Thursday, November 23, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

Student Behavior Reinforces Segregation

Illustration by Eloni Bickham Segregation: The enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment. To talk about such a serious topic such as this we need to know the definition, especially...

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 NY State College Should Set Standard

On January 3, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a plan that would allow students whose family earns less than $125,000 a year accepted to a city or state university in New York — including...

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 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...

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...