Thursday, November 23, 2017

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 Seeks to Improve Accessible Transportation With Bike Share

A new bike share program will place hundreds of bikes at installed local bike stations available to members of the Berkeley community. The Bay Area Bike Share, a local transportation system structured around bike stations...

Ben Shapiro Event at UC Berkeley Met with Heavy Security

On Thursday, September 14, conservative Ben Shapiro spoke at University of California Berkeley’s (UCB) Zellerbach Hall at the invitation of the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America’s Foundation (YAF), both student organizations at the...

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...

BUSD Addresses Homeless Students

291 students are currently homeless in Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD). District McKinney-Vento Counselor Sophina Jones presented about the state of youth homelessness in Berkeley at a joint meeting of Berkeley City Council and...

BSEP’s Funding to Be Reconsidered

  The Berkeley Schools Excellence Program (BSEP) funding is up for renewal November 8. BSEP is currently responsible for twenty percent of the Berkeley Public Schools’ total funding. The BSEP fund supports small class sizes,...

Assembly Addresses Mental Health Awareness on Campus

The assembly “Healthy Minds: Learning to Build Resilience” took place in Berkeley High School’s (BHS) Little Theater on Tuesday, February 21. Organized by BHS senior and Associated Student Body (ASB) Health Commissioner Athena Chin, the...

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...

Homeless Encampment Outside of Berkeley High

After an encampment of homeless people was forcibly removed from their location on the Berkeley Civic Center steps on Monday, November 7, they reestablished on the corner of Allston Way and Milvia Street, across...

Hateful Social Media Account Wounds BHS Community

Illustration by Maytal Bach Berkeley High School (BHS) students and staff learned of an Instagram account created and followed by BHS students that contained racist, anti-Semitic, and ableist content on Monday, September 25. Although the account...