Thrifting on Telegraph draws year-round customers

BERKELEY, Calif.— Ariel Dekovic, a Berkeley native, sat with a box of sweaters, hats, jackets, jeans and more at Buffalo Exchange. She was planning to sell all of the items to the thrift shop, something she does twice a year. Every other month, she can be found at Buffalo Exchange buying clothes, shoes, and accessories. The…

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Drugs, equality on people’s minds

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — What issue most concerns you? The Teen Observer staff asked tourists and residents at this city’s busy Pier 39 what mattered most: Elise Szabo, 20, said the issues most important to her were police brutality, the war on drugs and the connections between the two. “Police brutality is a direct impact of…

DC minimum wage raised to $15

WASHINGTON – DC lawmakers approved the implementation of a $15 minimum wage. With the bill approving this signed on June 27, 2016 by District mayor Muriel Bowser, DC minimum-wage workers will rise to join some of the highest payed low-income workers in the nation. This decision marks a symbolic win in the “Fight for $15” campaign,…

Smithsonian Folklife Festival features international cultures

The opening ceremony of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall commenced Wednesday to celebrate both Basque culture and the sounds of California. The Folklife Festival showcases each year cultural identity from the featured locations including art, food, dance, clothing and games. Jacob Jaureguy, 21, and Sebastian Caldoron, 22, are both from Spain’s…

Dancing, eating and shopping at the Folklife Festival

The 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates its 49th year this week and next and offers concerts, dance performances, shopping and people watching on the National Mall. Each year, the festival celebrates different cultures, countries or regions. This year’s festival focuses on Sounds of California and the Basque region of Spain and France. “We are much smaller…