Ally members of affinity groups take away from the overall cause
Berkeley High School prides itself on the spaces it provides for students from marginalized communities to come together. Many of these spaces have become a place for students to celebrate the cultures of different groups while talking about important issues that each community faces.
NSBE helps foster Black passion for STEM
As of 2021, careers in STEM continue to be white-dominated. White men alone comprise 49 percent of STEM professionals in the United States, while Black individuals, of all genders, make up only 9 percent of the workforce.
New changes to FAFSA bring much-needed improvements
Every year, the United States Department of Education gives away around $112 billion in free federal student aid. All students are required to do in order to receive this aid is fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as FAFSA.
Teachers search for the most effective type of final assessment
Last minute cram sessions in the College and Career Center, arduous classes working on elaborate individual and group projects, staring at computer screens, working away at lengthy essays: finals can be an extremely stressful time for Berkeley High School students, and one of the greatest factors that can dictate a student’s level of stress is
Career change teachers: Why they teach
While many teachers at Berkeley High School are drawn to their profession from the start, others find their calling later in life, after pursuing different careers.
Best places to study in Berkeley
Choosing a place to study is a very important decision, setting the tone for the entire studying session. Making sure the atmosphere is cozy enough to be able to get work done, but not so comfortable that one no longer has the motivation to study is a tricky balance to achieve.
Why do substitute teachers at BHS do it?
Many students at Berkeley High School see substitute teachers around campus on a daily basis. Substitute teachers are a vital part of ensuring that teachers are able to take days off when they need to, and students are able to continue their learning, even in the absence of a teacher.
Internalized colorism: Leaving deep marks in Asian communities
Colorism in Asian communities dates back to 710 A.D. when it was used to separate the elite from the working class. Over the centuries it has allowed for the preferential treatment of light skinned individuals in relation to their darker skinned counterparts.
Glorification of select career paths limits student happiness
Picture a lawyer passionately defending a client who was falsely accused of a crime, a firefighter bravely battling the flames of a California wildfire, or a calm, cool, and collected doctor saving a patient’s life. There’s no doubt that each of these professions are deeply necessary and valuable to society, but it’s important to note
MLP must exist in schools across the U.S.
When navigating the treacherous river of high school, there are a lot of things to think about: social cliques, grades, extracurriculars, college applications, and so much more.