Tobi Haims

Position

Writer

Graduation

Class of 2023

Tobi Haims loves being outside, especially hiking and swimming in the ocean. She also loves cooking, good movies, and making art.

Stigma of Female Masturbation: Why Don’t We Talk About It?

Investigative

“I don’t want my mom telling me about all the time she masturbates,” said Adeline French, a senior at Berkeley High School. “But it would have been nice to have a conversation with her.”  French, like many women and femme identifying people, was never told that masturbating is normal, healthy, or a way to

The Social Media Experience Across Genders

Investigative

The Jacket surveyed a sample of 368 students to explore the role of gender in the perception of social media among teens. Additionally, interviews gave students a space to share their views on social media and how it affects them personally.

Rally Day: Examining the Complicated History of The Controversial BHS Tradition

Investigative

Rally Day at Berkeley High School, recently synonymous with mayhem and violence, has been going on for longer than almost anyone can remember. But the day that closes off spirit week was not always full of the bottle-throwing and partying it’s now known for.

Students’ phones are kept in pouches to curb use in class.

Should Teachers Resist or Adapt to Rising Phone Use in Class?

Features

​​The debate on whether phones should be a part of the classroom is a fairly recent one, since smartphones haven’t been around that long. “I just don’t remember [phones] really being a problem, honestly, until Snapchat got really popular, which now feels like ages ago.

KZ Zapata is an AMPS teacher who hopes to expand the Latinx curriculum.

Latinx Diversity Emphasized in KZ Zapata’s BHS Classroom

Features

Born in Berkeley and raised in Albany, KZ Zapata is “Bay Arean” through and through. “My father is from Peru so he’s from South America, and my mom is from here.

Diners sit down to enjoy their food at Imm Thai in Downtown Berkeley.

Sizzle & Spice: Imm Thai Thrills Patrons

Features

Located in the heart of Downtown Berkeley, off the corner of University Avenue and Shattuck Avenue, lies Imm Thai Street Food, a lively yet cozy little restaurant.