Aelia Gyger

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BHS literary magazines reignite creativity through writing

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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.

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Balancing jobs and school strains students

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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

Juniper Dorado roller-skates at the Berkeley Skatepark.

Bay Area Teenagers Defy Gender Norms at Local Skate Parks

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“If I’m a girl, and I’m good at skating, the first thing that guys will resort to is just being really threatened by me,” said Naiya Leighton, a sophomore at Oakland Technical High School who has been skating for three years.

BHS Field Trips Start in Spring 

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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

Sakiko Muranaka helped write the AAPI Lit course.

AAPI Literature Class to Start Next Year

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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.

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Meatless Mondays at Berkeley High School

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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.

Black Public Officials: Taplin, Brown, and Babitt Pursue Equity

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Ka’Dijah Brown attended Berkeley schools all her life. She began at Washington Elementary, moved on to Longfellow Middle School, and finally graduated from Berkeley High School in 2009.

BHS Prepares for Potential Budget Cuts Next School Year

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Berkeley Unified School District submitted a preliminary non-binding list of 6.6 million dollars in budget cuts for the 2022-23 school year to The Alameda County Office of Education.

Some school districts are considering new grading systems to combat student anxiety.

BUSD Teachers Weigh in On Challenges of Grading System

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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.

After school bus services halted, parents and teachers acted quickly to get students to school.

BUSD Briefly Halts Bus Service After COVID-19 Outbreak

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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 has become popular among high schoolers.

Vaping Proves Common for BHS Teens

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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.

Students wait in line for afterschool COVID-19 testing.

Students Step Up to Get COVID-19 Testing

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On August 28, Berkeley High School announced to the community that they had gotten a sufficient number of kits to test staff and a small subset of students.