Lack of Diversity in Class Hurts BIPOC
Natalia Quezada, a junior in Academic Choice who identifies as Latina, is often one of the only students of color in her classes. According to Quezada, her teachers don’t do an adequate job of acknowledging the lack of diversity in classrooms or making a safe space for Black and Brown students.
Stigma of Female Masturbation: Why Don’t We Talk About It?
“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
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.
‘Someone Has Your Back’: Inside BHS Intervention Counseling
In the seventh grade, Alaya Alexander was pulled out of class one day to speak with an intervention counselor. Over the next several years, even as she began high school, she engaged in regular meetings with her counselor, who offered both emotional and academic support.
Testing Shortage Impacts Equity: Who Is Taking All the BHS SAT Spots?
Last Saturday, the SAT was offered at Berkeley High School. However, only six percent of the students taking the exam were actually from BHS. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of SAT exam spots at testing sites in the Bay Area, leading many students to register months in advance to secure a spot.
Sexual Harm Leaves Deep Marks In Wake of Burgmann Case
Students at Berkeley High School began noticing suspicious activity on social media at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Many class of 2021 seniors, including Charlotte, were receiving Instagram Direct Messages containing explicit photographs and asking for personal information and images.