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Our favorite autumnal movies to watch during the season!

Our favorite autumnal movies to watch during the season!

Neha Varanasi and Kiran Dhaliwal December 3, 2023

This spooky season, we attempted to watch various fall movies to deduce which one would be the ultimate best choice for your fall movie watchlist! Here, we will list a few of their favorites, and hopefully...

What to Bake This Fall!

What to Bake This Fall!

Mia Accardi, Staff Writer December 3, 2023

Fall is the time for pumpkin spice and everything nice, but what are the top recipes for pumpkin lovers? These sweet treats are must-tries for the chilly season—or around 65 degrees for Floridians. 1....

Treat or Trick: Taylor Swift’s Chai Cookies

Treat or Trick: Taylor Swift’s Chai Cookies

Zoya Jooma and Sanvi Soma November 29, 2023

Dear Reader, on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, we attempted to recreate the famous Taylor Swift chai tea cookies.  THE MASTERMIND HERSELF: She’s bigger than the whole sky. (Photo Credit: Sanvi Soma...

The Rev. Tom Wall, a United Methodist campus minister at the University of South Carolina, brushes a boy’s teeth during a free health camp in eastern Uganda. The United Methodist Church in Uganda and the African Methodist Episcopal Church jointly sponsored the weeklong event. Wall served as the team leader of the group from the United States. Photography credit: Vivian Agaba, UM News.

The Struggles of Uganda

Scottie Larguier, Global Scholars Writer June 7, 2022

I am a member of Berkeley’s Global Scholars Program. Every year, senior members of this program are required to dive deeper into a specific issue in a specific part of the world. For my project, I chose...

QUIZ ON!: Learn something bizarre about yourself on Buzzfeed!

Let the Quizzes Commence!

Grace Dorion, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine told me about a random quiz she took that identified what type of onion she would be. I had to know what onion I was, so I took the quiz. While reading questions...

THIRSTY CROP: Almonds Growing on a Tree in the San Joaquin Valley, California. (Photo by Britannica ImageQuest / Len Rue Jr.)

The Controversial Almond

Grace Dorion, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

Almonds. Although many of us love this popular tree nut, not all know how much of a water-intensive crop they are. On average, it takes 1.1 gallons of water to grow a single almond! Over the last couple...

AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE: Squid Game has found popularity thanks to Netflix making the show available to over two hundred million subscribers. (Photo credit: Jonas Augustin via Unsplash)


Maddie Dean, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Beginning as a South Korean series, Squid Game has taken over the screens of one in every four Americans, climbing up the ranks to Netflix’s Top Ten list in October. Squid Game is a fictional show about...

This Day in History: October 4th, 1951

This Day in History: October 4th, 1951

Eli Jenkins, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

For many, October 4th is not a special day. However, on this day in history, a remarkable woman named Henrietta Lacks passed away from cervical cancer. Henrietta Lacks was a black woman living in Virginia...

MYANMAR MADNESS Anti-coup protesters march during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday May 12, 2021. One hundred days after their takeover, Myanmars ruling generals maintain just the pretense of control. The illusion is sustained mainly by its partially successful efforts to shut down independent media and to keep the streets clear of large demonstrations by employing lethal force. (AP Photo)

International Spotlight with Country Profile: Myanmar

Anonymous May 13, 2021

COUNTRY PROFILE: Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia. Formerly known as Burma, it has almost 55 million inhabitants, over a third of the population living in rural areas. Myanmar’s...

FUN WITH EARTH: The Environmental Club comes together after school to create a wonderful and cute banner for Earth Week. (Image from Rachel Mintz ‘21)

Environmental Club Celebrates Everyone’s Favorite Holiday: Earth Day!

Kaitlyn Mang, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

On Thursday, April 22nd, it was international Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual holiday to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This day continues to grow as a worldwide phenomenon focused...

RETURN TO THE ARENA: 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, another girl from District 12 made history in the Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins takes readers to the 10th annual Hunger Games in her newest prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy. (Cover art from Amazon)

Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Reagan Brown, Co-Editor in Chief May 13, 2021

Everyone remembers that time when they were in middle school and were slightly obsessed with archery because of The Hunger Games. Well, it is time to dust off your toy bow and arrows because Suzanne...

INFLATED FIT: Tate Allen ’21 shows off his COVID-safe Prom outfit on the Hellenic Quad, the stage for the Senior’s last and only Prom. Photo Credit: Samir Saeed ’21

A New Addition to the Prom Dress Code

Sofia Pena, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

After being at school safe and together for seven months, Berkeley has decided to move forward with one of high school’s most special events: prom. Of course, it will look a little different this...

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