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Nyxia Author Scott Reintgen Inspires Future Berkeley Writers

Nyxia Author Scott Reintgen Inspires Future Berkeley Writers

Kendyl Kirtley, Section Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Features, News

On February 11, a small, diverse group of Upper Division students and faculty gathered in the library classroom to meet the University of North Carolina graduate, English and creative writing teacher and accredited author Scott Reintgen, who masterminded The Nyxia Triad. Little did this group know, they wer...

Interview with the Headmasters of Berkeley and Tampa Prep

Interview with the Headmasters of Berkeley and Tampa Prep

Tess Fuller

February 4, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Spring Sports

The headmasters and I stood on the track as rivaling JV boys soccer teams dribbled their way down the field. At 10:30 a.m., the stands behind us were filled with colorful team paraphernalia and excited cheers. I invited Joe Seivold of Berkeley Preparatory School and Kevin Plummer of Tampa Preparatory Sc...

Trips of a Lifetime

Trips of a Lifetime

Emma Reilly

January 14, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout the years, Berkeley has offered a variety of trips for its students. The diversity of these trips has and continues to allow every student the opportunity to travel, whether they’re interested in humanitarianism, different cultures or simply a fun experience. While it would seem difficult t...

Winter Concert 2018

Winter Concert 2018

Catherine Amburgey

January 7, 2019


Filed under News, School Productions, Showcase

On November 28, the Upper Division music program joined together for the Winter Concert in the Lykes Center for the Arts. The Symphonic Orchestra, which practices once a week and features members of the faculty, Upper Division and Middle Division, started off the night with beautiful holiday song...

The End of the Internet?

The End of the Internet?

John Reilly, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

On February 26th, 2015, the strongest laws of net neutrality were passed. That meant that most, if not all content on the internet was accessible to anyone. However, on December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), chaired by Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality--meaning th...

Sounds of the Stadium: The Bands of Berkeley

Sounds of the Stadium: The Bands of Berkeley

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

On November 9, the Bands of Berkeley joined together for a final fall performance in the Lykes Center for the Arts. It was entitled Sounds of the Stadium and included the Marching Buccaneers and the Pipe and Drum Corps (PDC). Megan Gorsky '20, Nicholas Hayden '19 and Griffin Markowitz '19 were this ye...

Plastic Straws: Convenience or Detriment to Ecosystem?

Plastic Straws: Convenience or Detriment to Ecosystem?

Ava Siegelbaum, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

In Upper Division convocation, the Environmental Club talked about the importance of switching plastic straws and paper cups in the Berkeley Cafe to sustainable water bottles. The Environmental Club made and passed out a few water bottles featuring a picture of an endangered Florida crane. This campaign’...

Go Vote: Your Destiny Is in Your Hands!

Go Vote: Your Destiny Is in Your Hands!

Samir Saeed, Section Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Generation Z, your one vote does count, and politics are relevant to your life.

Student Forum Strikes Again

Student Forum Strikes Again

Samir Saeed, Section Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

What has Student Forum been up to lately? I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Secretary of Student Forum Edward Kuperman ’20 to get more information, and it is easy to see that they have been very busy. Every day after school, the Student Forum officers can be observed operating the...