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Instilling Goodness Books displays a table of books at the Bay Area Book Festival.

Berkeley Public Library hosts annual Bay Area Book Festival


The Bay Area Book Festival hosted their Family Event at the Berkeley Public Library on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Every year, the program takes place in Downtown Berkeley over the span of two days.

BHS Speech and Debate wins States, Nationals in championship


The Berkeley High School Speech and Debate team set a record this April, winning both the Tournament of Champions and the California State Championships.

Stylized drawing of an airplane circling a globe with a signpost reading "SAT".

BHS Students face long travels, location changes, to take SAT


With a low availability of SAT exam spots in the Bay Area, many Berkeley High School students must take their SAT exam at far away testing locations. This can be a burden to students financially and in regards to transportation.  Magnolia Hougan, a BHS junior, shared that she took her SAT exam in Los Angeles

Girls soccer joins together in a community huddle.

Winter Senior Nights


The Berkeley High School girls soccer team played against Piedmont on Feb. 9 for their senior night. The game ended in a tie, 0-0,  placing them second in their league.

BHS students practice in their home gym.

BHS wrestling bests Hayward and Tennyson in home meet


On Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, the Berkeley High School wrestling team had their only home meet of the season in the Donahue Gym. The team fought against Tennyson and Hayward High School and claimed their ultimate victory, beating both schools.

BHS athletes battle performance anxiety


“I think a very natural thing for all athletes to go through, especially when you’re doing pretty competitive sport …  you’re always going to have expectations for what you should be doing,” said Felix Waterman, a sophomore at Berkeley High School and an archer in the Regional Elite Development Program.


Coach Figgs marks new era for girls hoops


Reginald Figgs is Berkeley High School’s new head varsity girls basketball coach. Growing up in Oakland, he has always loved basketball and played the sport throughout his life.

Firefighting helmets from the 1923 Berkeley Wildfire.

New Berkeley Historical Society exhibit explores 1923 wildfire


On Sunday, Nov. 5, the Berkeley Historical Society and Museum will be holding a reception for the opening of their new exhibit, The 1923 Fire: Berkeley’s First Wildfire Disaster.

Isabel Nieto Gonzalez, President of Latinos Unidos Club, is helping to plan the assembly.

Latinos Unidos Club plans to host Latinx Heritage Assembly


On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Latinos Unidos Club will host their annual Latinx Heritage Month Assembly in the Florence Schwimley Little Theater. In the assembly, they plan to showcase various aspects of Latinx culture through performances.  “Having this month is such a beautiful way to reconnect with one’s culture: the music, the food, the traditions

The BHS Health Center has started offering free Fentanyl strips


This year, the Berkeley High Health Center began offering free fentanyl strips to Berkeley High School students, in collaboration with the Harm Education Reduction Organization.  HERO is a student-led organization that promotes harm reduction and aims to create a safe space for drug education through restorative justice rather then zero-tolerance.