Maya Dang is a swimmer, journalist, and Berkeley High student in Universal Ninth Grade Hive 4. She is known for writing for BHS's Redwood Literary Magazine, and Jacket, and aims to inform students at BHS about topics that matter to the community.
BHS Jazz visits Cuba, collaborates with Escuela Nacional de Arte
During the week of Jan. 21, to Jan. 28, 2024, Berkeley High School’s juniors and seniors from BHS’s jazz program participated in a biannual week-long trip to Cuba where they had an opportunity to learn from students in the Escuela Nacional de Arte and engage with Cuban culture, according to BHS Jazz Co-Director Roberto
Principal Juan Raygoza returns from leave
“I’m just really happy to be back,” said Juan Raygoza, Berkeley High School’s principal, who returned to BHS on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, after spending July to December of 2023 on paternity leave. According to Raygoza, he had an amazing opportunity to spend time at home with his wife and two kids, a six-and-a-half-year-old and
Berkeley High students celebrate Filipino heritage month
October is Filipino American History Month, which was created by Filipino American activists and first celebrated in 1992. At Berkeley High School, students are using the month to learn about and discuss Filipino and Filipino American history and culture.
Berkeley Eviction Moratorium expires: ‘Currently, I’m homeless’
On Aug. 31 2023, Berkeley’s Eviction Moratorium expired, following a 41 month-long hold on evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium, which enhanced protections for tenants against eviction, kept many families housed within an uncertain situation.
Best places: Worthwhile Berkeley hikes
Gemma Shabel, a Berkeley High School senior, has been hiking at Tilden since she was little and has always loved it. “There are so many different options for types of hikes and scenery and wherever you choose, it is inevitably going to be beautiful!
BHS transfer students on the unique qualities of Berkeley High
Every year, students from private middle schools and neighboring school districts face a decision to either continue their education in their current school district or private school, or transfer to a different district that would better fit their needs.
BHS Mural Club promotes re-use center
“It was a really fun experience, painting and designing something that everyone can see and enjoy,” said Taylor Kelso, a freshman at Berkeley High School. During February 18-20, 2023, the BHS mural club painted a mural aimed towards promoting re-use at BHS according to the club’s president, Carina Nottingham. “We were inspired by the beautiful
Arts on the Run middle school field trips highlight BHS arts
On Wednesday, January 5, the Advanced Dance, African Diaspora, Electronic Music, Guitar, and Drama classes at Berkeley High School visited all three Berkeley Unified School District middle schools to promote the performing arts classes at BHS.
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