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The Buzz: The Berkeley High Jacket Podcast

The Buzz: The Berkeley High Jacket Podcast

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The Berkeley High Jacket Podcast features exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting on local and national issues from the perspective of high school students.
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The Buzz: The Sounds of Red and Gold Day

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The Buzz: The Sounds of Red and Gold Day
The Buzz: The Sounds of Red and Gold Day
Red and Gold Day, or Rally Day, is a tradition at Berkeley High. In this short episode of The Buzz, we speak with a safety officer, an administrator, and many students, as we capture the sounds and sights of the spirited day.  This episode was produced and edited by Miriam Reichenberg. Additional interviews were also conducted by Zazie Duchene. You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website, berkeleyhighjacket.com.
03:59
November 12, 2022
The Buzz: Processing Grief and Loss at School
The Buzz: Processing Grief and Loss at School
This past year we’ve experienced loss of life in the Berkeley High community, and with loss comes immense pain, grief, and mixed emotions. To understand how our community comes together after dealing with loss, the Buzz spoke to teachers and students about the diverse classroom approaches taken in the wake of tragedy. Thanks for listening to this episode of the Jacket podcast. This episode was produced by Sofia Rodriguez. Interviews were conducted by Mariarosa Cerritos, Willow Priforce, and Sydney Taylor. The episode was edited by Lucy Rickart-Webb. If you have any specific episode ideas that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website, berkeleyhighjacket.com.
09:09
November 04, 2022
The Buzz: Halloween Nostalgia
The Buzz: Halloween Nostalgia
As Halloween approaches, the Buzz asked Berkeley High students and faculty to share their memories and thoughts, from costumes to candy trading, and everything in between.  This episode was produced by Miriam Reichenberg. The script was written by Zazie Duchene, and interviews were conducted by Zazie Duchene, Sydney Taylor, and Bodhi Siedler. The episode was edited by Lucy Rickart-Webb. Audio clips from Bobby Pickett’s song, “Monster Mash” were included throughout.
06:31
October 22, 2022
The Buzz: Latinx Experiences at BHS
The Buzz: Latinx Experiences at BHS
From Spanish immersion experience to cultural celebrations, the Buzz spoke to Latinx students at BHS about what connection to their culture looks like for them, and what role it plays in their mental well-being. This episode was produced by Sofia Rodriguez. Interviews were conducted by Mariarosa Cerritos, Willow Priforce, and Bodhi Siedler. The episode was edited by Lucy Rickart-Webb. Audio clips from Rosalia’s song, “Despecha” were included throughout.
06:48
October 07, 2022
The Buzz: Music and Emotions
The Buzz: Music and Emotions
At Berkeley High, many students choose to listen to music during passing periods, at lunch, and even in class. Music is fun to listen to, but it can also help to regulate our moods, remind us of happy memories, distract us from negative emotions, and connect with others. On this week’s episode of the Buzz, as we continue to explore the theme of mental well-being, producers Miriam Reichenberg and Sofia Rodriguez talked to students about what music means to them, and how it helps them process their emotions. This episode was produced by Miriam Reichenberg and Sofia Rodriguez. It was also edited by Lucy Rickart-Webb. Audio clips from Shuggie Otis’s song “Strawberry Letter 23” were included throughout. If you have any specific episode ideas that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website, berkeleyhighjacket.com.
04:37
September 24, 2022
The Buzz: Lunch Culture at BHS
The Buzz: Lunch Culture at BHS
During the 40-minute lunch period at Berkeley High, the 3,000-plus student body can be found eating practically everywhere, both on and off campus. Jacket Podcast producers Miriam Reichenberg and Sofia Rodriguez spoke to students about lunch culture, setting out to understand more about the social dynamics and challenges that play out during lunch.  This episode was produced by Miriam Reichenberg and Sofia Rodriguez, and was edited by Lucy Rickart-Webb. You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website, berkeleyhighjacket.com.
06:43
September 09, 2022
The Buzz: What BHS Students do for Self-Care
The Buzz: What BHS Students do for Self-Care
As Berkeley High welcomes students back onto campus for the 2022-2023 school year, many are feeling overwhelmed by starting school. The best way to manage all of this? Take care of yourself and recognize your needs so that you can be at your best. Jacket Podcast producers Miriam Reichenberg and Sofia Rodriguez spoke to students about what they do to practice self-care.  This episode is the first in a series exploring students' mental health. It was executive produced by Miriam Reichenberg and Sofia Rodriguez, and was edited by Lucy Rickart-Webb. You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website, berkeleyhighjacket.com.
03:57
August 19, 2022
Behind the Scenes of the Jacket
Behind the Scenes of the Jacket
Interviews with the staff that produce the Jacket every week.
10:40
May 20, 2022
People Behind BHS: Health Center Workers
People Behind BHS: Health Center Workers
You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website, berkeleyhighjacket.com.
10:58
May 08, 2022
Meet the Candidates: ASB President & Vice President
Meet the Candidates: ASB President & Vice President
This is one of three episodes interviewing the candidates for 2022-2023 student government at Berkeley High School.
18:08
March 18, 2022
Meet the Candidates: Chief of Service
Meet the Candidates: Chief of Service
This is one of three episodes interviewing the candidates for 2022-2023 student government at Berkeley High School.
04:36
March 18, 2022
Meet the Candidates: Chiefs of Publicity
Meet the Candidates: Chiefs of Publicity
This is one of three episodes interviewing the candidates for 2022-2023 student government at Berkeley High School.
12:18
March 18, 2022
People Behind BHS: Cafeteria Workers
People Behind BHS: Cafeteria Workers
This episode was produced by Clara Brownstein. It was written by Clara Brownstein, Aelia Gyger, and Sophie Horvath, and interviews were also conducted by Jeremy Herpin and Miriam Reichenberg. This episode was edited by Asha Baudart-Gehlawat. You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website, berkeleyhighjacket.com.
07:52
February 11, 2022
People Behind BHS: Safety Officers
People Behind BHS: Safety Officers
Safety officers are an integral, but often overlooked, part of Berkeley High School. This episode delves into their experiences during the pandemic and return to school, day-to-day jobs, and relationships with students. This episode was produced by Clara Brownstein. It was written by Clara Brownstein, Aelia Gyger, and Sophie Horvath, and interviews were also conducted by Jeremy Herpin and Miriam Reichenberg. This episode was edited by Asha Baudart-Gehlawat. You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website, berkeleyhighjacket.com.
08:58
January 07, 2022
Inside Berkeley High’s Reopening Plans
Inside Berkeley High’s Reopening Plans
This episode of the Berkeley High Jacket Podcast looks into Berkeley Unified School District's plans for reopening safely in 2021.
13:37
January 05, 2021
Distance Learning Across the Country
Distance Learning Across the Country
Jacket editors Estella Zhou and Naomi Birenbaum speak with students at high schools in Chicago, Connecticut and New York about their experiences with distance learning. Host & Editor: Gunner Lee Writer: Lev Gordon-Fierabend Featuring: Estella Zhou, Naomi Birenbaum, Tallulah Johansen, Rebecca Gross, and Jiayang Jin
12:50
October 09, 2020
The Jewish Experience
The Jewish Experience
Rachel Alper, Naomi Birenbaum, and Sophia Whyte interview members of the Berkeley High community about their experience being Jewish at the school. Reporting by Rachel Alper, Naomi Birenbaum, and Sophia Whyte Hosted by Naomi Birenbaum Edited by Rachel Alper
14:20
February 14, 2020
Vaping at BHS
Vaping at BHS
This episode takes an in depth look at the issue of teen vaping through interviews with members of the Berkeley High community and drug policy expert and advocate Ethan Nadelmann. Directed by Rachel Alper (@rachel.alper) Edited by Gunner Lee (@_gunner_lee_) Hosted by Naomi Birenbaum (@naomibiren) and Bennett Thompson (@bennettleethompson) Reporting by Sophia Whyte (@sophiacwhyte) and Rachel Alper
35:20
November 22, 2019
Teacher Sick-out
Teacher Sick-out
A bonus episode about the teacher sick-out yesterday.
08:09
October 29, 2019
Exclusive Interview With Barbara Lee
Exclusive Interview With Barbara Lee
For our season two premier, an exclusive interview with Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Created by Rachel Alper Hosted by Naomi Birenbaum and Bennet Thompson Made possible with support from Phillip Halpern and David Mai Photograph Courtesy of Gage Skidmore
10:38
October 11, 2019
Charlotte Walker
Charlotte Walker
Host Arvin Hariri interviews Charlotte Walker on her modeling career.
36:21
September 26, 2019
BHS Go Ahead Shred
BHS Go Ahead Shred
Arvin Harari talks with Matilda Hallowell about Go Ahead Shred.
15:21
September 26, 2019
Men's Varsity Soccer
Men's Varsity Soccer
Host Arvin Hariri interviews BHS Men's Varsity Soccer players on the soccer season. Photo: Mattias de los Rios
26:26
September 26, 2019
BHS Meet Program
BHS Meet Program
Members of Berkeley High School's Mental and Emotional Educational Team (MEET) in discussion with host Arvin Hariri. Illustration: Gina Ledor
18:54
September 26, 2019
Interview with Melina Fike
Interview with Melina Fike
Host Arvin Hariri speaks with Melina Fike about Vote 16, Youth and Government, and college application season.
01:13:47
September 26, 2019