elgaily Elsheikh Mohammedtom (I call him Aboi Elgaily), has been one of the most critical influences throughout my life. Ever since we were young, my mother would tell my sisters and I sisters about my grandfather’s kindness and selflessness. In our eyes, Aboi Elgaily represented the epitome … Continue reading My Maternal Grandfather, Aboi Elgaily
By Vivian Pham Human Resources Team I was in the third grade when I first discovered K-Pop. The year was 2009. I remember scrolling through YouTube and coming across a video called Wonder Girls “So Hot” M/V. Thinking that it was just any other song on the radio, I clicked on it and watched the … Continue reading How Korean-Pop (K-Pop) Changed My Life
By Sandy Holman Director of the Culture C.O.-O.P. A Message from Sandy: I want to take the time to say thank you to those of you who have shared support for your fellow humans over time. Acknowledging that you see, hear, and can feel, as best as you can, what is in one's heart and … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!!
By Sandy Holman Director of the Culture C.O.-O.P. A Message from Sandy: Excoriatingly depressing, beyond physically painful, toxically mind splitting and historically evil and torturous. How many must die because of some perceived threat of a black or brown man, (in this case a man taking a jog, minding his own business and not knowing … Continue reading Why Not Do Good Things?
By Maire O'Sullivan PR and Marketing Team A silver lining of the chaos. A surprising, precious revival of an old tradition that has cropped up in my home in Oakland. Ever since I was young, I loved to bake. Not only did I have a big sweet tooth, but I felt accomplished and grown-up … Continue reading Life at 94602