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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...

Preschool’s Summer of Excellence: Learning the Importance of Social and Emotional Maturity

Preschool’s Summer of Excellence: Learning the Importance of Social and Emotional Maturity

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

When I discovered I was assigned as a counselor for preschoolers at Berkeley’s Summer of Excellence, I was curious and a bit apprehensive to assist an age group I had no experience with. Since the program is meant to mimic the classroom structure of the following school year, I wondered how to assist accom...

Making Learning Fun

Making Learning Fun

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On August 20th, Berkeley welcomed parents, students and teachers to the Seivold Center for Early Childhood Development (also known as the Seivold Center). This new building has state of the art facilities for preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders.

Status Update: The Steinbrenner

Status Update: The Steinbrenner

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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...