Rigzin Gyaltsen



A collage of various items including a desk, some buildings, and an illustrated figure in the middle.

Berkeley designated as one of forty seven Prohousing communities


California Governor Gavin Newsom is calling for an increase in affordable, sustainable housing, and an end to homelessness. With the 2019-20 budget act now in place, California is allowed to suspend the debt limit and increase discretionary spending limits.

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Therapy dog visits library, provides support to BHS students


On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, a therapy dog named Marlowe came to the Downtown Berkeley Public Library. Marlowe, a Cavalier King Charles, is a dog with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs Foundation.

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Adopting student discounts aids local stores and all students


Getting lunch in Downtown Berkeley is expensive, occasionally costing students upwards of $15. Berkeley is getting more and more expensive by the day, which has led to the inflation of Berkeley’s food costs.

Students study hard in a BHS Spanish class.

California must recognize Spanish as an official language 


California contains a huge number of Spanish speakers, with nineteen percent of California residents speaking Spanish. However, California’s sole official language is English.

Coach Reginald Figgs is excited to see the team grow.

Girls basketball falls short against Pirates


Berkeley High School girls basketball had their tenth game of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 19 against the San Leandro Pirates. With a relatively young and inexperienced team, this season has not been the easiest.

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Having social media too early harms youths' mental health


Social media: You have it, your siblings have it, your mom has it. At this point, your dog probably has its own Instagram. However, despite it’s massive popularity, social media can cause great harm to youth.