What to know your freshman year at BHS: Finding community
As the annual cycle has it, Berkeley High School has been hit with yet another wave of freshmen. Here is a population of students hailing from a wide range of pre-teen experiences, and, consequently, with varying abilities to tackle life in their newfound territory. The transition from middle to high school can be a
Eli Kane Spirit Award Celebrates Late BHS Graduate
In honor of the late Berkeley High School graduate Eli Kane, the Eli Kane Spirit Award, launched this year by Eli Kane’s family, will allocate a $3,500 cash prize to one BHS junior or senior in April 2022.
School Board Talks Black History Month, COVID-19 Measures
At its February 2 meeting, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board convened to commemorate this year’s Black History Month and review future steps regarding COVID-19 policies including mask mandates, testing, and employee vaccination requirements.
Independent Study Student Brings BB Gun to BHS Campus
A student from Berkeley Independent Study was reportedly seen carrying a BB gun at Berkeley High School around the end of lunchtime on January 19. School Resource Officer Geoffrey Mitchell and two police officers from the Berkeley Police Department apprehended the individual in Downtown Berkeley after they had left campus.
Teachers Grapple with COVID-19 Sick Leave
One morning, Berkeley High School teacher and career advisor James Dopman woke up with a sniffle. In a normal year, he would have shrugged this off. After all, he felt relatively fine and had a history of allergies.
Xin Chen: the Woman Who Revived BHS’ Mandarin Program
Every day at Berkeley High School, 116 students circulate in and out of C220, the only classroom on campus that offers Mandarin Chinese. BHS’ Mandarin program covers Mandarin I through III and Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Mandarin.
Berkeley Theaters Navigate the Lasting Impacts of COVID-19
Even on the slowest days with the worst films, movie theaters would always be filled with people. It’s easy to imagine the lines of visitors filing into showrooms to occupy the leather seats, some straggling behind to buy themselves a snack.
Sexual Harm Leaves Deep Marks In Wake of Burgmann Case
Students at Berkeley High School began noticing suspicious activity on social media at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Many class of 2021 seniors, including Charlotte, were receiving Instagram Direct Messages containing explicit photographs and asking for personal information and images.
Celebrities and Public Figures Abuse Privilege During Pandemic
It appears as though a celebrity can simply ditch their worries about the pandemic once someone’s birthday or Halloween happens rolls around. Despite urging their followers to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines, well-known personalities on social media flaunt their ability to choose how and when they decide to practice what they
2018 Video Game ‘Among Us’ Rises in Popularity Amidst Pandemic
Among Us, the space-themed multiplayer social deduction game was first released on June 15, 2018, by InnerSloth, a small independent game company. Despite its release over two years ago, the online game didn’t gain popularity within the Berkeley High School community until recently, towards the beginning of the 2020 school year.
SNL's 46th Season Expresses Necessary Political Commentary
Since 1975, the late-night comedy television show, Saturday Night Live, has evolved to address America’s popular culture and politics. During Donald Trump’s presidency, SNL has taken a significant step in expressing its political standpoint.