Thursday, August 17, 2017

Teachers Plan School Redesign

The BHS redesign began in 2015 and is scheduled to be implemented for incoming ninth graders in the fall of 2018. The redesign aims to allow for an increase in community-building and communication between...

Bill Would Allow Admin to Search Phones

A new state bill would facilitate easier access to student digital information in California schools. Introduced by Ninth District Assemblymember Jim Cooper on January 13, 2017, California Assembly Bill (AB) 165 would allow employees of...

Kayla Moore’s Death Prompts Trial and Review of BPD Officers

US Senior District Judge Charles Breyer deferred the City of Berkeley’s motion for a summary judgment regarding the in-custody death of Kayla Moore at a hearing on Friday, September 23. The motion’s approval would...

Cal Cancels Yiannopoulos Amidst Protest

A speech by alt-right commentator and self-described “engine of chaos” Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley, organized by the Berkeley College Republicans, was cancelled due to violent protest on Wednesday, February 1. The original protest...

Housing Project Approved

An apartment complex plan for West Berkeley, approved in May of 2016, is now set to be built at 1500 San Pablo Ave. The project proposals began in March of 2015, though the construction itself...

UC Berkeley Workers Strike, Demand Increased Wages

Administrative, clerical, and support workers at UC Berkeley went on strike based off claims of unfair labor practices against the University of California on January 10. The UC workers are represented by Teamster Local 2010,...

BHS Plans for Inauguration

As Berkeley High School students prepare for the upcoming election of President Donald J. Trump, the weekend of his Inauguration will be fraught with protest. The nature of American partisan politics perpetuates that, for some,...

Students Take Over Street Spirit Newspaper

The Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) headquarters, located on Alcatraz Street in South Berkeley, is a studio of utmost abundance. Artwork of all forms created by young adults artists, also known as Aspirants, is displayed...

PTA Creates Petition Supporting Pasarow

With no direct explanation as to why Principal Sam Pasarow of Berkeley High School was placed on paid leave, the Berkeley Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) created a petition on December 29, requesting transparency on the...

Interim BPD Police Chief Appointed

Andrew Greenwood, a Berkeley native, King middle school and Berkeley High School alumnus, and the most senior man in the Berkeley Police Department (BPD), has recently ascended to the  position of Interim Chief of...