Sydney Lehrer



A person riding a bike on a trail.

Crew and mountain biking perception harms BHS athletes


Historically, crew and mountain biking have had primarily white demographics. This issue remains prevalent amongst both teams at Berkeley High School.

Sami Khayatei Houssiani and Lenka Simon are on the SSC.

BHS Site Council: Representatives share impact of lack of clarity


When Berkeley High School junior Lenka Simon ran for the Berkeley High School Site Council at the end of their freshman year, they said they weren’t entirely sure what they were running for.

A student breathing in smoke

Athletes face health impacts of smoke days


A gray smoke cloud loomed over the Bay Area in mid-September, painting the sky gray and blocking the hills from sight. Wildfires in Northern California and Oregon sent smoke down to Berkeley, with air quality reaching 130 on the Air Quality Index according to Berkeleyside, levels considered unhealthy for those with pulmonary conditions.

Bleachers full of standing students with many dressed in pink.

BHS sports sees increasing  attendance


According to Robin Van der Vegt, a co-athletic director at Berkeley High School, prior to COVID-19, football and volleyball games at BHS often had a few hundred attendees at each game.

BHS student section cheering on Friday evening.

BHS football home opener a success


On Friday, Sept. 8, the Berkeley High School Yellowjackets faced De Anza High School in their first home game of the season, defeating them by a score of 41-14.