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Innovations in Online Music Production Inspire Youth Artistry

Entertainment

Before the internet, if a musician wanted to release a song, they would need a recording studio, sound equipment, the means to create physical records, and a record deal.

Woodshop

What Are BHS’s Student Bands Up To?

Entertainment

Woodshop is an indie rock band, and in their recent album, they blended a variety of musical influences, powerful vocals, and instrumental expertise. Woodshop consists of Berkeley High School juniors Anton Migdal on guitar and Theo Fleig on drums, as well as singer Mina Handlesman from Piedmont High  School and bassist Teddy Lee from

Pedophilia or Timeless Love?

Entertainment

Twilight is likely one of the most popular romance series among teenagers. Whether they mock or admire it, many teenage girls have experienced the books and films to some capacity.

​​Celebrating Sidney Poitier’s Film Legacy

Entertainment

On January 6, 2022, Sidney Poitier passed away at 94 years old. He was an extremely influential actor and pioneer for Black people in Hollywood. In the wake of his passing, we are able to examine his long life of accomplishments and the path he forged for generations of Black actors after him.  Poitier acted

Finals and Break: Optional Training?

Sports

Winter break is a crucial time for students to rest from the stress of school, especially after a hectic first semester and finals week. It also provides a valuable rest period for Berkeley High athletes, most of whom train every day of the school week.

Pessimism Unleashed in ‘Don’t Look Up’

Entertainment

Don’t Look Up, directed by Adam McKay, took Netflix by storm after its release in December. It is quickly becoming one of the streaming site’s most watched movies ever.

Finals and Break: Optional Training?

Sports

Winter break is a crucial time for students to rest from the stress of school, especially after a hectic first semester and finals week. It also provides a valuable rest period for Berkeley High athletes, most of whom train every day of the school week.

A player on the BHS girls golf team putts a ball into a hole at the Tilden Park Golf Course.

Berkeley High Girls Golf Gets One Step Closer To NCS Playoffs

Sports

With Berkeley High School sports such as water polo or soccer at the forefront of students’ minds, it is often easy to forget that there is a rich multitude of other sports at the school.

Changing Demographics: The Battle for Ethnic Studies Persists

Investigative

In the early ’90s, a lack of ethnic representation in Berkeley High School’s curriculum sparked a student-led movement that demanded an ethnic studies requirement for graduation.

BHS students meet in the library for a Leadership meeting

Despite Efforts, Student Body Struggles to Connect to BHS Leadership

Features

Within the first few weeks of school, Berkeley High School is already facing the aftermath of distance learning. The auditorium is closed, so there are no school-wide assemblies in the foreseeable future.

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BAMPFA Reopens After Yearlong Closure With Unique New Exhibitions

Features

On April 30, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive reopened its doors to the public. BAMPFA has been closed since March 15, 2020, and finally reopened for members and for University of California, Berkeley students on Friday, April 30.

BHS Sophomores Lead Initiative to Launch New APIA Literature Class

Features

When they first came to Berkeley High School, current sophomores Medina Lam, Julianna Loretto, and Lauren Huang all noticed a lack of Asian and Pacific Islander American history and focus.

Abby Lamoreaux, a part-Chinese BHS junior, noticed that racism against Asian people has increased during the pandemic, and wanted to fight back.

Students Take Action Against Asian Hate In Youth-Led March

Features

Asian American and Pacific Islander citizens have been targeted more than ever in the past year due to the blame they have unjustly received for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teachers Combat Increased Temptation of Academic Dishonesty

Features

This year’s model of schooling from home has turned students’ worlds upside down. Homework has drastically increased to fit the shortened amount of class time at Berkeley High School, and with lack of monitoring from teachers, cheating on assignments is now easier than ever.

BHS Freshmen Choose Small Learning Communities for 2021-22 School Year

News

On February 17, the freshman class at Berkeley High School chose the Small Learning Communities that they will be in for the rest of high school. Although the process was altered to accommodate distance learning, the registration was similar to past years.

Protestors from Direct Action Everywhere hold signs reading "Divest From Animal Ag" and march across Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley.

Animal Rights Network Direct Action Everywhere Protests Against Animal Agriculture

News

On January 23, animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere held a protest lobbying for the City of Berkeley to stop spending city funds on animal products.  “The vision that I have, when I’m on the streets fighting for liberation, is a world where there’s equity for everybody … including non human animals,” said Priya

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Social Distancing Restrictions Lead to New PSAT Approach

News

Berkeley High School will be offering the Preliminary SAT to BHS juniors on Tuesday, January 26, for the first time since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March of 2020.

A bicyclist rides down a street in South Berkeley painted the words "Reparations Now."

SBMAP Offers Support to South Berkeley Residents

Features

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept through Berkeley, causing people to lose jobs, family members, and become significantly more isolated. These issues are only exacerbated in lower income areas, and many have scrambled to stay afloat.