Lana Del Rey’s New Album Presents a Dated View of Feminism and Femininity
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 'Chemtrails Over the Country Club' strays from Del Rey’s history of perpetuating sexist stereotypes, but still doesn’t live up to the artist’s claims of supporting intersectional feminism.
Why Are We Attracted to Vampires?
Friday, April 2, 2021 Topics like cannibalism are considered unacceptable and taboo, yet countless stories focus on vampires and, more specifically, their sex appeal. Why?
‘Framing Britney Spears’ Reveals How Sexism Leads to Harmful Misconceptions
Friday, March 12, 2021 The success of the early 2000’s pop icon led to unforeseen consequences like unforgiving judgement at the hands of the public and a stifling conservatorship at the hands of her father.
‘Malcolm and Marie’ Dives into the Complexity of Relationships
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 The romantic drama, which follows a couple’s conflict in real time, explores the unique dynamics of a 21st century relationship.
Performative Social Media Activism is Largely Unproductive
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Aesthetically pleasing, easily understandable infographics about social justice issues have recently taken over social media, offering little value. But they have the potential to be much more meaningful.
To Escape Tumultuous Times, Viewers Flock to Period Dramas
Thursday, January 21, 2021 The recent rise in popularity of period dramas like Bridgerton can be explained by a want to be free from the headlines and technologies of today.
BHS’s Term System Must Be Adjusted to Preserve Students’ Knowledge
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Students are re-immersed into half of their classes every other month and expected to pick up right where they left off, causing a lot of additional stress and difficulty for both students and teachers.
Implementing Surveillance Cameras in Berkeley Will Cause More Harm Than Good
Saturday, December 26, 2020 Since Mayor Arreguín and Rashi Kesarwani’s proposal to implement video surveillance for the Berkeley Police Department, the ethical and safety technicalities of cameras and facial recognition have been heavily debated.
In Order to Promote Democracy, Corporations’ Influence Must Be Regulated
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 With the passing of Proposition 22 in California, large corporations' influence on the outcome of elections has become clear. In order to uphold democractic structures, the government needs to expand regulations on corporate advertisement and lobbying.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín Must Expand His Policies on Climate and Police
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 In his new term as mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguín must make significant changes to his agenda to become less complacent on issues important to Berkeley citizens.
Why is Donald Trump Obsessed With Voter Fraud in Mail-In Voting?
Sunday, November 1, 2020 Although there is no evidence of significant cheating in nationwide elections, Trump can't seem to let it go. This contradiction raises questions about the true motives of these fraud allegations as they could easily be seen as a voter suppression tactic.
Bay Area Dance Studios Bring Together the Latinx Community
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Dance studies, ranging from teaching Brazilian dance to capoeira, serve to connect Latinx people despite threats from gentrification.
Berkeley USPS Continues to Provide Valuable Services Despite Financial Crisis
Friday, October 2, 2020 Cuts in funding for the USPS have left Berkeley residents concerned about mail-in voting, but Berkeley postal workers are confident they are equipped to provide essential services as usual.
A Legal Giant: RBG’s Profound Impact on the Berkeley Community
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a lasting mark on Berkeley, serving as an inspiration and a champion for the rights of students, teachers, and legal professionals alike. Her recent death emphasized the importance of continuing to fight for what she believed in.
Berkeley Restaurant Spotlight: Nuttin’ Butter Cookies
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Nuttin’ Butter Cookies, a small Berkeley-based and Black-owned business, has worked through setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic and gained support from the local community.
Why Are There Fewer Female Students in High Level STEM Classes?
Friday, September 4, 2020 There are myriad factors at play causing the gender imbalance that persists in science and math classrooms at Berkeley High School.
Tom Steyer’s Son Shares Campaign Experience
Saturday, March 21, 2020
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