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Athlete Profile: Luca McKerley Coronado

Sports

Luca McKerley Coronado is a senior in Berkeley International High School on the boys varsity baseball team. McKerley Coronado started playing baseball at four, inspired by his father and grandfather.

Athlete Profile: Jackie Dai

Sports

Jackie Dai is a senior in Berkeley International High School and captain of the boys badminton team. He discovered his passion for the sport after taking a badminton class at Berkeley High School his freshman year and found he was “naturally kind of gifted [at badminton].” Dai improved on techniques such as grip,

Black and white jerseys clash along the harsh dividing line of the BHS-O’Dowd rivalry on January 21 at BHS.

Dragons For Dinner: BHS vs. O’Dowd

Sports

Berkeley High School’s boys varsity soccer team took on Bishop O’Dowd High School on January 21, to cheers of ‘Go Jackets!’  The game kicked off with O’Dowd on the offense, making a shot at the goal, and Berkeley’s goalkeeper, Patrick Devaney, lunging to make the first save of the game.

As part of the stricter ID policy, a student displays their school ID to enter through the front office.

Students Required to Carry School IDs at All Times for Safety

News

Students at Berkeley High School are required to carry their school ID card on them at all times as of January 3, 2022. Dean of Students Claudia González sent an email to all BHS students, informing them of the new ID requirements on December 14, 2021.

School Board Discusses Potential $6.6 million in Budget Cuts

News

On November 17, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board discussed potential budget cuts for the 2022-23 school year. Things have begun to return to normal for BUSD schools.

Some BHS custodians feel overwhelmed amidst a staffing shortage and an uptick in student vandalism.

BHS Custodians Afflicted by Staff Shortages During Pandemic

News

With hygiene and disinfecting more important than ever, Berkeley High School, like much of the state, is facing a custodial staff shortage. According to Jeffrey Snow, facilities and operations manager at BHS, there are currently 15 night custodians and one day custodian at BHS.

BUSD School Board Discusses Campus Safety and Consent Education at October 20 Meeting

News

The Berkeley Unified School District School Board discussed topics ranging from Title IX policies to environmental literacy at its October 20 meeting.  During public comment, multiple teachers voiced their concerns to the board about the challenges that they have been facing with the transition back to in-person school.

The Debate: Should Identity-Specific Groups Be More Inclusive of Outside Allies?

Opinion

Clubs like the Gender Sexuality Alliance and Black Student Union serve specific marginalized groups. Does welcoming outsiders to their cause come at the expense of providing a safe space?  Two writers dive into both sides of the controversy below.  “For the GSA, I think we should welcome everybody … because having more widespread

Are Fashion Trends Liberating or Disempowering Women?

Opinion

We live in a world where fashion means a lot. Since clothing often serves as a way to express ourselves and show our personality without having to say a single word, fashion often serves as a first impression.