Ava Quandt



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Recap of  the spring athletic season at BHS


With the 2024 spring athletics season at Berkeley High School coming to a close, many BHS spring sports teams have experienced  yet another successful season.

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Embracing an imperfect prom: How to manage the challenges


Over the past month, students scrambled to find the perfect prom outfit and plan the perfect night. Berkeley High School’s prom comes with endless expectations that can easily stress students out.

Photo of people standing in front of blocked off Peoples Park.

News Brief: People's Park Protest


Early on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, UC Berkeley erected a 17 foot wall of shipping containers around People’s Park to protect construction of student and low income housing on the property.

Board President Laura Babitt will pass the presidency to Director Ana Vasudeo.

School board: Director Vasudeo to become new board president


On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board convened, beginning with the announcement of the meeting’s agenda, made by Laura Babitt, the president of the board.

Jessica Hipona and other students operate tables at Multicultural Week.

Berkeley High hosts Multicultural Week


Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, marked the first day of Berkeley High School’s Multicultural Week, a school-wide event celebrating the variety of cultures and cultural clubs at BHS.

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Early decision deadlines looming: Students weigh their options


November marks the time when students rush to submit their early action and early decision applications for college. At Berkeley High School, seniors applying to college consider a myriad of financial and personal factors as they navigate the application process.

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Homework free breaks help student stress


Whether it’s Thanksgiving or winter break, many students find that a large amount of their time during school breaks is spent doing homework or studying.

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Extracurriculars lead to personal growth 


Getting into college is becoming harder and harder. With prestigious colleges often averaging less than a 10 percent acceptance rate, students may feel the need to take as many AP classes as they can and get the best grades possible, in order to maximize their chances of acceptance.

Art of many flags.

All Latinx cultures deserve to be celebrated and appreciated


There are 33 countries in Latin America in the world. 33 different cultures each with their own different type of food, music, dance, language, and way of life.

Juvenile violence harms communities, Berkeley High School must get involved


On Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, hundreds of kids broke out into fights near Emeryville’s AMC theater.  It was the day of AMC’s four dollar movie ticket sale, and the streets were flooded with up to four hundred kids, who then broke out into violence.  According to ABC7 News, one shot was fired and one juvenile