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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


Filed under Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

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


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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...

Using Your Personality to Choose Courses

Using Your Personality to Choose Courses

Tess Fuller, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Everybody loves a good mystery, but too many dread the greatest of them all — the future. What makes the human psyche so difficult to understand is that humans don’t have a single personality trait. Humans are naturally programmed with different inclinations. Follow these inclinations and we disco...

Jokes Through the Ages

Jokes Through the Ages

Jack Mouch, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many jokesters are lurking around the Berkeley campus, and you might just catch one of their punchlines! During a stressful school day, hearing a classmate’s joke is one of the many upsides of being a Berkeley student.   Need a laugh? Whether their jokes are genius, mediocre or downright...

Racing Extinction with Louie Psihoyos

Racing Extinction with Louie Psihoyos

Emma Edmund, Web Editor

January 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  In 2015, “Racing Extinction,” a film by Academy-Award winner Louie Psihoyos, was released.  Psihoyos is known for his gripping documentaries that bring to light the effects humans have on the environment.  “Racing Extinction” was not different-- as Psihoyos tackled the anthropogenic causes of h...

Are You Smarter Than a Berkeley Student?

Are You Smarter Than a Berkeley Student?

Raj Ghanekar, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Name this NBA center from Africa who is tied for the tallest player in NBA history, standing at 7 foot, 7 inches. The answer is Manute Bol. Did you know that? For most people, the answer is a resounding no. This year’s Fall Trivia Tournament, run by Berkeley’s History Bowl Club, showcased ma...

Halloween Parade 2016

Halloween Parade 2016

Kennedy Perry, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On October 31, Berkeley held its annual Halloween Parade.  The Halloween Parade is a chance for the Lower Divisioners to show off their awesome costumes for the rest of the school, and many Upper Divisioners found the young students in the same costume as them!  

Berkeley and the 2016 Election

Berkeley and the 2016 Election

Mara Xiong, Staff Writer

November 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

When asked which people are affected the most by the 2016 presidential election, most people would probably respond with Trump or Clinton. Yet it is undeniable that this election has also deeply impacted our country’s youth, including some of our very own Upper Division students here at Berkeley. For ...

All-School Convo Brings Students Together

All-School Convo Brings Students Together

Leana Fraifer, Staff Writer

November 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On October 28, Berkeley held its 2016 Homecoming all-school convo.  This all-school convo was a success, celebrating fall athletics, student progress this school year, and offering a preview of what the rest of the year will look like for the Berkeley Buccaneers.