Sunday, September 24, 2017

Teachers’ Political Opinions Should Have No Place in Classroom Discourse

As the only adult in the room, the teacher is admired by students because they have the adult experience we lack. That is why teachers have so much influence in helping to formulate student’s...

Teachers Must Rethink Bathroom Policies

Have you ever raised your hand, nervously hoping the teacher calls on you so you can go use the bathroom, but receive the disappointing answer that you have no more passes or will lose...

Should The UC System Consider Reinstating Affirmative Action?

ross the country are hastily stitching together the missing pieces of their college applications, some are checking different boxes than others. At most private universities, those differences can have a profound impact in whether...

Betsy DeVos Poses a Threat to Education

We first heard about Betsy DeVos in late November of last year, when President Trump nominated her to be in his cabinet. DeVos is often ridiculed for her remarks regarding a Wyoming school requiring...

Two-Party System Diminishes Gary Johnson’s Slim Prospects

Over the course of the past year, the entire world has become transfixed by the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Not a day goes by where we aren’t exposed, in one way or another, to...

Despite Controversy, UCB Must Respect Milo Yiannopoulos’ Right to Speak

Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative, flamboyant journalist, is scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley (UCB) on February 1. Under standard circumstances, the booking of such a talk would not reveal itself on the radar of...

Can Sanctuary Cities Survive Trump?

With the recent election of Donald Trump comes a whole new approach to the immigration system for the United States. During the president’s campaign, he said, “Under my administration, anyone who illegally crosses the...

Bernie or Bust Set on Defying Party Elites

You hear “Hillary Clinton,” they hear “Fascist Robot Lizard Woman.” Long criticized for their destructive force against Clinton and secret support for Trump by refusing to vote democratic, is the leftist extremist group also...

Grading in Math Classrooms Should Be Based on Accuracy, Not Growth

Classes like english and math are often placed into two different categories.  Many Berkeley High students have also noticed a somewhat contrasting grading system between the two. In an english class, one would be...

Trump Distorts the Meaning of Terrorism

On February 6, 2017, The White House released a statement of 78 terrorist attacks that Donald Trump considered to have been misreported or completely looked over by the media. Included on this list were the...