Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hateful Social Media Account Wounds BHS Community

Illustration by Maytal Bach Berkeley High School (BHS) students and staff learned of an Instagram account created and followed by BHS students that contained racist, anti-Semitic, and ableist content on Monday, September 25. Although the account...

Ben Shapiro Event at UC Berkeley Met with Heavy Security

On Thursday, September 14, conservative Ben Shapiro spoke at University of California Berkeley’s (UCB) Zellerbach Hall at the invitation of the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America’s Foundation (YAF), both student organizations at the...

OPD Investigates Alumni Deaths

Berkeley High School (BHS) alumni Craig Fletcher-Cooks, 20, and Terrence McCrary Jr., 22, were killed on the 300th block of 15th Street in Oakland in a shooting that also critically injured a 24-year-old man. Both...

Berkeley Approves Targeted Police Use of Pepper Spray

to three in favor of allowing Berkeley Police Department (BPD) to use pepper spray on violent individuals at a special meeting on September 12. BPD officers already carry individual canisters of pepper spray, but Chief...

Students Defend DACA Policy

Students and staff formed a human chain around Berkeley High School (BHS) on Friday, September 15 to protest the Trump administration’s announcement of the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive...

Giants Host BHS Stop Harassing for ‘Strike Out Violence’ Day

On September 17, members of Berkeley High Stop Harassing (BHSSH) attended the San Francisco Giants’ annual Strike Out Violence game day. The club members attended a brunch before the game and were given the...

‘Go Topless’ Vote Postponed

On September 12, Berkeley City Council discussed an ordinance that would legalize the public display of female nipples in Berkeley. Introduced by District Seven Councilmember Kriss Worthington, the ordinance states that allowing women to...

Organization Honoring BHS Alumnus Donates School Supplies

On August 26, the family of Alex Goodwin Jr., also known as AyeGee, held a backpack giveaway in his memory at the Berkeley High School (BHS) All Class Reunion Picnic in San Pablo Park....

Sexual Harm Survey Data Released

(Click here for full survey results.) As part of a district-wide effort to address persisting issues related to sexual harassment, over 2,500 Berkeley High School (BHS) students took a sexual harm survey last March. The results...

Counter Protests Emerge in Berkeley

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Berkeley on Sunday, August 27 in response to a “No to Marxism in America” rally that was scheduled to occur in Civic Center Park before its cancellation...