Outdated film and TV must opt for disclaimers over removal
Thanks to the rise of streaming platforms, old movies and TV shows have been given a second life with a new generation of viewers. Series like “The Office”, “Friends”, and “Breaking Bad” are very popular with young people, despite premiering before some of their fans were even born.
Revival of promposal competition sparks
Boom boxes, big signs, and bare chests painted with the letters P, R, O, and M. These are all hallmarks of an average day in March at Berkeley High School during promposal season.
‘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,
Artist Spotlight: Ava Distasi
Jewelry is versatile. Ava Distasi, a BHS junior, provides an example of one of its many uses. She creates jewelry for a purpose: charity donations. All of the money Distasi makes is donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds.
The history and impact of sneaker culture
The polarizing 1960s were the beginnings of what is now known as contemporary sneaker culture. A subculture emerged amid numerous protests, the Vietnam War, and the civil rights movement.
Lil Yachty abandons his SoundCloud roots in ‘Let’s Start Here’
On Jan. 27, Lil Yachty opened the listening party for his surprise new album, “Let’s Start Here,” with the words that many eclectic fans of modern music have been forced to hear again and again: “I really wanted to be taken serious as an artist.” He continued with, “Not just some SoundCloud rapper, not some
‘Last Of Us’ adds humanity and emotion to the zombie genre
We all know the zombie genre; gory, lumbering, mindless monsters that attack bands of scruffy survivors after an apocalypse. Sometimes slow moving, sometimes fast, always bitten and stupid, the zombie has been used countless times for thrilling, if not basic, entertainment.
Afrofuturism in literature: Recommendations from BHS Library
“Memory informs, but it’s not where you live,” said Sarah Rosenkrantz, Berkeley High School librarian. This concept is key to Afrofuturism, a genre of literature where the perspectives, experiences, and culture of Black artists and writers are celebrated within the realms of science fiction.
Berkeley icon Faye Carol uses jazz to unify
March 13, in Berkeley, California, is Faye Carol Day. Carol, a jazz musician who was born in Mississippi and moved to Berkeley as an adult, has made an impact through her music, words, and teachings.
'Uplifting, representing': Local Theaters attempt to diversify
“The why of it is really important, just as a baseline,” said Liz Lisle, managing director at Shotgun Players, a Berkeley community theater. “Acknowledging that there’s a legacy that we really have to undo, in order to support people of color around here and make the theater feel like a place where many people of
‘Stories through sound:’ New hip-hop class bridges history
Nestled in the A Building is Sakima Williams, who teaches Inventing Hip-Hop at Berkeley High School. In a room of six students, the course covers the past and present, music and history, and incites inspiration. Williams grew up in hip -hop and remembers break dancing in the early ‘80s on pieces of linoleum.