Voting age measures yet to be implemented in the Bay Area
In the last four years, two voting measures allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school board elections passed in Oakland and Berkeley. The two measures, Measure Y1 which passed in Berkeley in 2016, and Measure QQ, which passed in Oakland in 2020, weren’t implemented by Alameda County in time for the 2022 election.
Latinx Heritage Month assembly features dance and spoken word
On October 19, 2022, Berkeley High School held a Latinx Heritage Month Assembly at the Little Theater with around 220 students in attendance. Students and leaders of BHS’s Latines Unidos Club, Ivan Cuatlatl-Tello, Paola Bedolla García, and Jasmine Moreira-Cortés, along with literature teacher Amanda Moreno, organized the event. According to Cuatlatl-Tello, the assembly was hosted
Climate literacy initiative strives to ignite youth engagement
On November 3, 2021, the climate literacy resolution was passed unanimously by the Berkeley Unified School District School Board. According to the final draft of the resolution, BUSD was committed to graduating “students well-versed in climate change science, issues, and solutions.” The climate literacy resolution is an initiative to ensure all BUSD students are educated
AAPI Literature class provides representation and community
After several years of advocacy, the Asian American Pacific Islander Literature class has finally started at Berkeley High School. The class is taught by Matthew Laurel, an English teacher and Academic Support Coordinator. According to Laurel, the class was championed during the pandemic, at a time when solidarity in the AAPI community was critical, given