Letters of rec process overloads teachers
“Out of all the 50 letters of recommendation that I wrote, I was happy to write all 50, and I think that each student deserved a great letter of recommendation,” said Erin Smith, a Berkeley High School Biology and Integrated Science teacher, “(but) at the same time it’s a ton of extra work that I
Bridge program provides support for post-high school options
Originally piloted in the summer of 2010, the Berkeley High Bridge Program has provided support for students, often first generation to college or students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, while preparing them for college and helping them build academic skills, as stated on Berkeley Unified School District’s Bridge website. Not only does the program work to
HBCUs over Ivies: The value for Black students
“I gained confidence from HBCUs … At Berkeley High, I was in the Advanced Math program all the way from freshman year to junior year, and I always felt extremely ostracized,” said Rayna Carter, a BHS alum and current junior at Howard University.
BHS seniors weigh the pros and cons of out-of-state universities
These months are crucial for seniors as they send in applications for regular decisions and receive early admission notifications. At Berkeley High School, seniors flock to the College and Career Center in the hopes of getting their essays read or receiving help submitting applications. Many public and private school applications are due in early
College applicants grapple with the overturning of Roe v.Wade
Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court ruling made in 1973 that legalized abortion nationally. It was overturned on June 24, 2022, giving individual states the right to criminalize abortion. Many students at BHS experience their views being reciprocated by the local government.
Stanford and Baylor Triumph In This Year’s March Madness
March Madness, the annual college basketball tournament run by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, ran from March 18 to April 5 of 2021. The tournament draws many viewers, and typically involves 64 college teams that get together in six different locations.
College Admissions Proved Especially Competitive During Pandemic
As April comes to a close, Berkeley High School seniors face the fast approaching college decision deadline. Come May 1, many will commit to the college they plan on attending the coming year, with the hope of some sense of normalcy. Like many other aspects of life this year, the college application process has
BHS Students Navigate Intricacies of Paying for Higher Education
“I’m on the wealthier side of people. We live in Berkeley, in the Bay Area, and if my family still feels like we can’t afford 90 percent of colleges, then there’s a problem with the system,” remarked Felix Mousigian, a senior at Berkeley High School in Berkeley International High School.