The student news site of Berkeley Carroll School

The Berkeley Carroll Blotter

History at the 2017 Emmy’s

History at the 2017 Emmy’s

Gabrielle Guarna, Executive Editor

October 2, 2017

Last Sunday night 11.4 million people sat down to watch the annual Emmy Awards. One of the only TV awards shows in Hollywood, the Emmy’s is a night full of glitz and glamour filled with fancy dresses and amusing jokes. But when those 11.4 million people turned on the TV that night, most of them weren’t expecting to witness history in the making. Ever since the 2016 #OscarsSoWhite controversy, actors, viewers, and award judges alike have kept this issue in the back of their minds. Though diversity in Hollywood has always been an issue, the attention that #OscarsSoWhite has brought to the world has definitely made a difference. We are slowly beginning to see more people of color in importan...

Do You Really Wanna Buy That?: The Real Cost of Fast Fashion

Do You Really Wanna Buy That?: The Real Cost of Fast Fashion

Emily Li, Fashion Editor

October 2, 2017

Fashion is something people of all ages love to express themselves and experiment with and in this day and age, there is no shortage of styles to explore. However, amongst all the glitz and glamour it is easy to forget or even completely disregard what goes on behind scenes of today’s fashion industry, more specifically the fast fashion industry. According to Investopedia, fast fashion, “... refers to a phenomenon in the fashion industry whereby production processes are expedited in order to get new trends to the market as quickly and cheaply as possible.” Fast fashion retailers are releasing new clothing every week to keep up with new trends and fads. That is not a problem itself, but...

View All »

Redefining Patriotism: A Look Into “The Take a Knee” Protests

Redefining Patriotism: A Look Into “The Take a Knee” Protests

Sara Azcona-Miller, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

The Take A Knee protests (when people take a knee during the National Anthem) against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter have taken the media and our country by storm. What started off as an unnoticed protest in August 2016, led by Colin Kaepernick (the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers), has turned into a movement that has angered many, including President Donald Trump, but that has also inspired protestors across the country. ...

The Rohingya Crisis

The Rohingya Crisis

Keelan Clifford, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2017

 On October 25, 2017, the World Affairs Breakfast Club sat down with Mr. Carl Skau, Swedish Ambassador to the UN Security Council and BC Parent, to talk about the current crisis in Myanmar where there is a systemic, state sanctioned killing of the Rohingya people. In order to understand the crisis, Mr. Skau first gave the World Affairs Breakfast Club a brief history lesson. Myanmar (called Burma under Anglo-imperialist rule) was a British colony from 1824-...

View All »

A Guide to Your Perfect Halloween Journey

A Guide to Your Perfect Halloween Journey

Maddie Korbey, Executive Editor

October 28, 2017

Some may say I am a bit of an expert when it comes to Halloween costumes. Yes, I have won the high school Halloween contest multiple times. Yes, I have made my own costumes from scratch. And yes, I am one of those people who takes Halloween way too seriously. So yes, you really should take my advice. Halloween is a holiday where you have all the control. The first step in your Halloween Journey is ...

Top 7 Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshperson

Top 7 Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshperson

Maddie Korbey, Executive Editor

October 2, 2017

Dear Freshperson Maddie, Here are some things I wish you knew: Use your frees wisely.  Free periods are a blessing, a second chance, and a new beginning. In all seriousness, free periods (when used wisely) are very helpful. There are multiple ways to take advantage of free periods. The first way is to save homework. The steps for this are pretty simple. You save some homework from a busy ni...

View All »

The Importance of Tolerance

The Importance of Tolerance

Aidan Silitch, Opinion and Humor Editor

October 2, 2017

If you’ve had the summer I had, then I’m sure you're mentally exhausted. The amount of political tension in the air was (and still is, mind you) palpable almost to th...

View All »

The student news site of Berkeley Carroll School
The student news site of Berkeley Carroll School