Thursday, November 23, 2017

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...

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...

Spirit Preparations Underway

Berkeley High School’s (BHS) first Spring Spirit Week will take place during the week of May 30 to June 2, marking the second round of school spirit activities this year. The week will kick off...

Pasarow Resigns

A statement from the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) on February 8 made the resignation of Principal Sam Pasarow from Berkeley High School   official. Pasarow held the position since the summer of 2015,...

Teachers Plan School Redesign

The BHS redesign began in 2015 and is scheduled to be implemented for incoming ninth graders in the fall of 2018. The redesign aims to allow for an increase in community-building and communication between...