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The Buzz: The Berkeley High Jacket Podcast

36 EpisodesProduced by The Berkeley High JacketWebsite

Produced by Miriam Reichenberg and Zazie Duchene, The Berkeley High Jacket Podcast features exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting on local issues from the perspective of high school students.

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The Buzz: Let's Be Friends

September 22nd, 2023


Welcome to this year's first episode of The Buzz! For the 2023-24 school year, we’ll be featuring in-depth discussions and interviews about topics …

The Buzz: Out into the World

June 2nd, 2023


As the school year comes to a close, The Buzz asked seniors to share their high school memories, from the everyday and mundane to the big and …

The Buzz: Destination, Berkeley High

May 19th, 2023


Students commute to school in all different ways. For today’s episode, we spoke with students about how getting to school can sometimes be …

The Buzz: Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 12th, 2023


Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) culture has had a huge impact American society. From K-Pop bands to everyday streetwear trends, there are …

The Buzz: From the Perspective of International Students

April 21st, 2023


How is education viewed in different countries? The Buzz spoke to international students about their experiences in their respective school systems, …

The Buzz: Celebrating Women's History Month

March 17th, 2023


For this episode, The Buzz spoke with students, teachers, and administrators about inspiring women in their lives, and about Women's History Month.

This episode was produced by Sofia Rodriguez. Interviews were …

The Buzz: Staying Centered

March 3rd, 2023


What keeps students centered outside of school? The Buzz spoke with two Berkeley High students about their interests in beekeeping and open-water …

The Buzz: Black History Month at Berkeley High

February 24th, 2023


In this episode, the Buzz spoke with students and teachers about their perspectives on Black History month, what gaps students have in their knowledge about the month, and what improvements can be made to better …

The Buzz: Subbing In

January 28th, 2023


When students walk into a classroom and see a substitute teacher in their teacher’s place, they may feel relief and excitement, or disappointment. In this short episode of The Buzz, we talk with students and substitute …

The Buzz: Making Music

January 14th, 2023


This episode profiles two Berkeley High School student musicians, Vivien Silas and Dexter Griffin. 

The episode was produced and edited by Miriam …

The Buzz: Relationships and Mental Health During the Holidays

December 9th, 2022


The various relationships with others that we have throughout our lives can have a massive effect on us and our mental health. To better understand these impacts, the Buzz spoke to students, staff, and experts on the …

The Buzz: The Sounds of Red and Gold Day

November 12th, 2022


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, …

The Buzz: Processing Grief and Loss at School

November 4th, 2022


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 …

The Buzz: Halloween Nostalgia

October 22nd, 2022


As Halloween approaches, The Buzz asked Berkeley High students and faculty to share their memories and thoughts, from costumes to candy trading, and …

The Buzz: Latinx Experiences at BHS

October 7th, 2022


From Spanish immersion experience to cultural celebrations, the Buzz spoke to Latinx students at BHS about what connection to their culture looks …

The Buzz: Music and Emotions

September 24th, 2022


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 …

The Buzz: Lunch Culture at BHS

September 9th, 2022


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 …

The Buzz: What BHS Students do for Self-Care

August 19th, 2022


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 …

Behind the Scenes of the Jacket

May 20th, 2022


Interviews with the staff that produce the Jacket every week.

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People Behind BHS: Health Center Workers

May 8th, 2022


You can find more episodes and coverage of the Berkeley High community at our website,

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Meet the Candidates: ASB President & Vice President

March 18th, 2022


This is one of three episodes interviewing the candidates for 2022-2023 student government at Berkeley High School.

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Meet the Candidates: Chief of Service

March 18th, 2022


This is one of three episodes interviewing the candidates for 2022-2023 student government at Berkeley High School.

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Meet the Candidates: Chiefs of Publicity

March 18th, 2022


This is one of three episodes interviewing the candidates for 2022-2023 student government at Berkeley High School.

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People Behind BHS: Cafeteria Workers

February 11th, 2022


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 …

People Behind BHS: Safety Officers

January 7th, 2022


Safety officers are an integral, but often overlooked, part of Berkeley High School. This episode delves into their experiences during the pandemic …

Inside Berkeley High’s Reopening Plans

January 5th, 2021


This episode of the Berkeley High Jacket Podcast looks into Berkeley Unified School District's plans for reopening safely in 2021.

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Distance Learning Across the Country

October 9th, 2020


Jacket editors Estella Zhou and Naomi Birenbaum speak with students at high schools in Chicago, Connecticut and New York about their experiences with …

The Jewish Experience

February 14th, 2020


Rachel Alper, Naomi Birenbaum, and Sophia Whyte interview members of the Berkeley High community about their experience being Jewish at the school.

Vaping at BHS

November 22nd, 2019


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 …

Teacher Sick-out

October 29th, 2019


A bonus episode about the teacher sick-out yesterday.


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Exclusive Interview With Barbara Lee

October 11th, 2019


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

Charlotte Walker

September 26th, 2019


Host Arvin Hariri interviews Charlotte Walker on her modeling career.

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BHS Go Ahead Shred

September 26th, 2019


Arvin Harari talks with Matilda Hallowell about Go Ahead Shred.

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Men's Varsity Soccer

September 26th, 2019


Host Arvin Hariri interviews BHS Men's Varsity Soccer players on the soccer season.

Photo: Mattias de los Rios

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BHS Meet Program

September 26th, 2019


Members of Berkeley High School's Mental and Emotional Educational Team (MEET) in discussion with host Arvin Hariri.

Illustration: Gina Ledor

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Interview with Melina Fike

September 26th, 2019


Host Arvin Hariri speaks with Melina Fike about Vote 16, Youth and Government, and college application season.

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