Anjani Chokkalingam

Disparity in Property Tax Causes Inequity in School Funding


In recent years, terms such as “systemic classism” and “institutionalized racism” have battled their way to the forefront of public conscience.

BHS student Nora Kessler rides for the Mountain Biking Club Team

BHS Club Sports vs. Team Sports: What’s the Difference?


Berkeley High School offers a plethora of extracurricular activities. The athletics department, in particular, offers a wide variety of sports, from orienteering to crew.

At a parking lot off of Buchanan Street in Albany, Bay Area residents line up in cars to get vaccinated.

How Has Berkeley Handled Having a Partially Vaccinated Population?


Throughout this past year, we’ve all been wondering one thing: when will we return to normal life? Due to the mass vaccination efforts within the United States, the day we’ve all been waiting for is now in sight.

College Admissions Proved Especially Competitive During Pandemic


As April comes to a close, Berkeley High School seniors face the fast approaching college decision deadline. Come May 1, many will commit to the college they plan on attending the coming year, with the hope of some sense of normalcy.  Like many other aspects of life this year, the college application process has

The pause in distribution of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine has presented an obstacle to mobile vaccination clinics serving vulnerable populations.

Berkeley Grapples With Obstacles To Equitable Vaccine Rollout


While the spread of COVID-19 has run rampant for over a year now, the end is in sight. The last piece of the immunity puzzle is distribution of the new COVID vaccines; figuring out a way to make the vaccine available, accessible, and easy-to-get for all people living in the United States.  The intricate challenges

Joann Yu (left) and Amanda Sieu (right) are the vice president and president, respectively, of Berkeley High School

Berkeley’s Asian Community Suffers Deep Emotional Impact of Hate Crimes


Anti-Asian sentiment has skyrocketed in recent months, though it has been a consistent issue for much longer. Especially in the wake of a virus seemingly having originated in China, fear of and racism against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has fueled numerous hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.

Melissa Jimenez is a Berkeley High School teacher who has had to balance work and childcare amidst the pandemic.

Berkeley Women Demonstrate Resilience Against Pandemic Struggles


During the past year, everyone has had to navigate the ups and downs of the pandemic. However, it is women in particular who have taken a hit, both worldwide and in Berkeley.

Community Desires Education About Black Excellence


“It is important to discuss race when teaching history because it is always a factor in our society,” stated Ty’ler Banks, a Berkeley International High School senior.

When Controversial Issues Arise in Classrooms, Should Opinions Be Taught?


In Berkeley’s monotony of progressive-leaning outlooks, finding differing political beliefs can be challenging. Not only is this true in a social setting, but in an educational one as well.

504 Plans Provide Sorely Needed Support for Students


As a young child, Ellery Hoffman — now a Berkeley High School junior in Academic Choice — struggled with academics throughout elementary school. “I didn’t know what was wrong with me.

Babitt and Vasudeo Sworn in as New BUSD School Board Directors


On Wednesday, December 16, Berkeley Unified School District held its annual school board organizational meeting to approve the 2021 agenda and swear in new members to the board.  Replacing last year’s school board directors Judy Appel and Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Ana Vasudeo and Laura Babitt were sworn in as the new directors.  Babitt was sworn

UC Application Deadline Extended Due to Technical Difficulties


During an already stressful college application season, the University of California school system experienced technical difficulties the night before the deadline, preventing many from submitting their applications.

Arreguín Reelected as Mayor, Babbitt and Vasudeo to Fill School Board Seats


Last week, voters reelected Jesse Arreguín as Berkeley Mayor and selected Ana Vasudeo and Laura Babbitt as School Board Directors.  Mira Liao, a Berkeley Unified School District parent of two, expected that Jesse Arreguín would be reelected and believes that he is the best candidate for the position, adding that it is hard to

BUSD Approves January 13 Date for Tentative Reopening of Elementary Schools


On Wednesday, October 21, Berkeley Unified School District school board approved January 13 as a target date for the first phase of the plan to reopen elementary schools.

Risa Sundu, BHS girls water polo captain, looks forward to the season this year.

Water Polo Athlete Profile: Risa Sundu


Marisa Sundu is the co-captain of the Berkeley High School girls water polo team. In such unprecedented times, she has had to lead her team through uncharted waters.

BHS Athletes Face Identity Crisis Due to Sports Cancellation


On March 13, the world as we knew it turned upside down. When schools across the nation shut down, sports and extracurriculars went down with them. So what did that mean for Berkeley High School athletes?