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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...

When We Rise

When We Rise

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

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...

Style and Surprise at the Oscars

Style and Surprise at the Oscars

Clara Jergins, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017

As stars floated down the red carpet the night of the Academy Awards, there was a definite buzz in the air. On a not-so-sunny day in California, the preferences of the Academy were about to be made known. On the other side of the country (2156 miles away, to be exact) the students of Berkeley Prepar...

Review of The House of Bernarda Alba

Review of The House of Bernarda Alba

Tess Fuller, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

Last semester, Berkeley’s Advanced Theatre Ensemble (ATE) performance of You Can’t Take It With You captivated Berkeley’s audience and left a few, like myself, wondering what else was in store.   This semester’s production of “The House of Bernarda Alba” was no different. To des...