Thursday, November 23, 2017

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...

Women’s March Unites Despite the Lack of Intersectionality

The Women’s March in Washington DC — and its hundreds of sister marches around the world — was a momentous event. It felt powerful to be part of this wave of opposition to the...

No Options Left for Pro-Choice Backers

On Monday October 3, tens of thousands of Polish citizens, mainly women, participated in “Black Monday.” Masses marched into the capital Warsaw and other Polish cities to protest against a bill, which includes a...

Free Speech Deserves Renewed Respect

Berkeley cannot identify as the epicenter of political action and claim to be the champions of free speech if we are not willing to hear the voice of the right. The UC Berkeley student-run...

Mere Cost of College Process Is Restrictive

College is expensive. That’s a reality most families have to face as their children beginning applying. There has been heavy discussion this year about the rising cost of many universities in our country; however,...

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...

People’s Park Shouldn’t Be Sacrificed for UCB Housing

UC Berkeley is currently facing a highly contentious decision in regards to student housing. While the housing shortage has been an issue for many years, Berkeley’s rising cost of living forced the university to act. Chancellor...

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...