Where Are All These Netflix Originals Coming From?


Netflix originals are the polished force that have been taking over recent entertainment. With the success of House of Cards in 2013, Netflix has been cranking out more and more of these mysteriously labelled “N” series and movies.

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.

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.

Two Berkeley Police Department officers ride their bikes outside of the Chase Bank in Downtown Berkeley. The Berkeley Police Department was one of the first police institutions in the country to have an oversight agency.

Civilian Oversight Is an Essential Police Reform


This is the second article in a two-part series on police reform. To read the first article, click here. As the list of recent police killings grows — Daunte Wright, Kurt Reinhold, Breonna Taylor — the scope of possibilities for police reform does the same.

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.

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.

Joann Yu (left) and Amanda Sieu (right) are the vice president and president, respectively, of Berkeley High School

Berkeley’s Asian Community Suffers Deep Emotional Impact of Hate Crimes


Anti-Asian sentiment has skyrocketed in recent months, though it has been a consistent issue for much longer. Especially in the wake of a virus seemingly having originated in China, fear of and racism against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has fueled numerous hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.

Rabiah Kabir, a BHS senior, spoke on the panel of mixed race students and faculty.

MCSA Hosts Speaker Series to Amplify Mixed Voices at BHS


Representation is a huge part of self worth. When you don’t see yourself reflected in media or academics, you can feel extremely isolated. Berkeley High School’s Multi-Cultural Student Association is fighting against this feeling by bringing representation to students who identify with intersectionality.

Bay Area Must Unify to Defend Asian Americans Against Hate


In early February, an 84-year-old Thai man was viciously shoved to the ground in San Francisco on his morning walk. He died days later. Less than a week after the unprovoked assault, an elderly Asian man was knocked over and hospitalized in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Structural and systemic factors have led to Black and Latinx students being deeply underrepresented in the available music programs at BUSD.

Behind Efforts to Increase Equity in BUSD Music Program


In Berkeley Unified School District elementary schools, all students are required to participate in music education from third to fifth grade. Fourth and fifth grade students can access an instrument for free, and are taught by professional music teachers.

Media Must Stop Using Language that Incites Anti-Asian Hate


“Can American Values Survive in a Chinese World?” asked one Foreign Policy headline. “This Is Not Dystopian Fiction. This Is China,” proclaimed another from The New York Times.

The Alameda, a neighborhood at the base of the Berkeley Hills. Berkeley’s neighborhoods have been economically and racially segregated as a result of zoning policies.

Eliminating Single-Family Zoning Signifies Progress Towards a Fairer City


Mason-McDuffie was a real estate and development company responsible for building some of the most iconic Berkeley neighborhoods, including Elmwood Park.

Harriet Tubman on the Twenty Dollar Bill is Not Enough


For years now, efforts to redesign the twenty dollar bill with a new face have been on a rollercoaster trajectory. In 2016, former President Barack Obama stated that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill by the year 2020.

Doby, Gibson, and Russell: Three Black Athletes to Learn About This Month


As Black History Month progresses, appreciating the contributions and change-making of Black people in all aspects of our society must be a priority. Black History Month gives people the opportunity to reflect on American history through a different lens and fully acknowledge how Black people have shaped America’s present