Oppression Olympics Further Racial Disparity
The artificial construction of race is a spectrum, parallel to the scale of oppression, where, in both the United States and Berkeley High School, Asian Americans have historically fallen into a marginalized gray area between privilege and maltreatment.
Coping With Grief and Trauma After BHS’s Loss
After a Berkeley High School student’s death on April 18, some students and staff are processing grief and learning how to best take care of themselves and support each other. BHS intervention counselor Jasdeep Malhi believes it’s vital that students communicate how they’re feeling to their teachers in order to receive the support they
It’s About Time to Reconsider Porn
In the last 15 years, pornography has become more accessible than a bag of potato chips. In this same time frame, the rate of teen sex has dropped significantly.
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
Admin Must Prioritize Student Input
In Berkeley Unified School District, self-advocacy is continuously emphasized. Whether it is through anti-bullying curricula or history lessons about oppression and social movements, students learn the importance of standing against injustice, being critical of those in power, as well as the power of collaboration and compromise.
CalSTRS Must Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies
By investing in fossil fuels, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System is complicit in environmental racism and climate chaos. CalSTRS is the public pension fund for California public school teachers.
Change Starts With Conversation
Election Day’s rapid approach has birthed the latest of the social media trends: the “Biden vs. Trump” poll. In an effort to weed out Trump supporters, Berkeley High School students have taken to asking followers to choose between the two candidates on their Instagram stories.
For Youth to Enact Meaningful Change, They Must Reach Beyond Social Media
As self-isolation in the Bay Area begins its sixth month, our community has adjusted to this new reality. Leaving the house armed with masks and sanitizer, spending your day glued to a computer screen for work, only to FaceTime your friends, watch TV, and scroll through social media for a while before bed; this has
Why Can't Berkeley High Retain a Principal?
The recent announcement of the departure of Berkeley High School’s principal, Erin Schweng, has brought to light the fact that within memorable history, BHS seems to have not had a principal last longer than a graduating class.