Maya Dang




Class of 2026

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.

Trails like the Indian Trail shown above are maintained by the BPWA.

Volunteer association keeps Berkeley's trails well-maintained


The Berkeley Path Wanderers Association was founded in 1998 by Ruth Armstrong, Patricia DeVito, Jacque Ensign and Eleanor Hall Gibson, according to John Ford, BPWA’s walk coordinator.

Karl Kaku juggles work on multiple computers at his classroom desk.

Low pay, mental toll: Examining the ramifications of office hours on teachers


“The days I’ve saved for tutoring, I usually finish at about 4:45 p.m. or 5 p.m. and then I either have to drive an hour home or I have to take BART, which takes an hour as well.

Berkeley’s array of hills and paths offer several hiking routes.

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!

The diversity of BHS stands out as one of its defining features for transfer students

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.

Sittin next to the football feild, the BHS Mural Club

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

Data from the California Deparment of Education dashboard on student achievement.

Dept. of  Education releases dashboard on student achievement


On December 15, the California Department of Education released the 2022 California School Dashboard, according to a Berkeley Unified School District press release.

Hanna Gohlke, Shai Eastman, and Vivian BEll practice guitar in the A building lobby.

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.

A person being held back by their test scores.

California assessment results illuminate racial achievement gaps


On October 24, the California Department of Education released the results of the Smarter Balanced Assessments, according to a Berkeley Unified School District press release.

Rally Day tradition continues amid administration caution, student spirit


On November 4, the BHS community concluded spirit week with its celebration of Rally Day. Earlier that week, BHS Vice Principal Tammy Rose sent out an email to all BHS staff and students, describing her hopes for the event.

LatinX assembly dance performance

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

Students at the summit

BHS community attends ‘Unite the Fight’ climate summit


On October 12, Berkeley High School’s “Unite the Fight” climate summit was held at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA Teen Center, with 35 BHS students in attendance.

This October, Latine Unidos honors inclusivity and empowerment


“It’s important because we’re more open now to be learning about our history within this month,” said Karla Gonzalez-Mariscal, a Berkeley High School junior.

A woman with a read background and fire reflected on her sunglaesses stares into a sun (off screen)

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 lit class

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