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After Parkland

After Parkland

Isabella Schlact, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

On February 14th, 2018, the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida experienced an unfathomable tragedy: gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and injured 14, using a semi-automatic rifle. The Berkeley community was disturbed that such a horrific event could occur at any...

The New and Improved Jean Ann Cone Library

The New and Improved Jean Ann Cone Library

Jack Mouch, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

  With the library renovations finished, Berkeley students have begun to hit the books in the new space. The Fanfare spoke with C.D. McLean, Director of the Jean Ann Cone Library, to learn more about the space’s new changes.   The library’s renovation had a strategic and spe...

The Library: Renovations, Modernization and its History

The Library: Renovations, Modernization and its History

Jack Mouch, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

  The Berkeley community has begun to appreciate the newly renovated Jean Ann Cone Library and the brand new Frederick Learning Commons. Many students filter through the building every day, but few embrace the history of the building. School Archivist and Middle Division Librarian David Schumacher ...

The Buc Stops Here – Episode 1 – Twin Peaks

The Buc Stops Here – Episode 1 – Twin Peaks

Austin Cahn, Daniel Feliciano, Reece Boulware, and Donovan Simonton

February 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the very first episode of The Buc Stops Here, our hosts review the 90’s television show “Twin Peaks,” which portrays a murder mystery within a small town and delves into each citizen’s reaction and involvement in the event. Whether it’s the gorgeous scenery, emotionally charged scenes, or...

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...