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Fanfare’s 2020 Online Commencement Issue

Fanfare’s 2020 Online Commencement Issue

June 5, 2020

Click the links below to check out the issue   The Fanfare Farewell Column:  Web Manager Jack Mouch ’20, Editor in Chief Mara Xiong ’20 and CFO Tess Fuller ’20 reminisce about their time with The Fanfare and say goodbye to the newspaper one final time.   Kindergartens’ ...

The Commencement Ceremony 2020

COMMENCING COMMENCEMENT: Parents gather on Dickey field for the Class of 2020’s Commencement and Graduation ceremony. (Photo by Rachel Mintz)

Rachel Mintz, Section Editor

June 5, 2020

  For Alex Cantor's Performance, go here For Dylan Sunjic's presentation of the class gift, go here For the song "Sleepsong," sung by Victoria Grills and Emily Barron with Sofia Livingstone on the harp, go here For the Commencement Oration, delivered by Curran Seth, go here...

Interviews with Commencement’s 2020 Senior Speakers

Catherine Amburgey, Co-Editor in Chief

June 4, 2020

Julia Caterson, Edward Kuperman, Curran Seth and Dylan Sunjic discuss their writing process and advice for the senior class    Bright and early on May 31st, elected speakers of the 2020 senior class delivered speeches on the Dickey Field stage. Student Forum president, Edward Kuperman ...

Berkeley’s 2020 Baccalaureate Address

BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS: Father of Ann Ross ’20 and alumnus from Berkeley class of ’76, Brian Ross, delivers the Baccalaureate address and urges seniors to transfer Berkeley’s values to future endeavors. (Photo by Catherine Amburgey)

Brian Ross

June 4, 2020

Thank you Mr. Seivold for granting me the honor, distinction and privilege of addressing the Class of 2020.    Graduates, I was once in your position – a student who had put in the hard work and performed the tasks to satisfy the requirements for graduation. I had earned the diploma, a...

The 2020 Commencement Oration by Curran Seth

WHAT IS BERKELEY: Curran Seth ’20 calls the class of 2020 not a grade, but a community and a family. (Photo by Rachel Mintz)

Curran Seth

June 4, 2020

First and foremost, I would like to say congratulations. Congratulations to my peers who have achieved so much to be sitting here today, congratulations to the wonderful and knowledgeable faculty and staff who prepared us for this day, and congratulations to the long-suffering parents accompanyi...

The 2020 Commencement Poem by Julia Caterson

Julia Caterson

June 4, 2020

In the 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, the character Mike Campbell famously answers the following question: “‘How did you go bankrupt?’ ‘Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.’”   Everything in life seems so sudden unless we focus on the gradual  Whether...

Executive Staff Farewells

Mason Cruse, Website Manager

June 4, 2020

Jack Mouch, Mara Xiong and Tess Fuller were all some of the best Fanfare Executives that we ever had. Jack's job in Fanfare as Web Manager was to post the documents and the articles that we saw in the last year and was a great mentor. Mara was one of our Co-Editors in Chief, which was to look over a...

A Welcome from Edward Kuperman

Edward Kuperman

June 4, 2020

Welcome to the members of our Senior Class and each of our families that make up our larger Senior Family, as we come together and celebrate our academic, athletic, community and spiritual achievements—not simply on an individual level, but as the finely oiled machine assembled through years of afte...

The College Spread

The College Spread

June 4, 2020

Find out where the Seniors will find themselves in the Fall! College Spread 2020

The Senior Clap-Out!

LEADING THE PACK: Bucky the Buccaneer leads the fleet of graduating Seniors at Berkeley’s Senior Clap-Out.

Samir Saeed, Executive Editor in Chief

May 21, 2020

Daniel Hayes on Adjusting to Online Learning

Daniel Hayes on Adjusting to Online Learning

Catherine Amburgey, Co-Editor in Chief

April 20, 2020

With the recent switch to online learning, Berkeley faculty members are finding new ways to engage with students. This is the case for Daniel Hayes who posted YouTube videos to interact with his English 9 and AP Language Arts students over spring break. The Fanfare sat down with Hayes to learn about ...

Valentine’s Day: The History Behind the Holiday

GALENTINE’S DAY: Kaitlyn Mang ’23, Finley Jordan ’23, Meher Irani ’23 and Meghna Bukkapatnam ’23 spend the day together on Valentine’s Day. Photo by Kaitlyn Mang.

Kaitlyn Mang, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Valentine’s Day, also known as St. Valentine’s Day is a well-known holiday where partners express their love for each other. The day originally got its name from a famous saint who is known as a patron of lovers, epileptics and beekeepers. It first started in the 4th century at a Roman festival of Luperca...