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Happy Feet Makes Strides Towards a Cure

Malvika Menon, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

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

November 1, 2013

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...

Community Service Council Welcomes New Director

Hillary McLauchlin, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

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...

British Exchange Students Join Berkeley Community

Theo Vasiloudes, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

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,...

Meet Dewey: Berkeley’s Newest Four-Legged Friend

Meet Dewey: Berkeley’s Newest Four-Legged Friend

Julia Hossain, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

Many students and teachers have already given a warm welcome to the newest member of the Berkeley family, Dewey. Dewey, named after the Dewey Decimal System, was sponsored by the Student Library Proctors and is the fifth guide dog UD Librarian C. D. McLean has trained. McLean serves as Dewey’s puppy...

Berkeley Hosts National Writing Center Conference

Berkeley Hosts National Writing Center Conference

Jarod Guzik, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

On November first through third, Berkeley will host an event never held at a high school before. The prestigious Writing Center National Convention has chosen Berkeley as its 2013 location. According to UD English teacher and Writing Center director Tom Brandt, Berkeley will host around 100 different...

Syria: The Tragedy Continues

Maya Gandhi and Zachary Diamandis

November 1, 2013

The civil war in Syria continues to rage on, having been a bloody conflict since it began more than two years ago.  Recently, the situation has drawn even more international attention after an August 21st chemical weapons attack left more than 1400 people dead. What started as a string of peacefu...

Maya Jacobson Sings Her Way to Nationals

Sarah Ali, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 3, 2013

Berkeley students are teeming with talent. Whether it is in academics, sports or the arts, students are always pushing themselves to achieve success in anything that they do. There is one specific student who really committed herself to what she loves and does best: singing. Senior Maya Jacobson competed...

Math Club Competes in National Competition

Zachary Diamandis, Features Editor

September 3, 2013

This summer, Berkeley flew a team of thirty-eight students and three teachers across the country to San Diego, California to compete in a mathematics competition on a national scale. Berkeley students were tested for five days and earned the school the ranking of 10th in the nation. Each year, the ...

Convention Demonstrates that Latin Does Live On

Sabrina Saeed, Production Editor

September 3, 2013

A popular assumption among those who are not very familiar with the classics is that since Latin is technically a dead language, the classics are dead as well. However, this assumption is incorrect as demonstrated by the annual National Latin Forum, a weeklong convention dedicated solely to the classics....

The Berkeley Café Opens for Business

Emily Croslin, News Editor

September 3, 2013

Berkeley’s Master Plan becomes a reality, yet again, in the form of an elegant and sophisticated dining facility known to students at the Berkeley Café. Outdoor and indoor seating for 346. Pizza oven. Open kitchen. Sandwich, soup, pasta, dessert, and salad bars. Sophisticated booths and glossy...

AP Biology Changes Poorly Implemented

AP Biology Changes Poorly Implemented

Emily Harwell and Theo Diamandis

September 3, 2013

It’s something students have a love-hate relationship with: it can exempt you out of introductory college classes filled with hundreds of students and can give you time to graduate early or study abroad, but can cause much stress during two weeks of May. The Advanced Place­ment (AP) program is run...