Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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...

Should Finals Take Place Before Winter Break?

As schools start to shift towards having finals before winter break, many new arguments are popping up in favor of the resolution. Often, I hear students at Berkeley High School complain about never getting...

Movement Strives to Close Tax Loophole

Illustration by Maytal Bach A grassroots movement called “Make It Fair” seeks “to close the corporate loophole and rebuild California.” The loophole in question is that commercial property, or corporations’ property, is taxed based on...

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...

#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...

Dakota Access Pipline

The Dakota Access Pipeline is a proposed project that would allow for the transport of domestically produced light sweet crude oil over a distance of 1,172 miles. It is estimated to cost $3.7 billion...

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...

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...

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,...

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...