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Status Update: The Steinbrenner

Status Update: The Steinbrenner

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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If you’ve ever stepped foot on campus, you’ve probably noticed the construction going on in the Steinbrenner and the Cone Library, which started last year. However as October 13, 2017 passed, the student body began to wonder what was taking so long.   The library was boxed up with the librarians...

Still No Denim, but Potential Dress Code Revisions

Still No Denim, but Potential Dress Code Revisions

Tess Fuller, Section Editor

February 8, 2018


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On Tuesday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Feb. 1 the girls of Upper Division were invited to attend a lunch meeting in the Doster Study Hall to discuss controversial issues with the dress code with Assistant Director of the Upper Division Caroline Lindsey and Associate Director of the Upper Division an...

Gallery: Headmaster’s Challenge All-School Convo

Gallery: Headmaster’s Challenge All-School Convo

Catherine Amburgey, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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On Jan. 5, every student gathered for Berkeley’s annual all-school convo honoring Headmaster’s Challenge.  Upper Division students prepped for the next day’s activities by performing the Fight Song, supporting the winter sports and participating in Battle of the Bucs. ...

Diversity Then and Now: Laplanche Returns to Berkeley

Diversity Then and Now: Laplanche Returns to Berkeley

Isabella Schlact, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2018


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On January 12, Upper Division students and faculty were greeted by a new face in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Akua “Nana” Laplanche ’97 was one of seven black Upper Division students and the only black student in her senior class. Since graduating from Berkeley, the University of Florid...

Eighth Graders Invade Upper Division

Eighth Graders Invade Upper Division

Charlotte Graham, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


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On January 9th, 2018, Berkeley’s eighth graders spent a day in the shoes of the freshmen, who were away completing a community service project at Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s (RCMA) Wimauma Academy. Excited to be out of their Middle Division uniforms, the eighth graders arrived at schoo...

Wrapped Up

Wrapped Up

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer

January 8, 2018


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For the past nine years, on the day before exams, all three divisions have come together as one to wrap gifts for children in need. On December 4th, the Upper and Lower Division students and faculty brought in gifts for the students of Redlands Christian Migrant Association (ages 2-14). Middle Division...

Havoc at Hoco

Havoc at Hoco

Samir Saeed, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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Every year, as students attend the Homecoming game and dance, there are always a few student activities that conflict with the festivities. This year was no different. The Berkeley Band, Swim and Dive and Crew all had competitions that occurred on Nov. 4, the day of the Homecoming Dance. Last year,...

Upcycled: The Story Behind Berkeley’s New Recycle Bins

Upcycled: The Story Behind Berkeley’s New Recycle Bins

Jack Mouch and Isabella Schlact

October 30, 2017


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Students at Berkeley have noticed a change in the campus recycling bins. Not only is the design different, but the bins are in several new locations. The Fanfare spoke with Berkeley’s Facilities Management Director, Mike Steger, to ask some questions about the update. Since Steger’s arrival in 2013, Be...

Reality on Replay

Reality on Replay

Austin Cahn, Staff Writer

March 4, 2017


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When you think of speeches on bullying and equality, long and drawn-out lectures come to mind. However, Berkeley’s most recent speaker, Omekongo Dibinga, broke the tedium in a speech delivered through rapping and jokes for the student body.   Dibinga’s parents were refugees from the D...

Speak Up at the Eat ‘n Speak

Speak Up at the Eat ‘n Speak

Gracey Maxwell, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


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On Jan. 20 the Writing Center and Diversity Club co-hosted an Eat ‘n Speak centered around Diversity Club’s “Speak Up!” goal for the year with clever “Up” puns and decorations shaping the event.

Spaceman Comes To Berkeley

Spaceman Comes To Berkeley

Nadia Al-Hassani, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


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The renowned engineer and former NASA astronaut Michael J. Massimino graced Berkeley with his presence on Friday Jan. 13, 2017. After earning an undergraduate degree in engineering from Columbia University, Massimino continued his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990 to gain...