Zachary Yoo is a journalist and Berkeley High student. He is a movie-lover interested in pop culture and politics, and outside of the Jacket can be found competing for Berkeley High's Speech and Debate team.
Writers Guild fed up with low wages and AI
“We must now exert the maximum leverage possible to get a fair contract,” reads the announcement by the Writers Guild of America, regarding the strike that started May 2, approved by over 98 percent of its members.
Four must-watch AAPI directed movies
CHAN IS MISSING The first Asian American directed movie is ultra-indie. Made on a budget of $22,000, shot in black and white, and with less-than-stellar audio quality, it’s a miracle “Chan is Missing” ever got made.
‘Cocaine Bear’ offers gore, lacks message
In 1985, a bear did cocaine. That’s all that really matters. It does not matter that the bear overdosed and was found dead months later. It does not matter that this event came at the height of Ronald Reagan’s war against drugs, nor does it matter that the taxidermy of the bear, which still exists,
‘The Game Awards’ sells out for viewership
Amidst this year’s award show season, the question on everyone’s mind isn’t who will win big, rather, it’s: will anyone care? From the Oscars to the Tony Awards, many major award shows have been steadily losing viewers.
The history and influence of Studio Ghibli
A young girl, Chihiro, travels with her family to their new home in rural Japan. As they take a shortcut through a mysterious town, Chihiro finds her parents have been transformed into pigs.
Video game films are lackluster
In 1993, “Super Mario Bros.,” the first major movie based on a video game, was marketed with the tagline “This Ain’t No Game.” Despite the film’s disastrous performance both critically and commercially, it absolutely lives up to the slogan.
Librarian book recs feature Latinx focus
Berkeley High School celebrates Latinx Heritage Month at the library, where the staff has gathered many books featuring Latinx and Chicanx culture. Librarians Sarah Rosenkrantz, Meredith Irby, and Nicole Fitzhugh highlighted a few books on the official BUSD Latinx reading list. “Ballad and Dagger”, by Daniel José Older, kept Fitzhugh on the edge of her