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Commencement 2017

Commencement 2017

Isabella Schlact, Emma Edmund, Arjun Gandhi, Austin Cahn, Nina Pastore, Mara Xiong, Tess Fuller, and John Patrick
June 10, 2017
Filed under Commencement, Showcase

Fanfare's Commencement 2017 print issue is now online as well! Click below to check out the issue: PART 1: Pages 1-6 PART 2: Pages 7-12 Read Mary-Rush Yelverton's full Baccalaureate Dinner speech here: http://bpsfanfare.com/7135/showcase/yelverton-urges-students-to-continually-expand-their-horizons/...

Yelverton Urges Students to Continually Expand Their Horizons

Yelverton Urges Students to Continually Expand Their Horizons

Mary-Rush Yelverton, Elected Baccalaureate Speaker and UD English Teacher
June 8, 2017
Filed under Commencement, Showcase

I am trebly grateful to have the privilege of addressing the class of 2017 this evening because, first of all, it is an enormous honor in and of itself to be asked to speak to such an impressive, dynamic and talented group of young people celebrating the completion of their high school careers. However, it is a far g...

Inside Look: Jalen Li’s All-State Band Experience

Inside Look: Jalen Li’s All-State Band Experience

John Patrick, Section Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

    “Alright, next up is your twelve major scales.”   Jalen Li ’19 takes a deep breath, then proceeds to produce one of the most stunning technical performances to ever escape the lips of a high school clarinetist. His fingers dance nimbly across the keys like a smo...

The Impact of Kevin Durant’s Injury

The Impact of Kevin Durant’s Injury

Gaby Fraifer, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

    Kevin Durant was the Warrior's dream pickup this off-season. He wanted to win a ring badly, and knew that if he left the Thunder for the Warriors that his dream would come true. But will his dream come true, after his latest MCL sprain injury that might have him sidelined for the...

Hallway Chronicle: Dylan Davis

Hallway Chronicle: Dylan Davis

Wade Munger, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

    Dylan Davis  has turned the simple gift of a camera into a new and exciting hobby. His Instagram account for photography, @dlee.photography, has caught the attention of the Berkeley community, and many students have been featured in his photoshoots.  Davis graciously allowed me the opportunity ...

Cousins’s New Home

Cousins’s New Home

Gaby Fraifer, Staff Writer
April 22, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Hearing about the trade involving DeMarcus Cousins astonished me at first. Then again, it was the Sacramento Kings making the trade, so I wasn't surprised. The Kings have an illustrious history of making some really bad trades. To quote the Kings General Manager Vlade Divac, "I believe we a...

Makayla Rutski: A Farmer Within Our Midst

Makayla Rutski: A Farmer Within Our Midst

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

Makayla Rutski ’18 is starting a farming initiative at Berkeley to feed the hungry at a local soup kitchen. By growing fresh fruits and vegetables and donating them to the soup kitchen, she hopes to provide healthy, locally-produced food to the needy.     Q: What made you want to...

Oven-Free Recipes for a Year-Round Holiday Season

Oven-Free Recipes for a Year-Round Holiday Season

Leana Fraifer, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under A&E, Cooking, Leana’s Kitchen, Showcase

Here in Florida, the seasons can feel like they blend together. After the Sunshine State’s winter season came and went, I still missed my favorite holiday season comfort food. I tried three quick and easy recipes that do not require an oven. Even as April showers bring May flowers, you can still sati...

Welcome to Leana’s Kitchen

Welcome to Leana’s Kitchen

Leana Fraifer, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Leana’s Kitchen, Showcase

  Hi!  I'm Leana Fraifer, and welcome to my new column: Leana's Kitchen!   I come from a culture that revolves around food. My passion for baking, however, comes directly from my grandma, Juliet. Even though she lives on the other side of the world in Lebanon we are very close. When ...

When We Rise

When We Rise

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Last Monday, a premiere of a historic miniseries took place on ABC. At 9 p.m. “When We Rise,” an epic eight hour-long mini series following the gay liberation movement from the era of Stonewall riots to now, debuted. This series follows three real life leaders who were heavily involved in both t...

Bee Blown Away at the Buccaneer Bee Company

Bee Blown Away at the Buccaneer Bee Company

Richard Shao, Staff Writer
March 25, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

What differentiates Berkeley from other private schools in Tampa? Bees. Berkeley’s latest addition is its very own beehive, the location of which is strictly confidential. Here, aspiring beekeepers collect honey and study the behavior of honeybees under the supervision of Science Department Chair Dr....