Jasper Lovvorn-Black




Class of 2024

Jasper Lovvorn-Black is a writer and musician attending Berkeley High School. He has written for the BHS jacket since sophomore year and has written for the BHS Redwood Literary Magazine since freshman year. He is interested in social justice and media literacy.

"I strike a balance": BHS students talk time management


“People procrastinate a lot, which makes us set important things to the side … If you can manage time well, you’ll be able to balance things you need to do and things you enjoy,” Berkeley High School senior Lexi Perez said.

The Black Panther Party's Long-lasting influence at Berkeley High School


The formation of the Black Panther Party was crucial to the activism that was taking place in Berkeley during the 1960s. In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr.

A new graduate going to college of the back of a letter of reccomendation.

Letters of rec process overloads teachers


“Out of all the 50 letters of recommendation that I wrote, I was happy to write all 50, and I think that each student deserved a great letter of recommendation,” said Erin Smith, a Berkeley High School Biology and Integrated Science teacher, “(but) at the same time it’s a ton of extra work that I

Uji Time Dessert is located on Telegraph St. and Parker St.

Uji Time: Serving Asian fusion dessert with side of community


Uji Time Dessert, located on Telegraph and Parker, was founded in 2016 as a pop up store by three first generation immigrants from Hong Kong. Since then, it has expanded to multiple locations and has products in 27 different markets, all throughout the Bay Area.

‘An up and down process’: Teachers grapple to support students through grief


“We need more long-term mental health support for every student on this campus given what has transpired over the last year,” said Anna Maine, Multilingual Program co-lead teacher and English Learners Coordinator.

Medina Lam (they/them) is on the girls crew team.

“The world is too binary:” The struggles of trans and non-binary athletes at BHS


“It can sometimes be a little bit weird to be on a women’s varsity team and know that I am not a woman,” said Medina Lam, a senior on crew, who plays on a gendered team that they do not identify with.

The SLC Selection Lottery System: Helpful, Fair, or Neither?


When enrolling into her Small Learning Community in ninth grade, Berkeley International High School junior Rylyn Jaggar ended up with her third choice.

‘Someone Has Your Back’: Inside BHS Intervention Counseling


In the seventh grade, Alaya Alexander was pulled out of class one day to speak with an intervention counselor. Over the next several years, even as she began high school, she engaged in regular meetings with her counselor, who offered both emotional and academic support.