First Come, First Served System for PSATs and SATs Fails BUSD’s Mission
Sunday, January 24, 2021 With only the resources to give the PSAT to 70 students, BHS staff initially offered the spots to the first students who signed up, giving privileged students an advantage.
Colleges Should Stay Test Blind After the Pandemic Ends
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Due to the accessibility issues with taking standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have adopted test blind policies. Universities should continue this after the pandemic in order to minimize equity issues for applicants.
We Can Learn From 2020, and We Must
Thursday, January 21, 2021 It is easy to dismiss 2020 as an infamous year of tragedy and tumult that must be forgotten and moved past. But to do so would be a grave mistake.
California Shouldn’t Lower Taxes to Appease Tech Giants
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Tesla, Oracle, and other tech giants have announced their departure from Silicon Valley. Should California try to tempt them into staying by lowering taxes?
Opinions on Wednesday at the Capitol
Monday, January 11, 2021 On Wednesday, January 6, a group of Trump supporters overwhelmed security and broke into the Capitol building. Below, three writers from the Opinion section share their thoughts on the event and its ramifications.
Short-Term Acts of Charity Will Not Solve Wealth Inequality In Berkeley
Saturday, January 9, 2021 Berkeley residents too often use individual donations to ease their guilt surrounding the major wealth gap in our community, whilst simultaneously failing to address it.
Small Businesses Should Stay Open Amid Shelter-In-Place
Thursday, January 7, 2021 Small businesses have been hurt by the pandemic, and their importance to local communities and economies should be upheld by allowing them to continue to operate.
BHS’s Term System Must Be Adjusted to Preserve Students’ Knowledge
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Students are re-immersed into half of their classes every other month and expected to pick up right where they left off, causing a lot of additional stress and difficulty for both students and teachers.
BHS Needs Membership Verification for Club Involvement to Ensure Authentic Participation
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 The competitive nature of college applications and Berkeley High School’s wide range of extracurricular options lead some to be dishonest or inauthentic about their participation in clubs.