Some links to digital places of interest around the BHS community.
- Berkeley High School — The official website of Berkeley High School.
- BUSD — Site for the Berkeley Unified School District.
- Berkeley High PTSA — The online location of the BHS Parent Teacher Student Association.
- Berkeley PTA — Site of the Berkeley PTA; contains valuable information about upcoming events, informational resources, that sort of thing.
- The Jacket — Site for the Jacket, Berkeley High’s student-run school newspaper.
- happiland.2y.net — The personal site of Mischa Spiegelmock, a current student (’05). Updated with some frequency and featuring a metric ton of home-cooked photos.
- Andy Moskowitz — The personal site of Andy Moskowitz, an ex-student. Classic blog format.
- Gwar Like Whoa — The personal site of Rachel Rudy. Blog of a current BHS student regarding life and all that.
- The Infinite Abyss of Bliss — The personal site of Ram Dass Khalsa. Blog of a current BHS student. Old blog is here.
- POWs — A guide to the POWs offered to the Geometry and Algebra classes, published by ’05 Aaron Mazel-Gee. No longer updated.
- Berkeley Parents Network — Site for the Berkeley Parents Network. Full of information about . . . well, raising children.
- http://parents.berkeley.edu/mlist.html — The subscription page on the Parents Network site for the “Berkeley Parents” and “Parents of Teens” email newsletters. A useful resource for parents.
- email@example.com — The email address to subscribe to the Berkeley High “etree”. The etree is a community-run email mailing list to give announcements and information to Berkeley High parents, students, teachers, and other interested parties. To subscribe to the list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word SUBSCRIBE as the subject line. You will be automatically subscribed to future mailings.
- Collegeboard.com — Your one-stop (well, one of several stops) source for aid in the journey of heading to college.
- California Virtual High School — The California Virtual High School, a program dedicated to providing help with standardized tests (primarily the SAT and ACT). Tutorials, study guides, practice sheets, the works.
- FastWeb — Information on college scholarships and financial aid. A comprehensive source for scholarship information — good stuff.
- Test Pre-Preview — Free preparation course and practice tests for the California High School Proficiency Exam.
Reference, Research and Help
- GuruNet — A semi-free (usable without charge, but limited) online research tool. Much like a search engine, it will provide information on whatever you ask for, from “cheese” to “the Battle Hymn of the Republic,” drawing from dozens of sources; unlike a search engine, it yields pure information, not webpages. An outstanding tool for general “what is it?” questions.
- Reference.com — A good tool for accessing listings and definitions; easily searchable, and it will pull up results from numerous encyclopedias and reference books. Excellent as an online dictionary.
- SparkNotes — The proverbial one-stop shop for homework help, guides, explanations, and more, all very friendly and understandable. Just about every subject you can think of is covered, though English is its traditional use.
- Highschool Hub — A vast hub of information, containing virtually everything a high school student could want. All subjects.
- iTools — A quick and easy research utility, providing tools to search an assortment of sources for the information you need.
- Babelfish — An online translator, easy to use and available in most languages. Simply plug in text and it will translate it to your language of choice; translations are often poor for complex sentences and phrases, but it’s perfectly servicable an easy-to-use dictionary.
- FreeTranslation — Yet another foreign language translator, often more accurate and useful than Babelfish.
- Wordreference — An excellent online version of the HarperCollins foreign language dictionaries; English/Spanish, English/German, English/French, and more. Extremely comprehensive.
- Google Translator — A translator similar to Babelfish. Still in an experimental form, but it works tolerably well.
- Bartleby.com — An extremely large site providing access to books and information, free — quotes, references, literature, the works.
- Questia — “The Online Library,” they call themselves, and they’re right. You can literally get access to, read and search entire books through the site. Amazingly handy for research.
- MathForum — Everything you’d ever want to know about math and then some. Math resources, math tutorials, math problems, math references, math lectures . . .
- Hotmath — A site designed to help high school students with their math homework. Contains assorted answers to math exercises from various popular textbooks. Free if a teacher or school registers, free for samples, a $30 fee for everything else (Berkeley High has a license, so ask your math teacher about it).
- All Science Fair Projects — A free compilation of science fair project ideas, useful for anyone looking for a topic for a project.
- BiologyHuman.com — Biology teacher Brandon Delp-Stiller’s website, mostly with information for his classes but also containing material of interest to any biology student.
- CrashWhite.com — Physics teacher Richard White’s website, mostly with information for his classes but also containing material of interest to any physics student, including a discussion board.
Sports and Bands
- Berkeley High Crew — Site of the BHS Crew team.
- Berkeley High Cross Country — Site of the BHS Cross Country team.
- Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble — Site for the BHS Jazz Ensemble. Schedules and information.
- Hellof.com — A site with community-submitted stories about Berkeley, Berkeley High, and similar things.
- High School Journalism — Celebrating the art of high school journalism, this large site has links to high school newspapers, guidance, and numerous resources.
- Youth Together — Home of Youth Together, a community-based group that works to promote racial unity, non-violence, youth empowerment and voice, good stuff like that. Nice site and good cause.