The Fanfare

Berkeley’s First Formal Smash Bros. Tournament

Berkeley’s First Formal Smash Bros. Tournament

Austin Cahn, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Punches were thrown, opponents were conquered and no balloon went unpopped from January 11-19th as Upper Division students participated in Berkeley’s first Smash Bros. Tournament. Swarms of students flooded the Tech Center to cheer on friends and watch competitors clash as Nintendo’s stars.  ...

Foodie’s Delight: Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest 2017

Foodie’s Delight: Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest 2017

Abigail Ellinor, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

On Jan. 11 the annual Berkeley sidewalk chalk drawing contest, headed by visual arts teacher Terrie Forester, took place. Participants in this year’s food-themed contest included sophomores, juniors and seniors.

A Performance of Firsts

A Performance of Firsts

Emma Edmund, Web Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under School Productions

This year, the Advanced Theatre Ensemble decided to try something different — dividing the cast into two, with one half working on the Main Stage Production that begins shows on October 20, and the other half preparing a Stage Two Production. The first Stage Two Production had cast members choose scenes ...

Horsemen Fail to Hocus Pocus

Horsemen Fail to Hocus Pocus

Mara Xiong, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


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Now You See Me 2 fails to live up to its predecessor.

Suicide Squad Faces Its Own Death

Suicide Squad Faces Its Own Death

Richard Shao, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Suicide Squad, one of the most hyped movies of the year, fails to meet high expectations.

A Journey Upside Down Into Stranger Things

A Journey Upside Down Into Stranger Things

Austin Cahn, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Take a glimpse into Netflix’s latest sci-fi thriller.

All Summer Sixteen

All Summer Sixteen

Kevin Kim, Social Media Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under A&E

This year's summer music in review.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Magical Take on Father-Son Relationships

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Magical Take on Father-Son Relationships

Emma Edmund, Web Editor

September 5, 2016


Filed under Reviews

This new Harry Potter tale dazzles readers.

13 Years After Finding Nemo, the Search for Dory Begins

13 Years After Finding Nemo, the Search for Dory Begins

Jennifer Luo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2016


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The sequel to the critically-acclaimed Pixar animation Finding Nemo lives up to the hype.

Rory Gilmore in Florida? How Chilton Holds Up Against Berkeley

Rory Gilmore in Florida? How Chilton Holds Up Against Berkeley

Isabella Schlact, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2016


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Was Rory Gilmore's journey at Chilton similar to yours?

Cobra’s Curse: A Disappointing Coaster with Little Originality

Cobra’s Curse:  A Disappointing Coaster with Little Originality

Emma Edmund, Web Editor

August 29, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Why the new Busch Gardens ride is not worth the wait.

Legally Blonde: Review

Legally Blonde: Review

Juan Coste Delvecchio, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016


Filed under School Productions

On the 17th-19th of March, the theatre, band and tech departments came together to produce a musical adaptation of the movie “Legally Blonde.”  Directed by Chris Marshall, the musical came together after weeks of strenuous, yet rewarding, rehearsals and proved to be a musical worth seeing. In ...