Berkeleysider and graphic designer Diana Howard attended the Berkeley High School graduation at the Greek Theatre on Friday. She was there to see her mentee graduate.

She writes: “Here’s a sketch of what I could see from the nosebleed (lawn) ‘seat’ I was in. No one up there could understand anything they were saying because all the speakers, in their undoubted enthusiasm, yelled into the microphones and the echos were dreadful. It was sweet to see all the families come out for their graduates. Hot climbing all those stairs, then cold as the fog inevitably rolled in.”

See Howard’s previous Berkeley sketches.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...