Hannah Groth-Reidy

Position

Writer

Graduation

Class of 2024

Hannah Groth-Reidy is an avid writer known for her work on the Berkeley High Jacket. She dedicates herself to her work in film and writing, and can otherwise be found playing competitive tennis or spending time in nature.

Redwood Literary Magazine publicizing themselves at the Club Fair.

Redwood Literary Magazine helps student writers find their voice

Entertainment

Redwood Literary Magazine, a BHS student-run organization that publishes short stories and poetry, has just released its latest issue. Redwood publishes a new issue each quarter, offering a safe space for young writers to express themselves creatively.

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Diversification in upcoming award shows

Entertainment

The 2023 Golden Globe Awards and Emmys saw historic wins, with Trevor Noah becoming the first Black person to win Outstanding Talk Series and Ali Wong becoming the first Asian woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

Magical Book

The legal and social controversy of fan fiction on the internet

Entertainment

It is no secret that fandoms have a powerful hold on many literary works and their fans. Whether it’s based on “Harry Potter,” “Twilight,” “The Hunger Games,” or any other series, fan fiction can become a staple of those stories.

Voice acting: 'An intricate performance'

Entertainment

Voice acting is an entirely different world to navigate from on-screen acting, although many similarities exist between the two. Some voice actors are hired simply to breathe, with Sean Kenin, an American film and television actor, as one example.

Movie camera shining light on book.

Book to movie adaptions: A lengthy and complicated process

Entertainment

Exploring book to movie adaptations goes beyond just critiquing: there’s a world of complexity behind the process of adapting literary works to films.

Illustration of a superhero being held up by ropes while flying on a computer.

CGI vs. practical effects: Impacts on the authenticity of film

Entertainment

The use of CGI has skyrocketed over the last few decades, making it easy to forget that it hasn’t always been a part of the film industry. However, some filmmakers continue to stick by original practical effects and animatronics.

Illustration of three of the main characters in the show Sex Education.

Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ season four is raw and heartwarming

Entertainment

The Netflix original, “Sex Education”is back with its fourth and final season. And once again, creator Laurie Nunn has executed an emotionally complex storyline that not only offers the characters the chance at closure, but draws in the reality of life’s unexpectedness and new change.  This season returns to focus on fans’ familiar beloved characters,

Illustration of Latinx Culture in California

Far-reaching Latinx influence on modern-day California culture

Entertainment

When looking at America’s Latinx community, it is difficult not to talk about California. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, one in every four Latinx Americans live in the “Golden State.” Latinx Californians are the largest racial/ethnic group in the state, with 99 percent of Latinx immigrants coming from Latin America, and 77

Celebration of Latinx culture

Far-reaching Latinx influence on modern-day California culture

Entertainment

When looking at America’s Latinx community, it is difficult not to talk about California. According to the Public Policty Institute of California, one in every four Latinx Americans live in the “Golden State.” Hispanic Californians are the largest racial/ethnic group in the state, with 99 percent of Hispanic immigrants coming from Latin America, and 77

Hollywood shows innacurate depictions of high school life

Entertainment

From the John Hughes teen movies that dominated the 80s, to more contemporary series like “Riverdale” and “Gilmore Girls”, there’s often been a longstanding history of inaccurate representation of teenhood.

Illustration of Groot, a tree man, and Rocket, a racoon leaning on each other.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Volume. 3’ makes a splash in theaters

Entertainment

It’s no secret that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s recent productions have grappled with controversy. Their latest release, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

Eisen sets up filming equipment in the G-Building hallway.

BHS film classes combat sexism in industry

Entertainment

The world of film opens doors to new perspectives, brings a variety of stories to life, and helps people express themselves. With all of its wonders, come hurdles.

Artist Spotlight: Ava Distasi

Entertainment

Jewelry is versatile. Ava Distasi, a BHS junior, provides an example of one of its many uses. She creates jewelry for a purpose: charity donations. All of the money Distasi makes is donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds.

BHS Community Theater holds memories of past performances

Entertainment

The names David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, and Elton John are well-known, but what may not be is that Berkeley High School’s Community theater has hosted these performers, alongside many more.

Student Athlete

Athlete Profile: Talia Antell-Proulx

Sports

Talia Antell-Proulx, a Communication Arts and Sciences senior on the girls tennis team, was taken by surprise when her senior night was rained out twice.

Girl

Fall Senior Nights

Sports

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

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Sports team rivalries, big and small, ignite fiery spirit in athletes

Sports

The spark of a rivalry isn’t always clear. Berkeley High School holds varied team rivalries specific to different BHS sports, and umbrella rivalries agreed upon by the wider school community.

BHS Best Buddies members Jonathan Schwartz, Natalia Blanco, Zev, and Bijou Fontaine (left to right) attend a lunch meeting.

Berkeley High Fosters Positivity For Students With Disabilities

Features

“[The disabled community] brings unique experiences, ways of thinking, and talents. It can take additional time to get to know some students, but it’s worth it,” said Josh Austin, a teacher and education specialist at Berkeley High School.  Roughly 320 students at BHS have Individual Education Plans, which focus on meeting the diverse