Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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...

Can Maintaining Secularism During Rosh Hashanah Be Considered Discriminatory?

People should not consider teachers who assign homework and give tests during Rosh Hashanah perpetrators of an act of disrespect. One of the founding principles of the United States is the separation of church...

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...

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,...

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...

Republican Tax Proposal Threatens Higher Education

Illustration by Maytal Bach The GOP tax plan that just passed on November 30, and faces final vote before the end of the year, cuts tax breaks for graduate students, which is a big mistake....

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...

Gentrification Alters Fourth St Ambience

I immigrated to the United States from Pakistan with my parents and my younger sibling almost eight years ago when I was just nine years old. When we were looking for an apartment many...

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...

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,...