Students broaden their horizons with gap years
“I really want to figure out who I am outside of being a student at school for the past 13 years,” said junior Gabriela Almeida-Gere. The prospect of going to college right after high school is limiting to Almeida-Gere, which is why she has decided to take a gap year after she graduates Berkeley High
‘Nobody knows these things’: The bureaucratic and mental process of filing a Title IX report in BUSD
“Even though the process is not the friendliest, there is a benefit to reporting,” said Jasmina Viteskic, the Title IX Coordinator for Berkeley Unified School District.
BHS 2023 Election Convention features diverse array of platforms
The following speeches were given by prospective school board representatives. This position is currently held by Ian Segall who sat as a panelist for this portion.
Using she/they pronouns, students expand gender identity
Gender is a fundamental expression of individual identity, not just a spectrum but a plane that extends in multiple directions. With it comes societal baggage — expectations of behavior, pronouns, and other aspects of identity.
Past BHS teachers run Classroom Matters
Former Berkeley teachers Lisa Miller and Tatiana Guerreiro Ramos together run Classroom Matters, a tutoring and mentoring program for K-12 graders in the Bay Area.
Celebrating Women's History MonthMarch 17, 2023
For this episode, The Buzz spoke with students, teachers, and administrators about inspiring women in their lives, and about Women's History Month.
This episode was produced by Sofia Rodriguez. Interviews were conducted by Mariarosa Cerritos, Willow Priforce, and Zazie Duchene. The episode was edited by Lucy Rickart-Webb.
What am I?
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.
Women must find empowerment free of male gaze
The male gaze has objectified and sexualized women throughout history. The media consistently sets expectations about how women are meant to look and act, which ingrains these ideas into society.
The Jacket is tracking district-reported pandemic data at Berkeley High and throughout BUSD.More Data
‘An up and down process’: Teachers grapple to support students through grief
“We need more long-term mental health support for every student on this campus given what has transpired over the last year,” said Anna Maine, Multilingual Program co-lead teacher and English Learners Coordinator.
Discomfort or harassment: Trans students burdened by BHS bathrooms
“Whenever I need to go into a space that is gendered, like a bathroom or a locker room, I feel extremely uncomfortable,” said transgender junior Alastair Kudsk, who uses he/they pronouns.
“The world is too binary:” The struggles of trans and non-binary athletes at BHS
“It can sometimes be a little bit weird to be on a women’s varsity team and know that I am not a woman,” said Medina Lam, a senior on crew, who plays on a gendered team that they do not identify with.
No peace for powerless people: The activism that shaped the African American Studies Department
“Student activism. I think that is something really beautiful, and is what shaped this department.” said Dawn Williams, or “Doc Dub,” a teacher at Berkeley High School.
Outdated film and TV must opt for disclaimers over removal
Thanks to the rise of streaming platforms, old movies and TV shows have been given a second life with a new generation of viewers. Series like “The Office”, “Friends”, and “Breaking Bad” are very popular with young people, despite premiering before some of their fans were even born.
Revival of promposal competition sparks
Boom boxes, big signs, and bare chests painted with the letters P, R, O, and M. These are all hallmarks of an average day in March at Berkeley High School during promposal season.
Artificial intelligence steals techniques to fabricate new ‘art’
Would the Mona Lisa have been as popular if it was created by Artificial Intelligence? Consider people traveling from all over the world to the Louvre.
‘Cocaine Bear’ offers gore, lacks message
In 1985, a bear did cocaine. That’s all that really matters. It does not matter that the bear overdosed and was found dead months later. It does not matter that this event came at the height of Ronald Reagan’s war against drugs, nor does it matter that the taxidermy of the bear, which still exists,
Late athletic start: Daunting but rewarding
For some sports, success is rooted in talent and physique, while for others it is diligence and time. Simply put, there are some sports where it is nearly impossible to be good if you do not start engaging with them at a young age.
BHS hosts WACC wrestling championships
The sheet of drizzling, gray clouds, and the sharp, cold wind disappeared behind the Berkeley High School wrestling team as they entered the Donahue Gym on February 11.
BHS senior night recap
Girls Soccer On their February 9 Senior Night, Berkeley High School’s girls soccer started out strong with a starting lineup packed by their 10 seniors.
Athletes preview BHS spring season
Track and field had a massive tryout turnout of 300 people following their last season, when they sent one of their 200 runners to state championships.