Bay Area Book Festival Features Diverse Collection of Authors
If you were walking around Downtown Berkeley on the weekend of May 7, you may have stumbled upon the largest annual book festival in the Bay Area. Every year, the Bay Area Book Festival draws authors and readers to Berkeley from all across the country.
Bilingual Students Seek Language Balance
“My dad used to speak Spanish to me, but he kind of forgot the language, so now we just speak English,” said Isa McKerley, a bilingual sophomore in Berkeley International High School. As the most populous state in the country, California’s borders have historically been home to people from many different places.
Athlete Profile: Jude Rockafellow
Jude Rockafellow is a senior in Academic Choice and a member of the boys varsity basketball team at Berkeley High School. A power forward, Rockafellow’s experience with BHS basketball has been tumultuous.
BHS Student Profile: Calder Underwood
Berkeley High School freshman Calder Underwood has found purpose in philosophy. He has begun to develop his own personal ideology in order to find deeper meaning in his everyday existence.
Local Pick-up Games Inspire Camaraderie
Pick-up games are constantly running in parks around Berkeley, consisting of groups of people who come together — often spontaneously — in a public place to play sports.
BUSD Must Require Vaccines for Athletics and Extracurriculars
Although many students and staff are already vaccinated, some have yet to receive their first or second dose. Despite this, vaccinations still are not required for any students, particularly those who participate in athletics or other extracurriculars.