Sunday, December 17, 2017

School Board Votes to Rename LeConte

Photograph by Trinity Graham The Berkeley Unified School District School Board voted unanimously to remove the name “LeConte” from LeConte Elementary School on November 15th. The vote was sparked by a petition to the review the...

World Culture Show Embraces Student Identities

The World Culture Show was hosted by Berkeley High School (BHS) students Solomon Chang and David Verdin on Thursday, November 16 in BHS’s Florence Schwimley Little Theater. The show consisted of ten performances from students...

BHS Stop Harassing Hosts Assembly on Sexual Harm

Photograph by Lena Ostroy-Harp Berkeley High School Stop Harassing (BHS SH) hosted an assembly about different ways to address campus sexual harassment on Wednesday, November 8. Event speakers included a nonprofit advocate, a UC...

BTA Enrollment Raises Policy Debate

Photograph by Nina Smith Due to issues of under-enrollment at the Berkeley Technology Academy (BTA), the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) school board considered two proposals from the Associate Superintendent of Ed Services for BUSD,...

Felarca Files Lawsuit Against BUSD Record Release

Illustration by Grace Schafer-Perry Recently, the far right watchdog group Judicial Watch submitted a California Public Records Act (CPRA) Request to Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for emails and documents involving the radical group By...

Court Orders Berkeley Homeless Plan

Photograph by Claire Dresser Homeless residents of an encampment near the “Here There” sculpture in South Berkeley cleaned and left the site on November 4, before they were set to be evicted by Bay Area...

City Council Disagrees Over Police Reform Proposals

Illustration by Maytal Bach Berkeley City Council discussed racial profiling, police reform, and police use of force at a meeting on October 31. They passed an ordinance mandating that the Berkeley Police Department (BPD) officers...

Tilden Closes Road to Protect Newts During Mating Season

Photograph by Paolo Harris-Paz Why did the newt cross the road? To get to the breeding pools, of course. And because the road in question — South Park Drive in Tilden Regional Park — is dangerous...

BART Uproots Homeless Camp

Photograph by Max Barmack A homeless encampment on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) property in South Berkeley was evicted by BART on October 25. The camp was located on 63rd Street and Martin Luther King,...

Berkeley Takes Precautions Against Hepatitis A Outbreak

Illustration by Anya Chytrowski In California, over five hundred people have been infected and nineteen have died from the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak. The majority of those who have contracted the disease have been homeless...