Photo by Andrew Moisey

Photo by Andrew Moisey

Hoods, Hazing, and Heavy Drinking

Mother Jones | September 29, 2018

A look inside an elite university’s fraternity culture.

 
 
 
  Illustration by Mother Jones; champja/Getty Images

Illustration by Mother Jones; champja/Getty Images

The Promise and Peril of Vaginal “Rejuvenation”

Mother Jones | August 14, 2018

Why the FDA is worried about a new laser technology.

 
 
  Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

A Federal Judge Ruled that the Government Must Treat These Separated Migrant Kids for PTSD

Mother Jones | July 17, 2018

“There are no other rulings, to our knowledge, that … make this sort of demand on the government to actually address the trauma they’re creating.”

 
 
 
  Photo by Kainaz Amaria/ZUMA

Photo by Kainaz Amaria/ZUMA

United States Gets an F for Failing to Help Its Neediest

Mother Jones | June 22, 2018

“The American dream is rapidly becoming the American illusion,” says UN council report.

 
 
 
  Illustration by Mother Jones; Gregory Bull/AP

Illustration by Mother Jones; Gregory Bull/AP

Forcibly Separating Children From Their Mothers Doesn’t Just Hurt the Kids

Mother Jones | June 21, 2018

“I think what we’re potentially talking about is a total mental health catastrophe.”

 
 
 
  Illustration by Mother Jones; Cheriss May/NurPhoto/ZUMA; CDC

Illustration by Mother Jones; Cheriss May/NurPhoto/ZUMA; CDC

Suicide Rates Are Up in Almost Every State, and Donald Trump’s Policies Are Not Helping

Mother Jones | June 14, 2018

The CDC offers new details on the nearly 45,000 Americans who took their own lives in 2016.

 
 
 
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Bright Sparks

East Bay Express | August 16, 2017

While the department takes heat, a new generation of Oakland firefighters comes of age.

This story was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence,
Region 11 First-Place (Features) and National First-Place (Features) 2017

 
 
 
  Illustration by    Cathryn Virginia

Illustration by Cathryn Virginia

Living with Endometriosis, an Agonizing Disease with No Known Cause or Cure

Broadly | July 27, 2017

For most of her life, Chloe has struggled with debilitating periods. When she was 25, she finally went to the hospital. It took four years to diagnose her. Why won't doctors take menstrual pain seriously?

This story was included as one of Broadly's Favorite Stories of 2017.

 
 
 
  Illustration by Brian Breneman

Illustration by Brian Breneman

The Last Straws? Several East Bay Governments Aim to Ban the Plastic Foodware

East Bay Express | June 6, 2017

Cities of Berkeley and Alameda are leading the charge against disposable plastic.

 
 
 
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Photographs for a New Age of Resistance

East Bay Express | June 21, 2017

Activism is at the heart of this Dorothea Lange retrospective at the Oakland Museum of California.

 
 
 
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The classroom, the ballot and the big bad wall — Oakland’s children tackle the Trump effect

Oakland North | December 9, 2016

One afternoon in the middle of summer, Beatriz Valencia’s son Jonathan came home with a question. The 7-year-old wanted to check if his mom knew that Donald Trump was running for president.

This story was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award, Region 11 First-Place (Features), and National Third-Place (Features) in 2016.

 
 
 
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BOSS graduates celebrate changing their own lives

Oakland North | September 28, 2016

Stay the course. That was the message given to those sitting in the front row of Oakland’s city council chambers Friday night, when friends and supporters gathered to watch 29 men and women graduate from the BOSS Career Training and Employment Center, in a ceremony that acknowledged the significant hurdles they had overcome to gain employment while under the supervision of the Alameda County Probation Department.

 
 
 
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OUSD's new initiative addresses the concerns of women of color

Oakland North | October 14, 2016

Nzingha Dugas was, she says, the kind of girl who always loved school. For children, the result of growing up in classrooms which are safe, fun and nurturing can be seen in later success: a college education, and a distinguished career. But this experience, Dugas knows, is not the norm for the young girls of color she is working to help in Oakland.

 
 
 
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On the front lines of flu season

Oakland North | October 24, 2016

The room behind the screen is surprisingly calm. Three nurses are preparing surgical gloves, stacking cotton wool and organizing paperwork on fold-out tables. A collection of music stands have been pushed to the side of the stage to make room for this impromptu clinic. On the other side of the screen, a cluster of Cleveland Elementary second-graders clutching green forms wait nervously in the school dining hall. Kate Holbrook, equipped with a google-eyed stress ball and a broad smile, waves in her first patient.

 
 
 

Riding through Oakland on BART

Oakland North | December 1, 2016

The janitor sings when no one’s around.

 
 
 
  Photograph by Alec Soth

Photograph by Alec Soth

Casting Light in the Hard Place: Gathered Leaves by Alec Soth

Atlas Magazine | April 15, 2016

"To me, the most beautiful thing is vulnerability."

 
 
 
  Photograph by Daisy Cooper

Photograph by Daisy Cooper

Fire and Earth: Ceramicist Daisy Cooper

Atlas Magazine | April 28, 2016

Her work has been featured in the Sunday Times and stocked by exclusive galleries and retailers across the UK. But for Daisy Cooper, success began with an evening class in London's East End.