Artist Statement: DRONE WARS

  The movie poster my group chose was Star Wars Attack of the clones. The reason why we agree to this one because we had a good name for it which is Drone Wars Attack on The Taliban’s . It fits best for our topic which is Drones we had others in mind like The…

Gentrification: What’s it Good For?

In the Bay Area, where property values are constantly rising, the term gentrification is thrown around, but few actually know what it means. Gentrification is a multifaceted with many  different implications. According to John Muller, a writer for Greater Greater Washington,  gentrification is “middle class people taking up residence in a traditionally working class areas…

Beginner’s Guide to Drones

Darius Varize Drones, otherwise known as a Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are the products of war’s many predator tactics. A UAV is typically any type of flying technology that is not directly piloted by a person, but instead manned by either a controller or itself. Drones have a vicious reputation of being machines of offense…

Annotated Work Cited

Felicity Jones, Josh Kluger, Tina Afshari, Erez Frank “A Homeless Previewing Tool”Hud.gov. N.p, n.d. Web. 03 Jan 2017 “Berkeley Homeless Encampment Dismantled in Predawn Raid.” SFGate. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2017 “Berkeley Homeless Encampment Dismantled in Predawn Raid.” SFGate. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2017. “Exiled from Paradise? Hawaii Relocates Homeless with One way…

Did They Think About Us….

Felicity Jones 1/10/17 IDP Did They Think About Us….. A girl named Star was always an inquisitive person who loved a challenge. One day she was taking a drive to her parents house in Mountain View and decided to explore the town before arriving to her parents home. As she was walking down the sidewalk…

Whats Up with Homeless Relocation?

Erez Frank IDP 1/10/17   What’s Up With Homeless Relocation   Due to poverty getting worse, and the Matthew effect, the rich are getting richer while the poor unfortunately are getting poorer. Because of this, many citizens with less money are getting forced even further down, and breaching the point of homelessness. The homeless issue…

Artist Statement: Bustin’ Out the Bums

Our project is about homeless people being relocated to different cities , states and/or, countries. We picked this topic because we wanted to focus on something that we very much cared about and saw on a daily bases. Our research question is “What are the social and economic impacts of homeless relocation? Also who loses and benefits…

Artist’s Statement-Drowning in Junk Food

By: Destiny Lloyd This year for the IDP my group and I decided to do our research on food deserts in Oakland, California. Through this project we are seeking to answer the question, “What are the health, economic, and social factors of food deserts in Oakland, CA.” The movie poster we chose to satirize was…

No Real Food, Only Desserts

By: Soha Levert Aisles of plastic coated snacks, malt liquor, and frozen hot pockets radiate from the dimly illuminated corner stores on nearly every block in Oakland’s low income communities. Cheap snacks and liquor that consume space in hollow wallets and temporarily keep children’s eyes open for their first classes. Snacks manufactured and sold as…

Annotated Works Cited

1.Bass, Angela, and Puck Lo. “Oakland.” Oakland North. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2017. In the article, Oakland’s Food Divide, the author Angela Bass explains the food desert crisis in East and West Oakland. By using reports, she is able to compare the amount of liquor stores to grocery stores to truly exemplify this issue….

Ms. Beverlys Garden

By: Pearl Stark Having grown up in the Bay Area and more specifically Oakland as a white, middle class citizen, I have been handed certain privileges (1). One of those being access to healthy, nutritious food. I grew up running through farmers markets and picking fresh vegetables and fruits at Berkeley Bowl. Due to the…