Colina Harvey




Class of 2024

Colina Harvey is a Berkeley High School student and journalist. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and reading. She is best known for her work on the BHS Jacket.

Woman going for a layup as the next generation watches.

Bay Area gains its first two professional women’s teams, inspires athletes at BHS


This year, the Bay Area welcomed its first professional women’s team, sparking a wave of empowerment for young athletes, especially girls. Bay FC, a women’s professional soccer team in San Jose, has recently become part of the National Women’s Soccer League and played their first game on March 17, 2024.

Fall sports preview: A new season starts


Last season, the girls volleyball team made it through the first round of North Coast Section playoffs but was defeated by the first seed, Monte Vista, in the quarter finals.

Excitement builds as BHS explores the possibility of a girls flag football team


Almost every sport at Berkeley High School has a girls and boys team, with the exception of football. However, this could change soon. On February 3, 2023, the State of California approved girls flag football as a new California Interscholastic Federation sport.

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Player responsibility extends beyond field


Professional athletes are some of the most followed people on social media, garnering the attention of hundreds of millions of followers, many of whom are young children who dream about being just like them when they grow up.

Girl reading book on a trash bin

The evolution and history of Trashy books


Reading is generally regarded as an intellectual activity. However, highly sensational literature that features formulaic characters and shocking plot twists has had success for decades despite not being considered of the highest quality.

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Outdated film and TV must opt for disclaimers over removal


Thanks to the rise of streaming platforms, old movies and TV shows have been given a second life with a new generation of viewers. Series like “The Office”, “Friends”, and “Breaking Bad” are very popular with young people, despite premiering before some of their fans were even born.

The football team huddles after their quarterfinals game

BHS fall sports reflect postseason 


Throughout the regular season, Berkeley High School’s sports teams fight to earn a spot in postseason tournaments such as North Coast Section or West Alameda County Conference league championships.   Girls volleyball made it into the NCS championships as the eighth seed out of 15.


Fall Senior Nights


Girl’s Water Polo With chants ringing through the swim hall and benches packed with viewers, Berkeley High School proudly displayed its love for the girls’ water polo seniors on senior night, October 19, against San Leandro High School.  “It was so amazing to see so many of my friends come, the parents, the celebration, and

On October 12, BHS cross country competed against nine schools at a Point Pinole course.

Cross country races rivals over rolling hills


On October 12, the Berkeley High School cross-country team traveled to a meet at Point Pinole, where they raced against nine other schools. The course was three miles long and consisted of rolling hills as well as paved and unpaved paths.  The meet was successful for BHS, with men’s varsity taking first place and women’s

The BHS Snack Bar

"Everybody's hungry": Snack bar returns after two year hiatus


The Berkeley High School snack bar brings delicious snacks to BHS home games. On September 23, a Friday night, fans of all ages came up to the window to buy chips, candy, drinks, and more.

BHS senior and captain Brianna Smyth powerfully palms the ball on September 13.

Girls water polo fights to score


On September 13, the Berkeley High School varsity women’s water polo team took on Bishop O’Dowd High School.  In the first half of the game, the teams seemed very evenly matched.

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BHS girls volleyball defeats Deer Valley


On August 24, the Berkeley High School varsity girls volleyball team took on the Deer Valley Wolverines in the first game of their 2022 season. BHS came out on top, winning the game in straight sets.  Early in the first set, neither team was able to get a significant lead.