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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...

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

The Best Pumpkin Spice Latte in Tampa

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 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.

Curry Leaves: A Hidden Gem

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...

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

¡Qué Tan Mal!: Besito Review

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...

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.

PSA: Humble Bundle

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,...

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

Hacknet Review

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,...

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...

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