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FEATURED STAFF: Mary Jacobs

By Roxy Rozo-Marsh

If you ask a Berkeley High School student who Mary Jacobs is, chances are that somewhere along the way, you will find a senior who attributes some part of the success in his or her college application experience to her.

BHS Jazz Students Return From Cuba Trip

By Mira Chaplin

Cuba is known to many as a land of unspoiled beaches, antique cars, and rich musical history, but it is closed to most Americans for political reasons. However, members of the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble had the opportunity to visit Cuba for a week.

Lunch on a Student Budget

By Molly Rossmann

The lunch bell at Berkeley High School may as well be the shot from the starting pistol at a marathon, or maybe the 100-meter dash. Actually, the 800-meter might make for a better analogy.

The difficulty of buying lunch is heightened by the large array of options students face. There’s Sandwich Zone, of course, Nuha Cafe, Cancun, Toss, Bongo Burger — the list goes on. So, to narrow it down, where can you get the best bang for your buck? If we’re talking under $5, Berkeley has some solid options when it comes to a filling, delicious lunch.

Mosaic Comes to BHS

By Sasha Barish

The Mosaic Project is an organization that teaches fourth and fifth grade students from around the Bay Area about celebrating diversity and nonviolent conflict resolution. The project has introduced a club that connects its values and work to the Berkeley High School community.

Mosaic runs a five-day outdoor school for three classes from schools that differ in socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.

Annual IB Art Exhibition Shows Student Passion

By Sasha Barish

On Thursday, March 27, the annual Berkeley International High School art program’s IB Art Exhibition will take place in the galleries around the Berkeley Community Theater. The show, featuring the work of nearly 65 of Kimberly d’Adamo’s IB art students, will be free and open to students, parents, staff members, and anyone else in the Berkeley community.

D’Adamo’s art class focuses on visual art as an extension and a type of academic research, and a means of developing opinions and attitudes on things in order to improve the way students view school and learning.

A Reliable Source: Reloaded 3/7/14

By Misha Brooks and Jacob Hanawalt

As some of our older readers may know (don’t worry, we know people don’t read this), we’ve oft exploited the A-Building for its easy, if not grimy, humor. In the past we’ve cited discarded prophylactics and feces to demonstrate why the A-Building has such character — character unmatched by any other building. And now, like rice eaten by a white person with chopsticks, the M-Building has fallen in our lap.

In Case of Emergency 3/7/14

By Clara Beery

Situation: Principal Scuderi has been deposed during a mysterious hunting trip and a scheming family of blondes has laid claim to the principle’s throne. However, another claim has been thrown into the ring: that of the Northern principals, who have a historic claim to all Northern schools. In addition, from far-off San Francisco, a descendant of the long-ago deposed “Dragon” principals, famed for their ruthless community service sentencing, has begun fighting her way across the land with a cohort of teacher-warriors. All the factions move to converge on Berkeley High. Winter is coming.

Upcoming Events 3/7/14

By Hannah Weiler

Berkeley High School

BHS Modern Dance Show

March 22: Support Berkeley High dance students in Linda Carr’s class. Their performance will start at 5 PM and students will receive discounted admission prices.

Jacket Jam

March 7: Come support school talent! BHS students’ own bands will be putting on a concert in the Florence Schwimley Little Theater. Tickets are $3 to $5.

ARTS

Multi-Genre Concert

Featured Staff: Mary Jacobs

By Roxy Rozo-Marsh

If you ask a Berkeley High School student who Mary Jacobs is, chances are that somewhere along the way, you will find a senior who attributes some part of the success in his or her college application experience to her.

Six Winter Olympic Sports You've Probably Never Heard Of

By Molly Mermin

The 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia are now over. You probably spent the last two weeks parked in front of your TV watching figure skating, downhill skiing, and Team USA’s failed attempt at playing ice hockey.

These are some of the most popular sports of the Winter Games. However, I bet you didn’t catch any of the following sports, or if you did, you most likely had never seen them before. I decided to ask BHS students Jack McDonald, Maya Bernard, Yuki Nagase, Shira Anisman, and Pria Ford about some of these obscure Olympic sports.

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