Finola Jackson

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Parental guidance steers legacy athletes


Mason Mullen, a junior at Berkeley High School, was encouraged to start competing in track and cross country by his mother, who competed in college and qualified for the Olympic trials.

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BHS Students Celebrate Ramadan With “Spirituality and Joy”


“When you see someone starving on the street, it’s like getting a glimpse of what they have to go through on a daily basis,” said Academic Choice junior Afnan Saleh on fasting during Ramadan.

Leticia Amezcua is a parent engagement specialist.

Breaking Barriers: BHS Parent Resource Center Supports Marginalized Families


In high school, Leticia Amezcua, Berkeley High School’s engagement specialist, noticed that her school provided few resources for parents with limited English proficiency.

Switch to Infinite Campus Proves Difficult


After a semester with Infinite Campus, the grade portal that replaced Illuminate Education, teachers and students alike are finally adjusting to the change.

BHS Principal Juan Raygoza operates the new and more effective bell and PA system.

​​Berkeley High Replaces Bell and PA Systems To Mixed Reviews


A new bell and public address system made its debut at Berkeley High School on December 6, 2021, to decidedly mixed reviews. While teacher and student sentiments about the new bell sound range from critical to positive, the system now makes it possible for classes to start and end at consistent times, and

BFC and the city provide free health services to unhoused people, including vaccinations.

Berkeley Free Clinic, City Offer Vaccines to Unhoused People


Unhoused people face many challenges surrounding receiving medical care in traditional health settings, such as high costs, stigma and discrimination.

The lock to the courtyard housing the welders was found broken after welders were stolen.

Thousands of Dollars Lost After Welders Stolen From BHS


Welders with a combined worth of approximately $8,500 were stolen from Berkeley High School campus between the afternoon of October 8 and morning of October 11.

Students at Bishop O’Dowd walked out to protest sexual harm in a movement that shares similarities with the one at BHS.

Schools Follow in Footsteps of BHS Sexual Harm Movement


Students at several Bay Area high schools have organized walkouts and movements against sexual harm in recent weeks.  Both Oakland School for the Arts and Bishop O’Dowd High School students, in particular, have organized these events.

Many students at UC Berkeley rely on financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Bill Opposed by California Department of Finance


Governor Gavin Newsom will decide by October 10 whether to make financial aid more accessible to low-income students by signing Assembly Bill 1456, which reforms the California Student Aid Commission’s financial aid program.

‘We Need Reinforcements:’ BHS Reacts to Lack of Substitutes


Low pay, COVID-19 risk, licensing barriers, and the difficulty of the substitute teaching job all mean that fewer and fewer people are applying for substitute positions.