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Berkeley Hosts Special Olympics Basketball Meet

Berkeley Hosts Special Olympics Basketball Meet

Chloe Davis, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015


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     Beaming with branded smiles and pacing in anticipation, the Special Olympics athletes made for an electrifying day by bringing excitement and enthusiasm to the courts of the Straz Family Field House on Sunday morning. This week’s competition consisted of teams from all over Polk and Hillsbor...

Annual Cookie Extravaganza is a Treat

Annual Cookie Extravaganza is a Treat

Isabella Schlact, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


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From grading endless papers to supervising students at pick-up and drop-off, teachers have a lot on their plates.  But at holiday time, teachers can put something sweet on those plates at the annual Cookie Extravaganza put on by the Berkeley Parents’ Club. On December 2nd, approximately 160 voluntee...

Upper Division Rallies Around History Bowl Trivia Tournament

Upper Division Rallies Around History Bowl Trivia Tournament

Austin Cahn, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015


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   Throughout the week from November 9 to the 13, students could be seen devouring their meals while rushing to Gills Hall or the Jean Ann Cone Library. Crowds gathered to watch their favorite teams compete in the semi annual  History Bowl Trivia Tournament.  In the tournament, students and teachers com...

Annual Halloween Parade is Spooktacular

Annual Halloween Parade is Spooktacular

Krishna Menon, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


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     Last Friday, October 30th, Berkeley kicked off a spooky start to Halloween. No matter where you looked, comical and unnerving garb permeated the halls. Every year, Berkeley faculty and students of all ages dress up to celebrate the holiday.  In Upper Division, students pay $5.00, which goes t...

Redesigned PSAT and SAT Bring Significant Changes for Students

Redesigned PSAT and SAT Bring Significant Changes for Students

Emma Edmund, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


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     What’s the hot, new topic of conversation, you ask? The PSAT and SAT of course! On October 28, sophomores and juniors faced the redesigned Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), and in March of 2016 many students will be taking the redesigned Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).  Each o...

Berkeley Community Bonds Through Halloween Traditions

Berkeley Community Bonds Through Halloween Traditions

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


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     Every year, Berkeley celebrates Halloween with many traditions including  a Lower Division costume parade, a pumpkin pie sale organized by the Berkeley Pipe and Drum Corps and the opportunity for students to dress in costume. When asked  about his favorite Berkeley Halloween tradition, Ronnie Wil...

Second Annual Mix It Up Day a Big Success

Second Annual Mix It Up Day a Big Success

Austin Cahn and Bethany Schneider

November 4, 2015


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     Mix It Up Day, an annual event put on by the Diversity Club, took place Tuesday, October 27th. Sponsored by an organization called Teaching Tolerance, Mix It Up Day is an up-and-coming event that spreads diversity awareness and advocates inclusion in schools across the country.  During lunch, th...

Berkeley Hosts First Ever TEDxBerkeley

Berkeley Hosts First Ever TEDxBerkeley

Zoe Carovano, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015


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TED, a globally recognized nonprofit organization, serves as a vessel to share people’s ideas and experiences through short inspirational speeches. Berkeley had the privilege of hosting its very own TEDxBerkeley event on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in the Gries Center for the Arts and Sciences’ Gab...

Students Enjoy Variety of Entertainment at Eat N’ Speak

Students Enjoy Variety of Entertainment at Eat N’ Speak

Chloe Davis, Staff Writer

September 28, 2015


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The Jean Ann Cone Library was the place to be on Friday during lunch to witness the witty improvs of student comedians, hear the soulful sounds of musicians and instruments and see life in a new way through creative poetry. At the Writing Center’s Eat N’ Speak, students can broadcast their nuanc...

Berkeley Welcomes New French Transfer Student

Berkeley Welcomes New French Transfer Student

Eva Khademi, Web Editor

September 8, 2015


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It is a big year for 10th grader Charly Pollet. Imagine having to say goodbye to all your friends, your parents, your school and even your very own room. Imagine having to leave everything you have ever had behind, flying across the Atlantic Ocean and going to school with classes not taught in y...