Ohad Aviran-Finkelstein

Redefining Chivalry: Truly Selfless Acts or Perpetuation of Toxic Masculinity? 

Opinion

Society has been patriarchal for over ten thousand years, but as times change, so should society. In the past, the accepted role for a man was to protect his family, and the job of a woman was to take care of the family.

Beneficial or Performative: Should Politicians Publicly Volunteer?

Opinion

PRO By Ohad Aviran-Finkelstein The actions of celebrities and politicians have massive effects on society. Although many public figures have taken their power for granted and used it to make little to no difference, other public figures have used their power to make a significant impact, working for the betterment of society.

Should Students Choose Their History Course Curriculums?

Opinion

Berkeley High School requires students to attend a history class every year, which can be anything from Ethnic Studies to AP Government. However, many of the required history courses simply cover a narrow range of American or world history.

Should Bay Area Cities Be Cracking Down on Crime?

Opinion

Yes Ohad Aviran-Finkelstein Recent headlines paint a grim picture of unsafe conditions in the Bay Area. Crime in San Francisco has risen over 12 percent in the past year, while Oakland’s violent crime rate was over three times higher than the national average.

A biker rides along a protected bike lane on Milvia Street outside of BHS.

A Solution to Berkeley’s Traffic Fatalities

Opinion

Whether arriving to school by foot, bike, bus, or car, many Berkeley High School students have either been victims of traffic collisions or have witnessed near misses.

Students pass a police car on Bancroft. BHS violence has been rampant since the start of school.

Preventative Action Needed to Stop Fights

Opinion

In the first months of this year at Berkeley High School, the issue of violence and fights has been imminent. Although there are security staff at BHS, a large number of fights have already occurred this year, and they will only continue to occur.

BHS has few structures — such as ramps — that assist differently-abled individuals.

Is Berkeley High Accessible to Differently-Abled Students?

Features

Accessibility for differently-abled students at Berkeley High School has long persisted as a problem. The Special Education Department is a team of teachers dedicated to aiding these students.  Angela Bau, a vision-impairment specialist, said, “Berkeley Unified is known for full inclusion and having all classes accessible to all students.” She also explained that

Local Program TeensVolunteer.org Expands

Features

As a freshman, Emi Rohn, a Berkeley High School graduate, saw an issue with the way teenagers, who are often eager to help, could connect with volunteer organizations.

Are Prank Fire Alarms a Threat to Safety?

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In the first six weeks of school, there have been six fire alarms at Berkeley High School.  “Fire alarm pulls have been happening at Berkeley High ever since I started teaching here, which goes back to 1995,” said Aaron Glimme, an AP chemistry teacher at BHS.  These alarms not only disturb class, but also

BHSDG Provides Funds to Pay for AP and IB Testing Fees

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Advanced Placement tests are expensive, but they haven’t always been this way. AP testing was created in 1951 amid a concern that students going to college weren’t fully prepared for the many challenges to come.