Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Berkeley City Council Outlaws Use of Fish as Fair Prizes

Illustration by Siena Laws When you go to a fair or carnival, what do you see? Rides? Kettle Corn? . . .  A prize fish in a plastic bag? Not anymore, at least not in...

Teachers Petition Agreement to Solve Issue of Over-Enrollment

Photograph by Mattias De Los Rios Berkeley High School (BHS) parents and teachers presented a petition criticizing the management of increased class sizes at the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) School Board meeting on October...

CLUV Assembly Celebrates Heritage Through Art

Berkeley High School’s (BHS) Chicano Latino United Voices (CLUV) club hosted an assembly which aimed to celebrate the diverse array of Chicano and Latino heritage at BHS, according to CLUV’s staff advisor, Karen Zapata....

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...

Wildfires Decimate North CA, Engulf Bay Area in Smoke

Photograph by Samuel Heller 22 fires in the Northern California area have destroyed over 5,700 structures, displaced more than forty thousand residents, and killed 41 people. The sources of the fires have yet to be...

Maternity Leave Bill Advances

Last month, the California State Senate and Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 568, which would mandate six weeks of paid maternity leave for public school and community college employees. The bill would apply to...

BHS Celebrates Attendance

Illustration by Tanya Bearson Berkeley High School (BHS) hosted an attendance celebration on October 2. Student Welfare and Attendance Specialist Aiesha Lockett and the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) Office of Family Engagement and Equity...

BUSD Eyes Moellering Field for Tennis Court Installation

Photograph by Simone Lewis Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) is currently searching for practice spaces for the Berkeley High School (BHS) tennis team. At their October 13 meeting, the school board discussed establishing tennis courts...

School Board Discusses Appropriate Use of State Assessments

Illustration by Kai Henthorne-Iwane The Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) School Board held a special meeting on October 4 to discuss how academic assessments can best help students, parents, teachers, and administrators. In particular, the...

Yiannopoulos Visits UCB Despite Free Speech Week Cancellation

Photograph by Paolo Harris-Paz The Berkeley Patriot, a conservative, student-run, online publication at University of California, Berkeley (UCB) organized Free Speech Week, an event where many conservative speakers were invited to campus to speak about...