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Teachers at BHS grapple with rising healthcare costs


Healthcare insurance costs increase yearly, and are expected to rise by 3.5 percent for Berkeley Unified School District teachers next year, according to Mollie Blustein, a teacher at Cragmont Elementary School and Berkeley High School graduate, who spoke at a recent school board meeting.

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.

Students without phones navigate socially


Sevan Minassian-Godner, a Berkeley High School senior, has used a flip phone for nearly a year. After going to a school retreat in February 2022, he realized how glued people had been to their phones.  “There were people at tables eating or sitting at tables who were just texting each other,” Minassian-Godner said.

Music teachers acclimate after moving back to the A Building


Sarah Cline, leader of Berkeley High School’s jazz program, was one of many teachers who made the move from their temporary holding spaces to the newly refurbished A Building.  “It was like one of those home makeover shows, when the family’s coming in two hours and everyone is blitzing to get ready,” Cline said.  The


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Born and raised in the Bay Area, this environment is all I really know. I’ve never experienced somewhere outside of California consciously; I was only a child when I went to visit Honduras to see family.




‘The Game Awards’ sells out for viewership

Amidst this year’s award show season, the question on everyone’s mind isn’t who will win big, rather, it’s: will anyone care? From the Oscars to the Tony Awards, many major award shows have been steadily losing viewers.


Junior AJ Loustau flies towards the net, facing pressure from California High School on January 14.

Boys basketball defense rivals Cal High

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Berkeley High School boys varsity basketball team faced off against California High School. The team had just come off of a loss the night before against Alameda High School.  BHS took the lead in the first quarter thanks to back-to-back steals from Ollie Miller and Samir O’Brien, and a 3-point

Gabe Ross hefts an opponent over his shoulder at San Lorenzo High School on January 12.

BHS wrestling wins dual meet, displaying strength and strategy

On January 12, the Berkeley High School wrestling team faced San Lorenzo and Hayward High School at San Lorenzo’s campus. After two long-fought battles, BHS prevailed, beating San Lorenzo 48-36 and winning by tiebreaker against Hayward, 42-42.  The competition was a type of event called a dual meet, in which wrestlers from two schools pair

Ollie Miller follows through on a 3-pointer as the crowd behind him erupts.

Basketball seizes historic win

In an overtime thriller, the Berkeley High School boys varsity basketball team beat Bishop O’Dowd High School for the first time since 2008, in a 57-55 win.  Berkeley got off to a solid start as juniors Ollie Miller and Samir O’Brien shot the ball well, and junior Will Polishuk controlled the glass, dominating with rebounds.