Kali Proud




Class of 2026

Kali Proud is a choir kid, journalist, Aikido martial artist, and Berkeley High student, as well as a sleep enthusiast. She is best known for her work on the BHS Jacket, her various school music performances, and a few edgy fantasy stories she shares with her close friends.

BHS students, staff grapple with learning accommodations


“A 504 plan is an accommodation plan that I can use to help me succeed and reach my best potential in school,” Kai Fang-Stillman, a Berkeley High School student with a 504 plan, said.

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BHS students navigate the complexities of cultural, racial, and ethnic identity  


As different cultures navigate the complexities of cultural identity and allegiance, the idea of “cultural traitors” arises. This general umbrella term is similar to phrases such as “Oreo,” “banana,” and “coconut.” The word “whitewashed” is also used in a similar context.

‘I don’t feel safe right now:’ BHS AAPI community grapples with social impacts of COVID-19


On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Acworth, Georgia, eight people were killed in the Atlanta Spa Shootings, with six of the victims being women of Asian descent.

Adults and children are in groups on a pink background with white decorative lines.

Parent days must become more inclusive


With Mother’s Day having just passed, it’s time to reconsider the relevancy and inclusivity of holidays like Mother’s and Father’s Day. All kids, not just ones with traditional households, should be encouraged to find ways to celebrate their parents.

AAPI students contribute cultural events to campus.

AAPI heritage adds to Cal campus culture


In the fall of 2022, over 43.3 percent of new freshmen enrolled at UC Berkeley identified as Asian or Pacific Islander. A common stereotype about Asian students is that they’re only ever focused on work, but the reality is that the dominant precence of AAPI heritage on campus adds joy and variation to the campus

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Women must find empowerment free of male gaze


The male gaze has objectified and sexualized women throughout history. The media consistently sets expectations about how women are meant to look and act, which ingrains these ideas into society.

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Grappling with irreversible climate change


Climate change could become irreversible as soon as 2030. The United Nations estimates that drought alone could displace 700 million people by then. In order to avoid permanent climate effects, countries will have to decrease global emissions by 43 percent before 2030.  But few countries have taken significant enough steps towards reaching this goal,

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Student dependence on internet  research limits  academic abilities


Part of Berkeley High School’s mission statement is to teach students to think critically, creatively, and analytically. In order to achieve that goal, students must be taught more research strategies than automatically opening a computer.

A Building makes long-awaited return to BHS


In the summer of 2020, Berkeley High School started major renovations on the A Building. The entire process was estimated to last around two years, with intentions of improving seismic safety, accessibility, and classroom space.

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Students reflect on community service opportunities at BHS


Berkeley High School has a wide variety of clubs, with a total of 115 listed on their website as of Oct. 28. There are 14 different club categories listed on the website as well, the third largest being service-oriented clubs with 18 registered clubs.

Manny Lane-Scott performs an original stand up comedy routine at BHS talent show.

BHS Talent Show features live music, comedy, and a fire alarm


On Friday November 4, Berkeley High School students gathered in the Little Theater to watch the BHS Talent Show. The show consisted of mostly musical performers, and one stand up comedian.

Teachers receive limited grants for classroom supplies

Teachers at BHS cannot afford to provide classroom supplies


Teachers’ wages have been an ongoing issue across the United States, and in Berkeley, many argue that people playing such a central part in our community deserve to be paid more fairly.