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.
At Berkeley High School, it is not uncommon for teachers to curse. While some teachers would never dream of using profanity in front of a classroom of students, others punctuate their lectures with expletives.
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.
In 1991, Berkeley Unified School District became the first public school system in the nation to mandate an ethnic studies course. For the last thirty years, this ethnic studies program has been contained within a single semester during freshman year.
On October 22, Principal Juan Raygoza sent out an email informing the student body that Berkeley High School would not be sanctioning a Spirit Week. The email came as a shock to many students who had been looking forward to Spirit Week — Rally Day in particular — as a symbol of the return
Music classes in Berkeley Unified School District start in elementary school, where all students learn to play an instrument in fourth grade. The students who continue to play long past they are required to, however, are the players that feed into the Berkeley High School Band and Orchestra classes.
With musical recording technology becoming more accessible than ever, young musicians have found ways to produce music from their own bedrooms. This phenomenon has created the aptly named genre of “bedroom pop.” Artists like Billie Eilish, Clairo, and Cosmo Pyke have made this lo-fi sound a world-wide success.
Despite everyone’s best wishes, the condition of the coronavirus in California is only worsening. This comes as terrible news for youth sports organizers who have been putting in effort to ensure a safe athletic season.
The last few months have seen just about every activity become controversial over the potential risk of spreading COVID-19. Refreshingly, however, professional sports have been a source of some common ground.
Between the National Basketball Association Finals and the World Series, sports have been getting a lot of attention recently. Politicians have fought hard, for better or for worse, for the return of televised sports.
About four out of every 100 speaking roles in Hollywood’s top grossing films between 2007 and 2018 went to Latinx people. Because almost one in five Americans are Latinx, this number is jarringly unrepresentative.
Jeff Orlowski’s new documentary The Social Dilemma has been garnering attention for its bold predictions of end times brought on by social media. The film takes a dark tone from the very beginning, which is held through to the end.