Penelope Purchase



The image displays two neon green, 3D wireframe models of a female figure, both positioned above circular bases that emit a green glow. The figures are set against a dark background patterned with simple green lines and dots that resemble circuit board tracks and nodes.

Action must be taken to prevent sexually explicit AI deepfakes


Earlier this year, a middle school in Beverly Hills discovered that a group of students was creating and sharing sexually explicit photos of their peers.

Authors Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham speak at BHS library  


On Friday, Feb. 9 2024, Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham came to Berkeley High School to discuss their new book, “Lunar New Year Love Story.”  “Lunar New Year Love Story” is a young adult romance novel, centered around the traditions of the Lunar New Year and the importance of love.

The construction proposal would also add two dozen new parking spots for BHS.

BUSD likely to drop staff parking lot plan following criticism


In Nov. 2020, Berkeley Unified School District revealed plans to build a three-story staff parking garage with rooftop tennis courts. The funds for the $27 million project would have come from Measure G, a $380 million bond for school construction that was passed in March of the same year.

GoGuardian: A danger to student privacy or a useful online tool?


Pro GoGuardian is a very controversial platform at Berkeley High School. While many teachers use it often and appreciate it, students don’t always share the same views.

For many teens, getting their drivers license is a long and difficult process.

Drivers licenses: No longer universal for teens in Berkeley


In the last twenty years, the number of 16 and 17-year-olds getting their driver’s licenses has plummeted. In 1997, 43 percent of 16-year-olds had their licenses.

Study halls allow students to do work during school hours.

A built-in study hall period would help all students at BHS


A good education is a fundamental right that all students deserve. However, due to differences in race, gender, and socioeconomic status, not all students have access to the resources they need to achieve academic success.

Stacked books to represent the difference in grade reading levels between white and black students.

It's time to bridge the gap: BHS and local government must collaborate to close the opportunity gap


According to a study from Stanford University, Berkeley Unified School District has had one of the worst opportunity gaps, sometimes known as an achievement gap, in the nation since it was integrated in 1968.

Illustration of a Yellow Jacket putting out a fire consuming books.

BHS reacts to book bans across country


In Universal Ninth Grade English teacher Zia Grossman-Vendrillo’s classroom, students are learning to write their own picture books. They read examples from the library like “Julián is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love.

School board meets to discuss fiscal year


On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board convened in order to discuss the end of the 2022-23 fiscal year, along with where the district would be budget-wise.