Margot Johnson

Author Tracy Moore came to the Bay Area Book Festival to promote her new book, The Fire She Fights.

Bay Area Book Festival Features Diverse Collection of Authors


If you were walking around Downtown Berkeley on the weekend of May 7, you may have stumbled upon the largest annual book festival in the Bay Area. Every year, the Bay Area Book Festival draws authors and readers to Berkeley from all across the country.

African Diaspora Dance Show Returns to BHS


On Thursday, December 2, the Berkeley High School African Diaspora Dance Department hosted the opening night of its 53rd annual winter performance, which is titled Dancing Through Life’s Changes.

Ren Green and Sasha Wizelman are co-presidents of the club.

Poetry Club Transforms Trauma Into Art


Poetry Club, a club at Berkeley High School, strives to create a sanctuary for any student to write and share poetry. It is currently run by Sasha Wizelman, a senior in Communication Arts and Sciences, and Ren Green, a senior in Arts and Humanities Academy.

Berkeley Expands Public Transportation With Scooter Program


The Berkeley City Council approved a set of regulations for the micromobility industry in Berkeley on September 28, meaning that electric bikes and scooter companies could soon legally distribute these electric transportation options in Berkeley.  On July 10, 2018, the city council approved a referral to the city manager to consider allowing electric scooter companies

BUSD School Board Debates Vaccine Mandate at 9/22 Meeting


​​At its September 22 meeting, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board discussed topics such as a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for eligible students, Latinx and BLM resolutions, and Berkeley High School’s sports teams’ need for accessibility to their gyms.

Dirk Wright, the founder of BHS’ new skateboard workshop, sits in the woodshop.

BHS Skateboard Workshop Engages Underrepresented Students in STEM


Berkeley High School teacher Dirk Wright is starting an after-school, semester-long skateboard workshop to motivate underrepresented students in engineering, robotics, carpentry, and design classes to try a lower-stakes Career Technical Education class.  The workshop is made to encourage students who have never tried CTE classes or who are marginalized in these programs to