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
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.
BHS Holds in-Person Club Fair With COVID-19 Precautions
Berkeley High School clubs had the opportunity to advertise themselves to the student body at the annual BHS Club Fair during lunch on Wednesday, September 8 through Friday, September 10. In previous years, the Club Fair was held during class time, and teachers had to opt into taking their entire class to the fair.
FDA Fully Approves Pfizer Vaccine; Still No Student Mandate
The Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals over 16 years old on August 23. Previously, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, along with the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines, had only been available under emergency use authorization, a categorization used by the FDA to make drugs and other medical products