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Berkeley Alum Shines a ‘Spotlight’ on the Importance of Journalism

Berkeley Alum Shines a ‘Spotlight’ on the Importance of Journalism

Maya Gandhi, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 29, 2016


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 In 1972, Berkeley Preparatory School had 250 students. The graduating class of 1972 had 42 seniors; one of those seniors was a young Martin Baron. Baron—a member of the soccer team, a tennis player and a Cum Laude student during his time at Berkeley—would later go on to become one of the most resp...

Reflections by the Philosophy Club: “Right”

Reflections by the Philosophy Club: “Right”

Jake Meyer

February 23, 2016


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Be sure to check out Philosophy Club every Tuesday at lunch in Dr. Olson's room. And, if your club has something you'd like us to feature, feel free to email us at [email protected]! Right As young adults, we are often challenged to find out for ourselves what we believe is morally or ethicall...

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...

New Year’s Resolutions: Where Are They Now?

New Year’s Resolutions: Where Are They Now?

Elizabeth Corn, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


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We are only a few weeks into 2016, but many of you have already forgotten about your New Year’s resolutions. I know I have. I had typical “self-betterment” goals and mapped out an overly-ambitious plan for my entire year. I was to exercise every day and start eating healthier. Let’s just say the...

Five Great Hidden Eateries Near Berkeley

Five Great Hidden Eateries Near Berkeley

Samantha Tun, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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Seniors at Berkeley have the privilege of eating off campus for lunch. Sure, you could go eat out at some fast food chain, but you could also use this ability to explore many overlooked restaurants and eateries nearby Berkeley that not only have great food but also feature cultural cuisine from other par...

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Chloe Davis, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015


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     The holidays are a great time to reflect on life’s gifts and think about what makes it worth living; Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to do exactly that. Thanksgiving is more than simply a day of gluttonous dishes, cardboard turkeys, parades and pilgrim costumes. It is a day in which people can...

It’s Time to Investigate the Gries’ Clock Shortage

It’s Time to Investigate the Gries’ Clock Shortage

Jennifer Luo, Social Media & PR Editor

December 15, 2015


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     After spending an entire semester roaming the Gries, wandering up and down the Doyle Science Wing hoping to eventually stumble into room two twenty-something, barging into the wrong classrooms at five minutes past the start of class, frantically asking teachers, other students, administrators ...

How to Wrap a Present

How to Wrap a Present

Annie Uichanco, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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     Wrapping presents is an art form, to say the least. Sitting under the tree, beautifully-wrapped presents add to the anticipation of the e paper-shred frenzy that is Christmas Day. A well-wrapped present, though short-lived, can be the icing on the cake to top off your amazing gift (or the flash...

Paris Attacks Leave Their Mark on the Berkeley Community

Paris Attacks Leave Their Mark on the Berkeley Community

Emma Edmund, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


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     One of the deadliest attacks in France since World War II, the November 13 Paris attacks will not soon be forgotten.  Civilians were attacked in a Paris; 130 were left dead, including 89 at the Bataclan Concert Hall where the American band Eagles of Death Metal was  performing.  Those dead ...

What You Need to Know About the Berkeley Broadcasting Network

What You Need to Know About the Berkeley Broadcasting Network

Isabella Schlact, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


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     Students see TV broadcasters all the time, and some might even dream of becoming one someday.  What many Berkeley Buccaneers may not know is that several Upper Division students are realizing that dream right now as a part of the Berkeley Broadcasting Network (BBN).      The BBN allo...

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...

Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest Boosts Halloween Spirit

Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest Boosts Halloween Spirit

Mira Rajani, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


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     Upper Division advisory groups  have spent the past few weeks diligently turning  regular cardboard pumpkins into creative masterpieces as a part of the annual pumpkin decorating contest, hosted by the Student Library Proctors. Pumpkins have been turned into just about anything imaginable,...