The Fanfare

  • June 2Happy Summer!

The Best Pumpkin Spice Latte in Tampa

THE LITTLE THINGS: I really appreciate the fall themed sleeve, because it got me in the mood for a PSL.

Sloane Daley, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Have you ever felt yourself craving a warm PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)? I sure have! That is why I have tasked myself with trying the most popular PSLs in Tampa to determine the best. As always, this is my personal opinion and everyone's tastes vary. Let’s jump in! Starbucks: My first impressio...

Curry Leaves: A Hidden Gem

MY ORDER: While I got extra rice, you can see in the upper right hand corner the amount of rice that comes with each dish. The dishes on the side (from the top down) are the bagara banigan, the daily special and the chicken tikka masala.

Sloane Daley, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

RESTAURANT: Curry Leaves (4843 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609) While the decor of Curry Leaves is certainly fun and unique, it is the food that draws people to the right of the Shell gas station on Kennedy Blvd. I decided to try this student favorite for myself, to see if the food is really as good as its Ye...

¡Qué Tan Mal!: Besito Review

MAKE YOUR OWN TACO?: I know it's shocking, but this is what the ‘taco’ is, tortillas on the side.

Sloane Daley, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Besito Mexican Restaurant 205 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL When I entered Besito, the ambiance was intimate, which I expected since Besito translates to ‘little kiss’ in Spanish. The lighting was dim, warm and inviting. Inside the dining room, it was still relatively quiet, and that’s ...

PSA: Humble Bundle

PICK YOUR PRICE: Humble Bundles allow customers to pay as much or as little as they want while offering incentives for paying more, typically in the form of more games.

Bradley Kolar, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

I’ll start off by clarifying that this is not a game review. I just wanted to take a little time to inform you, the gamers of Berkeley, about a magical little website called Humble Bundle. In short, it offers curated bundles of excellent games at ridiculously cheap prices, and even donates part of the mo...

Hacknet Review

DLC DONE RIGHT: Labyrinths essentially adds more of the same, and yet much of the expansion feels fresh and different.

Bradley Kolar, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

Dear reader, welcome to a new year of exciting games with which to whittle away your free time, from recent groundbreaking hits to older hidden (or not-so-hidden) gems. For the first article of the year, I’ll be talking about a game I had quite a bit of fun with over the break, Hacknet, as well as ...

Tip Jar: Using Those Teacher Comments

Tip Jar: Using Those Teacher Comments

Emma Edmund, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017

On Oct. 17, Berkeley teachers released their first round of biannual comments, one for each student in each class.  While almost any Berkeley teacher will tell you that they spend hours writing comments for their classes, it may be tempting to ignore them entirely, especially if you’re doing well in the c...

Daley Eats

DISCOVERING DELICIOUS DISHES: These pictures are from both Tampa and Chicago restaurants. I cannot wait to share my new culinary findings with all of you, as I explore the food scene of Tampa Bay! Photos by Sloane Daley.

Sloane Daley, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Hey everyone! My name is Sloane Daley, and welcome to Daley Eats! Growing up in Chicago, I got to try different foods from around the world and eat at some of the country’s best restaurants. Now that I am living in Tampa, I am on the hunt for new places to satisfy my taste buds. I love to try new things, especi...

Cozy Recipes for the Fall

ATTENTION NUTELLA LOVERS EVERYWHERE: These muffins perfectly mix fall flavors with the classic hazelnut spread. You can never have too much Nutella!

Leana Fraifer, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Welcome to Pumpkin Spice Latte Season! Although Florida does not visibly change from summer to fall, you can definitely feel the difference. I don’t think anyone will disagree when I say the best part about fall is the food. Flavors like pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, maple and cranberry are the tastiest ...

V.I.D.Y.A. Returns

GAME ON: This year, I'll be featuring a number of video games you may not have heard of before.

Bradley Kolar, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Have you ever thought to yourself, "Wait just a moment. Why doesn't The Fanfare have a gaming column?”   Chances are, if you're reading this, you have. Not because The Fanfare doesn't have a gaming column, but because Austin Cahn introduced The Fanfare’s first ever gaming column l...

Welcome to the Tip Jar

TIPS GREATLY APPRECIATED: Are you an upperclassman willing to give some tips on how to survive Berkeley high school to underclassmen?  Then contact The Fanfare to give your tip!

Emma Edmund, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2017

We’ve all been there.   The first year of high school, not knowing what to do.  How do you study for midterms?  What is senior year even like?  Do I have to worry about college right now?  You have a lot questions, but not a lot of answers.   The Fanfare is here to help. ...

Oven-Free Recipes for a Year-Round Holiday Season

LITTLE SQUARES OF HEAVEN: If you love the taste of hot chocolate but can’t seem to find a cold day to cozy up with a mug, then this is the perfect treat for you. Feel free to load them with as many marshmallows as you would like.

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...

Welcome to Leana’s Kitchen

A LOVE OF FOOD: My passion for baking extends to all areas of my life. I'm even wearing egg-themed earrings in this picture!

Leana Fraifer, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

  Hi!  I'm Leana Fraifer, and welcome to my new column: Leana's Kitchen!   I come from a culture that revolves around food. My passion for baking, however, comes directly from my grandma, Juliet. Even though she lives on the other side of the world in Lebanon we are very close. When ...