Fighting Fire With Fire

By Shannon Lavelle
Fire ecologist and wildland firefighter Dr. Sasha Berleman reflects on her two seasons working on the Redding Interagency Hotshot Crew, Trump’s controversial tweet criticizing forest management, and why California wildfires are getting larger, deadlier and more destructive. Continue reading Fighting Fire With Fire


The Politics of Pizza

By Liz Zarka

We’ve all tried their pizza, but do we know about their politics? The BCC Voice explores the internal workings of Berkeley’s beloved Cheese Board Collective, the Arizmendi network to which it belongs, and their efforts to democratize the workplace. Continue reading The Politics of Pizza

Free Tuition

By Adam Mann
Two steps forward… City College of San Francisco has initiated a pilot program that allows students to attend free of charge and Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that would provide for students’ first year of community college. The BCC Voice examines the unique hurdles to offering free education faced by the Peralta Community College District. Continue reading Free Tuition

Beauty in Their Hands

California Neglects Entire Labor Demographic By Anastasia Le Thuy Thanh Trinh coats deftly trimmed nails with polish at her station. Photo Credit: Anastasia Le. Long hours away from their families, dangerous workplaces that cost them their health, a career choice they would come to regret — this is the story many Vietnamese women share in their search for the American dream. Thuy Thanh Trinh is … Continue reading Beauty in Their Hands

From Mario to Milo

How the Right Wing has Co-opted Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement By Maya Kashima A Milo Yiannopolous supporter engages with onlookers outside the ASUC Student Union following Yiannopolous’ Sept. 24 appearance at Sproul Plaza. Photo Credit: Maya Kashima Generations after its seminal student protests, Berkeley has become the epicenter of a renewed debate over the meaning of freedom of speech. The far-right feels their voices are … Continue reading From Mario to Milo

Life Undocumented

Isabel Hernandez on Immigration in the Era of Trump By Katie McCluer (Names have been changed to protect privacy.) Isabel Hernandez gripped her phone in her right hand as she stared down at the bright screen, unable to believe the words she was reading. Smartphones have this uncanny optimism as they announce you’ve received a new text message with a sunny chirp. This was not … Continue reading Life Undocumented