Elsie Yuen



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Berkeley High continues to expand ethnic studies curriculum


In October of 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 101, a historic bill which made California the first ever state to require Ethnic studies for high school graduation.

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Teachers discuss why students skip class and forms of prevention


A range of factors can cause students not to attend school, including struggles with the class subject or conflicts with other students. However, skipping class affects not only the students but their teachers as well.

BHS students practice in an advanced music class.

Students pursue passions via music school


“Nothing else interests me. It’s probably unhealthy, but it’s true. I don’t want to do anything else, and I don’t know if I would be able to do anything else even if I tried,” said Elliott Martens, a senior at Berkeley High School.

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Red and Gold Day: Crowds of students celebrate Jacket pride 


Berkeley High School celebrated Red and Gold Day, previously known as Rally Day, on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. On Red and Gold Day, the BHS campus is transformed into a sea of red and gold, as students and teachers alike celebrate school spirit.

Teachers honor Latinx Heritage Month within classrooms


“I think that whether it’s Latino History Month, or Black History Month, it’s important for students of  all cultures to learn about people that look like them and maybe have a similar upbringing to them because traditionally, in American education, we haven’t necessarily highlighted these voices and these folks that are working to do something