Students commute to school in all different ways. For today’s episode, we spoke with students about how getting to school can sometimes be frustrating or relaxing, eventful or mundane. Whatever the case, the destination is always the same– the crowded, diverse, spirited halls of Berkeley High.
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) culture has had a huge impact American society. From K-Pop bands to everyday streetwear trends, there are parts of AAPI culture everywhere. In this episode, The Buzz interviewed students about the impacts it has on their own lives, through food, entertainment, fashion, and music.
What keeps students centered outside of school? The Buzz spoke with two Berkeley High students about their interests in beekeeping and open-water swimming, respectively, touching on fulfillment and mental health.
In this episode, the Buzz spoke with students and teachers about their perspectives on Black History month, what gaps students have in their knowledge about the month, and what improvements can be made to better acknowledge its significance.
When students walk into a classroom and see a substitute teacher in their teacher’s place, they may feel relief and excitement, or disappointment. In this short episode of The Buzz, we talk with students and substitute teachers to get a better understanding of what classrooms are like when the teacher is out.
The various relationships with others that we have throughout our lives can have a massive effect on us and our mental health. To better understand these impacts, the Buzz spoke to students, staff, and experts on the way these relationships play out during the holiday season.
Red and Gold Day, or Rally Day, is a tradition at Berkeley High. In this short episode of The Buzz, we speak with a safety officer, an administrator, and many students, as we capture the sounds and sights of the spirited day.
From Spanish immersion experience to cultural celebrations, the Buzz spoke to Latinx students at BHS about what connection to their culture looks like for them, and what role it plays in their mental well-being.
At Berkeley High, many students choose to listen to music during passing periods, at lunch, and even in class. Music is fun to listen to, but it can also help to regulate our moods, remind us of happy memories, distract us from negative emotions, and connect with others. On this week’s episode of the Buzz, as we continue to explore the theme of mental well-being, producers Miriam Reichenberg and Sofia Rodriguez talked to students about what music means to them, and how it helps them process their emotions.
During the 40-minute lunch period at Berkeley High, the 3,000-plus student body can be found eating practically everywhere, both on and off campus. Jacket Podcast producers Miriam Reichenberg and Sofia Rodriguez spoke to students about lunch culture, setting out to understand more about the social dynamics and challenges that play out during lunch.
As Berkeley High welcomes students back onto campus for the 2022-2023 school year, many are feeling overwhelmed by starting school. The best way to manage all of this? Take care of yourself and recognize your needs so that you can be at your best. Jacket Podcast producers Miriam Reichenberg and Sofia Rodriguez spoke to students about what they do to practice self-care.
This episode was produced by Clara Brownstein. It was written by Clara Brownstein, Aelia Gyger, and Sophie Horvath, and interviews were also conducted by Jeremy Herpin and Miriam Reichenberg. This episode was edited by Asha Baudart-Gehlawat. You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website, berkeleyhighjacket.com.
Safety officers are an integral, but often overlooked, part of Berkeley High School. This episode delves into their experiences during the pandemic and return to school, day-to-day jobs, and relationships with students.