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Leave a Message for the Graduating Senior Class

The Jacket is bringing back our popular graduation message board! Brighten someone’s day by leaving a congratulatory message for a friend or relative, or for the entire senior class.

Holds Her Tongue

You’ll have your looks, your pretty face.And don’t underestimate the importance of body language, ha! The seas of The Little Mermaid are full of beautiful mermaids, handsome princes, and adorable fishes.

Black History is Freedom

History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we are literally criminals. James Baldwin What is history?

Shirley Chisholm

Comparing Shirley Chisholm and W.E.B. Du Bois: Changing America

In this essay, we will analyze the politics of W.E.B. Du Bois, and how they influenced that of Shirley Chisholm. Du Bois was an American writer and sociologist who was indispensable to the civil rights movement, co-founding both the NAACP and the Niagara Movement.

Live Coronavirus Data for Berkeley and Alameda County

The Jacket is tracking pandemic data in Berkeley, Alameda County, and other Bay Area counties. Interact with the charts and map on this page to see data for a specific date or ZIP code.

Post a Message for Berkeley High's Graduating Seniors

Seniors are facing many disappointments as the school year draws to a close. Graduation, prom, and other traditional events have been cancelled or moved online.

Special Issue: Black History Month

Black History Month STUDENT SUMBISSIONS Niko Karim Niko Karim Ren Nelson Rayna Carter Black Woman Black Woman twice as strong, Struggles very hard to keep the Beauty of Her Black essence Keeping the Black seeds growing Precious as ever to her second half, And never giving up on the dignity of One’s self that has

Students' Choice Awards

The best of the decade The best songs movies TV shows memes of the decade The end of this year marks the end of a period of life-changing music, movies, TV shows, and yes: memes for many high school students.

Jerome Paulos

Red & Gold Day

BY NATE KAPLAN For as long as many Berkeley High School students and teachers can remember, Red and Gold Day, formerly known as Rally Day, has been a beloved tradition.

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What We Don't See

what we don’t see. by laila diaz If depression and anxiety were to take a physical form, what would it look like? It starts with a physical representation of putting on a face to please the world, and then takes us into the person’s head and what it is like to have two opposite forces

Should the Government Create Legislation Specifically to Reduce Teenage Vaping?

Nora Furlong, a junior in Academic Choice, says “Juul should be cut down and sued for what it’s been doing to kids, because I see everyday that … vaping has insidiously integrated itself into our society.” She added that “the amount of press that vaping is getting over gun deaths is simply not okay.”

Jerome Paulos

Climate Strike

“You will die from old age, I will die from climate change” Jerome Paulos On September 20th, 2019, about 8,000 climate activists rallied in Downtown San Francisco to demand climate action from political leaders.

2019 GRADUATION ISSUE

By Clara Mizock Berkeley High School class of 2019, your time here has finally come to an end. I’m sure you’re excited to begin the next chapter of your lives and leave your high school years behind, but we won’t be forgetting you any time soon.

The 2018-2019 Editorial Board

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CRISPR Sparks Debate Among Scientists

Ever since genetic editing emerged as a possibility, the scientific community has been pressed with questions of ethics just as much as those of discovery.