Violet Miller-Brady is a writer for the Jacket and a 9th grader at Berkeley High. Some of her interests include cooking, lacrosse, piano, and basketball. In her spare time, she also loves to listen to music and to discover new books.
School board discusses student wellness
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board convened, discussing the upcoming Wellness Center at Berkeley High School, the impact on students from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the upcoming modernization of Sylvia Mendez Elementary.
Gender non-conforming Latinx students
“A lot of the newer generation is becoming more accepting about queer and Hispanic, but people who are older and have been around for longer haven’t really been exposed to it since they’re used to their more traditional ways,” said Bex Campillo Quitano, a junior in Arts and Humanities Academy.
Difficult classes: A decision students must make for themselves
There are many AP, IB, and other advanced courses available at Berkeley High School, but how many students really want to be taking these classes? With increasingly competitive college admissions and pressure from peers, it’s hard to say. “If everyone else is signing up for a club, then maybe they feel the pressure to do
BUSD School Board discusses funding, climate literacy, SPED
On Wednesday, May 3, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board convened and discussed topics including Climate Literacy education and showcase, budget cuts for the Responsibility, Integrity, Strength and Empowerment program, the low funding for Berkeley Technology Academy, and updates on the funding and development of the Special Education Program. The Climate Literacy
BHS Community Theater set to open in May
On January 3, the A Building reopened, but construction on the Community Theater has continued since. The theater first went under construction in the summer of 2020.
Over 800 freshmen attend ‘Wakanda Forever’ U9 field trip
On December 1, the entirety of the U9 took a field trip to see the new Black Panther movie, “Wakanda Forever.” The trip was an exciting ordeal for both students and teachers alike, especially emerging from COVID-19 times, where field trips were nonexistent.
National voting age at 16 is imperative for this generation
In the 2020 presidential election, only 51.4% of citizens ages 18 to 24 voted. Young people have the lowest voting turnout of any age group and this means that our beliefs aren’t being adequately represented in the government of this country.