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Hallway Chronicles: McKenna Ebert

Hallway Chronicles: McKenna Ebert

Kendyl Kirtley, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

When the curtain finally closed on the spectacular “Scenes from an Execution” production by Berkeley’s Advanced Theatre Ensemble, the crowd went wild for everything: the actors, the story and the artistry. Behind the scenes was McKenna Ebert ’18, the gifted senior who masterminded the set design...

Hallway Chronicle: Alex Tingiris

Hallway Chronicle: Alex Tingiris

Samir Saeed, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

Alex Tingiris ’19 learned to code when he was just seven years old. Now a junior, his love for computer science and technology has immersed him in the exciting world of web development and design. The Fanfare had the opportunity to sit down with Alex to find out more about all the exciting projects he has worked...

Eighth Graders Visit Upper Division for a Day

Eighth Graders Visit Upper Division for a Day

Mason Edmund, Guest Contributor

January 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Eighth graders experienced a taste of Upper Division on Jan. 9 for Berkeley’s annual Flip Day, where they experience what high school is like for the day. The eighth graders had the opportunity to meet the teachers and understand the layout of science, world language, math, computer science, english...

Parlez vous Français?

Parlez vous Français?

Samir Saeed, Staff Writer

January 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Oct. 27, if you walked through the lunchroom, you might have been surprised to hear some of your fellow classmates having lunch together while chatting in French. French teacher Maty Harb, along with the French Ambassadors and the French Club hosted the very first “La Table Française,” an elegant af...

How the NAHS Will Benefit Art

How the NAHS Will Benefit Art

Catherine Amburgey, Staff Writer

November 26, 2017


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The arts are an essential part of Berkeley: Berkeley’s extensive art program allows students to express themselves creatively. Upper Division ceramics and film teacher Sarah Marraffino says that students should take art because “[Berkeley Arts teachers] teach students to think creatively and how to ...

The Honor Council: Familiar yet Foreign

The Honor Council: Familiar yet Foreign

Charlotte Graham, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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Since the honor code was developed 14 years ago, Berkeley students have been constantly reminded to uphold their honor. For most, upholding honor means signing their name next to “I pledge my honor” at the top of every assessment. However, for a select group of students, it means serving on behalf...

Hallway Chronicles: Addison Aloian

Hallway Chronicles: Addison Aloian

Kendyl Kirtley, Staff Writer

October 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase, Videos

Berkeley’s all-female acapella group, the Mello Divas, is known for captivating every audience they perform for. Not only have they enthralled their own school, but they have also represented Berkeley nationwide at shows and competitions. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview one of their membe...

Inside Look: Jalen Li’s All-State Band Experience

Inside Look: Jalen Li’s All-State Band Experience

John Patrick, Section Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

    “Alright, next up is your twelve major scales.”   Jalen Li ’19 takes a deep breath, then proceeds to produce one of the most stunning technical performances to ever escape the lips of a high school clarinetist. His fingers dance nimbly across the keys like a smo...

Hallway Chronicle: Dylan Davis

Hallway Chronicle: Dylan Davis

Wade Munger, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

    Dylan Davis  has turned the simple gift of a camera into a new and exciting hobby. His Instagram account for photography, @dlee.photography, has caught the attention of the Berkeley community, and many students have been featured in his photoshoots.  Davis graciously allowed me the opportunity ...

Makayla Rutski: A Farmer Within Our Midst

Makayla Rutski: A Farmer Within Our Midst

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer

April 16, 2017


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Makayla Rutski ’18 is starting a farming initiative at Berkeley to feed the hungry at a local soup kitchen. By growing fresh fruits and vegetables and donating them to the soup kitchen, she hopes to provide healthy, locally-produced food to the needy.     Q: What made you want to...

Bee Blown Away at the Buccaneer Bee Company

Bee Blown Away at the Buccaneer Bee Company

Richard Shao, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

What differentiates Berkeley from other private schools in Tampa? Bees. Berkeley’s latest addition is its very own beehive, the location of which is strictly confidential. Here, aspiring beekeepers collect honey and study the behavior of honeybees under the supervision of Science Department Chair Dr....

Better Your Mind Through Music

Better Your Mind Through Music

Tess Fuller, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Music is instinctual among humans. Our reactions to the genres of music we enjoy are universal. Yet new studies prove that the effects of music may be more than physical. As science holds it, the brain’s reaction to music may be the key to relieving anxiety and stress in our strenuous Berkeley lives...