Estella Zhou



The Age of Achievement: Emphasis on Prodigy Hurts High-Achieving Kids


By age five, Dylan Heinstein was already topping podiums at national snowboarding competitions within a year of starting the sport. By age ten, Heinstein was driving seven hours each way to and from Mammoth Mountain every week to train during the winter season.

Media Must Stop Using Language that Incites Anti-Asian Hate


“Can American Values Survive in a Chinese World?” asked one Foreign Policy headline. “This Is Not Dystopian Fiction. This Is China,” proclaimed another from The New York Times.

Upcoming Virtual Events: the Bay’s Latest Offerings


Pacific Boychoir Academy: Concert Fundraiser for the Berkeley Sexual Harm Survivors Support Group The Berkeley Sexual Harm Survivor Support Group is a local organization that offers free sessions to survivors of sexual assault.

Berkeley High Students Find Meaningful Ways to Spend Their COVID-19 Summers


With the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement rocking the world, the summer of 2020 has been far from conventional for Berkeley High School students.

15,000 People Attend Student-Led March for George Floyd


At 4 PM on Monday, June 1, approximately 15,000 East Bay students and residents gathered in front of Oakland Technical High School to show their solidarity and support for George Floyd, a Black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25.

Principal Erin Schweng at the Berkeley High Class of 2018 graduation at the Greek Theatre.

Principal Erin Schweng Bids Farewell to Berkeley High School After 3 Years


On Monday, April 20 at 3:06 PM, Berkeley High School’s Principal Erin Schweng announced that she will not be returning to BHS after the 2019-20 school year.