Julia Brimmer is a Berkeley High student, avid dancer, artist, and proponent of climate action! She writes for the BHS Jacket, dances at Shawl-Anderson, and co-founded her own for-climate organization in the Summer of 2022, futuresonfire.com.
BHS first Beyond the Cut Film Fest makes a cinematic splash
On Wednesday, May 3, teachers Amanda Marini and Philip Halpern stepped out onto the Little Theater’s stage to introduce Berkeley High School’s first ever Beyond the Cut Film Festival. The films shown were produced by students over the course of this year, in classes like Art of Video Production, Advanced Studio Editing, and both years
Divas: The double standard female celebrities experience
Humans have fawned over celebrities and the outlandish things they do for centuries. The celebrity lifestyle has become a fantasy for everyday people, so why is anyone surprised when female celebrities make unreasonable demands to uplift themselves?
March's endless grind: How to manage it
Nothing happens in March. Though home to Women’s History Month, St. Patricks Day, and the National Latin exam, the thing that makes March secretly unique is the fact that there are zero non-weekend days off throughout the month, leaving Berkeley High School students endlessly wandering the halls for five-day weeks and yearning for the weekends.
Electives are crucial for student growth
Cambridge Dictionary defines the word “elective” as “a subject that someone chooses to study, in addition to the subjects that they have to study.” Berkeley High School has offered elective courses for years, and as long as schools continue to give students the freedom to select certain classes, students will
Berkeley Technology Academy deserves awareness, resources
Berkeley Technology Academy is one of Berkeley’s lesser-known options for high school education. It offers public school students a curriculum in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, Career and Technical Education, Project Based Learning, and the opportunity to recover credit.
Vegan school lunch effectively reduces BHS's carbon footprint
When one walks into most modern-day restaurants, they can expect to find food options that suit their dietary needs. Everyone is entitled to a meal, regardless of whether or not they eat meat, even though select privileged groups are often the only ones with access to vegetarian and vegan food options.
Walter Mitchell: The M gate’s friendly face
Berkeley High School Safety Officer Walter Mitchell, has served BHS for over two decades, and has been involved in the Berkeley Unified School District community his entire life.