Tuesday, February 20, 2018

School Board Votes to Rename LeConte

Photograph by Trinity Graham The Berkeley Unified School District School Board voted unanimously to remove the name “LeConte” from LeConte Elementary School on November 15th. The vote was sparked by a petition to the review the...

Felarca Files Lawsuit Against BUSD Record Release

Illustration by Grace Schafer-Perry Recently, the far right watchdog group Judicial Watch submitted a California Public Records Act (CPRA) Request to Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for emails and documents involving the radical group By...

Court Orders Berkeley Homeless Plan

Photograph by Claire Dresser Homeless residents of an encampment near the “Here There” sculpture in South Berkeley cleaned and left the site on November 4, before they were set to be evicted by Bay Area...

Berkeley Takes Precautions Against Hepatitis A Outbreak

Illustration by Anya Chytrowski In California, over five hundred people have been infected and nineteen have died from the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak. The majority of those who have contracted the disease have been homeless...

Three Students and Staff Member Arrested on Red & Gold Day

Illustration by Grace O'Keefe Three students and an administrator were arrested near the Berkeley High School (BHS) campus on Allston Way on Friday, October 20 at the end of BHS’s Unity week. “Three students were arrested...

BUSD Addresses Homeless Students

291 students are currently homeless in Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD). District McKinney-Vento Counselor Sophina Jones presented about the state of youth homelessness in Berkeley at a joint meeting of Berkeley City Council and...

Wildfires Decimate North CA, Engulf Bay Area in Smoke

Photograph by Samuel Heller 22 fires in the Northern California area have destroyed over 5,700 structures, displaced more than forty thousand residents, and killed 41 people. The sources of the fires have yet to be...

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...

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...