Sunday, September 24, 2017

Thyra’s Soap Box

It’s 2017, and progress has been made. This can seem hard to believe in today’s tempestuous sociopolitical climate, but it is undeniable. The United States of America has elected the world’s first clown president....

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There are many hidden health secrets behind that yellow oval fruit we know as lemons. Did you know the Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against...

What Can We Look Forward to With Donald Trump as the 45th President?

Chances are, you’re also dreading January 20, the day Donald Trump becomes our president for the next four years. But rather than looking at the negatives, we should focus on some postive outlooks for...

Sexual Assault Rankings Are Misleading

Choosing a college is like building a car. The college should have each part perfectly fitted to your liking. In terms of colleges, for most women, on-campus safety is as crucial as the engine....

Why Can’t Berkeley High Seem to Retain a Principal?

Following the unexpected notice sent to the families of all students at Berkeley High announcing Principal Sam Pasarow’s indefinite leave of absence, many could not help but compare the position of being a principal...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Should Senior Days be Allowed

In my freshman year of Berkeley High School (BHS), back in 2013, my spirit week was exciting, eye-opening, and a little scary. I remember the colorful get-ups and of course the approximate quarter of...