Thursday, November 23, 2017

Can Sanctuary Cities Survive Trump?

With the recent election of Donald Trump comes a whole new approach to the immigration system for the United States. During the president’s campaign, he said, “Under my administration, anyone who illegally crosses the...

Betsy DeVos Poses a Threat to Education

We first heard about Betsy DeVos in late November of last year, when President Trump nominated her to be in his cabinet. DeVos is often ridiculed for her remarks regarding a Wyoming school requiring...

People’s Park Shouldn’t Be Sacrificed for UCB Housing

UC Berkeley is currently facing a highly contentious decision in regards to student housing. While the housing shortage has been an issue for many years, Berkeley’s rising cost of living forced the university to act. Chancellor...

Women’s March Unites Despite the Lack of Intersectionality

The Women’s March in Washington DC — and its hundreds of sister marches around the world — was a momentous event. It felt powerful to be part of this wave of opposition to the...

Free NY State College Should Set Standard

On January 3, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a plan that would allow students whose family earns less than $125,000 a year accepted to a city or state university in New York — including...

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....

Trending or Pending

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...