Career Path Freedom Is Essential for Youth
What should I do with the rest of my life? This is a question that high school students at Berkeley High School and across the world wrestle with. At an age punctuated by growth and uncertainty, planning for the future can feel like an insurmountable task.
Reclaiming Derogatory Terms for Women
To be bossy, demanding, and unapologetic makes a leader out of a man and a c*nt out of a woman. Women should aspire to have those attributes and the title that comes with them, unlearning everything they’ve been taught about how to act and who to be.
District Purchases 2,300 Chromebooks for Student Use at Home
Berkeley Unified School District recently purchased 2,300 Google Chromebooks that are now available for students to check out through their school libraries. In the most recent newsletter from December 2021, BUSD shared that approximately 2,300 students in Berkeley schools didn’t have access to a personal device for distance learning, which led them to apply
BHS Brings On New VPs Gabriel Fredman and Thom Reinhardt
Gabriel Fredman Gabriel Fredman, born and raised in Berkeley, was recently hired as one of Berkeley High School’s vice principals. A BHS graduate from the class of 1997, Fredman said his deep ties to the Berkeley community have inspired his dedication to building a collaborative and unified BHS environment. Fredman began his career in
BUSD Students Five and up to Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use among children aged five to 11 on October 29. The first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved was the Pfizer vaccine, for which the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for those aged 16 years and older on December
Administration Cancels Spirit Week, Citing Safety Concerns
Berkeley High School Spirit Week, one of the school’s longest-standing traditions, has been cancelled until further notice. In the past several months, disruptions of many forms have taken place on campus, including fights, vandalism, the frequent pulling of fire alarms, and an incident with an adult coming on to campus with a gun.
BHS Bridge Program Builds Support for Students of Color
The racial achievement gap in the US is a problem with deep roots in many of today’s current issues. Largely owing to socioeconomic disparities between Black, Latinx, and white families, statistics show that Black and Latinx students are more likely to drop out of high school, receive lower grades, score lower on standardized tests, and
BHS 'Jacket' Alum Becomes New Editor-in-Chief of 'Berkeleyside'
Pamela Turntine, longtime Bay Area resident and the new editor-in-chief of Berkeleyside, has had an extensive past in journalism. Born in San Francisco and primarily raised in different parts of Oakland and Berkeley, Turntine’s work has taken her all over California throughout a career spanning over 40 years.
BHS Students Navigate Intricacies of Paying for Higher Education
“I’m on the wealthier side of people. We live in Berkeley, in the Bay Area, and if my family still feels like we can’t afford 90 percent of colleges, then there’s a problem with the system,” remarked Felix Mousigian, a senior at Berkeley High School in Berkeley International High School.
Who Are The Teens Who Have Been Vaccinated?
“After getting the vaccine, I felt really excited that something that I had been so scared of for a year was finally coming to an end,” reflected Eva Bradman, a Berkeley High School senior in Academic Choice. Bradman’s sentiments are shared by many who have received the vaccine, as over 13.5 percent of
Doby, Gibson, and Russell: Three Black Athletes to Learn About This Month
As Black History Month progresses, appreciating the contributions and change-making of Black people in all aspects of our society must be a priority. Black History Month gives people the opportunity to reflect on American history through a different lens and fully acknowledge how Black people have shaped America’s present
What to Expect For BHS Sports in 2021
With so much uncertainty surrounding the state of COVID-19, it’s impossible to predict when things may start to return to normal. Just as businesses began to reopen and there was talk of in-person school, case numbers began to rise and forced the Bay Area back into lockdown.
Local Official Spotlight: Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
County Supervisor Keith Carson, who represents District 5 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, is a Berkeley resident through and through. Born and raised in Berkeley, he attended Malcolm X Elementary School and Willard Middle School, eventually graduating from Berkeley High School.