The Fanfare

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Using Your Personality to Choose Courses

Using Your Personality to Choose Courses

Tess Fuller, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Everybody loves a good mystery, but too many dread the greatest of them all — the future. What makes the human psyche so difficult to understand is that humans don’t have a single personality trait. Humans are naturally programmed with different inclinations. Follow these inclinations and we disco...

Jokes Through the Ages

Jokes Through the Ages

Jack Mouch, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many jokesters are lurking around the Berkeley campus, and you might just catch one of their punchlines! During a stressful school day, hearing a classmate’s joke is one of the many upsides of being a Berkeley student.   Need a laugh? Whether their jokes are genius, mediocre or downright...

Racing Extinction with Louie Psihoyos

Racing Extinction with Louie Psihoyos

Emma Edmund, Web Editor

January 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  In 2015, “Racing Extinction,” a film by Academy-Award winner Louie Psihoyos, was released.  Psihoyos is known for his gripping documentaries that bring to light the effects humans have on the environment.  “Racing Extinction” was not different-- as Psihoyos tackled the anthropogenic causes of h...

Are You Smarter Than a Berkeley Student?

Are You Smarter Than a Berkeley Student?

Raj Ghanekar, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Name this NBA center from Africa who is tied for the tallest player in NBA history, standing at 7 foot, 7 inches. The answer is Manute Bol. Did you know that? For most people, the answer is a resounding no. This year’s Fall Trivia Tournament, run by Berkeley’s History Bowl Club, showcased ma...

Halloween Parade 2016

Halloween Parade 2016

Kennedy Perry, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On October 31, Berkeley held its annual Halloween Parade.  The Halloween Parade is a chance for the Lower Divisioners to show off their awesome costumes for the rest of the school, and many Upper Divisioners found the young students in the same costume as them!  

Berkeley and the 2016 Election

Berkeley and the 2016 Election

Mara Xiong, Staff Writer

November 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

When asked which people are affected the most by the 2016 presidential election, most people would probably respond with Trump or Clinton. Yet it is undeniable that this election has also deeply impacted our country’s youth, including some of our very own Upper Division students here at Berkeley. For ...

All-School Convo Brings Students Together

All-School Convo Brings Students Together

Leana Fraifer, Staff Writer

November 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On October 28, Berkeley held its 2016 Homecoming all-school convo.  This all-school convo was a success, celebrating fall athletics, student progress this school year, and offering a preview of what the rest of the year will look like for the Berkeley Buccaneers.

Meet Ms. Perretta

Meet Ms. Perretta

Tess Fuller, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under Features

As the 2016-2017 school year picks up speed into the end of the first semester the Berkeley Fanfare is honored to have the opportunity to interview the new upper division faculty. This week we focus on Debra Perretta, Upper Division physics teacher. Perretta recently moved from Hong Kong, but has lived...

What Berkeley Students Think of Harry Potter

What Berkeley Students Think of Harry Potter

Mara Xiong, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Features

Despite having been published almost twenty years ago, the magic of the Harry Potter series has lived on. At almost every library, you can easily find at least two copies of every Harry Potter book, as well as a huge wait list for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.   With the recent release of t...

Can You Escape?

Can You Escape?

Mara Xiong, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Features

Do you feel like becoming the next Sherlock Holmes? Upper Division freshman, Leana Fraifer, certainly felt like it. Fraifer spent her four-day weekend at the Tampa Bay Escape Room, a real-life escape game in Clearwater, Florida. In the game, she and her friends were locked in a room with a series of seem...

Why Students from All Over Flock to Diversity Club

Why Students from All Over Flock to Diversity Club

Mara Xiong, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Features

Diversity Club is, without a doubt, one of the most popular clubs in the Upper Division. With over 127 members, the club meets every Friday during lunch to discuss a variety of current topics and global issues, ranging from race to gender to religious differences and even sexual orientation. But what fa...

Florida Isn’t Falling for Fall

Florida Isn’t Falling for Fall

Tess Fuller, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features

The sunshine isn’t all it’s cracked up to be as the summertime state longs for autumn.