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Getting to Know: Ms. Sarah McDaniels and Ms. Molly Stevenson

Getting to Know: Ms. Sarah McDaniels and Ms. Molly Stevenson

Ava Siegelbaum, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Ms. Sarah McDaniels Ms. Sarah McDaniels has had sevens years of teaching different high school levels of Latin at schools across the country. She felt that the Berkeley community has “been welcoming so far.”  She said, “Students that I don't teach will often say hello when I pass them in the hall.” She mentioned how she loved the curriculu...

Humans of Berkeley: Marissa Streng

Humans of Berkeley: Marissa Streng

Shrisha Saravana, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

Marissa Streng ’20 is a patented inventor with a trademarked product to her name. She helps run a business, teaches students about innovation and has spoken at a teacher training event hosted by the U.S. patent office. She has also been featured on Jimmy Fallon and Steve Harvey’s talk shows. What’s most sho...

Freshman Year: New Teachers, New Environment, New Friends

Freshman Year: New Teachers, New Environment, New Friends

Jenneh Lesaldo, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

On August 29, 2018, 56 freshmen stepped into a new world. Berkeley is a unique school, one that might be intimidating to incoming students. As thoughts of friends, classes and teachers filled their minds, new students were welcomed into the family at Berkeley Preparatory School. We all know what it ...

DIY Corsage and Boutonniere

DIY Corsage and Boutonniere

Sloane Daley, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

With the Homecoming Dance on the horizon, I bet many of you are annoyed at the prospect of calling your local florist and ordering expensive boutonnieres and corsages. Well, fret no more! Creating your own boutonniere or corsage has many benefits and is really fun and easy. You’d be surprised at how...

An Eventful Exchange

An Eventful Exchange

Shrisha Saravana, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Last month, Berkeley received some exciting guests on campus from across the pond. Every year, our school participates in an exchange with Tonbridge, a prestigious boys school outside of London; but this year, for the very first time, Berkeley hosted three students from the equally excellent James Allen...

Chase Barrs Loves the Grind

Chase Barrs Loves the Grind

Raj Ghanekar, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

If one were to use a single word to describe Chase Barrs ’19 on the basketball floor, “tough” would come to mind. Barrs, a 6-foot-9-inch, senior power forward (PF), has used his innate toughness to greatly impact the game on both sides of the floor. Toughness and grit have also been major influ...

Humans of Berkeley: Ethan Folkman

Humans of Berkeley: Ethan Folkman

Samir Saeed, Section Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

The Pipe and Drum Corps has been a longstanding tradition here at Berkeley. Dressed in blue kilts and black glengarries, they have brought the sounds of Scotland to our campus. One member of the group, Ethan Folkman ’21, is honoring Tampa Bay’s veterans through his music. Q: When did you fi...

Humans of Berkeley: Michael Wax

Humans of Berkeley: Michael Wax

Jack Mouch, Assistant Web Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

  Michael Wax ’19 is a longtime Student Forum representative, broadcasting aficionado and avid sports fan. Now a senior, Wax has been at Berkeley since Pre-K, and has immersed himself in student activism during his time here. The Fanfare spoke with Wax regarding his interests, time at Berkeley and  ...

Preschool’s Summer of Excellence: Learning the Importance of Social and Emotional Maturity

Preschool’s Summer of Excellence: Learning the Importance of Social and Emotional Maturity

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

When I discovered I was assigned as a counselor for preschoolers at Berkeley’s Summer of Excellence, I was curious and a bit apprehensive to assist an age group I had no experience with. Since the program is meant to mimic the classroom structure of the following school year, I wondered how to assist accom...

Curry Leaves: A Hidden Gem

Curry Leaves: A Hidden Gem

Sloane Daley, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

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 on Kennedy Blvd. I decided to try this student favorite for myself, to see if the food is really as good as its Ye...

Making Learning Fun

Making Learning Fun

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On August 20th, Berkeley welcomed parents, students and teachers to the Seivold Center for Early Childhood Development (also known as the Seivold Center). This new building has state of the art facilities for preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders.