The Social Media Experience Across Genders
The Jacket surveyed a sample of 368 students to explore the role of gender in the perception of social media among teens. Additionally, interviews gave students a space to share their views on social media and how it affects them personally.
Black History Month Activism Is Too Performative
At the beginning of February, for the fifth year in a row, Target released their “Black Beyond Measure” clothing line for Black History Month. The line consists of clothing pieces preaching sayings like “Radiate Black Joy” and “Noire Icon.” While the sentiment is most definitely there, these T-shirts and sweatshirts blasted on the front of
Sexual Harm Leaves Deep Marks In Wake of Burgmann Case
Students at Berkeley High School began noticing suspicious activity on social media at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Many class of 2021 seniors, including Charlotte, were receiving Instagram Direct Messages containing explicit photographs and asking for personal information and images.
How Have Substitute Teachers Handled Online School?
“Substitutes replaced teachers when teachers couldn’t get to school because they were either at home with their kids or on a field trip,” explained Huseyin Kulunk, a long-time Berkeley High School substitute teacher.
How the Maternity Leave Policy at BHS is Impacting Teachers
In January of 2019, Berkeley International High School Vice Principal Carrie Berg went on parental leave for the birth of her son. The policy at the time stated that Berg would receive differential pay; the difference in salary of what she would’ve been paid versus what her replacement got.
Harriet Tubman on the Twenty Dollar Bill is Not Enough
For years now, efforts to redesign the twenty dollar bill with a new face have been on a rollercoaster trajectory. In 2016, former President Barack Obama stated that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill by the year 2020.
It's Time for This Generation to Clarify the Words America Is Afraid of
For a long time, the United States has been afraid of words that nobody really knows the definition of. The words ‘socialist’ and ‘communist’ have been thrown around as insults in the political arena, with conservatives painting socialism as the fearful future that political candidates like Bernie Sanders will bring.
Colleges Should Stay Test Blind After the Pandemic Ends
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many colleges into doing something long overdue. The repeated cancellations of SATs and ACTs, a result of COVID-19, caused most colleges around the country to go test optional, meaning that a test score would not be required for admission.
Opinions on Wednesday at the Capitol
Insurrection at the Capitol Shows Us Anti-Racism Work is Far From Over Mimia Ousilas This past summer, peaceful protests following the death of George Floyd were met with a military-like police response.
Seniors Reconsider College Plans Due to COVID-19
As Berkeley High School enters its third month of distance learning, seniors are working on the college application process from home. College visits, accessibility to the College and Career Center, and standardized testing have all changed drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and both seniors and the CCC are adapting to these unprecedented