Vaccine Roll Out and Reopening Plans Discussed at March 10 School Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 The meeting covered Superintendent Brent Stephens’ report on the progress towards reopening schools, and the immediacy of the district’s plans.
‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Is a Crucial Movie for Current Times
Thursday, March 18, 2021 The film about Black activist Fred Hampton and FBI informant William O’Neal tackles issues of racism and systemic oppression that still resonate today.
PTSA Hosts Art Contest to Celebrate Black History Month
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Students can submit art in five different categories to honor the significance of the month and express themselves.
‘Locked Down’ is a Disappointing First Look At Hollywood’s Take on COVID-19
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Despite its star-studded cast, the film is an underwhelming portrayal of life during a pandemic.
Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Offers Depth and Introspection Through Animation
Saturday, January 23, 2021 The intellectual meaning of Soul is delivered to a wide range of audiences through visual creativity, wit, and an authentic soundtrack.
Schools Should Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Returning Students
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Although school officials are concerned about pushing away families with worries about the vaccine, there seem to be no feasible paths toward a full return to in-person schooling without requiring vaccination.
Out of Print: The Future of Local News (Or Lack Thereof)
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 The pandemic has hit small businesses the hardest, and among those suffering most are local newspapers. Our communities need local newspapers, but it may be too late.
BUSD Must Ensure Safety for Teachers and Community Before Reopening Schools
Saturday, November 14, 2020 The district's plan for integrating in-person learning is thorough, but there are still challenges to consider, such as maintaining social distancing and the effect on teachers.
Measure HH Is Necessary to Lower Berkeley’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Saturday, October 31, 2020 The measure, which plans to increase taxes on gas and electricity for all but low-income residents, is part of an effort to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent.
Music From Latin America Acts as a Form of Cultural Resistance
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Rumba, nueva canción, and Tropicália don't just illustrate the strength and beauty of Latinx culture and history, but are also influences for contemporary music genres.
Artist Spotlight: Camille Collins
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Collins, who plays tenor saxophone in the Jazz Ensemble, described her composing method as just playing in a very natural, free manner.
Album Recommendation: ‘on the tender spot of every calloused moment’
Saturday, September 26, 2020 Akinmusire’s album leaves very few jazz “stones” unturned: it is immensely creative, beautifully performed, and structured to pull you through an incredible narrative of music.
BHS Unplugged: Tips for How to Stay Entertained Offline
Friday, September 4, 2020 “If all else fails, you can try looking around you and taking inspiration from whatever is presenting itself.”
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