The Fanfare

  • January 22Today in history: In 1807, Thomas Jefferson exposes a plot by Aaron Burr to form a new republic in the Southwest.

  • January 22Today's schedule is day 13

  • January 22Happy Monday!

Spaceman Comes To Berkeley

Spaceman Comes To Berkeley

Nadia Al-Hassani, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Pep Rally Builds Excitement

Pep Rally Builds Excitement

Nadia Al-Hassani, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Jan. 6, 2017, all the student of Berkeley Preparatory School gathered for a pep rally in the Straz building prior to Headmasters’ Challenge at Berkeley the following day. All sports participating had their captains come down and the students practiced different cheers for Saturday’s games. The...

Winter Wonderland Eat ‘n Speak Dazzles All

Winter Wonderland Eat ‘n Speak Dazzles All

Leana Fraifer, Staff Writer

January 1, 2017


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Although it's warm in Florida during winter, the Writing Center brought all of winter's wonder to its latest Eat 'n Speak, appropriately themed "Winter Wonderland." Students read poetry, sang and shared their awesome talents with their classmates.

A Brief Letter From Your Co-Editor-in-Chief

A Brief Letter From Your Co-Editor-in-Chief

Jennifer Luo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2016


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Changing the Constitution is difficult. It takes two thirds of both houses (or two thirds of the states) to call for a proposal for an amendment to the Constitution, and following that lengthy process, ratification by the state legislatures of three fourths of the states. It’s easier to defeat an amen...

Calling All Potter Nerds: SLP Movie Night!

Calling All Potter Nerds: SLP Movie Night!

John Patrick, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


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A BERKELEY FIRST: Berkeley will have a movie night of the new film Fantastic Beasts at AMC Westshore, which opens on Nov. 18th, the first time the school has planned such an event. If you’ve ever wondered what a boggart really looks like, pondered on the limits to the magical properties of M...

More on Noor (Tagouri)

More on Noor (Tagouri)

Jennifer Luo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


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At the age of 22, Noor Tagouri is rewriting history. From being a first generation Libyan-American, a journalist for CBS Radio, a local news reporter for CTV News in DC and a graduate of one of the best journalism schools at the age of 20, Noor’s list of accomplishments stretches on for days. She’s ...

Why You Need To Watch the Final Presidential Debate

Why You Need To Watch the Final Presidential Debate

Jennifer Luo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


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The 2016 United States presidential election is perhaps one of the greatest reality shows of all time. The first presidential debate between Clinton and Trump boasted a record-breaking total of 84 million viewers according to Politico, compared to a total of only 46 million viewers of the first debate between Obama and Romney in 2012. Whether ...

Alexis Carra Accepts Her Failures: And So Should You

Alexis Carra Accepts Her Failures: And So Should You

Isabella Schlact, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2016


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This month, Alexis Carra ‘99 spoke with Berkeley’s Upper Division, sharing her personal experiences during her student and professional careers. Carra was Student Forum Vice President her senior year and an active member of Berkeley’s Theatre program. Since graduating from Yale University with a ...

Berkeley Student Caught Up in Attack on John Brennan

Berkeley Student Caught Up in Attack on John Brennan

Emma Edmund, Web Editor

April 29, 2016


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For most Berkeley students, spring break is typically the perfect time to explore international cities, unwind on vacation or visit colleges. This year, however, one Berkeley student’s spring break was anything but typical. Karina Barcenas ‘18 tells us about the time she found herself at a protest ...

Happy Feet Brings Together Community for a Good Cause

Happy Feet Brings Together Community for a Good Cause

Jennifer Luo, Social Media Editor

February 24, 2016


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Last Friday, Happy Feet held its fourth annual Concert for a Cure with its customary amount of success. Students from all grades poured out to the Berkeley clock tower to watch talented performers like Sally Thompson ’17, Katie Freedy ’16, Austi Critchfield ’16, Jack Eppink ’16, the Berkeley...

Berkeley Ninth Graders Make a Difference at RCMA

Berkeley Ninth Graders Make a Difference at RCMA

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


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On  “Flip Day”—which this year fell on last Tuesday, January 19—eighth grade students skip their morning classes and  visit Upper Division to discover what it might be like to be a high school student.  What do the ninth graders do when the eighth graders take their spot in Upper Division?...