Ysabel Chu is a writer, a student, and a passionate environmentalist. She writes for the Jacket and is a BHS Green Team member. In her free time, she works with BAYCS mobilizing youth to take climate action, and interns at Lindsay Wildlife Experience, a wildlife rehabilitation center and museum.
Legacy admissions: rooted in inequality
Should college admissions be based on merit or circumstance? Now that the Supreme Court has ended affirmative action, a practice meant to ensure equal opportunities for all, it makes no sense to allow a true injustice in college admissions to linger: legacy admissions.
Best Places: Locations around the Bay Area to go out on a date
Choosing the perfect location for a date can be a nerve-racking task, so here are some recommendations from Berkeley High School students David Goldstein, Luca Vicisano, Vaiee-Talia Tu’ua, and Emmett Price to help ease the decision. If you both enjoy art, the San Francisco de Young Museum is a great place to go.
Q&A with BSU leaders Winta & Muskana
Q: How does Black Student Union work with other groups on campus? Cyrus: Recently, we’ve been working with the Habesha Student Union. We’re having a bake sale on February 11, at Fourth Street.
BHS robotics starts post-kickoff design
On January 7, the Berkeley High School robotics team gathered at Richmond High School to watch the 2023 First Robotics Competition Kickoff. The Kickoff is an annual event that determines what the robotics team builds for the next couple of months.
‘We are the future’: BHS students plan to work polls, volunteer
With the midterm election approaching on November 8, many Berkeley High School students are signing up to be election poll workers in order to play a part in this year’s midterm elections. In particular, BHS clubs have been participating in political activism.
School board: SLP assessments and parking lot construction
On Wednesday, September 7, The Berkeley Unified School District School Board convened, discussing compensation for teachers writing recommendation letters, speech language pathologist assessment limits, the 2021-22 Unaudited Actuals, and the Milvia Street Project. During the public comment section of the meeting, several teachers spoke about the need to either financially compensate teachers for
New Universal Meals Program: BHS free school lunch continues
As a result of California’s new “Universal Meals Program”, designed to expand on the federal National Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, Berkeley High School, during the 2022-23 school year, will continue offering two free meals to all students every day regardless of family income. According to the Berkeley Unified School District Director of Nutrition