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The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

Which Music Genre Are You?
Which Music Genre Are You?
Lily Shirmohammad and Yasmin Virani February 21, 2023

Music has a larger role in our society today. Try this fun quiz to see what music genre fits you best! Link:

AN ORIGINAL APP: BeReal prides itself on its users’ genuineness. (Photo Credit: Isabella Loparco ’26.)
Being Realer Than Ever
Zoya Jooma, Staff Writer • January 31, 2023

 ‘BeReal just went off!’: a yelp that can be heard every day, whether at Berkeley or outside of school. This new app sends out a notification...

The Berkeley Math Club recently competed in the James S. Rickards Fall Invitational, where they “mathed” their way through challenging questions to score as many points as possible. Afterwards, they enjoyed a lunch at Panera Bread and had bonding time together.

The Rickards Invitational contained two sections, with a 15-minute break in between each section. The first section consisted of an individual test of 30 questions. Every question would award four points if answered correctly and would take away a point if answered incorrectly. There are no points awarded or taken away for not answering. The second section was composed of four questions that guided competitors in arriving at the final answer. Groups of four or less answer these questions, so competitors could divide and conquer to obtain the final answer. There was a time limit of four minutes, so competitors needed to be quick and accurate with their answers. 

Overall, the Math Club did really well! Xu ’25 placed 17th with a score of 52 in Precalculus. Flitman ’24 placed 47th with a score of 61, Chang ’23 placed 38th with a score of 72 and Xiong ‘24 placed 8th with a score of 103 all in Calculus. The Precalculus team placed fourth and the calculus team placed sixth. 

Below is the set of questions answered by the Math Bucs.
James S. Rickards Fall Invitational
Tarun Chapalamadugu, Staff Writer • January 31, 2023

The Berkeley Math Club recently competed in the James S. Rickards Fall Invitational, where they “mathed” their way through challenging...

KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS: One of the girls from RCMA demonstrates her great self defense skills while keeping a huge s4mile on her face.
GOALS self defense
Vivian Willis, Head Photographer • January 31, 2023

GOALS is a club here at Berkeley that stands for Girls Outside Adventure Leadership and Service. In this club, we go on educational and fun adventures...

COMPUTER SCIENCE EXPERT:  Mr. Cimmino discusses his role in the Computer Science Department.
Meet Vincent Cimmino!
Connor Reid, Staff Writer • November 3, 2022

Vincent Cimmino is the new computer science teacher this year. He teaches both AP® Computer Science...

BEFORE THE BIG MOVE: Jason Toy attends his nephew’s wedding in Pennsylvania and is happy for the opportunity to spend time with his family. 
Meet Jason Toy!
Taylor Rauber, Staff Writer • November 3, 2022

  Jason Toy is one of our newest additions to the Berkeley community and brings a passionate...

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PRETTY IN PINK: Eva Morello ‘23, Anne Marie Bauer ‘23, Rylan Mitchell ‘24, Kaitlyn Mang ‘23, Claire Barrow ‘25, Rachel Safriel ‘24, Kayla Mang ‘22, Sophia Simoes ‘22, Harper High ‘24, Nicolette Handza ‘25, and Paulina Calderon ‘24 (left to right) dress up in all pink for Valentine’s Day to show their spirit (Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Rosen)
Got Served
Kaitlyn Mang, Section Editor • April 11, 2022

Game…Set…Match… The athletes feel all the thrill as the tennis ball flies over the net landing...

Dominating the Diamond
Dominating the Diamond
Maddie Dean, Staff Writer • April 11, 2022

It’s going…it’s going…it’s gone! Homerun Berkeley! The Girls Varsity Softball team is thriving...

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REACH: Chris Marshall directs the first warm-up to prepare the cast for rehearsal.
All My Sons Rehearsal Gallery
Lily Shirmohammad, Staff Writer • November 3, 2022

THE THREE ANNAS: Anna Kerrennina was played by three different students each representing a different version of herself. She was played by Mercy Roberts ’23 (from left), Lea Testeil ’22, and Sophia Vasiloudes ’22.
Anna Karenina Play
Peyton Kirtley, Photographer • November 15, 2021

The Rev. Tom Wall, a United Methodist campus minister at the University of South Carolina, brushes a boy’s teeth during a free health camp in eastern Uganda. The United Methodist Church in Uganda and the African Methodist Episcopal Church jointly sponsored the weeklong event. Wall served as the team leader of the group from the United States. Photography credit: Vivian Agaba, UM News.
The Struggles of Uganda
Scottie Larguier, Global Scholars Writer • June 7, 2022

I am a member of Berkeley’s Global Scholars Program. Every year, senior members of this program are...

QUIZ ON!: Learn something bizarre about yourself on Buzzfeed!
Let the Quizzes Commence!
Grace Dorion, Staff Writer • April 11, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine told me about a random quiz she took that identified what type...

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