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Top 5 Best and Worst Baby Names

Annie Phifer, Staff Writer
May 6, 2014
Filed under A&E

In the age of social media, celebrities are constantly scrutinized in almost every aspect of their lives.  The clothes they wear, their current relationship status, and now the names they choose for their children all make popular headlines as people are consumed with the desire to stay up to date with...

The 3-D Revolution

The 3-D Revolution

Jennifer Luo, Staff Writer
April 15, 2014
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It’s the stuff of sci-fi movies, futuristic novels and fantasy stories. The possibility of printing real objects—objects that you can touch and feel and hold—has always seemed more of a dream than reality. However now, that’s no longer the case. 3-D printing has become a reality through human...

New Andy Warhol Exhibit Pops at Dalí Museum

New Andy Warhol Exhibit Pops at Dalí Museum

Anjali Kapadia, Staff Writer
March 4, 2014
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Saturdays in downtown St. Petersburg are always bustling with people taking advantage of the many activities offered, such as the Saturday Morning Market, shops, restaurants and most recently, the new Andy Warhol exhibit at the Dalí Museum. The collection features some of Warhol's most famous works...

“Offerings of Love” Brings Berkeley Students Together With Exceptional Artists

“Offerings of Love” Brings Berkeley Students Together With Exceptional Artists

Hillary McLauchlin, Staff Writer
February 11, 2014
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On January 30, Berkeley’s Pautler Gallery showcased over fifty works of art by more than forty students from the Willis Peters Exceptional Center in Dover, Florida, a school for mentally and physically disabled students. In its seventh year, the “Offerings of Love” art show was attended by its...

Behind the Curtains of a Berkeley Musical

Austi Critchfield, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
Filed under School Productions

The warm touch of spring will grace Berkeley grounds with a renewed vigor: the frigid cold front will be gone, the birds will flutter about, and a metaphorical song will dance on the lips of nearly every student. While the season brings a tangible lightness to the air and to the heart, it also beckons...

Pics with a Purpose

Mira Rajani, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
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Raising $3,000 for charity may seem like an overwhelming task for any student, but Freshmen Sammie Lee and Jessica Cascio, founders of the company Pics with a Purpose, are well on their way to achieving this goal. The company is the brainchild of Lee, who hoped to sell photographs in order to raise...

Catching Fire Ignites a Frenzy

Catching Fire Ignites a Frenzy

Annie Phifer, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
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“Catching Fire,” the second film in the “Hunger Games” series based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novels, earned $161.1 million on its opening weekend in the U.S.  The epic movie had the fourth highest-grossing debut ever and the highest with a female lead, starring Jennifer Lawrence as...

Fanfare Book Pick: The Fault in Our Stars

Regan Dabbs, Staff Writer
December 6, 2013
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“Don’t forget to be awesome.” This phrase, coined by John Green, undoubtedly rings true for his fourth novel, “The Fault in Our Stars.” As a 16-year old girl with terminal cancer, Hazel Grace Lancaster is somewhat pessimistic about her future. But as fate may have it she meets fellow “cancer...

Video Games Are Helping Us Learn

Zachary Diamandis, Features Editor
December 6, 2013
Filed under A&E

High school is a lot of work. Students with busy academic and extracurricular schedules often find it hard to set aside leisure time. The free time that they do have is spent in different ways, but a common yet controversial method of relaxation is playing video games. The topic of video games brings...

Theatre of the Night Rocks Out

Natalie Yob, Staff Writer
December 6, 2013
Filed under School Productions

When Kathi Grau first began working in Upper Division, the theatre department was undergoing a major transition towards a more formal drama program. With these new adjustments taking place, Grau hoped to, “give the students a creative outlet” through which to prepare for future auditions and experiment...

“Prisoners” Sets Melancholy Tone

Brett Sokol, Staff Writer
November 1, 2013
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Autumn’s arrival marks the departure of sunshiny days, shorts and summer blockbusters. (At least for most of the United States).  To accompany the cool winds and cloudy skies, French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve released Prisoners, likely the year’s gloomiest movie.  Its premise of a chil...

Students Enjoy Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson Concert

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer
November 1, 2013
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The Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson concert was unforgettable. As my friends and I set out our red blanket on the green grass of the Amphitheatre, my heart jumped with excitement. This was the second concert I had ever gone to, and I was a big fan of both Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson. As we sat in the...