Ariana Yerovam




Class of 2025

Ariana Yerovam is a Berkeley High School student who enjoys writing, socializing, and contributing. Ariana is driven to make a difference in the world, and she continually strives to use her voice to make a positive impact in her community.

Boy holding heart with song-writing and composing materials with broken hearts in the background

Teen relationships build social pressures


​​It seems that for most people when they eventually forget every bit of information from a highschool math class, they still remember with perfect clarity their first high school relationship.

A student overwhelmed with math.

Student access to IEP and 504 plans must be improved at BHS


In all environments, particularly academic ones, there is not always a general plan suitable for all different kinds of people and learners. This is why more specific and specialized plans such as 504s and Individual Education Plans are necessary to provide a comfortable, effective learning environment for all students so that they can thrive.

A gun in one hand, and a pencil in the other.

The fight to end gun violence should not fall on highschoolers


Gun violence is an issue that affects all people and generations, including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, which does not mean it should be left for only younger generations to deal with.

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Toxic masculinity on campus harms entire BHS community


A diverse and random sample of 100 Berkeley High School students from all grades and Small Learning Communities were asked to answer “Yes” or “No” to “Does BHS have a toxic masculinity issue?” Of the people surveyed, 69 percent responded with “Yes,” asserting that it is an issue at BHS, while the other 31 percent

Thanksgiving dinner: a time for family, not politics


Steaming mashed potatoes, rich turkey, delicious assortments of green beans, gravy, bread, and… politics? While politics are a fundamental aspect of society it can be necessary to look past conflicting political beliefs when acknowledging an individual.

Chris Kindness playing the guitar

Chris Kindness Award inspires


Alan Ross, a Berkeley resident and current Berkeley High School parent, is the founder of a recent, local project called the Chris Kindness Award. The Chris Kindness Award is an award that honors and commemorates people who have positively influenced the community regardless of their age, profile, or how big or small their impacts are.

Students Protesting for Reproductive Rights

Teen Reproductive Justice Club protests for abortion rights


On Wednesday, September 28, Paola Bedolla Garcia, a senior in Berkeley International High School, together with the Berkeley High School Teen Reproductive Justice Club, organized and led a schoolwide reproductive rights protest.  Garcia said her initial motivation to hold the protest was based on fears that abortion restrictions provided.  “I have a little sister,

Longfellow Middle School

BUSD establishes Longfellow enrollment zone to increase diversity


On June 15, the Berkeley School Board unanimously voted to add a third enrollment zone for Longfellow Middle School, in an effort to desegregate the BUSD public middle schools.

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College applicants grapple with the overturning of Roe v.Wade 


Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court ruling made in 1973 that legalized abortion nationally. It was overturned on June 24, 2022, giving individual states the right to criminalize abortion.   Many students at BHS experience their views being reciprocated by the local government.

Benjamin Nathan is a Berkeley High School wrestling coach and 11th grade math teacher

Then and Now: BHS Teachers in Athletics


Benjamin Nathan, a Berkeley High School wrestling coach and 11th grade math teacher, attended North Springs High in Atlanta, Georgia. Nathan played on his school’s wrestling and tennis teams for all four years and participated in football as well.

Athlete Profile: Phoebe Wells


Phoebe Wells is a senior in Berkeley International High School and a captain of the Berkeley High School diving team. Wells is driven, dedicated to both athletics and academics, and is currently aiming to earn the International Baccalaureate  diploma.

Megan Melgaard will step into the role of BHS head swim coach starting this season.

Megan Melgaard, Seasoned Athlete, Is New Swim Coach


This year, Megan Melgaard, a seasoned athlete, swimmer, and coach, is excited to share her knowledge with students as she begins her first year as a Berkeley High School head swim coach.

During lunch, students snack mid-soccer game on the Jacket field

More Than Just a Field: Lunchtime Eats and Athletics at BHS


Berkeley High School’s diverse community is exemplified through the different hobbies and activities that take place on campus. This includes the group of students regularly found partaking in sports on the Jacket field at lunch.

Video Games Parallel Athletics


Electronic Sports, commonly known as Esports, are a relatively new type of sport since their beginnings in the early 2010s. Defined by Oxford Languages as “a multiplayer video game played competitively for spectators, typically by professional gamers,” they are video games to an organized extreme.  Some common and popular examples of Esports are League of

Pictured left to right: BHS volleyball coaches Kimberlee Rock, Em Huang, and Alison West.

New Girls Volleyball Coaches Follow in the Legacy of James Manuel


Shoes squeak on the gymnasium floor while the bustling stands are full of intently watching volleyball fans. Teammates cheer one another on. Varsity girls volleyball coaches Em Huang, Alison West, and Kim Rock lead players and encourage them to be their best, creating a place for them to simultaneously work with each other as a

NFL Founds “Feel the Orgullo”


Though Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15 and October 15, the National Football League is using it to jumpstart a longer-lasting program.  The NFL, alongside the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, partnered with Puerto Rican singer Ozuna to incorporate Latinx Heritage Month into its sports season in a program called “Feel the Orgullo.”

The Berkeley High School varsity football team plays under the stadium lights during Friday night’s home game.

Buzzing Return to Jacket Home Football Displays School Spirit


On Friday, September 10th, Berkeley High School’s varsity and junior varsity football teams played American Canyon in our first home games of the season.