Artist Spotlight: Kea Morshed
Kea Morshed feels making films has been very therapeutic for him. He describes how, “Because I write most of my films, whether I like it or not, they always represent what was going on in my life at that time in my head.
Controversial Met Gala theme spurs celebrity and fan outcry
On May 1, 2023, the annual Met Gala was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The theme was Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty. Celebrities from all over the world came to the Gala dressed “In Honor of Karl,” which varied from dress and attire simply inspired by his style to celebrities actually dressed
Writers Guild fed up with low wages and AI
“We must now exert the maximum leverage possible to get a fair contract,” reads the announcement by the Writers Guild of America, regarding the strike that started May 2, approved by over 98 percent of its members.
BHS first Beyond the Cut Film Fest makes a cinematic splash
On Wednesday, May 3, teachers Amanda Marini and Philip Halpern stepped out onto the Little Theater’s stage to introduce Berkeley High School’s first ever Beyond the Cut Film Festival. The films shown were produced by students over the course of this year, in classes like Art of Video Production, Advanced Studio Editing, and both years
Artist Profile: Miles-Wang
Art has become an increasingly competitive and critiqued field, with higher level classes demanding pieces fit impossible rubrics, and colleges looking for criteria within creativity.
Divas: The double standard female celebrities experience
Humans have fawned over celebrities and the outlandish things they do for centuries. The celebrity lifestyle has become a fantasy for everyday people, so why is anyone surprised when female celebrities make unreasonable demands to uplift themselves?
Dance Production celebrates past, present
Berkeley High School’s Dance Production class has been working all semester on their final performance, which took place on April 28 and 29. The theme of the show was “Looking Back to Moving Forward”, and it included 10 pieces that ranged from hip-hop to interpretive dance.
Four must-watch AAPI directed movies
CHAN IS MISSING The first Asian American directed movie is ultra-indie. Made on a budget of $22,000, shot in black and white, and with less-than-stellar audio quality, it’s a miracle “Chan is Missing” ever got made.
The evolution and history of Trashy books
Reading is generally regarded as an intellectual activity. However, highly sensational literature that features formulaic characters and shocking plot twists has had success for decades despite not being considered of the highest quality.
Outdated film and TV must opt for disclaimers over removal
Thanks to the rise of streaming platforms, old movies and TV shows have been given a second life with a new generation of viewers. Series like “The Office”, “Friends”, and “Breaking Bad” are very popular with young people, despite premiering before some of their fans were even born.
Revival of promposal sparks competition
Boom boxes, big signs, and bare chests painted with the letters P, R, O, and M. These are all hallmarks of an average day in March at Berkeley High School during promposal season.
‘Cocaine Bear’ offers gore, lacks message
In 1985, a bear did cocaine. That’s all that really matters. It does not matter that the bear overdosed and was found dead months later. It does not matter that this event came at the height of Ronald Reagan’s war against drugs, nor does it matter that the taxidermy of the bear, which still exists,