Preseason Training Sets Fall 2021 Sports Season Into Motion
As the various scholastic endeavors of the year approached, fall sports at Berkeley High School began before the school year’s start. Water Polo – The girls and boys water polo teams took a plunge into the fall season, the boys team coming off of a West Alameda County Conference championship.
NCAA Under Fire for Unequal Tournament Conditions
Outrage ensued as the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament kicked off on March 18. Multiple videos and images surfaced highlighting major discrepancies between the training facilities provided for male and female basketball players at the tournament.
Track and Cross Country Return to Competition
The COVID-19 pandemic, needless to say, has had a large impact on sporting events at Berkeley High School. Fortunately, sports teams are slowly progressing into competition, one example of this being the BHS track and cross country team.
Mental Health of Student Athletes Depends on Positive Coaching
The importance of the mental and emotional aspects of participating in team sports can easily be overlooked. In a highly competitive environment, the combination of pressure placed on oneself, in addition to external pressure from coaches and teammates, can be detrimental to the athlete’s mental health.
Athlete Profile: Recruited Athletes
Gil Gvishi Gil Gvishi, a senior in Berkeley International High School and captain of the Berkeley High School boys varsity water polo team, grew up submerged in the world of water polo.
Halloween Must Be Altered To Maintain Safety
Like almost all events in 2020, and to the dismay of eager trick-or-treaters, Halloween has presented itself as a serious health concern this year. Riddled with candy-seeking children, jack o’lanterns, and elaborate costumes, the fate of the highly anticipated celebration is uncertain.
Celebrity Artist Profile: Yalitza Aparicio
Yalitza Aparicio rose to worldwide fame when, as an unknown, she was cast in the lead role of the 2018 highly acclaimed film, Roma. Born and raised in the small agricultural town of Tlaxiaco, Mexico, Aparicio has been able to venture far beyond the expectations placed on her as an indigenous Oaxacan woman and the
The 2020 VMAs Go Virtual and Lack Musical Diversity
Hosted by Keke Palmer, the 2020 Video Music Awards were a strange and unusual sight this year. Because of the pandemic, the show went virtual and many of the routine music video award events were altered.