Serenna Redwood

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Writer

Ukraine: More Than a Hashtag

Entertainment

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

Entertainment

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

Entertainment

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?

Entertainment

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

An altar with papel picado and photos of loved ones is displayed at the event to honor ancestors.

Día de los Muertos Event Held

News

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

Opinion

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

Opinion

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.

This year’s Chiefs of Publicity are Charlotte Dierks, Jack Wilan, and Adam Wilan.

Daily Announcements Revive BHS Spirit

Opinion

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.

BHS Positive Case Community Letters Cause Unnecessary Anxiety

Opinion

Does having to worry about contracting COVID-19 at school make you anxious? Amid taking numerous precautions against getting infected with COVID-19, many students are still concerned about the rising case numbers.

Stanford and Baylor Triumph In This Year’s March Madness

Sports

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.

Emmett Rayhill, left, and Diego Walker, center, play soccer at a Bay Oaks practice at the Emeryville Center of Community Life.

All Sports at BHS Will Restart in the Spring

Sports

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.

Azaria Barham, a senior at BHS, is a right-side hitter on the girls varsity volleyball team.

Athlete Profile: Azaria Barham

Sports

Azaria Barham, a senior in the Academy of Medicine and Public Service, a small school at Berkeley High School, is on the girls varsity volleyball team at BHS.

A Curative testing site, located in the parking lot at the Berkeley Adult School.

Find the Best Site to Get a Free COVID-19 Test in Berkeley

Features

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

'The Queen’s Gambit' Explores the World of Chess Through Fascinating Characters

Entertainment

The Queen’s Gambit is the story of a girl who only has one goal her entire life: to win at chess. The show starts in the early ’50s, when Beth Harmon is left at an orphanage in Kentucky after her mother’s death.

A large lawn sign encourages voting and voices support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Should Election Day Be a National Holiday?

Opinion

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?

Even in Virtual School, Social Media Has No Place in the Classroom

Opinion

You need an extension on an assignment — do you take the time to write a professional email, or direct message your teacher on Instagram? During distance learning, many teachers have taken to social media as a way to connect with their students.

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The United States Postal Service Must Be Saved

Opinion

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.