As we come back to school full of tentative expectations and resolutions, we can reflect upon the past year as we seek to make the coming school year even better. Trends and fads are looked upon to define moments past and present, and to help us find meaning in a time full of questioning and uncertainty. Sometimes it can be helpful to identify the negative moments in order to recognize the positive, so it is with this in mind that we present a few of the lowlights from last year’s cultural infatuations.
One of the most effective and common ways of projecting information at this point in time in our society is through media. In the past couple of years, access to movies and films through the internet has improved in various ways through advancements in internet technology such as streaming and netflix. This convenient way of viewing films has made them even more accessible to people of all ages across the world. With the influence of film increasing greatly, so has the interest of youth in creating their own works of film.
Labor Day celebration at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach
September 1: Join the fun at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach and celebrate Labor Day with your favorite carnival games! Playland offers a wide variety of old-fashioned carnival entertainment and fun facts. Interactive entertainment options include a pinball arcade, magic show, and penny arcade. Check it out on Monday, September 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Price: $10-15
Summer always means different things for different people. For some people it means community service, helping those around them, and improving the area where they live through individual assistance. For others it means making money, gaining experience in a career path they may want to take later in life, or learning new people skills. For some it simply means a time to finally relax and soak in the inconsistent Berkeley sun. This summer seemed to be the usual combination of work and play for all different kinds of students.
Berkeley High School has fostered a lot of amazing students with talents ranging from sports to the arts. Many of these students go on to do something greater and leave their mark on BHS with their special gifts. Recently, students running their own clothing brands are showing a lot of promise. These students have created art that is truly a reflection of themselves.
BHS senior Brandon Nido has created a clothing brand that is a display of who he really is and his true passion.
The Bay Area is full of great opportunities to be active, even on a student budget. As we receive the warm sun and beautiful light of summertime, now is the perfect chance to step out and treat yourself to some fun, relaxing, healthy, and cheap adventures that will reenergize you for the final weeks of the school year.
Spring Awakening: On May 2, 3, 9, and 10 the spring musical at Berkeley High School premiers! Spring Awakening guarantees to captivate audiences. After the Vagina Monologues and ITP’s wowed BHS audiences, one can only know that this next production will be fabulous! Cost: $5
Jazz on Fourth: May 18th, noon to 5 PM on Fourth Street between Virginia and Hearst. This awesome event will help benefit the Berkeley High Jazz Program. BHS students have the amazing opportunity to play with professional musicians. Cost: FREE
When she’s not cheering on the Oakland A’s, watching a Warrior’s game, or hiking around Berkeley and Oakland, Susan D’Orazio can be found at Berkeley High School, filling the role of school psychologist.
There are countless fun things to do in the Bay Area, especially on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it is the perfect time to enjoy the warm weather and have a fun adventure with your family. This year could be the start of a new fun tradition, or a great way to explore a new place.
Judging by the obvious invasion of hipster fads in Berkeley and subsequently Berkeley High School, the new thrift store Savers was sure to be a huge hit. Located just west of downtown Berkeley at 1414 University Ave., the store is placed in a prime area for shopping.