From the impacts of sea otters on the sea urchin fishing industry to the homeless crisis across the border from San Diego, the content produced by undergraduate and graduate students in the fall 2014 semester shines a light on some critical issues facing the region.
The removal of a no-sea-otter zone off the coast of Southern California forces sea urchin divers to face the possibility of a future industry collapse.
Hunter Pochop gets help from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a San Diego-based nonprofit that provides grants and clinics for disabled children and adults. Continue reading
An increasing number of young athletes in the United States are focusing on a single sport on a year-round basis, also known as specialization. The goal for many of these kids, and their parents, is college scholarships, but overuse injuries are on the rise. Continue reading
Within Baja California’s largest city of Tijuana exists a dry concrete riverbed that once held the flowing waters of the Tijuana River. What has replaced the river is a massive record-setting influx of more than 4,000 deportees from the United States, most of them men with very limited resources and who now call this region of Mexico’s border city their home. Locals call this large concrete embankment El Bordo. Continue reading