Julius Braun



Xochitl Duenas is a teacher for the BHS Puente Program, which works to support Latinx students.

School board speakers express concern over the BHS safety plan


During the Berkeley Unified School District School Board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, the BUSD School Board allowed for public comments, board member comments, union comments, the approval of the consent calendar, and discussion of the governor’s budget update.

The PSAT allows students to easily prep for the SAT.

Lack of  PSAT access at BHS deprives students of opportunities


Berkeley High School will not offer the PSAT this year. The PSAT is a practice version of the SAT, usually taken by juniors, that allows students to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship as well as assess their abilities in preparation for the SAT.

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Genius green plastics

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Currently, humans absorb an estimated five grams of plastic every week, which is about the size of a credit card. It’s in our foods, it’s in the water we drink, and it’s in the air we breathe.

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Deconstructing drawdown

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Project Drawdown is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to stopping global warming and aiding the world in achieving “drawdown, the point where greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere start to decline.” Project Drawdown’s website presents a “solution library,” consisting of 93 articles explaining the answers, as well as the drawbacks, to the biggest problems

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Futuristic climate change solutions

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Last time, we talked about actions for climate change that Berkeley High School students could take on in their daily lives to make a difference. In this column, we will talk about what solutions organizations are pursuing on a larger scale to address things like heaps of plastic in our oceans, rising sea levels, and