Inside Pegasus Books. Photo by Jenny Zheng

Berkeley bookstores surviving in the technology age

Teen Observer staffers interviewed several local bookstore employees about their experiences competing against the biggest giant in the e-book and physical book market, Amazon. BERKELEY, Calif. — There are over one dozen independent bookstores within a one-mile radius of the University of California, Berkeley campus. In a world where practically any book is one click away from conveniently arriving at…

Chris Conville, an Irish citizen, felt as though the United States needs to address the problems surrounding immigration for the 2016 presidential election. Photo courtesy Jack Null.

Politics at the Pier: Issues vary

SAN FRANCISCO — In a presidential election where both the Republican and Democratic parties have radically different plans on how to address the massive problems surrounding immigration, it comes as no surprise that many people feel strongly about this prevalent issue. On Monday,The Teen Observer staff interviewed people at the popular tourist destination Pier 39 in San Francisco…

Announcer Ron Gibian at a kite festival. Photo by Takaku Barresi

The voice: Kite maker and announcer back at Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. — A booming voice carried across the hills of the Berkeley Marina as the 32nd annual Berkeley Kite Festival was under way. That voice belonged to none other than the well-respected Ron Gibian. Gibian was the main announcer for the competitive field, but he has fulfilled roles such as a judge or a side…