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…

Exposing Injustice: The Role of the Police

By: Nikolasi Niumeitolu When discussing the Black Lives Matter movement, many analyze the relationship the black community have with the police. The whole Black Lives Matter movement was created by people who wanted to stop violence against African Americans , like the frequent violence shown in the past events this year where African American teens…

Annotated Works Cited: What should the Black Lives Matter Movement Focus On Next

Facing Systemic Racism: Does it Exist? Narrative: Aqua Blanco, Alvin. “How Dylann Roof’s Treatment Proves White Privilege Is Very Real.” Hip Hop Wired. N.p., 20 June 2015. Web. 11 Jan. 2016 This was a useful piece about Dylann Roof’s special treatment after the Charleston Shooting.   Coates, Ta-Nehisi. “My Intellectual Influences Are, Largely but Not…

Facing Systemic Racism: Does it Exist?

By: De’zha Boyton Systemic racism is racism within the government. It has to do with how people are treated compared to other races in regards to the government and how people with power treat African Americans to ensure that they are oppressed in America and aren’t able to get out of poverty. Ta-Nehisi Coates, and…

The Media Portrayal of Young Black Men: Victim Blaming

By: Gisell Bermudez-Camacho Though the use of social media has skyrocketed in recent years, traditional media sources like newscasts on television and the newspaper are still the most reliable place to get information on current events. However the news portrays African Americans differently than other races. For example, when young black men are killed, they…

Artist statement

By: Alison Lucero-Simmons, Nikolasi Niumeitolu, De’zha Boynton, Gisell Bermudez-Camacho For our investigative journalism interdisciplinary project, we explored different routes that could be taken by the Black Lives Matter movement. The organization could focus on improving the flaws in our police protocol, the portrayal of black people in the media, or the systemic racism in the country….

Annotated works cited

  Obamanation   “After Oregon.” National Review 2 Nov. 2015: 14. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 12 Jan. 2016.   Beydoun, Khalad A. “Why Obama’s Gun Control Efforts Will Fail.” AlJazeera. N.p., 6 Jan. 2016. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. Has an opinion against Obama’s gun control plans and why his efforts for control will be…

Gun In The Wrong Hand

Yaretd H and Senay M The estimated number of firearms on American streets today is 270 million to 310 million. This equates to one gun per person. America leads the world in gun related deaths with 13,286 people and mass shootings of 372 in 2015. In order to create a society where a greater number…

A Good Guy With A Gun

By Jackson Tobes The NRA states that gun control would not help prevent mass shootings in schools, but putting armed guards within schools, rebuilding the psychiatric program, and arming more citizens with guns in order for them to protect themselves will. The NRA also supports for more criminal charges for those trying to buy guns,…

Obamanation

By Zoe Phelps President Barack Obama is beginning a change in the gun control restrictions and aiming it towards people who sell guns online or rent tables at gun shows and sell guns. After urging Congress to pass laws that would restrict access to guns, and repeatedly asking them to take action, Congress still hasn’t…

Gunland: The NRA’s Dreamland

By Jackson Tobes For our IDP, we investigated Gun Control in America and how we as a nation can solve it. While choosing the different narratives that supply different people’s opinions on how we are to solve this crisis, we needed to make fun of a narrative that sounded absurd to our group. Of course…

Artists’ Statement

By: Enrique Avalos This movie poster was created as a recreation of the The Martian movie poster, as a satirical outlook upon Donald Trump’s far-fetched mass deportation plan concerning immigrants in the United States. Similarly to Matt Damon’s need for rescue on planet Mars in The Martian, Trump needs to be saved from his backwards…