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

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

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

Review: Laramie Project

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

Winter Concert 2018

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

Uncertainty, University and a Theatre Teacher

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

Review: Museum

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

Sounds of the Stadium: The Bands of Berkeley

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

Review: Scenes from an Execution

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

An Inside Scoop on Berkeley’s Marching Band

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

Pride and Prejudice Dazzles

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

The Stage is Set

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

Oven-Free Recipes for a Year-Round Holiday Season

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...