Sexual Harassment

A student in front of a projector is presenting to a group of middle schoolers in front at a table.

BHS Stop Harassing Presents on Consent


Over the past week, Berkeley High School Stop Harassing, a student run organization aiming to eliminate sexual harassment and assault at BHS, has been sending students to middle schools around the Berkeley Unified School District to give presentations on consent.

Sexual assault allegations treated like gossip at BHS


At Berkeley High School, the ways in which sexual assault accusations are shared vary. In some cases, it’s directly from the survivor, like during the 2020 walkouts.

BHS SHIFT program displays the necessity of sex education


Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Part of what contributes to this problem is a lack of sex education. Currently, under the U.S. Federal Law, there are no set standards for sexual health education.

‘Promising Young Woman’ Addresses Sexual Assault and Its Consequences


There has been a lot of progress in the world of law and sexual assault in recent years, much of it coming in the shape of awareness and solidarity, particularly on social media — giving women a platform where they could stand together against rape and sexual harassment.

From top left, clockwise: Lindsey Chou, Maize Cline, Neva Zamil, and Ava Nemeth, co-leaders of WSU. The WSU recently filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Education, claiming that new regulations hinder the protections offered under Title IX.

BHS Women’s Student Union Files Title IX Lawsuit Against Department of Education


On March 8, 2021, the Berkeley High School Women’s Student Union filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Education. The lawsuit states that regulations instated in 2020 under former Secretary of Education Betsy Devos reduce federal protections offered to public school students from sexual harassment, including sexual abuse, under Title IX.