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.
BHS clubs need access to BUSD funding
Berkeley High School offers over 100 registered, student-run clubs. From the StageCraft club, which seeks to raise funds to support on-campus productions, to the Supporting Girls Education club, which strives to monetarily support organizations furthering female education, many of these clubs require funding.
City shuts down chess spot on Telegraph
The corner of Telegraph Ave. and Haste St. in Berkeley is a historical place, steeped in meaning. It was previously known as “Cody’s Free Speech Corner,” after Pat Cody, the late owner of Cody’s Books, which resided on Telegraph Ave.
BHS organizes the annual fall Club Fair
On Thursday, Sept. 7 2023, BHS students attended the annual Club Fair to learn about and join the diverse selection of student-run clubs at BHS. Clubs covered a variety of topics from STEM, to surfing and animal welfare.
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.
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.
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 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.
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,
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.
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.
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