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Ten New and Upcoming PC Games to Check Out

Ten New and Upcoming PC Games to Check Out

Samir Rajani, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016


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Undertale Summary: A critically acclaimed RPG (role-playing game) that has been hyped since the Kickstarter campaign was first launched, Undertale is the talk of the gaming community right now. Players can choose to take one of three possible routes through the game that change its difficulty a...

What Teachers Love to Watch

What Teachers Love to Watch

Hannah Cohen, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


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Believe it or not, the members of Berkeley’s esteemed faculty do in fact have lives outside of educating and enriching their students. So what do they do during their precious free time? Much like their students, Berkeley teachers like to relax and unwind after a long day at work by watching televis...

Chalk It Up: Berkeley Artists Show Off Their Skills

Chalk It Up: Berkeley Artists Show Off Their Skills

Carson Eckhard, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


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           Yesterday, students in Advanced and Intermediate Art participated in the annual chalk-drawing competition. Over fifty artists worked through the morning to create movie posters using chalk. Themes ranged from “Gone With the Wind” to “Avatar.” Students from all divisions ...

‘Hamilton: The Musical’ Revolutionizes Broadway

‘Hamilton: The Musical’ Revolutionizes Broadway

Katie Freedy, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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A Broadway rap-musical about the nation’s first treasury secretary? Did I hear that correctly? That’s most people’s reaction when they first hear about “Hamilton: the Musical”.  However, when looked more closely, this show about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton elicits a completely d...

And the Oscar Goes to…

And the Oscar Goes to…

Annie Uichanco, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016


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This night has been anticipated by many a talented, ambitious actor. How can one not enjoy one of the greatest live television spectacles held each year in the iconic Dolby Theatre? The glamorous luminaries grace the red carpet with statuesque poise in the hope of returning home with the most sought-a...

Kanye West Brings Back G.O.O.D. Fridays and Announces “Swish” Release Date

Kanye West Brings Back G.O.O.D. Fridays and Announces “Swish” Release Date

Kevin Kim, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016


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http://realtalkny.uproxx.com   Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy, that dude up to something. Within the first week of the year, Kanye West  pushed the hype levels of 2016 through the roof and “jumped over Jumpman.”  With the release of “Real Friends ft. Ty Dolla $ign,” Kaynet fulfilled wife Kim K...

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

January 15, 2016


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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

January 14, 2016


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An Outsider’s Thoughts of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

An Outsider’s Thoughts of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Samantha Tun, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


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It is hard to believe that some people have never seen the “Star Wars” movies despite their influence on popular culture. I happen to be one of those people. My parents were never fans, so I didn’t really find it incredibly important to watch the movies either. Because of the internet, however, I hav...

In Case You Missed It: The Top 5 Underrated Hip Hop Albums of 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Top 5 Underrated Hip Hop Albums of 2015

Kevin Kim, Staff Writer

January 11, 2016


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What a time to be alive.  2015 was an important year for hip hop with its many album releases, fashion trends and“beefs” between rappers.  Kendrick Lamar dropped his incredibly influential and critically acclaimed “To Pimp a Butterfly,” while other big name artists like Drake and Future continued...

Best Shows to Binge Watch Over Break

Best Shows to Binge Watch Over Break

Katie Freedy, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015


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After the stress of exams is over, many  students look for a way to rest and recuperate after two long, tiring weeks of studying and testing. One popular way to unwind after a long semester is some good, old fashioned TV binge watching. Whether it’s on Netflix, Hulu or HBO Go, these shows are some...

Singing on a High Note

Singing on a High Note

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


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     Berkeley’s very own Mello Divas flew to Dayton, Ohio, to star in a nationally-ranked a cappella showcase. Out of the 112 groups that sent audition tapes, the Mello Divas and nine other groups were chosen to perform. Dayton’s Kettering A Cappella Festival welcomed the Divas, and they sure le...