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…

Chop, Chop and Chow Down!

Luwam Kidane, Chaia Wyatt, Tenzin Nyodrup, and Yeshi Gyamtso For our fall interdisciplinary project we chose to investigate factory farming. Factory farming is “a large industrialized farm; especially :  a farm on which large numbers of livestock are raised indoors in conditions intended to maximize production at minimal cost”. What sparked our interest in factory farming…

Information on Factory Farming

By: Luwam Kidane, Chaia Wyatt, Tenzin Nyodrup, and Yeshi Gymsto “10 Alarming Facts About Factory Farms That Will Break Your Heart.” Collective Evolution. N.p., 21 Mar. 2014. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.   “11 Facts About Animals and Factory Farms.” DoSomething.org | Volunteer for Social Change. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017. This article “11 Facts about…

The Truth Behind Factory Farming

By: Luwam Kidane “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” -Albert Einstein The popularized idea to consume massive amounts of meat isn’t just detrimental to us, humans, but also animals, and our environment. If we stop the immense amounts of animal products…

Through the Looking Glass of Human Trafficking

By: Makhissa Sano According to City and County of San Francisco Human Rights Commission, “The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power of a position of vulnerability, or of…

First Comes the Killing, then Comes the Meat

By: Yeshi Gymsto Factory Farming is a modern agricultural method that raises animals for human consumption. In the past few decades, factory farms – also known as, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) have grown around the US significantly due to meat eaters. Factory farms confine thousands of chickens, cows, pigs, and other animals who are tightly…

Candy is Handy: Food deserts in Oakland

Artist Statement By: Pearl Stark, Soha Levert and Destiny Lloyd Living in the Bay Area we have many farmers markets and stores that sell healthy foods, products, and more. However, only certain people have easy access to them. For many families living  in West and East Oakland, California, liquor stores are the only accessible places…

Pushed out of House and Home

By: Cecelia Bell, Luka Cado, London Haines, Emet Levy, and Rebecca Lin Who stands to gain the most socially and economically through gentrification, and what are the related costs of this process? This research question is what our group set out to answer at the beginning of the IDP. As the cost of living rises…

M.O.M. – Mother or Murder?

By Shayla Smith, Henry Gong, Lakaylah Mason, and Indigo Basile In this project, Shayla, Henry, Lakaylah, and Indigo dive into the complex topic of abortion. Throughout our project we focus on the question, “How has changing state laws and shifting social opinions affected the experience of women around abortion.” This intricate topic has garnered a great amount of…