Eliot Hertenstein is a developer, journalist, and Berkeley High student. They are best known for their work on the BHS Jacket, and numerous websites, including a map of Berkeley High.
BHS gun safety: An ongoing issue that must be addressed
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, two guns were found in separate Berkeley High School students’ backpacks. “The response was pretty swift and comprehensive,” said Enikia Ford Morthel, Berkeley Unified School District’s superintendent.
Gender Neutral Restrooms Need Upkeep
Bathrooms at Berkeley High School are a disaster. Anyone who’s ever used — or attempted to use — a bathroom at BHS knows about the lack of soap, the missing paper towels, the sticky floors, unflushed toilets, and broken stalls.
Teens’ Online Privacy Must Be Protected
Most students have seen sponsored content before — it’s present in almost every corner of the internet. Whether it takes the form of a banner ad or a post by an influencer, it’s becoming harder and harder to understand what is or isn’t an ad, and how our data is used.
The Social Media Experience Across Genders
The Jacket surveyed a sample of 368 students to explore the role of gender in the perception of social media among teens. Additionally, interviews gave students a space to share their views on social media and how it affects them personally.
Peer Tutoring Requirement Benefits All
At Berkeley High School, many advanced classes require students to tutor for lower-level classes in order to receive a grade of A. While it can be argued that “required volunteer hours” is an oxymoron, there are many benefits to having advanced students tutor their peers.
NFTs: More Than Just a Trend
Non-Fungible Tokens have recently began to be a trend, with many Berkeley High School students taking a strong stance against their existence. However, while many students have heard of NFTs, they don’t understand what NFTs actually are and how they work.
BHS Students Benefit from Free Public Transportation
If you’ve lived in Berkeley for more than a few years, you’ve probably taken some sort of public transportation at one point or another: a bus to get to a concert; Bay Area Rapid Transit on a field trip; or you may even use Alameda County Transit to get to school every day.
Is Cancel Culture the Right Way to Hold People Accountable?
If you’ve been around on the internet for the past few months, you’ve probably heard the phrase “cancel culture” — the left embraces it as a way for the unempowered to create social change against the powerful, while many on the right say it’s an excuse for sensitivity by the left.
Rebuttal: Math Supports BIPOC Students
If you asked a random high school student what their least favorite subject was, many would say math. Math is seen as “fairly useless in many careers,” and some say they just “don’t get numbers.” While it’s okay to not enjoy math, it’s a fundamental part of the world around us, and we need students
BHS Must Actively Fight False Fire Alarms
Every student has a least favorite class. Even if you’re the “model student,” you’ve probably experienced a time when you wanted nothing more than to get out of a test or assignment.
“It feels more real:” BHS Students Return to In-Person Instruction
As the 2020-21 school year nears its end, some Berkeley High School students are returning to campus for in-person learning. The new schedule, which officially began April 24, moved the distance learning school day earlier: it now spans from 8:55 AM to 12:15 PM, and gives students optional time to return to in-person school
BUSD Reconsiders Implementation of GoGuardian
On March 23, Berkeley High School Principal Juan Raygoza sent an email to the Berkeley Unified School District community regarding the implementation of GoGuardian parental controls.
Superintendent Presents COVID-19 Update at January 6 Board Meeting
The Berkeley School Board’s January 6 meeting primarily focused on plans to return to in-person learning. Members also discussed the English learner master plan and approved an energy service contract with Schneider Electric for equipment replacement at the Berkeley High School pool. The first public comment period was mainly about COVID-19.