Meet Enikia Ford Morthel: Berkeley’s New Superintendent
The district’s superintendent of three years, Brent Stephens, announced he was leaving Berkeley Unified School District this spring. Since then, the search for a successor led to one finalist, Enikia Ford Morthel, the deputy superintendent of instruction in the San Francisco school district.
BHS Seniors Look Towards Personal Growth During Gap Year
As the school year reaches its end, seniors begin to solidify their plans for the future. While many may choose to attend college immediately after high school, some, like Ellery Hoffman, a student in Academic Choice, are taking a gap year.
Members of BHS Mountain Bike Team Robbed at Gunpoint
On Saturday April 16, several members of the Berkeley High School Mountain Bike Team were robbed at gunpoint in North Berkeley. The group consisted of three coaches and two student-athletes who were returning from a practice in Napa in their minivan loaded with bicycles and other expensive equipment.
Return to On-Campus Elections Inspires Student Candidates
Two years ago, as a freshman, Sarah Darzacq was a delegate at the Berkeley High School election convention. This year, she attended the election convention again, instead as a candidate for Associated Student Body vice president, and found a starkly different environment.
Will BHS Make Lunch Longer?
Two years ago, a freshman at Berkeley High School noticed a problem: many of her fellow students weren’t eating. Concerned, she brought the issue up with her mother, Sara Rahimian, who has since taken action to modify the lunch schedule.
BHS College Counselors Reflect on Early Decision Applications
December marked the release of many early action and early decision results for college admissions. Students who submitted their applications in October and November, several months ahead of the regular deadlines, anxiously awaited their decision of acceptance, deferral, or rejection. This year, with further implementation of test-optional and test-blind policies as well as an emphasis
Testing Shortage Impacts Equity: Who Is Taking All the BHS SAT Spots?
Last Saturday, the SAT was offered at Berkeley High School. However, only six percent of the students taking the exam were actually from BHS. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of SAT exam spots at testing sites in the Bay Area, leading many students to register months in advance to secure a spot.
BBT Shows Inclusivity in ‘The Nutcracker’
This October, the Berkeley Ballet Theater held its yearly Nutcracker Suite performances at the California Shakespeare Theater. This year, the studio decided to reimagine the traditional production, striving for a more inclusive Nutcracker filled with themes of unity and environmental preservation. Ian Segall, a Berkeley International High School student, played the Moonlight Cavalier
BHS to Provide Consent Education, Despite COVID Regulations
In February 2020, hundreds of Berkeley High School students walked out in protest of rape culture and sexual assault at BHS. Several demands were made, including implementing consent education for all Berkeley Unified School District students beginning in the sixth grade, and instating staff training for management of sexual harm. Now, BHS’s administration
School Board Discusses Consent Education and COVID-19 Money
On September 8, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board approved the 2021-22 budget, which includes a $2.3 million transfer from Fund 20 — a fund used for post-employment benefits for employees — to the Unrestricted General Fund, as well as the use of eight hundred thousand dollars of remaining COVID-19 funds. According to
BHS Holds First Virtual Election Convention
Berkeley High School’s first virtual election convention was held from March 8 to 12 during the 45 minute lunch break between Zoom classes. In past years, around 150 delegates were selected to attend, but this year’s convention was open to everyone.