Naomi Birenbaum



15,000 People Attend Student-Led March for George Floyd


At 4 PM on Monday, June 1, approximately 15,000 East Bay students and residents gathered in front of Oakland Technical High School to show their solidarity and support for George Floyd, a Black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25.

Transition to Distance Learning Highlights Public and Private School Divide


On Thursday, March 12, Berkeley High School closed abruptly due to health concerns about COVID-19, and the rest of Berkeley Unified School District closed the following Monday.

Principal Erin Schweng at the Berkeley High Class of 2018 graduation at the Greek Theatre.

Principal Erin Schweng Bids Farewell to Berkeley High School After 3 Years


On Monday, April 20 at 3:06 PM, Berkeley High School’s Principal Erin Schweng announced that she will not be returning to BHS after the 2019-20 school year.

A hallway in the G Building that would usually be filled with students on their way to their next class is empty after BUSD decided to close Berkeley High.

Berkeley High School Cancelled to Limit the Spread of COVID-19


At 8:34 PM, on Thursday, March 12, Erin Schweng, Berkeley High School’s principal, informed students of a three week district-wide school closure effective immediately.

BHS senior Cedar Sklar-Luers (second from left) and climate activists block entrance to BlackRock

The BlackRock Protests: One Month Later


On January 14, CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink announced in a letter to the company’s clients and board that they are going to focus on more sustainable investments.