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Behind the Scenes of The Laramie Project: An Interview with Katie Fletcher

MATTHEW’S FUNERAL: Charlotte Graham ‘21 plays a priest who leads Matthew’s service, while snow falls from the sky. Photo from the Theater Department.

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

November 7, 2019

Berkeley’s The Laramie Project sheds light on how one single event can affect an entire culture. The play featured verbatim interviews of Laramie residents reacting to the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard. Actors played multiple characters who represented the ideologies and revelations that were broug...

Review: Laramie Project

A NEWS SENSATION: The set depicted the true spirit of the play, putting the media on a literal platform. Photo by Mr. Marshall

Penelope Grapsas, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

As the lights dim in the theatre, the audience is immersed in a news sensation coming to life before their eyes - a collage of poignant news reports and headlines unearthing the tragedy that occurred in Laramie, Wyoming just 21 years ago. The actors all file out from the wings, which are layered with w...

Winter Concert 2018

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS: Beatitones, Riju Datta '20 and Thatcher Crouch '21, gesture and sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Both members have performed this song in previous years as it is known as a Berkeley holiday staple.

Catherine Amburgey

January 7, 2019

On November 28, the Upper Division music program joined together for the Winter Concert in the Lykes Center for the Arts. The Symphonic Orchestra, which practices once a week and features members of the faculty, Upper Division and Middle Division, started off the night with beautiful holiday song...

Uncertainty, University and a Theatre Teacher

ACTIVE LISTENING: Heisenberg and Bohr listen carefully to Margrethe as she explains to the two men what happened between them the night of Heisenberg's visit in 1941.

Tess Fuller, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2019

“So now here I am, walking through the [winter] twilight, to [the Studio 120 Theatre at USF], followed, presumably, by my [comedic friend]. What am I feeling? Fear, certainly- the touch of fear one always feels for a teacher, an employer, for a [director].” - Michael Frayn, Copenhagen   ...

Review: Museum

STUDENT PIECES ON SET: Various pieces featured on the set of Museum were created by members of Berkeley’s Advanced Art class, including Maureen Tanner ’19, Asher Behar ’19, Alexandra Politowicz ’20, Jacqueline Hennecke ’20, Ornella Pigeon ’19.

Penelope Grapsas, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Similarly to other Berkeley productions, every seat in the house was occupied. However, this time, these seats were scattered along the stage and surrounded an elaborate art exhibit with white floors, pedestals and elaborate modern art. The seats embraced a new exciting world of the unique play: Museu...

Sounds of the Stadium: The Bands of Berkeley

BOTH BANDS: Mary Schneider '21 plays the pipes with PDC, along with the trombone for the Marching Buccaneers.

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

November 29, 2018

On November 9, the Bands of Berkeley joined together for a final fall performance in the Lykes Center for the Arts. It was entitled Sounds of the Stadium and included the Marching Buccaneers and the Pipe and Drum Corps (PDC). Megan Gorsky '20, Nicholas Hayden '19 and Griffin Markowitz '19 were this ye...

Review: Scenes from an Execution

IGNORANCE IS BLISS:  The moment that a drunken sailor (played by Touchton) discovers Galactia’s painting, he realizes what  his enlistment in the navy has in store for him.

Tess Fuller, Section Editor

February 4, 2018

Two minutes and forty-three seconds. That’s how long it took to be immersed in the 16th century Venetian world of Advanced Theatre Ensemble’s production of Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker. The roaring Renaissance took on a life of its own onstage with Bella Diaco ’18 and Garrett Distasio...

An Inside Scoop on Berkeley’s Marching Band

BAND TOGETHER: The marching band huddles up after 
their second competition of the year.

Charlotte Graham, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

On October 26th, the Berkeley Marching Band made its first onstage appearance of the 2017-2018 school year during Upper Division convocation. Samir Saeed ’21 reflected on the group’s performance with a smile. “Performing with such a good a group as the band,” he said. “You can’t help but h...

Pride and Prejudice Dazzles

BENNET FAMILY TIES: Cameron Gunn ’19 (from left), Taylor Hooker ’19, Katie Crino ’18, Anna Roman ’18, Jackson Meyer ’18, Addison Aloian ’18 and Rajshree Chettiyar ’19 all acted as the Bennet family.

David Fernandez, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

This past weekend, the Advanced Theater Ensemble (ATE) performed an adaptation of the play “Pride and Prejudice” under the direction of Theater Director Chris Marshall. Families, fellow students and friends of cast members attended the multiple showings and were all very impressed with the outcome...

The Stage is Set

After the Curtain Closes: Cast of the ATE Stage 2 production answers questions after the show.

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

On Wednesday Sept. 27, some of the members of the Advanced Theater Ensemble, more commonly known as ATE, took to the stage in the newly renovated Flex studio to put on a collection of scenes with the goal of tolerance and acceptance, as well as making people more aware of their own actions and the actions...

Oven-Free Recipes for a Year-Round Holiday Season

LITTLE SQUARES OF HEAVEN: If you love the taste of hot chocolate but can’t seem to find a cold day to cozy up with a mug, then this is the perfect treat for you. Feel free to load them with as many marshmallows as you would like.

Leana Fraifer, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017

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...