‘Our Monologues’ Show Highlights Underrepresented Stories
One word echoed throughout the performances of Our Monologues: “amalgamation.” Amalgamation was not only heard, but also seen: an amalgamation of voices, ideas, and identities appeared onstage, a multicultural melange of stories that left audiences laughing and crying.
Art Competition Shows Inhibit Creativity
Pitting artists against one another is inherently disobeying an unofficial moral code. This code entails that art is subjective, that the viewer and creator form their own opinions on a work.
The Evolution of Reggae and Its Impact
Originating in the 1960s, reggae music was a powerful way for Jamaicans to express their discontent towards societal and economic injustices. Reggae’s influence on modern-day music is evident in the sweeping genre of reggaeton, which also incorporates rap and hip hop elements.
BHS Must Up COVID-19 Precautions Due to Rising Threat of Omicron Variant
Students limiting who they’re in contact with, mask recommendations changing, and COVID-19 cases increasing — this feels all too familiar. The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has sent the world into a new state of panic, making Bay Area communities reconsider how they have handled in-person education in the era of COVID-19.
Rebuttal: Spirit Week Can Be Reformed
The Berkeley High School community should be appalled by the administration’s decision to not sanction a fall Spirit Week. The attempt at curtailing the usual chaos that the infamous Rally Day brings is really going to prevent students from getting help for fear of retribution.
Mask Mandate Needed for Student Saftey
While the hindrance of wearing a mask may irritate some people, it is saving the lives of others. In order to protect vulnerable students, Berkeley Unified School District must keep the mask mandate active and enforced for its students and staff.
Word on the Street
Raphaella Laurence, a sophomore in Academic Choice says when it comes to her style, she likes to be herself. “Some days I’m like emo, and other days I’m like ‘Let’s dress up fancy’ and then other days I just want to wear my pajamas.
Kali Uchis Voices Multicultural Identity
Multi-faceted and divinely innovative are just a few of the many ways to describe Kali Uchis, the woman paving the way towards modern American consumption of Latin music.
Kanye West Drops ‘Donda:’ Worth the Wait?
Kanye West: musical genius, political figure, psychiatric mystery. Since 2004, West has perplexed the media and music fanatics alike, creating quite the reputation for himself.
“Super Straight” Is an Invalid Sexuality Rooted in Transphobia
Straight male fragility is a forever fighting force to be reckoned with. The latest battle has to do with a brand new “sexuality” started on an online forum called “Super Straight.” The term Super Straight is an excuse for blatant transphobia and the devalidation of the LGBTQ+ community and shouldn’t be recognized as a valid
MCSA Hosts Speaker Series to Amplify Mixed Voices at BHS
Representation is a huge part of self worth. When you don’t see yourself reflected in media or academics, you can feel extremely isolated. Berkeley High School’s Multi-Cultural Student Association is fighting against this feeling by bringing representation to students who identify with intersectionality.
BUSD Community Divided Over Reopening at November 18 School Board Meeting
The Berkeley Unified School District School Board has been primarily focused on the possibility of Berkeley schools opening back up, but other issues, such as further work towards Black Lives Matter resolutions and a new Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Policy proposition were also covered at the November 18 board meeting.