education

16 Sep 2020

History of the Holocaust is Being Erased in the U.S.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” If there’s any truth to George Santayana’s words, the future of the U.S. is remarkably bleak.  According to a new study commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, young adults in the U.S. are woefully ignorant

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09 Mar 2020

Sex Workshops Should Be More Widely Available and Attended

by Kate Brunotts I recently attended my 3rd Babeland workshop, and I came out glowing as ever. Babeland, a feminist-founded sex shop, gives out free sex education workshops to the general public with great names like “Talk Dirty to Me” or “March into Pleasure.” In a short span of 3

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

BAS Editorial Team 5
17 Jan 2020

California’s $220 Billion Budget is Doing What Trump Refuses to Do

As recently as 2009, California was virtually broke. Facing a $24 billion deficit on a budget of approximately $100 million, the state furloughed employees, paid I.O.U.’s instead of tax refunds, and used every type of financial chicanery to move stuff around. At one point, the deficit was feared to be

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02 Oct 2019

Ignorance is Destroying Us: Defining Treason, Coup, First Amendment and Bias

EDITORIAL One deeply concerning issue, completely unrelated to Trump, has bubbled to the top of the last few years’ toxic stew: the sad state of our education system. To some degree, historically heavy terms are often improperly thrown around with pointed intention, the point being to stir emotion. The collective

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09 Aug 2019

Do You Know What the Actual Boundaries of The Bay Area Are?

You can’t ‘rep The Bay,’ if you don’t even know what it is. Everyone from The Bay loves to say they’re from “The Bay”. It’s almost a rite of passage. You’re not really from here if you haven’t obnoxiously shamed someone for their lack of ability to recite “Feeling Myself”

Abraham Woodliff 7
16 Feb 2019

Oakland Teachers Announce Official Strike Date

Oakland teachers announced they will strike beginning Thursday at a press conference held at Oakland Education Association headquarters Saturday afternoon. Keith Brown, president of the union and a teacher at Bret Harte Middle School, declined to put an expiration date on the action. The district expects students to continue attending

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12 Feb 2019

Young Politicians of Color You Should Get To Know

By Arbed Marie Cancel We can all agree that under this current Trump administration a lot of unfortunate truths have come to light. The increase of hate crimes and racial attacks, for one, are notable factors in today’s America. These issues have sparked more intrigue in politics for average Americans

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28 Nov 2017

The Man Breaking Down Language Barriers in SF Restaurants

Mixing Culture in the Kitchen: Language can be a dividing factor in a restaurant. In the kitchen Spanish is commonly spoken, while in the front of the house English dominates. In San Francisco, restaurants are employing a special language teacher for their staff, to help bridge the gap.

Sam Devine 1