Sunday, September 24, 2017

Twitter’s New Mute Function Is Necessary

While many use Twitter to keep in contact with friends or put their opinion out into the world, it is still full of terrible things. Everyday when scrolling through my Twitter feed, I see...

Comey is not why Clinton Lost

Hillary Clinton's devastating and shocking loss has been attributed by some to the “Comey Effect.” However this assertion is dubious if we look closely at the turnout and other circumstances, such as the third...

Dakota Access Pipline

The Dakota Access Pipeline is a proposed project that would allow for the transport of domestically produced light sweet crude oil over a distance of 1,172 miles. It is estimated to cost $3.7 billion...

Do Trigger Warnings Belong in High School Classrooms

In the past couple of years, there has been a dramatic increase in the use and popularity of the term “trigger warning.”  The debate over the use of these warnings, which are meant to...

Out of District Kids Deserve Full Access to Same Opportunities

Chances are you know at least one BHS student who does not live in Berkeley. Many of these people are inter-district transfers whose enrollment has been approved by the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD),...

Sexual Hassment Surveys are Vital to Make Progress

Sexual harassment is more common than we think. According to a nationally representative survey of 1,965 students in grades seven through twelve done by the American Association of University Women, 48 percent of surveyed...

Bernie or Bust Set on Defying Party Elites

You hear “Hillary Clinton,” they hear “Fascist Robot Lizard Woman.” Long criticized for their destructive force against Clinton and secret support for Trump by refusing to vote democratic, is the leftist extremist group also...

Two-Party System Diminishes Gary Johnson’s Slim Prospects

Over the course of the past year, the entire world has become transfixed by the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Not a day goes by where we aren’t exposed, in one way or another, to...

Teachers’ Political Opinions Should Have No Place in Classroom Discourse

As the only adult in the room, the teacher is admired by students because they have the adult experience we lack. That is why teachers have so much influence in helping to formulate student’s...

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...