The Fanfare

  • October 8Happy Tuesday!
  • October 8Today's schedule is day 13
  • October 7Today in history: In 1993, The Great Flood of 1993 on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers ends, the worst US flood since 1927.

Humans of Berkeley: Victoria Grills

Humans of Berkeley: Victoria Grills

Kendyl Kirtley, Section Editor

October 1, 2019

Nothing has had a more clear-cut path for Victoria Grills ’20 than music. Since she was little, Grills has dabbled in violin, guitar and singing. Entering high school allowed Grills to explore new opportunities in music; as a freshman, Grills was chosen for a coveted spot in the Mello Divas, Berkel...

Tailgate Fun!

Tailgate Fun!

Jarah Williams, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

A couple of team members of the varsity girls’ volleyball discuss their team and the win they had on September 20th

Gallery: Fall Tailgate

Gallery: Fall Tailgate

Samir Saeed, Co-Editor and Chief

October 1, 2019

Fall Tailgate Football Player Highlights

Fall Tailgate Football Player Highlights

Rachel Mintz, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Berkeley faced off against  IMG in the Fall Tailgate football game. Under the Friday night lights, Berkeley walked off with a win of 42-7. The crowd, dressed out in holiday outfits and Berkeley apparel, brought an energy to the game that seemed to animate the crowd. Cheerleaders brought more than just their us...

Fall Tailgate with Spirit

September 30, 2019

During Fall Tailgate, where Berkeley’s football team faced off against IMG, the cheerleaders played a pivotal role helping the Buccaneers' win by supporting the players and encouraging school spirit. Leading up to the game, the cheerleaders held countless practices after school and perfected their stun...

Chloe McLeod: Humans of Berkeley

Chloe McLeod: Humans of Berkeley

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

September 29, 2019

Chloe McLeod ’20 is known both around and outside Berkeley’s campus for her artistic contributions. She has received several Scholastic art awards on a local and national level. Additionally, she received a twenty thousand dollar scholarship to the University of Tampa for her artistic involvements. ...

New Faculty

New Faculty

September 13, 2019

By Fanfare Staff and Communications Department Staff Paul Thorne: An exciting new addition to the math department!  Paul Thorne joined our Upper Division math department this year. Earning his B.A. in math from USF, Thorne has taught a wide range of math classes (including AP) at Plant Hig...

The New Varsity Cheer

The New Varsity Cheer

Tess Fuller, Chief Financial Officer

September 12, 2019

For the first time in Berkeley's recent history, Varsity Cheer tryouts were held. Last spring, over the course of a week, returning cheerleaders and newly interested candidates gathered in the Straz Family Fieldhouse to practice their tumbling and learn new chants, new cheers and a new dance.  He...

Latin Convention?

Latin Convention?

Samir Saeed, Co-Editor and Chief

September 10, 2019

  Roaring fans dressed in purple and gold shuffled into the stadium. They filed into the bleachers all while cheering at the top of their lungs. The stadium is packed with hundreds of students screaming as loudly as they can, waving banners and acting out coordinated cheers. While this may sound li...

Grandparents Week: A Review

Grandparents Week: A Review

 Mara Xiong , Co-Editor in Chief

September 10, 2019

In the summer of August, my grandparents flew over to stay in my household for two weeks. Was it a week of warm hugs, tearful reunions and yummy dumplings?    No, no and yes.    As a child, part of me had always dreaded my grandparents’ visits, and this year was no different. Th...

Nyxia Author Scott Reintgen Inspires Future Berkeley Writers

Nyxia Author Scott Reintgen Inspires Future Berkeley Writers

Kendyl Kirtley, Section Editor

April 12, 2019

On February 11, a small, diverse group of Upper Division students and faculty gathered in the library classroom to meet the University of North Carolina graduate, English and creative writing teacher and accredited author Scott Reintgen, who masterminded The Nyxia Triad. Little did this group know, they wer...