Kavi Mookherjee Amodt



Two Berkeley Police Department officers ride their bikes outside of the Chase Bank in Downtown Berkeley. The Berkeley Police Department was one of the first police institutions in the country to have an oversight agency.

Civilian Oversight Is an Essential Police Reform


This is the second article in a two-part series on police reform. To read the first article, click here. As the list of recent police killings grows — Daunte Wright, Kurt Reinhold, Breonna Taylor — the scope of possibilities for police reform does the same.

police car, downtown berkeley, high school students

Three Essential Areas of Police Reforms Will Reduce Violence


After a summer saturated with images of police violence and brutality, conversations of police reform have quickly taken center stage in the collective American consciousness.

Berkeley Unified School District Adopts a Creative Distance Learning Plan


In the midst of a pandemic that has killed over 170,000 Americans, school districts across the country scramble as they begin the second iteration of online learning.

Principal Erin Schweng at the Berkeley High Class of 2018 graduation at the Greek Theatre.

Principal Erin Schweng Bids Farewell to Berkeley High School After 3 Years


On Monday, April 20 at 3:06 PM, Berkeley High School’s Principal Erin Schweng announced that she will not be returning to BHS after the 2019-20 school year.

Berkeley City Measures E, G, and H Increase BUSD Funding


On March 3, 2020, measures E, G, and H were passed in the California Primaries, all of which provide funding to Berkeley Unified School District. Measures G and H provide funding for the improvement and maintenance of school facilities through 2030, while measure E addresses the lack of compensation for BUSD employees.

A hallway in the G Building that would usually be filled with students on their way to their next class is empty after BUSD decided to close Berkeley High.

Berkeley High School Cancelled to Limit the Spread of COVID-19


At 8:34 PM, on Thursday, March 12, Erin Schweng, Berkeley High School’s principal, informed students of a three week district-wide school closure effective immediately.