Casual Use of 'Female' Is More Harmful Than it Seems
Female. The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of this word is, “of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to bear young or produce eggs.” This definition would lead a reader to believe that the word is clearly biological, but a quick search for the word on Twitter brings up results of very
Why We Need the $15 Minimum Wage
President Biden has proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. While unlikely to pass due to partisan gridlock in Washington D.C., this change is long overdue, and should be put into place, as it will help millions of low-income workers, and be a step in the right direction to diminish the wage
Opinions on Wednesday at the Capitol
Insurrection at the Capitol Shows Us Anti-Racism Work is Far From Over Mimia Ousilas This past summer, peaceful protests following the death of George Floyd were met with a military-like police response.
COVID-19 Dashboard Increases Transparency About Elementary School Reopenings
The Berkeley Unified School District has launched the “COVID-19 Risk Reduction Dashboard.” This resource, a website that can be accessed through the BUSD homepage, lists six areas of preparation, with specific tasks that elementary schools must complete to return to campus: facilities, health practices, school campus logistics, staff, students and families, and agency approvals.
What are Berkeley Middle Schools Doing to Support Students?
Like Berkeley High School, the three Berkeley Unified School District middle schools have started the school year completely online. Juliana Jones, a math teacher at Longfellow Middle School, said that this is “far from ideal for all kids to learn,” but “is all we have right now.” Classes have been conducted over Zoom,
Latinx Athletes Shine in Professional Sports Worldwide
Mariana Pajón Mariana Pajón, a BMX rider, is arguably the greatest Colombian athlete of all time. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was selected to be the flag bearer for her country, and went on to win Colombia’s only gold medal of the games.
Messi Stays with Barcelona to Avoid Legal Battle
After 18 years of playing for Barcelona, soccer icon Lionel Messi announced that he intended to leave the club this summer. Messi, 33, is considered by many to be the best active soccer player, if not the greatest of all time.
January 17, 2020
Liverpool is up 1-0 against Wolves at home on December 29 in the Premier League, the top division of English soccer. Wolves captain Conor Coady sends a pass down the right-hand side to midfielder João Moutinho.
December 20, 2019
Every year in December, representatives from all thirty Major League Baseball teams gather to discuss the direction of the league, propose changes, and make trades with each other.
In August 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem for the first time, saying, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.” This action outraged some of the National Football League’s conservative fan
November 22, 2019
“There are women here nearly twice her age, being left in her wake!” shouted the announcer as 16-year-old Mary Cain won the USA indoor mile final, coasting through the finish line with a huge lead.
November 8, 2019
One hour, 59 minutes, 40 seconds. That’s how long it took Eliud Kipchoge to run a marathon in Vienna last month. That is equivalent to a 4:34 average mile pace.