BAMPFA Reopens After Yearlong Closure With Unique New Exhibitions
Thursday, May 20, 2021 After a long year without the museum, many are delighted to see the latest one-of-a-kind exhibitions, despite the numerous COVID-19 safety precautions.
‘Reopening Is Going to Be a Process:’ Local Theaters Struggle During Pandemic
Monday, May 10, 2021 So far, only one theater in Berkeley is open, with others still making the tough decision about when and how to reopen.
Students Take Action Against Asian Hate In Youth-Led March
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 BHS juniors Abby Lamoreaux and Lucia Moratinos-Chu share with Jacket their motivation and process in planning the April 2 march.
2021 Presents All Female Candidates for ASB President and Vice President
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 The Jacket interviewed this year’s candidates to bring you a comprehensive overview of each team’s platform.
Eliminating Single-Family Zoning Signifies Progress Towards a Fairer City
Sunday, March 14, 2021 The Berkeley City Council recently pledged to eliminate exclusionary zoning, in an effort to open up housing options and repair harm done by racist zoning practices in the city’s past.
Foreign Language Classes Suffer From Lack of Focus and Real World Connection
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Language teachers and BHS students weigh in on how the gap in language education between the US and other countries can be bridged.
Why We Need the $15 Minimum Wage
Sunday, February 7, 2021 President Biden has expressed his support of raising the federal minimum wage, a change that could significantly improve the quality of life for many Americans.
The Best Jacket Visuals of 2020
Thursday, January 28, 2021 The Jacket has collected the images our photographers and illustrators are most proud of, either in their style or their representation of 2020.
Short-Term Acts of Charity Will Not Solve Wealth Inequality In Berkeley
Saturday, January 9, 2021 Berkeley residents too often use individual donations to ease their guilt surrounding the major wealth gap in our community, whilst simultaneously failing to address it.
Berkeley Community Members Rally to Reopen Schools
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Berkeley parents and students protested the ongoing BUSD school closure at MLK Civic Center Park, expressing their concerns about students' lack of sufficient education through distance learning.
Five New Pro-Tenant Members Elected to Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
Monday, December 14, 2020 New members Leah Simon-Weisberg, Mari Mendonca, Andy Kelley, Dominique Walker, and Xavier Johnson aim to make housing a human right.
Loss of Spirit Week is Detrimental to BHS Culture and Unity
Friday, November 13, 2020 Though Red and Gold Day has historically been controversial, eliciting both solidarity and toxic behaviors, its cancellation has triggered concerns about losing an integral aspect of BHS culture.
Three Essential Areas of Police Reforms Will Reduce Violence
Friday, November 13, 2020 The issues present in American policing are not simple or easy to fix, but this three part series will outline key avenues of reform to reduce unnecessary violence, starting with transforming police training.
Where Do Dance Programs Fit In Amidst Sports in the Pandemic?
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Dance programs in and out of BHS work to create plausible solutions to the difficulties posed by COVID-19 regulations.
Students Find Diverse Ways to Get Involved This Election
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Being ineligible to vote has not stopped high schoolers from being civically engaged, whether through working the polls, phone banking, or educating friends and family.
Muralist Juana Alicia Inspires Social Change Through Provoking Public Art
Thursday, October 22, 2020 The artist's work, much of which can be seen around the Bay Area, is dedicated to raising awareness about climate change and women's rights.
Coaches Struggle Amid Loss of In-Person Sports
Sunday, October 18, 2020 Sports coaches from BHS are leading their teams through uncertain times as they cope with pushed back seasons, loss of pay, and the challenge of sustaining team unity.
Fires and Smoke Will Have a Long Term Impact on BHS
Saturday, October 3, 2020 Smoke from California's wildfire season poses challenges to both the mental and physical health of students and administration.