INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Berkeley High School’s Arts & Humanities Academy Senior Interdisciplinary Project for the fall semester aims to explore a variety of socio-political issues and the multiple narratives around these topics , with particular attention to how these narratives are developed, articulated, and perpetuated through mass media – and why. THE TASK: Working in groups of four, students are responsible…

Work Cited

“News, Stories & Videos.” World Vision. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2016. PRO. An American international organization based on CA that supports and help child refugees “Refugees Not Welcome? As Syrian Immigration Debate Rages, Asylum Seekers In The US Fear For Their Future.” International Business Times. N.p., 19 Nov. 2015. Web. 19 Jan. 2016. In…

Artist Statement

By Mason Gutierrez. For our project, my group and I decided we should use the movie poster from “Daddy Daycare.” When searching for a movie poster to effectively parody for the topic of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, we had a lot of difficulties finding something that would fit into our topics’ mold. At first, we…

Syrians need help now!

By Lauren Jacobs and Nehemiah Rhodes  Intro: The events in Syria have been all over US politics. With three out of fifteen presidential candidates being open to allowing refugees entry in the US and twelve candidates are against their entry, the question remains, what should the US do about the Middle Eastern Crisis?  The US…

Intervention Necessary !

By Enrique Lopez. Since 2011 the world opened its eyes to what could be considered one of the most brutal civil wars in history. What started with a series of peaceful demonstrations by a small group of people against the bigotry and excessive power of the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, now has escalated to a point…

Seriously, Syrian refugees!?

By Alexis Garcia Since the onset of the civil war in Syria, which started in 2011, according to Worldvision  more than 13.5 million Syrians have found themselves in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these total of 13.5 million, 4.3 million people are officially classified as refugees. Of the total, 6.6 million have been displaced within Syria, and…

Refugees: A serious problem or a Syrian problem?

Artist Statement By Mason Gutierrez, Alexis Garcia, Lauren Jacobs, Enrique Lopez, Nehemiah Rhodes Since 2011 a civil war has been going on between Syrian rebel groups and the Syrian government led by President Al-Assad. The conflict has centered around extremely harsh government policies and violent crackdowns on the public. The chief difference between these groups…