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Trouble in the Music Industry

Trouble in the Music Industry

Ryan Brudny, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014


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The music industry has been an important source of happiness, relief and fun for millions of people. However, since the industry’s shift from compact discs to online files, illegally downloading music has become much easier and thus more prevalent.  This piracy has proved detrimental to the wellbeing...

Book it to the Library: Check out These Books!

Book it to the Library: Check out These Books!

Daniela Marques, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014


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This summer was sizzling. What better to accompany your tall glass of iced tea than a book? Some of Berkeley’s book enthusiasts shared their favorite summer books. Berkeley Prefect, senior, and Student Library Proctor, Sarah Mostafa, spent  four brief, but captivating hours sprawled out on her...

Dracula the Musical?: Finding the Comedy in Horror

Dracula the Musical?: Finding the Comedy in Horror

Mira Rajani, Staff Writer

October 8, 2014


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Dracula. Sound familiar? An isolated, macabre castle. A ghastly Count with no reflection. A classic horror story featuring bloodsucking vampires, an asylum, and…travelogues? Berkeley’s Advanced Drama class is putting a comic twist of the infamous Dracula with the fall play Dracula, the Musical?. Th...

The Biggest Summer Blockbuster: Guardians of the Galaxy

The Biggest Summer Blockbuster: Guardians of the Galaxy

Nicole Stevens, Arts Editor

September 4, 2014


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Guardians of the Galaxy is the newest superhero movie that everyone with a spirit of adventure and a love of comedy should see! It features an unlikely group of heroes, misfits from around the galaxy, who work together to defeat evil. These characters include Rocket (Bradley Cooper), a genetically modified talking raccoon with a zest fo...

Remembering Robin Williams

Annie Phifer, Arts Editor

September 4, 2014


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August 11, 2014 was a sad day for many when actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at age 63 in his Tiburon, California home.  Shock spread throughout the nation as people struggled to understand how such a seemingly cheerful, outrageously funny man could end his own life. A multifaceted...

The Masters of Music

The Masters of Music

Mira Rajani, Staff Writer

May 17, 2014


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Many people dream of learning a musical instrument, but not many have the determination it takes to be the best in their field. To do so, they have to be able to balance the long hours spent practicing their instruments with their school work and other extracurricular activities. Although learning an...

8 Must-Watch TV Shows for Berkeley Students

8 Must-Watch TV Shows for Berkeley Students

Katie Freedy, Staff Writer

May 13, 2014


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  The typical Berkeley student has a jam-packed schedule. Most of us like to find a way to rid us of the stress brought on by academics, athletics and clubs. One of the best stress-relievers? Definitely TV. Whether it’s on Netflix or live TV, these are some shows that we all love to watch:   ...

Battle of the Social Networks

Battle of the Social Networks

Samantha Tun, Staff Writer

May 13, 2014


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We all know social media rules the Internet. Just take a glance in any public place and you will see the same scene: people constantly on their phones or laptops, either updating or checking their social media websites. In the midst of this networking chaos, there is one question:  is Twitter replacing...

Top 5 Best and Worst Baby Names

Annie Phifer, Staff Writer

May 6, 2014


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In the age of social media, celebrities are constantly scrutinized in almost every aspect of their lives.  The clothes they wear, their current relationship status, and now the names they choose for their children all make popular headlines as people are consumed with the desire to stay up to date with...

The 3-D Revolution

The 3-D Revolution

Jennifer Luo, Staff Writer

April 15, 2014


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It’s the stuff of sci-fi movies, futuristic novels and fantasy stories. The possibility of printing real objects—objects that you can touch and feel and hold—has always seemed more of a dream than reality. However now, that’s no longer the case. 3-D printing has become a reality through human...

New Andy Warhol Exhibit Pops at Dalí Museum

New Andy Warhol Exhibit Pops at Dalí Museum

Anjali Kapadia, Staff Writer

March 4, 2014


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Saturdays in downtown St. Petersburg are always bustling with people taking advantage of the many activities offered, such as the Saturday Morning Market, shops, restaurants and most recently, the new Andy Warhol exhibit at the Dalí Museum. The collection features some of Warhol's most famous works...

“Offerings of Love” Brings Berkeley Students Together With Exceptional Artists

“Offerings of Love” Brings Berkeley Students Together With Exceptional Artists

Hillary McLauchlin, Staff Writer

February 11, 2014


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On January 30, Berkeley’s Pautler Gallery showcased over fifty works of art by more than forty students from the Willis Peters Exceptional Center in Dover, Florida, a school for mentally and physically disabled students. In its seventh year, the “Offerings of Love” art show was attended by its...