Clara Tjen

Position

Writer

Graduation

Class of 2026

Clara Tjen is a current Freshman at Berkeley High. Her interests and hobbies include writing, reading, playing soccer and cooking/baking.

A BHS player carries the ball against Irvington High School.

Fall sports postseason recap and review 

Sports

All Berkeley High School cross country teams had a successful 2023 season, earning first place in the West Alameda County Conference league. According to BHS senior Mason Mullen, “We’re just the fastest we’ve ever been.” In California, it is notoriously difficult to make it to the state cross-country championships because California is one of

A group of Latin club students showing off books and a bust of Julius Ceasar.

Latin club prepares to attend convention

Features

Berkeley High School Latin teacher John Piazza runs and organizes the BHS Latin club. Students have found it fosters a safe and very close community, as they are all able to bond over having one thing in common; they are all learning or are interested in the unique language, Latin.

Rice and Beans

"It just makes me smile:" Student recipe submissions for Latinx history month

Features

Bedolla-Garcia Rice & Beans For sophomore Micaela Bedolla-Garcia, rice and beans is a meaningful dish to her and her family. “It kind of means how we got here because it’s Cuban, but with Spanish influence.

Fall weather brings comfort to replace students' summer fun

Features

The start of the 2023 to 2024 school year comes with an adjustment period; not just for new classes, classmates, and teachers, but also a seasonal change from summer to fall.

Manny Selles awaits a pitch.

BHS spring sports: Recaps and reviews

Sports

As regular seasons wrap up, Berkeley High School spring sports teams prepare for postseason tournaments.  The BHS boys’ baseball team finished 2nd place in their league with a record of 18 wins and seven losses.

Athlete Profile: Matteo Small

Sports

Berkeley High School senior Matteo Small competes for the mile and the 800 meter events in track. He also runs cross country, and feels that the sports have the ability to give him a “mind reset”.

Girls soccer huddles for a cheer on Senior Night.

BHS senior night recap

Sports

Girls Soccer On their February 9 Senior Night, Berkeley High School’s girls soccer started out strong with a starting lineup packed by their 10 seniors.

Spotlighting Black athletes at BHS

Sports

Jamari Widemon Jamari Widemon, a junior on the Berkeley High School varsity boys basketball team, first picked up a basketball when he was only eight years old, and has been a talented forward since.

NSBE holds a club meeting featuring BHS alumni.

NSBE supports Black students in STEM

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At Berkeley High School, Black students remain underrepresented in STEM environments. National Society for Black Engineers brings together African American students who are interested in a career in STEM.

Kugel is a common dish made for Yom Kippur, both sweet and savory.

From kugels to buñuelos: Cultural foods for the fall season

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Ajmal Khan is a senior at Berkeley High School. His family is from Pakistan; they identify as Pashtun, a Muslim ethnic group. In this season, Khan said that Pashtun people traditionally eat very hot and spicy food.

Dancers assemble behind the scenes before performing at The Thai Temple.

A ‘hidden gem’: Thai Temple serves food and arts to public

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The smell of fragrant Thai food, the sounds of animated conversations, and the crowded courtyard filled with bright colored outfits hit immediately upon arriving at Wat Mongkolratanaram, also known as the Thai Temple.

Do lockdown drills serve their purpose?

Features

This past spring, a BHS student threatened to carry out an attack involving firearms. Two BHS students were victims of gun violence just this past month.  Just recently a fatal shooting occurred at an intersection near the BHS campus.