Athletes adapt to exercising while fasting
“It’s just hard trying to keep going and keep trying to play your sport when you’re really thirsty and hungry,” said Iman Shaikh, a senior and member of the Berkeley High School affiliated rugby team.
Elite NorCal team elevates female cyclists
“I was racing road in NorCal and I was very frustrated with the lack of opportunities and the lack of support that women are getting,” said Bay Area-based professional cyclist Helena Gilbert-Snyder.
Girls basketball suffers loss to Piedmont
BHS girls varsity basketball had a slow start to their game against Piedmont High School on Friday, Jan. 21, entering the second half with only 5 points to Piedmont’s 34.
Runners and artists take on Turkey Trot
As a drone circled overhead capturing video, nine Berkeley High School students and John Villavicencio, BHS director of student activities, lined up on the football field to start the turkey trot.
Native students find community at NSU
“Even though I grew up hella native, I still have difficulty connecting with my … heritage because of the white supremacist idea that ‘(Native people) don’t exist anymore,’ ” said Rita Azul Huhndorf-Lima, and co-leader of the Berkeley High School Native Student Union. The NSU was founded last year but many of its
"I'm always here:" Q&A at the fruit stand
Francisco has been selling fruit on Milvia and Channing to the Berkeley High School community for the past year. In an interview with the Jacket, he answered questions on his experience running the fruit stand.
‘Eager and ready’: CCC brings on new staff and student support
Erika Pistoni Pistoni is the admin assistant in the College and Career Center this year, a job filled by Mary Jacobs for many years prior. “I book the appointments with the college representatives, manage their meetings with students, in person or online,” Pistoni said.
Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang Discusses AAPI Representation
“Back when I was a kid … I loved all of the Marvel superheroes except for one,” said award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang. “I did not like Shang-Chi at all.” As a child, the character of Shang-Chi made Yang feel uncomfortable.
School Board Discusses Budget and Virtual Academy
Berkeley Unified School District community members gathered on Wednesday, April 13 for a school board meeting. Topics of discussion ranged from the plan to close BUSD’s virtual academy, an online school option for BUSD students, to a presentation on takeaways from a community survey on budget priorities.
BUSD Won’t Move Forward With Renovations to BHS Theater
When Berkeley High School teachers Sarah Cline and Linda Carr first heard about proposed renovations to the BHS’s A-Building, they were under the impression that despite some temporary inconveniences, long term benefits — specifically a dance studio for Carr and improved jazz spaces for Cline — were also a part of the deal.
Despite Increase in Omicron Cases, BHS Returns in Person
At the beginning of this school year, there was no guarantee that classes would continue to be in-person. It was uncertain if masks would be required for the whole year, and many worried over the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak at school.
How Does BHS Celebrate Thanksgiving?
How do the students of Berkeley High School celebrate Thanksgiving? Everyone has different traditions that reflect their family’s history, religion, and beliefs.
BHS Food Pantry Provides Aid to the Berkeley Community
Every two weeks, on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, tables on the sidewalk at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Way are covered in fresh produce, ready to eat meals, and dry goods.
Word On The Street: Do You Experience Climate Anxiety?
Nathaniel Holmes, a junior in Academic Choice, said that climate change is not a source of anxiety in his everyday life. “I mean, it’s sort of just something you see on like the news and stuff every once in a while,” Holmes said.
CA Requires Period Products
At the start of the 2022-23 school year, public schools in California serving students in grades six through twelve will be required to stock all girls’ and gender neutral restrooms, and one boys’ restroom with free pads and tampons.