Berkeley Responds to Aftermath of Chauvin Verdict: What Happens Now?
Monday, May 17, 2021 Amidst raw and muddled emotions, community members emphasize the importance of focusing on how to move forward after the verdict.
Berkeley and the BHS Community Must Better Recognize Indigenous History and Present Struggles
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 As the sacred West Berkeley Shellmound moves towards development for housing and retail, it is increasingly important that Berkeley addresses its history and participates in resistance.
Basketball COVID-19 Cases Should Not Stall BHS In-Person Academics
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 The three student cases were linked to maskless encounters outside of school, and should not affect in-person learning at Berkeley High School.
While the Recall Movement Goes Too Far, Critiques of Newsom’s Actions Are Important
Friday, April 2, 2021 As the movement to recall Governor Gavin Newsom grows, it's important to continue to center valid criticisms of the administration despite more outlandish critiques.
Celebrating the Women of Berkeley
Sunday, March 21, 2021 In honor of Women’s History Month, the Jacket highlights several women who have made a difference in our community, whether that be through education, arts, healthcare, business, or other essential work.
Upcoming ‘Our Monologues’ 2021: An Inside Peek At This Year’s Show
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Created under unprecedented circumstances and obstacles, 'Our Monologues' 2021 will be live streamed for free on March 13 and 20.
Is Restorative Justice the Future of the Juvenile Justice System?
Friday, February 19, 2021 School districts, nonprofits, and recent research have led to an increase in the number of restorative justice programs across the country.
Should Advanced Math Exist at BHS?
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Both teachers and students have recognized the lack of racial diversity in the course, and some even opt to remove Advanced Math as an option entirely.
Racial Disparities Persist in California’s Juvenile Justice System
Friday, February 5, 2021 Bay Area defense attorneys provide a glimpse into the intricate ties between race, evolving legislation, and how minors are treated within the juvenile justice system.
Young Socialists at BHS Offer Resources and Education to Peers
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 The Youth Democratic Socialists of America members at BHS are making it their mission to support other students and educate them on the importance of changing broken systems.
Lockdown Wrecks Teens’ Mental Health and Holiday Plans
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 When restrictions left students isolated in a traditional time of community, teenagers struggled with finding a sense of connection and stability.
Fire in Downtown Berkeley Hurts Businesses and Residents
Saturday, December 19, 2020 A recent fire on University Ave. has led to an even more chaotic and destructive 2020 for those affected.
A Continued Fight: The Group That Combated Racial Inequity in BUSD For 20 Years
Sunday, December 6, 2020 Parents of Children of African Descent will be dissolved after two decades of fighting racial achievement gaps in BUSD, leaving behind an inspiring legacy.
Grand Army is an Entertaining Watch, But Lacks ‘Wokeness’ Behind Screen
Sunday, November 15, 2020 While the new teen drama showcases relatable characters with unique individual trajectories, a show can only be as progressive as its creators are backstage.
‘Knock Down the House’ Gives Insight Into What Elections Are Really Like
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Documentaries don’t try and hide the fact that politicians and our voting systems are flawed. At the same time, there is something inspiring about documentaries that make you want to do your part.
Vote YES on Prop. 16 to Allow Affirmative Action
Friday, October 23, 2020 Prop. 16 will overturn the outdated and purposefully vague Prop. 209, which was created to prevent marginalized groups from getting the same opportunities as privileged ones.
Trump’s Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood Will Be Disastrous
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Taking away Americans’ access to Planned Parenthood will have a negative impact on teens and others who need reproductive health care.
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