Amelia Reed




Class of 2025

Amelia Reed is writer on the Berkeley High Jacket, along with a frisbee player, students, baker, and someone who loves to try new things. She is a student in Academic Choice, and plans to graduate in 2025.

Ms. Shorty now helps students struggling with their attendance.

‘Dance is life’: Ms. Shorty moves to new job


Since the age of 23, Ms. Shorty has been working in the African Diaspora dance program. When the previous leader, Naomi Washington, retired in 2019, Ms.


BHS students feel the impact of declining UC acceptance rates


The 2022 acceptance rate for University of California, Los Angeles was 8.6 percent. In 2021 it was 10.8 percent, and in 2020 was 14.4 percent. This downward trend is similar for most UC acceptance rates throughout the last couple of years.

A sillouette of a graduate surrounded (from left) by a road sign, a plane flying around a globe, and a piggy bank.

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

Student teacher Emma Zhao checks in with students.

Student teachers pursue BHS careers


“I could not imagine being in an office just sitting in a corner job,” said Elliot Robles, a student teacher at Berkeley High School. He described the best aspect of his work being students’ energy.

Word on the Street: Is there a mid-year slump?


“I think it’s a perceived burnout because at the same time the classes actually do get harder in the second semester, and I think that’s really the reason for the burnout,” said junior Theo Lemkin.