Simon Policy



A doll sits inside a box filled with broken hearts

‘Coquette’ eroticizes childlike innocence


The 1955 novel “Lolita” by Vladamir Nabokov depicts a predatory, sexual relationship between a 12 year-old girl and her middle-aged stepfather. For some incomprehensible reason, Hollywood produced two film adaptations, each being just as controversial as their source material.

BHS junior Simone Strader stands in front of a tree, looking downwards

Dressing on the gender spectrum: Students find growth through fashion and identity


“Especially as someone who’s struggled with dysphoria previously, I rarely feel it anymore,” said Ty Walthall, a junior at Berkeley High School.