School Board Discusses Consent Education and COVID-19 Money
Sunday, September 12, 2021 The BUSD School Board met on September 8 to discuss the finalized budget, which dips into Fund 20 to cover expenses, as well as sexual harm and consent education.
‘Completely Unsustainable:’ School Board Discusses Viability of In-Person School
Monday, August 30, 2021 On Wednesday, August 25, the BUSD School Board discussed the pressing shortage of substitute teachers due to COVID-19, the unsustainability of in-person school under the current system, and a possible vaccine mandate for student athletes.
BUSD School Board Discusses Graduation, Teacher Healthcare, and Bridge Program
Monday, May 10, 2021 The meeting covered the schedule for graduation, the success of the Bridge Program, and the departure of the associate superintendent.
“They’re Targeting the Spaces That We Need:” Community Rallies to Save People’s Park
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 On Saturday, April 24, community members marched from Walnut Street, in North Berkeley, to People’s Park, in an effort to prevent development in the park.
Asian American Pacific Islander Youth Rising Rally Held in Berkeley
Saturday, April 3, 2021 The rally began with a series of speeches, and ended with a march to the San Francisco Bay Pedestrian Footbridge to display banners and signs.
BHS Holds First Virtual Election Convention
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 While the number of candidates has decreased by 26 percent, students appeared to be engaged in the election.
Lack of Female Media Executives Leads to Inaccurate Representation of Women
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 The glass ceiling is harder to break when all the female characters we see on television occupy stereotypically feminine roles.
The Colorblind Utopia ‘Bridgerton’ Paints is Attractive, But Deceiving
Friday, February 19, 2021 The new Netflix series is diverse in casting, but fails to meaningfully address issues of racial justice.
The Dangers of the Concentration of Media Ownership
Monday, February 8, 2021 Having just six media conglomerates control US media reduces the diversity of viewpoints and creates a potential for the suppression of information that is at odds with the interests of the parent corporation.
Olivia Rodrigo: Speeding to Success
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Olivia Rodrigo’s new single “drivers license” has catapulted the 17-year-old Disney actress into unprecedented fame.
Small Businesses Should Stay Open Amid Shelter-In-Place
Thursday, January 7, 2021 Small businesses have been hurt by the pandemic, and their importance to local communities and economies should be upheld by allowing them to continue to operate.
BHS Should Utilize Student Input to Create and Maintain Social Events
Sunday, December 6, 2020 As district-wide conversation centers around the potential reopening of schools, it’s important to consider the online social activities that BHS could organize to support students.
Ranked-Choice Voting Will Result in More Accurate Elections
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Ranked-Choice Voting has been successfully implemented in Berkeley and in other cities and states across the US. It should be adopted nationwide and used in all elections.
Cancel Culture Should Not Apply to Journalism
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 To fully understand the complexity of an issue, it is necessary to have candid discussions with people who hold diverging viewpoints, but cancel culture cuts off those conversations before they even begin.
“How to Save a Planet” Podcast Answers Big Questions About Climate Change
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 This new podcast provides a brutally truthful take on the severity of climate change and explores creative ideas for how to help.
The Loss of a Hero On-Screen and Off: Chadwick Boseman’s Contribution to Film
Thursday, September 17, 2020 Black Panther, the first Marvel movie with a Black superhero as the lead role, gave children everywhere the hope that they could become anything, despite any obstacles that stood in their way.
‘The 24th’ Depicts the Familiar Struggles Between White Police and Black Soldiers 100 Years Ago
Friday, September 4, 2020 The film focuses on Corporal William Boston, a Black man grappling with his identity as well as the racism and harassment his soldiers face. Although the movie is set in 1917, the messages it sends are relevant today.
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