Elta Tracy

The Sexual Harm Walkouts: Two Years Later, What’s Changed?

Investigative

In the middle of second period on February 10 of 2020, thousands of Berkeley High School students left their classrooms and streamed into the courtyard, all in protest of sexual harm.

The proposed schedule would have 100 minute periods.

BHS Must Not Approve Block Schedule

Opinion

Last school year, administrators sent out a survey to all Berkeley High School students, requesting their input on a schedule change for the 2021-22 school year.

BHS footballers prepare for their game at Jacket stadium.

BHS Sports Collide With Superstition

Sports

After playing in and winning the 1982 National Basketball Association national championship while wearing them, Michael Jordan alternated between two pairs of shorts for the rest of his career.

Local Climbing Opportunities Expand As New Gyms Pop Up

Sports

Throughout the country, the long-time niche sport of rock climbing is steadily becoming popularized. Factors such as the Oscar Award-winning documentary Free Solo and rock climbing’s Olympic debut may have contributed to this seemingly out-of-the-blue climbing boom.

The Coaching Boys Into Men Program shifts culture on the BHS mountain bike team and educates riders.

Coaching Boys Into Men Program Makes Promising Debut at BHS

Sports

The 2020 sexual harm walkouts were a monumental moment in Berkeley High School’s history. Many students hoped that it would be a turning point in policies, administrative measures, and the overall climate at BHS.

With the increased dependency on screens for school and homework, many students

Community Struggles With Increase In Social Media and Screen Time

Features

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a prevalent increase in screen time and social media usage. Students spend hours on Zoom classes doing homework, thoughtlessly checking social media, and watching Netflix.

Jupiter, a popular restaurant on Shattuck Avenue, is facing new challenges after reopening their indoor dining areas.

Berkeley Has Mixed Feelings About Newly Reopened Restaurants

Features

Indoor dining reopened the week of March 6, allowing restaurants to serve a maximum of 25% capacity or 100 people indoors, depending on which is a smaller number.

Keguang Zhao prepares one of Cozy Wok’s vegetarian specialties at the restaurant’s kitchen in Oakland.

At Cozy Wok, Father-Son Duo Offers Delicious Vegetarian Chinese Takeout

Features

Keguang Zhao prepares one of Cozy Wok’s vegetarian specialties at the restaurant’s kitchen in Oakland.  While most small businesses struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic, Dan and Keguang Zhao saw the challenge as an opportunity rather than a dead-end.

The non-profit is located at the James Kinney Community Center in Berkeley, and provides bilingual education and full-time childcare.

BAHIA, Inc. Bridges Communities Through Bilingual Education

Features

Students sit at tables and play Uno, their sandals tapping the floor. Large groups are ushered across streets and down sidewalks to the community pool where they learn to swim.

The Connection Between Violent Extremism and Sexism Must Be Addressed

Opinion

The new possibility of returning to in-person learning is positive on many fronts. However, it also brings to life a fear of school shootings that many students haven’t had to worry about for the past year.

BHS Community Must Ensure That Black History Month is Properly Honored

Opinion

Every February, Berkeley High School plans events and gatherings to celebrate Black History Month. Due to the ongoing pandemic, in-person gatherings are not an option this year, adding an extra challenge to honoring Black History Month.

The Berkeley High School (BHS) baseball field has been home to some sports practices this year, but most other athletic opportunities for students have been eliminated.

BHS Should Eliminate PE Requirements During Distance Learning

Opinion

Since the start of the pandemic, the lives of people across the world have been drastically changed: jobs lost, distancing from loved ones, and accommodations made for this very different year.

First Come, First Served System for PSATs and SATs Fails BUSD's Mission

Opinion

Berkeley Unified School District has long strived for equity and diverse opportunities for all students, seeking to create environments free of discrimination and injustices.

The newly named Ruth Acty Elementary School sits at the corner of Ada Street and Acton Street in North Berkeley.

Jefferson Elementary Renamed After Ruth Acty, First Black Teacher in BUSD

News

On Thursday, December 10, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board voted to rename Jefferson Elementary School after Ruth Acty, the first Black teacher employed in the district.

BUSD Aims to Combat Flaws In Distance Learning

News

As Term 4 begins and students find their footing in online school, plans for the spring semester are slowly taking form. Since the release of the Berkeley Unified School District Distance Learning Plan, the reality of what school looks like has changed dramatically compared to before the pandemic.

The march took place on Market Street in San Francisco. In the place of in-person speeches, organizers played prerecorded calls to action.

San Francisco Women’s March Encourages Voting and Unites Protesters

News

Two thousand protesters gathered on Market Street in San Francisco for the October 17 Women’s March. Across the country, citizens in cities such as Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

Juana Alicia taught Berkeley High School students in the

Muralist Juana Alicia Inspires Social Change Through Provoking Public Art

Features

Art comes in many forms. Paintings, lined up on a blank wall at a museum, spotlighted sculptures in crowded galleries, a photographed bowl of fruit above someone’s kitchen table.

New Podcast Offers Intimate Look Into Artists’ Lives and Stories

Features

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about major changes worldwide. Beyond social distancing laws, shelter-in-place orders, and mask regulations, millions of people lost their jobs and were stuck at home with little to no income.