To read the first part of this series on transitioning to in-person school, click here. Distance learning sucks. Nobody likes enduring the boredom, awkwardness, and discomfort that comes with virtual schooling.
Many Instagram users became dismayed when the number of likes on others’ posts disappeared on March 2. Instagram’s PR team rushed to Twitter to announce that this was an unintentional consequence of “testing a new experience to hide likes on Feed posts.” The numbers were restored and the world heaved a collective sigh of relief.
Alameda County and the City of Berkeley are both administering COVID-19 vaccines free-of-charge to certain groups of people. These vaccines can greatly reduce the chances of recipients from becoming infected with COVID-19, and as a result, make those around them safer as well. Combating misinformation: Vaccines do not make their recipients sick with COVID-19, nor
Relationships, by-and-large, are two-sided: a mutual exchange of energy and support between individuals. But what happens when they’re not? Parasocial relationships are defined by Wikipedia as relationships where “viewers or listeners [of mass media] come to consider media personalities as friends, despite having limited interactions with them.” The term “parasocial relationship” was coined by sociologists
The capitalist conglomerate Disney is known for many things, but racial sensitivity is not one of them. Many of the company’s older films contain racist content in one way or another, including Dumbo, The Aristocats, and Lady and the Tramp.
Climate change is old news at this point. Greenhouse gases are thickening the atmosphere, causing a myriad of environmental problems and an impending apocalypse, we’re doomed if we don’t act now, blah blah blah.
High school can feel really lonely. Though you would think that more people would result in more potential friends, it can be challenging to find community and solidarity in the vast sea of students that is Berkeley High School.
When the smoky haze that we have all come to know too well appears over the Berkeley Hills and the same apocalyptic feeling consumes us, many Berkeley citizens come to think the same thing: “Not again.” While the Bay Area has mostly remained unscathed, smoke blown in from nearby fires in other areas has repeatedly