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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...

Hallway Chronicles: Elias Tsavoussis

Hallway Chronicles: Elias Tsavoussis

Regan Dabbs, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014


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As a lifer and captain of the JV B Basketball Team, Elias Tsavoussis can almost always be found on the Berkeley campus. We caught up with Elias to see what’s going on in his busy life.   Q: As a lifer at Berkeley, how do you feel your life has changed since coming in Pre-Kindergarten? A: I feel like I am much more adjusted than kids who have come later, and I know how Berkeley works.   Q: People at Berkeley have been comparing you to Jake Gyllenhaal. Can you tell me how this reference started? A: This reference is from the movie Prisoners. Jake Gyllenhaal is depicted as always buttoning up his shirts, and my friend Thomas Fuhrman and I began to also button up our shirts as homage to Gyllenhaal. We just thought Jake Gyllenhaal was really cool.   Q: What is your favorite class? Why is this your favorite class? A: My favorite class is probably AP European history with Dr. P. I really like Dr. P as a teacher, and I ...

Hallway Chronicles: Ben Milliken

Hallway Chronicles: Ben Milliken

Dina Al Hassani and Theo Diamandis

February 7, 2014


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Q: You have a big game in just a few hours. What is your pregame ritual? A: I go to McAlister’s for lunch every time. [Today] I even got permission to go to my prefect meeting late. I drink four bottles of aloe water. And I just listen to music on the bus… electronic music. Q: What is your favorite...

Hallway Chronicles: Robert Danco

Hallway Chronicles: Robert Danco

Brett Sokol, Staff Writer

February 4, 2014


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Robert Danco ’14 is known for his accomplishments within the classroom and during debate tournaments. But according to his friends, these achievements are only the tip of the iceberg. In this interview, Danco reveals what really makes him tick.   Q: Fashionable eyewear has recently become...

Hallway Chronicles: Lauren Tyler

Sabrina Saeed, Production Editor

February 1, 2014


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Lauren Tyler’s schedule is packed with challenging classes and extracurricular activities. She divides her time between academics and arts, but she was still able to sit down and take some time to talk about her junior year.   What has been your most challenging class so far and why? APUSH because I am ...

Hallway Chronicles: Callie Karpman

Hallway Chronicles: Callie Karpman

Sean Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 1, 2014


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Q. How and why did you start wrestling? A. I wish I had a super cool story on how I started wrestling, but in reality I just started because when I saw my brother do it, it looked so fun, and I knew I could do it too. As for why I do wrestling, I couldn’t really imagine not doing it. It’s become...

Hallway Chronicles: Kenan Roten

Hallway Chronicles: Kenan Roten

Katie Freedy, Staff Writer

January 18, 2014


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Junior Kenan Roten’s days are jam packed with everything from challenging classes to preparation for his role in the upcoming spring musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Luckily, we got the chance to talk to him about his life and his passion for theatre.   Q:...