Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ethnic Studies Courses Engage Students and Improve Outcomes

A federal judge ruled that when the Tucson Unified School District eliminated the Mexican American studies (MAS) program, it violated the constitutional rights of its students guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The...

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...

Sexual Hassment Surveys are Vital to Make Progress

Sexual harassment is more common than we think. According to a nationally representative survey of 1,965 students in grades seven through twelve done by the American Association of University Women, 48 percent of surveyed...

Freshman Friday Tradition May Be Nearing its Expiration

Freshman Friday: the infamous hazing ritual at Berkeley High School (BHS). Every September, the upperclassmen humiliate and egg the incoming freshmen. As a tradition based on hate, it was bound to end eventually; that’s where...

Affluence Shouldn’t Trump Protection of Natural Reserves

Before buildings, banks, and borders, it was just nature and those living at its peril. In the current age of capitalism, the tables have turned. Even nature’s fate is in the hands of the...

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...

Boys Should Be Able to Wear Senior Shirts

From the first Friday of school until the homecoming game in late October, students and teachers at Berkeley High School (BHS) will see many seniors, almost all girls, wearing “senior shirts”: baseball t-shirts with...

UC’s Are Failing In-State Students

With college admission season coming to a close, many Berkeley High School (BHS) students have been dismayed to receive UC rejection letters, as many spots go to students from other states or countries. Admission...

Will Trump’s Blunt Rhetoric Prove Fatal?

With only two months until election day, the media has heightened its frenzy over the two remaining candidates: Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, and Donald Trump, the Republican nominee. The Huffington Post reports favorable...

Why the Tradition of Egging Shouldn’t Be Kept Alive

It’s Friday. The final bell of the day rings, followed by a crowd of students exiting the C building. Any current student or alumni of Berkeley High School (BHS) is familiar with the term...