Independent Study allows athletic freedom
“The path that I’m taking right now is the most sure pathway to go play as a professional soccer player,” said Simon Diagana, a Berkeley High School senior who switched into Independent Study to play for the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer Academy team.
Late athletic start: Daunting but rewarding
For some sports, success is rooted in talent and physique, while for others it is diligence and time. Simply put, there are some sports where it is nearly impossible to be good if you do not start engaging with them at a young age.
We Can Learn From 2020, and We Must
2020 was a year where conflicts, protests, illness, twists, and turns overlapped and intertwined, creating a web of movements and events that are easily lumped under one title: 2020.
Athlete Profile: Tali Bojdak-Yates
Tali Bojdak-Yates, a senior in Academic Choice, has been a Yellowjacket runner since his freshman year, and is currently the boys captain of the Berkeley High School cross country team.
How Will Low-Income Youth be Impacted by the Loss of Sports During COVID-19?
From living rooms in the Bay Area, viewers absorb countless “saved-by-sports” stories, cheering for the character who didn’t go to juvie because of the football team, the person who is able to go to college because of their sport, or the people who find purpose and meaning in being a part of the athletics program.
BHS Students Plan Uplifting and Powerful Mural
During a time when nothing feels certain, two Berkeley High School students have hatched a plan to make change by creating something lasting. In June 2020, Shayla Avery, a senior in Academic Choice, reached out to Independent Studies senior Ultraviolet Schneider-Dwyer with an idea to create a mural at BHS that would
YEAH! Struggles to Find Affordable Space Amidst Rising Costs
The future is unclear for Youth Engagement Advocacy Housing, the city of Berkeley’s solitary youth homeless shelter. Currently located at 1744 University Avenue in the Lutheran Church of the Cross, the shelter may be forced to relocate due to increases in rent and diminished space of their one building. YEAH!
Students Join Together to Create a Greener South Berkeley
Moving South Berkeley Forward, a local group made up of Berkeley High School and University of California, Berkeley students, is working on converting a section of the old Santa Fe Railroad, which used to run through Berkeley, into a green area for the community.
Uncertain Future for High-Rise Projects in Downtown Berkeley
Nine years after the Berkeley zoning law allowing 18-story buildings was passed, four years after City Council approved the building plans for one specific development fitting those requirements, and after a back and forth about whether the plans will be executed, the future of 2211 Harold Way is still uncertain.