Bay Area Book Festival Features Diverse Collection of Authors
If you were walking around Downtown Berkeley on the weekend of May 7, you may have stumbled upon the largest annual book festival in the Bay Area. Every year, the Bay Area Book Festival draws authors and readers to Berkeley from all across the country.
Berkeley High Fosters Positivity For Students With Disabilities
“[The disabled community] brings unique experiences, ways of thinking, and talents. It can take additional time to get to know some students, but it’s worth it,” said Josh Austin, a teacher and education specialist at Berkeley High School. Roughly 320 students at BHS have Individual Education Plans, which focus on meeting the diverse
Team Berkelium Excels in Competition
Whirs and buzzes filled the room as oversized red and blue tennis balls flew through the air, lobbed by none other than a robot named SQUID. Five members representing Team Berkelium, Berkeley High School’s robotics team, presented their robot to members of the Berkeley Rotary Club on April 13.
BHS Seniors Look Towards Personal Growth During Gap Year
As the school year reaches its end, seniors begin to solidify their plans for the future. While many may choose to attend college immediately after high school, some, like Ellery Hoffman, a student in Academic Choice, are taking a gap year.
BHS Field Trips Start in Spring
In recent years, cancellations on field trips have been common due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, there was an average of at least three field trips per year for both Academic Choice and Berkeley International High School and freshmen, according to Hasmig Minassian, who leads the Universal Ninth Grade and
AAPI Literature Class to Start Next Year
It all started last year, when Julianna Loretto and Medina Lam were sitting in class. They were being given a presentation on the Chicanx/Latinx History course offered at Berkeley High School when they texted each other, noting how no similar classes were available for Asian Americans and Pacific Islander students.
CTE Classes Inspire Career Exploration
Throughout the history of Berkeley High School, there have been a vast variety of classes offered to students of all grades and small schools. Recently, however, there has been a trend of decreased enrollment of students in the Career and Technical Education classes.
Return to On-Campus Elections Inspires Student Candidates
Two years ago, as a freshman, Sarah Darzacq was a delegate at the Berkeley High School election convention. This year, she attended the election convention again, instead as a candidate for Associated Student Body vice president, and found a starkly different environment.
Meatless Mondays at Berkeley High School
Berkeley High School has countless different clubs, and one that has steadily gained recent attention since the beginning of the school year is the Meatless Monday Campaign.
Will BHS Make Lunch Longer?
Two years ago, a freshman at Berkeley High School noticed a problem: many of her fellow students weren’t eating. Concerned, she brought the issue up with her mother, Sara Rahimian, who has since taken action to modify the lunch schedule.
Bilingual Students Seek Language Balance
“My dad used to speak Spanish to me, but he kind of forgot the language, so now we just speak English,” said Isa McKerley, a bilingual sophomore in Berkeley International High School. As the most populous state in the country, California’s borders have historically been home to people from many different places.