Berkeley Addresses Concerns About Homeless Encampments

The controversial actions and behavior of homeless people in Ohlone Park prompted Berkeley City Council-member Linda Maio to hold a community meeting on Saturday, October 24

BUSD School Board Considers LeConte Elementary Name Change

The Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) Board discussed potentially changing the name of LeConte Elementary School during a meeting on August 26 after community members raised concerns over the school being named after a slave owner and supporter of the Confederacy

New Strength Coach Hired

New Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Antuan Webb strives to create an atmosphere of unity, discipline, and determination within the Berkeley High School athletic programs, and uses his years of experience to accomplish these ideals

Hip Hop Studies Course Invigorates Students

Teacher and Student Activities Director John Villavicencio’s Hip Hop Studies class is a course like no other at Berkeley High School

SPARK Leads Harassment Assembly

Berkeley High Administration led a workshop and assembly for freshmen to learn about and discuss harassment on October 14

BHS Administers Lockdown After Gun Threat

In response to an anonymous tip alleging the presence of a gun on campus, administration initiated a lockdown of Berkeley High School on Thursday, October 8 during fourth period

Berkeley Youth Alternatives Offers Wide Range of Health Services

Nestled behind the Strawberry Creek Park, adjacent to University Ave. , is Berkeley Youth Alternatives Center (BYA), a community based organization dedicated to providing a safe environment for youth and families of Berkeley.

LINK Crew Aids Freshmen

Infamous Berkeley High traditions, like the annual “Freshman Friday” egging, die hard, but new, positive ones are beginning to replace the old, with the recently established LINK Crew as a perfect example. The student group, organized by BHS Student Activities Director John Villavicencio, aims to change the culture at BHS and bridge the gap between upperclassmen and freshmen, which will hopefully be accomplished by building relationships between the two groups.

Big Businesses Threaten Sales at Local Stores

With the recent opening of Safeway on College Ave. and Target on Shattuck Ave.