Aditya Sridharan is a writer, journalist and Berkeley High student, passionate about playing tennis and learning new languages. He speaks English, French and Spanish fluently and enjoys exploring global perspectives as someone with multicultural roots.
Group exams build collaboration skills
School projects and exams have long been thought of as individual assessments. However, collaborative testing introduces a new way to evaluate students.
Bay Area public schools should maintain merit-based admission
It is well known that Berkeley High School is an extremely diverse community, with 56.5 percent of its students considered minorities. This extensive diversity exists in part because BHS is the only comprehensive public high school in the city.
Daylight savings harms youth, must end
Twice a year, millions of Americans change their clocks in accordance with “spring forwards” and “fall backwards.” This unnecessary time switch leads to a variety of damaging consequences for youth.
Zero period offers valuable opportunities
The thought of zero period often elicits a sigh of frustration from the students of Berkeley High School. Students may wonder if zero period, which involves waking up early and an additional hour of school, really worth it?
Native speaker program supports Spanish speaking students at BHS
Coming into high school, many Latinx students already have a strong degree of bilingualism. These students are in search of something more than just a language class, and Spanish for Native Speakers does just this. The SNS program was created in order to offer a Spanish track for students who already spoke the language
Counselor bonds aid students
Students are often encouraged to build relationships with their counselors, but the value of a strong student-counselor relationship can be overlooked.
Best places to see art throughout the Bay
Art close to home is a valuable tool to enrich the lives of many residents. However, it can be daunting to know where to start looking. Exploring the multitude of art choices Berkeley offers is key to being able to enjoy them in our day to day lives.
‘I’m Not Broken’ author Jesse Leon presents at BHS library
Jesse Leon’s debut book “I’m Not Broken” is a testament to human resilience amidst devastating life struggles. On February 23, Leon spoke at the Berkeley High School Library, sharing his new memoir and the inspirational pathway he took in order to achieve so much. Leon grew up in San Diego, where as a young boy
‘Stories through sound:’ New hip-hop class bridges history
Nestled in the A Building is Sakima Williams, who teaches Inventing Hip-Hop at Berkeley High School. In a room of six students, the course covers the past and present, music and history, and incites inspiration. Williams grew up in hip -hop and remembers break dancing in the early ‘80s on pieces of linoleum.
'Love and pain': Multicultural students grapple with the holidays
The anticipation of the holiday season is a true source of hope and relish for many students, with many beginning to consider the placement of their Christmas trees. Yet during these times of supposed joy, the thoughts of many multicultural students are far from tranquil.
‘Full circle:’ Alum coaches return
The journey of attending Berkeley High School as a student, diving into a lifetime of sports, and becoming an alum coach is one that is profoundly rewarding.