Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Consumerism Corrupts Holiday Spirit

Illustration by Anya Chytrowski Every year, we whip out our wallets as the holiday season approaches. However, while people may measure the holidays by what we buy, these purchases do not represent the real spirit...

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...

Police Militarization Endangers Citizens

Photograph by Nigel Oliphant In recent years, we have seen a shift in the attitude of law enforcement here in the United States; our good old doughnut-loving comrades have been replaced with a virtual militia....

School Renaming Follows National Trend

Photograph by Trinity Graham After years of conversation, the Berkeley School Board decided on November 15 to rename LeConte Elementary School. UC Berkeley professor Joseph LeConte, was a slave owner who wrote many books on...

Inadequate College Counseling Fails Underprivileged Students

Photograph by Sarah Weaver Following the departure  of Angela Price, one of two college counselors at Berkeley High School, it is important to analyze some of the issues that plague education, namely inequitable access. It is...

Stress Culture Inhibits Healthy Learning

Illustration by Anya Chytrowski The reputation that high school has of being a stressful and terrible time proves true for many at Berkeley High School (BHS). While BHS can be a great place socially, there...

District Should Reevaluate BTA, IS Merge

Photograph by Claire Dresser The Berkeley School Board is considering cuts to many Berkeley High School (BHS) programs, including cutting the Independent Study (IS) coordinator and administrative assistant positions, and housing the program under the...

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...

Thanksgiving Narratives Conceal Reality

Illustration by Gemma Fa-Kaji With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many students at Berkeley High School are simply thinking about the food related to the holiday, or the days off from school. Thanksgiving is meant...

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,...