Mateo Tsai




Class of 2024

Mateo Tsai is a student and runner, who believes that nothing is better than staring at the sky lying in the middle of a field. He enjoys pilfering various fruits from neighborhood trees and wishes he had more time to read.

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The friends we made along the way

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To Sage, from Mateo I joined the Jacket because I didn’t have to work with anyone. As most of you know, group projects can be… frustrating. I’m a writer, and I want to shape my own story, without a rubric or assignment sheet.  And then, this year, I became a section editor.

Word on the street: What do UC Berkeley and BHS students think of each other?


UC Berkeley students are “pretty chill … kind of just doing their own thing… half of them are wearing backward caps and sunglasses,” BHS junior Declan Hamill said.

How did you find your closest friends at BHS?


“We’ve been hanging out as family friends and then at school,” said Rubèn Murillo, a senior. Despite an incident where he destroyed his friend’s favorite toy, a fire truck, Murillo still sees him regularly to this day.

BHS mountain-bikers took a yoga class on February 5.

Yoga restores mind and body balance


In a second story studio, Melanie Green leads coaches and athletes on the Berkeley High School mountain biking team in yoga every Monday afternoon. She asks riders to consider how many hours a week they spend hunched over their handlebars, spines bent and muscles tight, and prompts them to compare that to the time they

Gabe Ross hefts an opponent over his shoulder at San Lorenzo High School on January 12.

BHS wrestling wins dual meet, displaying strength and strategy


On January 12, the Berkeley High School wrestling team faced San Lorenzo and Hayward High School at San Lorenzo’s campus. After two long-fought battles, BHS prevailed, beating San Lorenzo 48-36 and winning by tiebreaker against Hayward, 42-42.  The competition was a type of event called a dual meet, in which wrestlers from two schools pair

BHS Cross Country

Cross country makes state, breaks dry spell


On a sunny day at the North Coast Section finals at Hayward High School, despite injuries and illness, Berkeley High School’s cross country team defied expectations and made history, qualifying for state championships for the first time in 37 years.  At the crack of the starter pistol, BHS, dressed in red and gold,

Principal Raygoza prepares for a day full of meetings, with a cup of coffee in hand.

A day in the life of Juan Raygoza


Most Friday mornings, Berkeley High School principal Juan Raygoza delivers donuts. Clutching the pastry-filled box, he ambles down BHS hallways, past classrooms filled with students watching the morning announcements.

The Bay Area sky

Bay Area residents and experts examine moody weather patterns


“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Quotes like this are often brought up in conversations about the weather in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Members of the Girls Who Lift Club meet

New BHS clubs: Cultivating contemporary student discussions


Period Education Club Empty vending machines and outdated period products are just some of the obstacles people with periods face at Berkeley High School.

A student rushing to the tardy office

Is the new tardy policy beneficial or detrimental  to attendance?


On August 15, the first day of school at Berkeley High School, students arriving late to school were greeted with a surprise — all but one of the entry gates were locked at 10:01 a.m.

The dragon boaters’ spirit was apparent as they paddled across the Berkeley Marina waters on January 1.

Dragon Boating: “First In Friendship”


Since 2014, the dragon boats of the East Bay Rough Riders, a youth dragon boating team home to students from Berkeley High School and El Cerrito High School, have flitted across the iridescent water of the Berkeley Marina.

The mysterious BHS mascot, Jac, performs the splits in Donahue Gym.

Beneath the Suit: BHS’s Beloved Mascot


Dressed head to toe in black and yellow and covered in fur, the Berkeley High School mascot sticks out among the athletes and the cheer team during BHS sports games.

Destiny Evans, a BHS senior, goes to shoot during the February 10 game.

Senior Night Games


Spirits were high on February 10 as Berkeley High School’s girls varsity basketball team decisively closed out its season in a game against Oakland High School, winning 64-22 on their senior night.