“The path that I’m taking right now is the most sure pathway to go play as a professional soccer player,” said Simon Diagana, a Berkeley High School senior who switched into Independent Study to play for the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer Academy team.
For some sports, success is rooted in talent and physique, while for others it is diligence and time. Simply put, there are some sports where it is nearly impossible to be good if you do not start engaging with them at a young age.
Students caught sleeping, making an ugly eating face, or parking badly may find themselves awarded 15 minutes of fame at Berkeley High School. This notoriety is thanks to the student-run Instagram accounts that are unofficially affiliated with BHS, such as @bhs.slump or @berkeleyhighfits.
The Olympic Games, being one of the most complex and most watched sporting events in the world, immediately gives a huge platform to its competitors. When athletes make choices outside of the norm, an insane flurry of media coverage follows
On February 27, a 45 second clip featuring Berkeley Federation of Teachers president Matt Meyer and his daughter walking into a private preschool was published on YouTube by an anonymous group of Berkeley Unified School District parents entitled Guerilla Momz.
From living rooms in the Bay Area, viewers absorb countless “saved-by-sports” stories, cheering for the character who didn’t go to juvie because of the football team, the person who is able to go to college because of their sport, or the people who find purpose and meaning in being a part of the athletics program.
Refrigerators on sidewalks and street corners labeled with handwritten signs reading, “Free Food, Comida Gratis,” and hosting cornucopias of various food items have been popping up around the Bay Area.
With Hispanic people constituting 20 percent of the United States population, the fact that they make up only 5 percent of employees in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields is concerning.
During a time when nothing feels certain, two Berkeley High School students have hatched a plan to make change by creating something lasting. In June 2020, Shayla Avery, a senior in Academic Choice, reached out to Independent Studies senior Ultraviolet Schneider-Dwyer with an idea to create a mural at BHS that would
The future is unclear for Youth Engagement Advocacy Housing, the city of Berkeley’s solitary youth homeless shelter. Currently located at 1744 University Avenue in the Lutheran Church of the Cross, the shelter may be forced to relocate due to increases in rent and diminished space of their one building. YEAH!
Moving South Berkeley Forward, a local group made up of Berkeley High School and University of California, Berkeley students, is working on converting a section of the old Santa Fe Railroad, which used to run through Berkeley, into a green area for the community.
Nine years after the Berkeley zoning law allowing 18-story buildings was passed, four years after City Council approved the building plans for one specific development fitting those requirements, and after a back and forth about whether the plans will be executed, the future of 2211 Harold Way is still uncertain.