Rising change-makers at BHS: “I feel the need to speak up”


Through joining clubs and various extracurricular activities, students get to explore their interests and become involved in the community as young and curious individuals.

From crowds of hundreds to dozens: The reality of activist burnout at BHS


This last month alone, many Berkeley High School students attended one or both of two protests: the No to Coal, Yes to Life climate strike in Oakland and a reproductive rights walkout organized by the Reproductive Justice Club.

Activists have gathered to resist UC Berkeley’s development on People’s Park.

People’s Park must remain crucial pillar of Berkeley community


Berkeley’s very foundation as a city is rooted in activism on behalf of marginalized people. Since it’s revolutionary protests surrounding the anti-War, Free Speech, and Civil Rights movements of the 1960s, Berkeley has remained a haven for those fighting for a more equitable and peaceful world.

World News in Review: Democracy and Protest


Hungary:  The strength of Hungary’s democratic institutions has continued to backslide over the past few months, with the COVID-19 pandemic allowing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban to tighten his grip on the country.

Sports World Uses Its Influence For Change After Chauvin Verdict


On Tuesday, April 20, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted by a jury on all three charges against him for the murder of George Floyd.

The City of Berkeley collects up to 1,800 tons of food and yard waste per month from residential and commercial sectors.

Berkeley’s Composting System Has a Unique Community Impact


Berkeley’s composting service has been a unique facet of the city for over 30 years. Through its specialized programs, the service has benefited Berkeley’s businesses, residents, and the climate.

BHS parent and activist Marc Staton feels relieved, but not overjoyed, with the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial.

Berkeley Responds to Aftermath of Chauvin Verdict: What Happens Now?


When activist and Berkeley High School parent Marc Staton heard the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial, he experienced a wide range of emotions. “There was no joy in it.

Despite Progress, Hollywood Must Work to Better Reflect Asian Americans


Recent controversy surrounding Doctor Seuss’s racist and caricatured portrayal of East Asians in his books has led to deeper questions being posed about xenophobia in American culture and the representation — or rather, misrepresentation — of Asian Americans in the media.

The West Berkeley Shellmound, which is located at 1900 Fourth St.,   is considered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to be one of America’s 11 most endangered historic sites.

Berkeley and the BHS Community Must Better Recognize Indigenous History and Present Struggles


Here in the heart of Berkeley, there is a rich and complex history surrounding the Lisjan Ohlone people. The West Berkeley Shellmound, located at 1900 Fourth St., acts as a representation of that history, but has faced a continuous battle over land ownership and development.

A person stands at a Bay Area Black Lives Matter protest from summer 2020, holding a sign reading, "The ignorance is killing us." The "k" is replaced with an image of a gun.

When Seeking Justice, Imprisoning Killer Cops Should Not Be Our Priority


As several high profile cases of police brutality cause public outrage, including the murder of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant and 13-year-old Adam Toledo, the call to “jail killer cops” has been growing in popularity.

The Mo Ostin Basketball Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, is home to some of the women and men affected by the discrepancies in athletic resources.

NCAA Under Fire for Unequal Tournament Conditions


Outrage ensued as the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament kicked off on March 18. Multiple videos and images surfaced highlighting major discrepancies between the training facilities provided for male and female basketball players at the tournament.

Student Social Action Guide: How To Go Beyond Social Media


Protests, Rallies, and Marches Attend a protest by joining others on the streets to fight collectively for a cause. Marches are held often across the Bay Area and are a straightforward way to get involved.

Abby Lamoreaux, a part-Chinese BHS junior, noticed that racism against Asian people has increased during the pandemic, and wanted to fight back.

Students Take Action Against Asian Hate In Youth-Led March


Asian American and Pacific Islander citizens have been targeted more than ever in the past year due to the blame they have unjustly received for the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Shed Racist Past, UC Berkeley Renames Buildings


Over the past five years, a movement has grown at the University of California, Berkeley that centers around the issues of identity and injustice that have swelled in recent times.

The rally started at 2 PM on March 28 with speeches from students at Aquatic Park in Berkeley.

Asian American Pacific Islander Youth Rising Rally Held in Berkeley


On Sunday March 28 from 2 PM to 4 PM, the Asian American Pacific Islander Youth Rising rally was held at Aquatic Park in Berkeley. It began with a series of speeches, and ended with a march to the San Francisco Bay Pedestrian Footbridge to display banners and signs.

During the boycott, Amazon

Amazon Boycott Serves as an Ineffective Stand Against Corporation’s Power


Billions of dollars fill Amazon’s coffers each year. Jeff Bezos only recently ceded his seat as the richest person on Earth to Elon Musk, and the company’s stock trades for upwards of three thousand dollars per share.