Women’s Studies Would Benefit Students
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
BHS Provides First School-Wide Consent Education Assemblies
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?
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
On the Shoulders of Giants: Michelle Obama
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.
On the Shoulders of Giants: Barbara Lee
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.
On the Shoulders of Giants: Stacey Abrams
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.
On the Shoulders of Giants: Kamala Harris
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.
Shirley Chisholm: A Black Woman Who Dared to Fight
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.
On the Shoulders of Giants: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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.