Thursday, November 23, 2017

Grading in Math Classrooms Should Be Based on Accuracy, Not Growth

Classes like english and math are often placed into two different categories.  Many Berkeley High students have also noticed a somewhat contrasting grading system between the two. In an english class, one would be...

Despite Controversy, UCB Must Respect Milo Yiannopoulos’ Right to Speak

Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative, flamboyant journalist, is scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley (UCB) on February 1. Under standard circumstances, the booking of such a talk would not reveal itself on the radar of...

Should The UC System Consider Reinstating Affirmative Action?

ross the country are hastily stitching together the missing pieces of their college applications, some are checking different boxes than others. At most private universities, those differences can have a profound impact in whether...

Mere Cost of College Process Is Restrictive

College is expensive. That’s a reality most families have to face as their children beginning applying. There has been heavy discussion this year about the rising cost of many universities in our country; however,...

Should Senior Days be Allowed

In my freshman year of Berkeley High School (BHS), back in 2013, my spirit week was exciting, eye-opening, and a little scary. I remember the colorful get-ups and of course the approximate quarter of...

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),...