The Fanfare

Humans of Berkeley: Jackie Hennecke

Humans of Berkeley: Jackie Hennecke

Kendyl Kirtley, Section Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

Jackie Hennecke ’20 has climbed mountains throughout her life--literally. Growing up in Alberta, Canada gave Hennecke easy access to a plethora of outdoor activities, including a backpacking camp through the Canadian Rocky Mountains that would change the course of her life. Flash forward to high school. Af...

Berkeley Academy: Bringing Education to Everyone

Berkeley Academy: Bringing Education to Everyone

Jack Mouch, Assistant Web Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

In a time of great educational inequity, it’s important for Berkeley students to value their education. Because of the pervasive inequalities in the education system, Kim Graham Lawless, Director of Community Engagement and Berkeley Academy, created a program where underprivileged students can recei...

Hallway Chronicles: Anuksha Wickramasinghe

Hallway Chronicles: Anuksha Wickramasinghe

Kendyl Kirtley, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Anuksha Wickramasinghe ’20 holds two things especially dear to her heart: her ancestral home of Sri Lanka and photography. When she was presented with the opportunity to combine these passions in order to positively impact orphan girls’ lives, she seized the moment and created a book that is now...

AWOLNATION Gets Passionate with, “Here Come the Runts.”

AWOLNATION Gets Passionate with, “Here Come the Runts.”

Donovan Simonton, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features

On February 2, AWOLNATION released their third studio album, “Here Come the Runts.” Their last studio album, “Run,” was released in March of 2015, so it has been just over three years since their last album release. In four days, the album’s most popular songs, “Handyman” and “Passion”...

A Capella Groups Ally for an Awe-Inspiring Concert

A Capella Groups Ally for an Awe-Inspiring Concert

Kendyl Kirtley, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

An electrified crowd huddled in Berkeley’s Gabos Hall on the Friday night of April 6th, anticipating the moment all had been waiting for: the spectacular singing show presented by Berkeley’s Beatitones, Treblemakers and Mello Divas. The audience quieted as choral director Carrie Dietsch appeared...

Capstone Project Creatively Expresses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Capstone Project Creatively Expresses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Kendyl Kirtley, Section Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It all started with an argument over hummus. That’s how Justin Kuhn ’18 kicked off “Hatikva,” or “Hope,” his capstone project that detailed the infamous and modern Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For all those wondering, Berkeley’s annual capstone project for Global Scholars is a way for st...

Hallway Chronicles: Krishna Menon

Hallway Chronicles: Krishna Menon

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Debate is known for its difficulty and time commitment. In order to participate and succeed in Berkeley’s debate club, its members must have drive and passion. Graduating debater Krishna Menon’s dedication and enthusiasm has paid off in his many accomplishments, such as winning the Stanford Tournam...

The Buc Stops Here – Episode 2 – Isle of Dogs

The Buc Stops Here – Episode 2 – Isle of Dogs

Austin Cahn, Daniel Feliciano, and Reece Boulware

March 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

In the second episode of The Buc Stops Here, our hosts review the recent stop motion film by Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs, which details Atari Kobayashi's journey across the Isle to locate his abandoned dog, Spots. Whether escaping from the Japanese government or feral dogs scattered across the wast...

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...