Community Struggles With Increase In Social Media and Screen Time
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Students and teachers navigate the impact of the past year’s steep increase of screen time and social media usage.
Berkeley Has Mixed Feelings About Newly Reopened Restaurants
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 As restaurants reopen for indoor dining, conflicted feelings arise from the Berkeley community. Some are enthusiastic, while others wonder if it is happening too soon.
At Cozy Wok, Father-Son Duo Offers Delicious Vegetarian Chinese Takeout
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Dan and Keguang Zhao serve vegetarian versions of classic Chinese dishes, in accordance with centuries of Buddhist customs and a decade of family tradition.
BAHIA, Inc. Bridges Communities Through Bilingual Education
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Berkeley’s BAHIA INC works with local communities to offer young children aged two through ten a space to learn and thrive in a bilingual environment.
The Connection Between Violent Extremism and Sexism Must Be Addressed
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 There is a clear pattern of violent extremism often being motivated by sexism, and this must immediately be addressed by schools to reduce occasions of violence.
BHS Community Must Ensure That Black History Month is Properly Honored
Thursday, February 18, 2021 Distance learning has eliminated many ways that BHS has celebrated Black History Month in the past, but it’s extremely important that students and staff work together to find ways to honor, educate, and celebrate.
BHS Should Eliminate PE Requirements During Distance Learning
Monday, February 15, 2021 Although it is important to encourage physical activity in teens, the stress of meeting a graduation requirement is an unnecessary burden on students amidst the pandemic.
First Come, First Served System for PSATs and SATs Fails BUSD’s Mission
Sunday, January 24, 2021 With only the resources to give the PSAT to 70 students, BHS staff initially offered the spots to the first students who signed up, giving privileged students an advantage.
Jefferson Elementary Renamed After Ruth Acty, First Black Teacher in BUSD
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Acty taught in BUSD for 48 years and fought for a more inclusive history curriculum and staff diversity.
BUSD Aims to Combat Flaws In Distance Learning
Monday, November 16, 2020 Since the release of Berkeley Unified School District’s Distance Learning Plan, the reality of what school looks like has changed dramatically.
San Francisco Women’s March Encourages Voting and Unites Protesters
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 The demonstration was planned after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and, among other things, served as a call to vote.
Muralist Juana Alicia Inspires Social Change Through Provoking Public Art
Thursday, October 22, 2020 The artist's work, much of which can be seen around the Bay Area, is dedicated to raising awareness about climate change and women's rights.
New Podcast Offers Intimate Look Into Artists’ Lives and Stories
Thursday, October 1, 2020 When quarantine began, Berkeley resident Shannon Smuts pursued her dream of creating a podcast about artists, compiling the personal stories of artists and their work from all over the world.
Seniors Make Efforts to Celebrate Their Final Year Together
Friday, September 18, 2020 Despite new obstacles presented by distance learning, seniors are working to boost school spirit and make the most out of a bad situation.
BHS Survivors Club Offers a Safe, Supportive Space for Students
Friday, September 4, 2020 Students at BHS have created a new club structured to meet the needs of sexual assault survivors and their allies. This club is a space designed for listening, learning, and healing.
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