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  • 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

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How Green is Berkeley?

How Green is Berkeley?

Nicole Stevens, Staff Writer

May 23, 2014


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Recently, students have raised questions about Berkeley’s recycling program and its impact on campus. The added attention prompted the school to make huge strides to improve its recycling program. This past January, Berkeley partnered with Progressive Waste Services to establish a new recycling program. Mike...

The Tragedy of Yik Yak

The Tragedy of Yik Yak

Editorial Board

May 9, 2014


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On Wednesday, April 23rd, the Berkeley student body experienced an incident of cyber-bullying noted as much for the substantial malice of the perpetrators as the swiftness with which it invaded our community. Sadly, the use of the immensely popular app Yik Yak revealed the true character of a numbe...

Upper Division Welcomes New Director

Upper Division Welcomes New Director

Austin Cuervo, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014


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As current UD Director Hugh Jebson moves on to become Assistant Headmaster next year, Berkeley will welcome Ryan Jordan to replace him as the new head of the Upper Division. Jordan will start this summer on July 1, allowing him to get acquainted with his new position before the start of the 2014-2015...

Belluccia to Represent Berkeley in State-Wide Service Competition

Katie Freedy, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014


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Senior Elise Belluccia will represent Berkeley in the state-wide Prudential Spirit of Community Award competition, which honors young people who perform exemplary community service in their communities. Her project, called "The High School Company," performs original skits for nursing homes and other...

Freshmen Enjoy SARC Luncheon

January 22, 2014


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Tutoring Programs Give Students a Leg Up

Hillary McLauchlin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013


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Stuck on a homework problem or struggling through an essay? There is no need to panic. Thanks to Berkeley’s Writing Center, Math Lab and Science Tutors, students have the opportunity to get their questions answered from those who sometimes know best—their peers. Tutors, who must apply for their positions,...

Diversity Club Increases Student Involvement

Sean Nguyen, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Many people have probably noticed the increasing presence of Diversity Club on the Berkeley campus through the many thought-provoking videos and convo announcements. This year, members hope to raise awareness for the many diverse social groups on campus and around the world. With Mrs. Ortega as their...

Happy Feet Makes Strides Towards a Cure

Malvika Menon, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013


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Four years ago, four determined students wanted to join the battle against cancer and created a community service club as a grassroots movement to beat the disease. Today the club has about forty active members, including a full executive board, and is known as Happy Feet. UD English Teacher Danielle...

Speaker Chris Herren Inspires Berkeley Students

Madison Jenkins, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013


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The slightest mention of a drug prevention assembly in a high school classroom will most likely have an outcome of moans and groans. However, on September 10th, 2013 Berkeley was honored to have a very special man come visit us during convo. He was Chris Herren who told a story that inspired many in th...

British Exchange Students Join Berkeley Community

Theo Vasiloudes, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013


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This year Berkeley was graced with the presence of a few English exchange students: Michael Cotter, Charlie Oster, Jonny Huang and Daniel Discombe. Visiting Berkeley from The Tonbridge School in England, they got to experience the U.S. for a full four weeks. Tonbridge School is a day and boarding school,...

Community Service Council Welcomes New Director

Hillary McLauchlin, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013


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Making a positive difference can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, this year Berkeley students have even more support in achieving this goal than ever before. Berkeley has welcomed a new Director of Community Engagement and Service Learning, Kim Graham Lawless, whose many roles include listening...