Ava Ramsdale is a dancer, journalist, and Berkeley High student. They are best known for their participation in ballet and their love for reading, as well as their love for the outdoors.
BHS considers a Korean language class
Berkeley High School student Yiru Kim first became aware of a possible Korean language class in early February, when the School Director at Oakland Korean School was informing her of a need to implement Korean language classes in schools across the Bay Area.
Reemajah Pollard’s memory leaves impact
“He was very intelligent and he was independent. He persevered through some of the most difficult challenges that a kid can face, so his accomplishments are remarkable and should be celebrated,” said Jessie Luxford, reflecting on Reemajah Pollard’s life.
‘I’m all heart’: A day in the life of Dawn ‘Doc Dub’ Williams
“I’m at a five minute plank now which I’m really proud of. It’s a little competition with me and Michelle Obama, because I heard she does a three minute plank every morning,” said African Diaspora Dance teacher Dawn Williams, affectionately known to her students and staff as “Doc Dub.” Most mornings, Williams begins her day
Non-traditional framework courses at BHS fight to stay afloat
“I want more students to know about this class because, for whatever reason, I get very specific groups of students, mainly white male students, and I want to promote to more students of color and women,” said Digital Design and Fabrications teacher Klea Bajala.
BHS seniors weigh the pros and cons of out-of-state universities
These months are crucial for seniors as they send in applications for regular decisions and receive early admission notifications. At Berkeley High School, seniors flock to the College and Career Center in the hopes of getting their essays read or receiving help submitting applications. Many public and private school applications are due in early
AP curriculum must not be disregarded
Many Berkeley High School students have had a teacher who begins the year by stating that they don’t like the Advanced Placement curriculum and therefore won’t be teaching it.
Is Homecoming Royalty an antiquated tradition?
PRO After a long-time absence of school-wide dances, Berkeley High School’s Homecoming dance will be held this year. On top of the school-wide surprise regarding the return of the beloved dance, many students find themselves deeply excited.
Senior pride: A privilege game
“SENIORRRSS! SENIORRRSS!” The chant rings loud through the hallways as students pack together like a herd of sheep. A rancid smell washes over the walkway, eggshells and other miscellaneous items littering the ground.
Administration transparency is vital in ensuring BHS safety
Many Berkeley High School students vividly remember when they first read about a bomb threat on BHS campus. Students were shocked to realize Berkeley Unified School District, along with the Berkeley Police Department, had been investigating the threat during the prior week, and members of BUSD had been told that the suspect “did not pose
PTSA Holds Second Annual Black History Month Art Contest
For the second year in a row, the Parent Teacher Student Association is hosting an art contest in honor of Black History Month. The PTSA established the contest as a way to recognize the importance of Black History Month, acknowledge the struggles Black people face, and offer students an opportunity to celebrate Black History