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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


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    “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


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    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...

Hallway Chronicle: Austi Critchfield

Hallway Chronicle: Austi Critchfield

Isabella Schlact, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


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Senior Austi Critchfield is this year’s Miss Saint Petersburg and founder of Roots of STEM, a nonprofit organization that encourages elementary school students to have a passion for science, technology, engineering and math. She took time out of her busy schedule to give Fanfare an inside look int...

Hallway Chronicle: Kyra McDonald

Hallway Chronicle: Kyra McDonald

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


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Ever wonder what it would be like to go to school every single day for a half day? The Fanfare got the opportunity to sit down with junior Kyra McDonald and talk to her about her unique school schedule. McDonald not only works hard in all her classes, but she also takes prestigious dance classes at th...

Hallway Chronicles: Freyda Mannering

Hallway Chronicles: Freyda Mannering

Elizabeth Corn, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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Although most new Upper Division students join the Berkeley community as freshmen, there are a handful of students, including Freyda Mannering, who start Berkeley before their junior or senior years. I had the opportunity to sit down with Freyda to discuss her experience starting Berkeley, and so...

Hallway Chronicles: Sravya Gurivireddygari

Hallway Chronicles: Sravya Gurivireddygari

Annie Uichanco, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


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Annie Uichanco Hailing from Boston, MA, senior Sravya Gurivireddygari embarks on her first (and last) year at Berkeley Prep. On a pleasant October afternoon in the kiosk, she graciously agreed to sit down and chat with me about topics such as the weather, her family and hobbies. Q: What do you mi...

Hallway Chronicles: Ms. Frank

Hallway Chronicles: Ms. Frank

Dina Al-Hassani, Staff Writer

June 3, 2014


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Q: What was your inspiration to become a Latin teacher? A: My great aunt was a Latin teacher for 45 years in New York. She always wrote letters to me when I was a little kid and she would sign off with Latin letters. When she passed away, she gave me in her will all her Latin books […] over 200....

Hallway Chronicles: Max Kreisler

Ankie Goyal, Staff Writer

May 31, 2014


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Max Kreisler ’14 is an active member of Model United Nations and History Bowl, and was an instrumental part of this year’s JV “B” Basketball team’s success, posting their best record in years. I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Max and talk to him about his senior year.   Q:...

Hallway Chronicles: Jake Franz

Hallway Chronicles: Jake Franz

Ivan Von Greiff, Staff Writer

May 6, 2014


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There is no doubt junior Jake Franz, founder and president of the Entrepreneur club—Varsity basketball player, and future Student Forum President—is an extremely busy student. Luckily, he took some time out of his busy schedule to tell us more about himself.   Q: Do you dream of playing...

Hallway Chronicles: Lizzy Rothschild

Hallway Chronicles: Lizzy Rothschild

Abby Walters, Staff Writer

April 15, 2014


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Senior Elizabeth Rothschild is a Berkeley lifer. She is an avid participant in the arts and a spirited fan of the Headmasters Challenge.   Q: What classes do you take? A: For my freshman and my sophomore year I was in Perf. and Cantabella, and then junior and senior year I've been in AD...