Athletes weigh priorities in college search
“Before I found out you could get full-rides from sports and that I would be successful in football, I was just planning on going to community college because I didn’t feel like it was worth being in that much debt,” said Berkeley High School senior and Stanford football commit Jackson Harris.
Athlete Profile: Oliver Shrieve
Oliver Shrieve, junior and Berkeley High School boys volleyball captain, started playing volleyball at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School when he was 11 years old.
Late athletic start: Daunting but rewarding
For some sports, success is rooted in talent and physique, while for others it is diligence and time. Simply put, there are some sports where it is nearly impossible to be good if you do not start engaging with them at a young age.
Athletes preview BHS spring season
Track and field had a massive tryout turnout of 300 people following their last season, when they sent one of their 200 runners to state championships.
Coaches overlook importance of sleep
For high school students, sleep is often sacrificed in favor of homework, college applications, friends, and extracurriculars. Despite a generally callous attitude towards sleep, it is foundational to mental and physical well-being.
Athlete Profile: Brianna Smyth
Brianna Smyth, a senior in Academic Choice, had never even heard of water polo before she got to Berkeley High School. When her close friend Krithi De Souza, Class of ‘22 graduate and last year’s captain, recommended she try it, she did.
Rap Culture Impacted By Queer Celebs
Rising hip hop artist Isaiah Rashad broke his silence on the highly publicized controversy over his sexuality at his performance at the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In February, a sex tape was leaked, allegedly depicting Rashad with other men, intended to ‘tarnish’ his reputation.
Recycling Plotlines: Has It Gone Too Far?
Journalist Christopher Booker famously said, “There are only seven basic plotlines in all stories in the universe.” Most of what we see in books, movies, and all forms of stories is a derivative of something else.
Questlove Helps Redefine Untold History
The highly anticipated soundtrack to Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s film debut Summer of Soul was officially released on January 28, 2022. The documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in July 2021, became an instant hit and was quickly dubbed as “the best concert film ever made.” With the awards season on the horizon, many
Does SNL Honor Its Liberal Reputation?
Saturday Night Live is a sketch comedy show hosted by a celebrity guest each week. It first aired in 1975 and was created by Lorne Michaels, who is the show’s executive producer to this day.
Taylor Swift Explores Age Gaps
On November 12th, 2021, Taylor Swift re-released her immensely successful third studio album Red. After losing the rights to her own music, Swift decided to re-record all her previous albums up to her album Reputation, which was released in 2017.
Romanticism of Art Museums Leads to Disconnect With Youth
Generation Z has a different relationship with art museums than prior generations. Art museums have recently become a site for teenagers to take Instagram photos and film TikToks instead of appreciating the artistry around them.
‘Squid Game’ Probes Humanity
Korean TV series Squid Game has taken the world by storm. The show follows a group of poverty-stricken, financially-challenged people as they are given the opportunity to compete against one another in simple playground games for 38 million dollars.
Celebrities Wear ‘America’ In Contrasting Ways at Met Gala
The Met Gala’s annual display of the rich and famous took place last week on September 13. The theme? “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion,” hosted by actor Timothee Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman, musical phenomenon Billie Eilish, and tennis champion Naomi Osaka.
Gen-Z Humor in Film Misses the Mark
What is this Gen-Z Humor? Contrary to what you might think, Gen-Z Humor is not what young people find funny; it is better described as what adults think young people find funny.