Sze Ting Chen



Illustration of a red ballon shaped like an "A" being inflated.

Grade inflation impairs student growth


Grade inflation is where a student’s given grade is higher than the grade they “deserve.” Typically, this results in a higher average GPA across the class, since everyone in that class has had their grade increased.

Koch does her lucky ribbon.

Athlete Superstitions: A form of comfort


Superstitions, which can be of religious origin, a ritual, or even something as simple as a lucky watch, are important to many people. At Berkeley High School, many student athletes have their own superstitions to help them towards success.“You just want to be as comfortable as possible.