Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Victims of Natural Disasters Deserve Equitable Treatment

Illustration by Gemma Fa-Kaji The United States (US)has been affected by natural disasters in ways it hasn’t been in many years. In the past two months, Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey have come and gone,...

#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...

Humor Doesn’t Excuse Discrimination

Illustration by Fintan O'Sullivan We love to laugh. We laugh at funny videos of dogs, or we laugh at TV shows. We laugh at jokes and we laugh with, and at, our friends. We laugh...

Red & Gold Day Lives on Without Football

Illustration by Gemma Fa-Kaji I never dressed up for rally day because I never knew why we celebrated the event. I thought rally day was celebrated to show love for our school. This year I...

State Politics Should Not Be Overlooked

Most people in Berkeley and the country follow national politics somewhat closely. It receives the lion’s share of media coverage, and is certainly important in its own right. But even though developments in Washington,...

Should CA Follow Catalonia’s Example?

Illustration by Gina Ledor Catalonia’s recent action to secede from Spain begs the question of whether California should be doing the same. The two regions are the richest in their respective countries, have unique cultures,...

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...

“Politicizing Tragedies” Paves a Path to Permanent Solutions

Illustration by Siena Laws Not even 24 hours after I had heard about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, I began to hear talk of the second amendment. Politicians had begun to make statements about...

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...

If Students Preach Privilege, First We Must Understand It

Illustration by Grace Schafer-Perry Privilege is a word that gets thrown around a lot at Berkeley High School (BHS), not only in the hallways and quad, but also within our classrooms. BHS has done a...