Balancing fandom, fatherhood and full-time education

Student Kevin Seavers grew up with a great passion for sports. He remembers a childhood filled with memories of himself playing baseball, basketball and football. His love for sports always filled his days, which included waking up to watch ESPN and re-runs that involved Pete Rose, a baseball player who he admired and could also relate to. “I liked him because he wasn’t as big as some of the other players, but he was tough and gritty,” said Seavers. “That’s how I felt about myself. …

Student’s love for school stifled by campus closure

She snoozes her alarm yet again, and now she’s definitely late for school. There is no time left for student Zoe Ives to plan an outfit. She rushes out her door as quickly as she possibly can. Ives hops into her 1988 Toyota Camry named Butterfly. The morning breeze hits her face as the sound of the music blasting through the speakers wakes her up. Ives moves through the campus as fast as she can. She’s almost out of breath by the time she gets …

Proposition 13 costs too much for so little

42 percent of a $26 billion bond measure is way too much to pay in interest. That’s the real story behind the new (but not really improved) Proposition 13, the education bond measure on the March 3 ballot. Anyone familiar with the original Proposition 13, which was passed in 1978 will not recognize this one which, if passed, would stick California voters with a huge bill over the next 35 years. This year’s Proposition 13 will not be paid for with proposition taxes as its …