Teenage Girlhood

To be a teenage girl is to be constantly embarrassed, hurt, tired, ashamed, and confused. Embarrassed for what I believe, what I think to be true. Regardless of what that is, it feels wrong for me to hold and cherish an opinion.

A woman with blue hearts aross her body

Leave a Message for the 2022 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.

A photo from "What We Don

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