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Seven Things You May Not Know About the New Gries Center

Seven Things You May Not Know About the New Gries Center

Hillary McLauchlin, Section Editor

September 3, 2015


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As Berkeley students returned from summer break, they were greeted by the new Gries Center for the Arts and Sciences. From the 10 3D printers to a state-of- the-art recital hall, the Gries building provides an abundance of opportunities for learning experiences. However, as students rush from cla...

Concert for a Cure

Concert for a Cure

Rhea Thielbar, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015


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The Happy Feet club hosted a great event on Friday, February 20th. It was the third annual Concert for a Cure fundraising event where several Berkeley students performed music, songs, and even yo-yoing, and club members sold baked goods and treats. The Happy Feet club was raising funds for cancer res...

On to Bigger and Better Things

On to Bigger and Better Things

Shaila Ghanekar, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015


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Saturday, February 21st, Berkeley’s very own Mello Divas competed in the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) regional competition here at Berkeley Preparatory School. The competition featured 10 a cappella groups, including one from North Carolina. For the past five ...

Deke Sharon’s Visit Hits the Right Note

Deke Sharon’s Visit Hits the Right Note

Abhi Bukkapatnam, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015


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From the moment he walked up on stage during convocation today, Deke Sharon energized the students at Berkeley and had a one of-a-kind presentation showing off his superb a capella skills. He taught the students how to sound like a trumpet, a trombone, a violin, and even showed them how to beat box....

Throwback Thursday: Advantage Tennis Spreads the Love of Tennis

Throwback Thursday: Advantage Tennis Spreads the Love of Tennis

Annie Phifer, Arts Editor

December 4, 2014


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On October 24, kids from all over the Tampa Bay area attended their final Advantage Tennis clinic of the year.  Even though it was the children’s last lesson, the mood on Berkeley’s tennis courts was a happy one.  During the month of October, the kids had attended free Advantage Tennis clinics,...

Mello Divas Start the Year off on the Right Note

Mello Divas Start the Year off on the Right Note

Krishna Menon, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


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It’s hard to find a student in Berkeley Preparatory School’s Upper or Middle Divisions who doesn’t know who the Mello Divas are. The talented, all-female a cappella group keeps us enthralled during convo performances, and represented Berkeley in the Varsity Vocals International Championship of...

Student Forum Gears Up for a Busy Year

Student Forum Gears Up for a Busy Year

Sean Nguyen, Opinion Editor

November 4, 2014


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As Berkeley students get back into the groove of their daily routine, the Student Forum would like to publicize its goals for the upcoming school year. Headed by President Jake Franz and Vice President Daniel Stein, Student Forum functions as a vehicle for students to voice their opinions regarding school...

A Whale of a Day

A Whale of a Day

Nicole Stevens, Arts Editor

November 3, 2014


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On Thursday, October 30, Berkeley had an enormous visitor. In fact, it was the largest living creature that’s ever lived—the blue whale. Although it was not alive, the creature’s dimensions were accurate. Stretching 85 feet long, Berkeley students were dwarfed by the enormity of such a spectacular...

Technology at Berkeley While We Sleep In

Technology at Berkeley While We Sleep In

Brandon Maxewell, Staff Writer

October 30, 2014


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Most students knew Wednesday, Sept. 17 as a day when they would not have to arrive at school until 11:00 AM. However, the day also served as the first ever Berkeley Technology Conference. At this event, teachers spent three hours in the morning exploring new avenues of technology to use in the classrooms...

Jolly Rogers Successfully Steer the Armada

Jolly Rogers Successfully Steer the Armada

Ankie Goyal, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014


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This year, the Jolly Rogers have been working with all of the Berkeley sports teams and the Berkeley Armada in an attempt to gain more support for the athletes. Brad Mayes ‘15, the founder of the Berkeley Armada, originally started the spirited Twitter account in order to give athletes more recognition....

Berkeley Students’ Exciting Summer Endeavors

Berkeley Students’ Exciting Summer Endeavors

Sarah Ali, News Editor

September 16, 2014


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When thinking about summer, many people imagine the pleasant feeling of the summer heat on one’s skin and a cool smoothie in one hand. Most think of summer as a calm and rejuvenating three months where the only issue is running out of sunblock. This is not the case for a number of Berkeley students...

Local Rowing Artwork Faces Threat by City Hall

Local Rowing Artwork Faces Threat by City Hall

Maya Gandhi, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2014


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The city may soon say goodbye to a piece of local graffiti artwork. Tampa City Hall plans to sandblast a portion of the wall along the Hillsborough River in order to remove the graffiti it contains. For many, this comes as an outrage: the graffiti is primarily made up of "tags" painted by crew teams—both...