Ellora Mookherjee-Amodt

‘A Window for Rape Culture to Blossom:’
The Impact of Party Culture on Rape Culture

Investigative

In 2021 graduate Melani Garcia’s freshman year at Berkeley High School, she attended her first party. At the party, she said hello to a classmate who she believed to be intoxicated.

Californians Need to Defend the Rights of LGBTQ+ Youth

Opinion

California has long been known as one of the most liberal places in the world, and a place that has historically served as a safe haven for LGBTQ+ people.

Women’s Studies Would Benefit Students

Opinion

Throughout the educational system, courses focused on the history and achievements of historically oppressed groups have never been the status quo. In recent years, as American public school systems have become more aware of the history of marginalized communities in the United States, Berkeley High School has increased discussions and dedicated more classes to

Shafia Zaloom, a sex educator, leads a presentation on consent in BHS’s Little Theater.

BHS Provides First School-Wide Consent Education Assemblies

News

Berkeley High School students demanded consent education during their walkouts in February 2020. Now, over a year later, the school has followed through with several school-wide assemblies.  Dean of Students Claudia Gonzalez, along with BHS’s Sexual Harm Advisory Committee, helped organize the assemblies and hired sexual educator Shafia Zaloom to run them.

The Debate: Should Identity-Specific Groups Be More Inclusive of Outside Allies?

Opinion

Clubs like the Gender Sexuality Alliance and Black Student Union serve specific marginalized groups. Does welcoming outsiders to their cause come at the expense of providing a safe space?  Two writers dive into both sides of the controversy below.  “For the GSA, I think we should welcome everybody … because having more widespread

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Michelle Obama

Column

The almost two years leading up to the presidential election of 2008 were a shocking turn in American history. Neither the media nor the other candidates had paid much attention to the young, half-Black senator from Illinois whose middle name was Hussein and last name rhymed with Osama.

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Barbara Lee

Column

The September 11, 2001 attacks shook America to its core. The aftermath of this immensely tragic act of terrorism left the US in a state of shock and panic.

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Harriet Tubman on the Twenty Dollar Bill Represents a Better America

Column

After suffering a head injury at the hands of a slave owner, Araminta Harriet Ross, commonly known as Harriet Tubman, began to suffer from epilepsy and incredibly painful headaches.

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Stacey Abrams

Column

The days leading up to the Georgia gubernatorial election in 2018 were a tense time for American democracy. As the votes were counted to determine who would lead the state for the next four years, the margins grew thinner and thinner.

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Kamala Harris

Column

Born in Oakland, California, Vice President Kamala Harris was always the underdog. Born to two immigrant parents, she served as district attorney of San Francisco, attorney general of California, and US senator before becoming the first woman and person of color to serve as the vice president of the United States.

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Shirley Chisholm: A Black Woman Who Dared to Fight

Column

In 1969, Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to the US Congress. Growing up, she was always somewhat immersed in the world of politics through her father, who supported the rights of trade union members.

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Column

Women of color have never been the status quo in American politics. In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led the charge against this as the first candidate to challenge former Congress member Joe Crowly since 2004.