Thursday, November 23, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Berkeley Should Unify to Disempower the Hateful “Alt-Right”

Berkeley, historically one of the most progressive cities in the country, has been chosen as a hot spot for “alt-right” hate groups to hold rallies. After the inauguration of Donald Trump, the “alt-right” have felt...

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...

Senator Warren: Stifled or Strengthened?

Elizabeth Warren is the future of the democratic party, and the more republicans hate her, the more her popularity grows. The modern democratic party of neo-liberals was born in the ‘70s and ‘80s as...

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...