The dangers of cancel culture
We’ve all seen it happen before, when the ruthless whip that is cancel culture knocks down yet another teenage internet celebrity. When a video from years ago of your favorite TikTok dancer singing racial slurs surfaces, suddenly that individual must be removed from the internet.
Ukraine: More Than a Hashtag
In the US, we are attached to our traditional events, notably, award shows. So, this year, the Academy Awards served as a reminder of familiar and long-standing traditions.
Local Director Calls Out Sexism in Cinema
Of the top 250 films released in 2021, only 17 percent were directed by women, according to the Celluloid Ceiling Report. The film industry is extremely male-dominated, with the job of director being one of the most exclusive.
‘The Fallout’ Illuminates Impact of School Shootings
The Fallout is an HBO Max film that follows Vada and her friend as she experiences the emotional fallout after a school shooting. The main character, Vada, is played by Jenny Ortega, and her friend Mia is played by Maddie Ziegler.
Why Do Viewers Gravitate Towards Apocalypse Movies?
The “end of the world” is such a well known trope in movies and TV shows of the 21st century that it has become completely normalized. Yet, it is so repetitive that it is critical that we ask the question: why is it that our mainstream media has such a fascination with the collapse of
Día de los Muertos Event Held
The Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement held an event for Día de los Muertos on October 30 at the Berkeley Adult School. The event included a low riding car exhibit, stalls from many different Berkeley businesses, and food stands selling pan dulce, birria tacos, and aguas frescas.
Vaccine Policy Ensures Students’ Safety
The COVID-19 vaccine has caused a lot of controversy in this country, further exacerbating the political divide in America. Although many skeptics have expressed concern about the creation and impacts of the vaccine, the reality is that in the fight against COVID-19, it has proved to be nothing less than a savior.
BHS Must Actively Fight Climate Change
Friday climate strikes have brought hundreds of Berkeley High School students to the streets of San Francisco to chant and protest, waving colored signs and making a united call for change.
Daily Announcements Revive BHS Spirit
Morning announcements have been a fundamental part of second period at Berkeley High School for many years, but since the start of this school year, morning announcements have been sporadic.
Stanford and Baylor Triumph In This Year’s March Madness
March Madness, the annual college basketball tournament run by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, ran from March 18 to April 5 of 2021. The tournament draws many viewers, and typically involves 64 college teams that get together in six different locations.
All Sports at BHS Will Restart in the Spring
Berkeley High School has been slowly restarting sports that can be contact free since late January, but now the decision has been made to open all athletics at BHS, even if it is not immediately.
Find the Best Site to Get a Free COVID-19 Test in Berkeley
There are many places to get tested around the Bay Area, and different sites ask for varying documentation. This list has been formulated to provide options regardless of health insurance, citizenship, and financial situations. Curative Testing: Curative Testing, which is in the parking lot at the Berkeley Adult School on 1707 San Pablo Ave., is
Should Election Day Be a National Holiday?
Every year when Election Day comes around, there is an outpouring of people begging others to get out and vote. But what about the people who work all day, every day, and can’t take time off?
The United States Postal Service Must Be Saved
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Postal Service has fallen into financial trouble, mostly due to President Trump, who calls the post office a joke and refuses to give it the much-needed money it requests.