School Board: New multilingual curriculum, budget summary
On December 14, the Berkeley Unified School District held their last board meeting of the year. The meeting included the welcoming of two new members, as well as presentations on ethnic studies classes, the superintendent’s future plans, the Multilingual Master program, and the district’s budget allocations. At the beginning of the meeting, Jennifer Shanoski and
‘They should be getting more’:Teacher Title IX training lacks
“Title IX is effectively supposed to be a set of protections, it’s supposed to be protections set in place for you and me, and every other student at the school to be able to demand equity based on gender and sex,” said Genevieve Mage, the current yearbook teacher at Berkeley High School, who has been
Student proctors practice responsibility and autonomy in school
While teachers relentlessly work around the clock, before and after the bell rings, a little help to our educators is always welcomed with open arms. Student proctors, or teacher’s assistants, can be seen in some classes, either grading small papers, washing lab equipment, or helping out students, all in efforts to make the teacher’s job
BHS literary magazines reignite creativity through writing
The Redwood Literary and The Foundress, both student-made magazines at Berkeley High School, are starting up again this new school year. The Foundress is a BHS class, and publishes regularly on their website, and distributes hard copy editions at the end of the school year.
Balancing jobs and school strains students
In the fourth grade, Tyler Blue, now a senior at Berkeley High School, got his first job, and he’s been working ever since. “With my family circumstances, I’ve been doing any and everything to make a quick dollar,” Blue said. “My job was stuff on the street … I did
BHS Field Trips Start in Spring
In recent years, cancellations on field trips have been common due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, there was an average of at least three field trips per year for both Academic Choice and Berkeley International High School and freshmen, according to Hasmig Minassian, who leads the Universal Ninth Grade and
AAPI Literature Class to Start Next Year
It all started last year, when Julianna Loretto and Medina Lam were sitting in class. They were being given a presentation on the Chicanx/Latinx History course offered at Berkeley High School when they texted each other, noting how no similar classes were available for Asian Americans and Pacific Islander students.
Meatless Mondays at Berkeley High School
Berkeley High School has countless different clubs, and one that has steadily gained recent attention since the beginning of the school year is the Meatless Monday Campaign.
BUSD Teachers Weigh in On Challenges of Grading System
With finals fast approaching and the first semester coming to a close, Berkeley High School students are feeling the stress, especially with regards to their grades. Other school districts have considered changing their grading systems, such as Oakland Unified School District, which has been considering removing the D grade.
BUSD Briefly Halts Bus Service After COVID-19 Outbreak
School buses for Berkeley Unified School District elementary schools were out of service from Monday, October 18 to Thursday, October 21, due to bus drivers being exposed to COVID-19. Roughly one third of elementary school students take the bus, according to the BUSD website, with that number standing at 1,400 out of the 4,040
Vaping Proves Common for BHS Teens
Over the past decade, the use of vapes has increased dramatically across the United States. Vaping was introduced to many teenagers with the popularization of the JUUL, which was first put on the market in 2015.