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‘Girl dinner’ TikTok trends are harmful


Trends on social media are constantly cycling in and out of popularity. With that, it can be difficult to decipher which of these trends are innocent, and which of them are harmful.

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Demonstrated interest creates inequality in college process


Many factors contribute to which students colleges accept and which they reject. Demonstrated interest, which measures students’ interest based on how much they interact with the college, is one of these factors at certain colleges.

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Youth social media usage must be overseen by parents for safety


“I’m sorry for everything you’ve all gone through,” said Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, to parents attending the Online Child Safety Hearing on Jan.


Law and Social Justice class features Police Accountability Board 


On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, John “Chip” Moore, the chair of Berkeley’s Police Accountability Board, spoke to Berkeley High School’s Law and Social Justice class.

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Online thrifting creates a pathway to a more ethical fashion  industry


In recent years, our community has witnessed the rise of online thrifting. Companies like Depop, ThredUp, and TheRealReal have gained immense popularity as interest in buying second hand clothes has spiked.

Freshman leadership lottery encourages diversity and equity


Every year, Berkeley High School holds a lottery to determine the upcoming year’s freshman leadership team. Any ninth grader is able to enter the lottery and it is completely random in order to give everybody a fair shot.

'Uplifting, representing': Local Theaters attempt to diversify


“The why of it is really important, just as a baseline,” said Liz Lisle, managing director at Shotgun Players, a Berkeley community theater. “Acknowledging that there’s a legacy that we really have to undo, in order to support people of color around here and make the theater feel like a place where many people of

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Teens consider significance of gift-giving


For many students participating in the holiday season, the season also comes the stress of who to give gifts to and what to get them. Not everyone has a huge budget for gifts.

Homecoming tropical theme enables cultural appropriation


For Berkeley High School’s upcoming Tropical Homecoming Dance, it’s clear where the cultural appropriation crosses the line and where it doesn’t.

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Homecoming theme sparks debate over cultural appropriation


On November 5, Berkeley High School student leadership is holding a Homecoming dance, which will take place at the Donahue Gym. The dance will have a tropical theme, in collaboration with the Polynesian Club, according to Drew Henderson, junior class president and lead organizer of the event.  Henderson described how the students in charge of

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BHS college counselors reflect on college costs, mental health


As seniors begin to submit their first college applications, many students have started thinking about the huge costs that come with attending most universities, which include application fees as well as the actual tuition.

Youth vs. Apocalypse climate strike calls Bay Area youth to action


On Friday, September 23, students from all over the Bay Area gathered together in Oakland to fight for the environment at the Youth vs. Apocalypse climate march.

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BHS club fair displays diverse selection of student-run clubs


On Thursday, September 8, Berkeley High School students had the opportunity to sign up for clubs during the annual club fair. The fair took place during periods one through three and advertised a diverse range of clubs.

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Berkeley High School Development Group funds new CNC router for Team Berkelium


The Berkeley High School Development Group has made a six thousand dollar donation to Team Berkelium, the BHS robotics team, funding a CNC router. This has helped the robotics team elevate their creations, and allowed students to continue furthering their knowledge of engineering, according to Dirk Wright, faculty advisor to the team.

Portrayals of Cops vs. Criminals in Media


Crime shows have always been a beloved genre of television because of the suspense, action, and excitement which has always drawn in many viewers. However, not all shows in this genre are the same.

‘Bridgerton’ Season Two Commemorates South Asian Culture


It isn’t every day that a film or series makes a big enough impact on modern day culture that it becomes a cross-generational sensation. Squid Game, Euphoria, and Tiger King are recent examples that got people talking immediately after their releases.

Freshman Vivien Silas is a singer and music producer.

BHS Artist Profile: Vivien Silas


In the past, any new artist would almost always have to sign with a record company in order to professionally produce and record their songs. Nowadays, however, thanks to new online streaming services and accessible sound editing apps, almost anyone has the opportunity to create songs with music software that can be accessed from one’s

BHS Community Recommends Four Black-Authored Books


The start of February marked the beginning of Black History Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the contributions African Americans have made throughout history.