Sunday, December 17, 2017

District Should Reevaluate BTA, IS Merge

Photograph by Claire Dresser The Berkeley School Board is considering cuts to many Berkeley High School (BHS) programs, including cutting the Independent Study (IS) coordinator and administrative assistant positions, and housing the program under the...

Gubernatorial Race Hinges on Education

Illustration by Kai Henthorn-Iwane In 2018, California will elect its next Governor. As both the Assembly and Senate have a democratic supermajority, it’s no surprise the primary standing candidates identify with the blue party. That...

Thanksgiving Narratives Conceal Reality

Illustration by Gemma Fa-Kaji With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many students at Berkeley High School are simply thinking about the food related to the holiday, or the days off from school. Thanksgiving is meant...

Declining Mental Health of Students Demands Attention

Illustration by Mia Turner Staying up late to finish multiple projects or assignments is common in high school. If you participate in a school sport, production, or any other extracurricular activity with significant time commitments,...

Victims of Natural Disasters Deserve Equitable Treatment

Illustration by Gemma Fa-Kaji The United States (US)has been affected by natural disasters in ways it hasn’t been in many years. In the past two months, Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey have come and gone,...

#MeToo Prompts Necessary Dialogue

Illustration by Siena Laws Women from around the world are taking to Twitter and Facebook to share their experiences with sexual harassment and abuse, via the hashtag #MeToo. This viral message is a sound, albeit...

Humor Doesn’t Excuse Discrimination

Illustration by Fintan O'Sullivan We love to laugh. We laugh at funny videos of dogs, or we laugh at TV shows. We laugh at jokes and we laugh with, and at, our friends. We laugh...

Red & Gold Day Lives on Without Football

Illustration by Gemma Fa-Kaji I never dressed up for rally day because I never knew why we celebrated the event. I thought rally day was celebrated to show love for our school. This year I...

State Politics Should Not Be Overlooked

Most people in Berkeley and the country follow national politics somewhat closely. It receives the lion’s share of media coverage, and is certainly important in its own right. But even though developments in Washington,...

Should CA Follow Catalonia’s Example?

Illustration by Gina Ledor Catalonia’s recent action to secede from Spain begs the question of whether California should be doing the same. The two regions are the richest in their respective countries, have unique cultures,...