The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

Homecoming Game Gallery

Homecoming Game Gallery

Emma Colitz, Section Editor November 29, 2023

TWIN TERROR: Nina Tora ’24 and Taylor Rauber ’25 (left to right) wear matching costumes from the horror/comedy film “Gremlins.”

Halloween Parade Gallery

Gaby Hernandez, Photographer November 29, 2023

Fall Sports ’22 Recap

Fall Sports ’22 Recap

Connor Reid, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

This fall season was a successful season for most of our teams. Of our six sports teams, all of them had exemplary seasons.    Football The Berkeley Football team started their season off...

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP BOTTLE: Recycling glass 
bottles is just one of many ways to help the Earth. (Photo Credit: Pexels)

8 Habits The Earth Will Thank You For

Avery Metheny, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

With social media’s constant flow of zero-waste lifestyles and carbon-neutral lifestyles, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel like there’s nothing one person, particularly a teenager, can do to...

AN ORIGINAL APP: BeReal prides itself on its users’ genuineness. (Photo Credit: Isabella Loparco ’26.)

Being Realer Than Ever

Zoya Jooma, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

 ‘BeReal just went off!’: a yelp that can be heard every day, whether at Berkeley or outside of school. This new app sends out a notification at a random time each day, saying that it's “time to...

The Berkeley Math Club recently competed in the James S. Rickards Fall Invitational, where they “mathed” their way through challenging questions to score as many points as possible. Afterwards, they enjoyed a lunch at Panera Bread and had bonding time together.

The Rickards Invitational contained two sections, with a 15-minute break in between each section. The first section consisted of an individual test of 30 questions. Every question would award four points if answered correctly and would take away a point if answered incorrectly. There are no points awarded or taken away for not answering. The second section was composed of four questions that guided competitors in arriving at the final answer. Groups of four or less answer these questions, so competitors could divide and conquer to obtain the final answer. There was a time limit of four minutes, so competitors needed to be quick and accurate with their answers. 

Overall, the Math Club did really well! Xu ’25 placed 17th with a score of 52 in Precalculus. Flitman ’24 placed 47th with a score of 61, Chang ’23 placed 38th with a score of 72 and Xiong ‘24 placed 8th with a score of 103 all in Calculus. The Precalculus team placed fourth and the calculus team placed sixth. 

Below is the set of questions answered by the Math Bucs.

James S. Rickards Fall Invitational

Tarun Chapalamadugu, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

The Berkeley Math Club recently competed in the James S. Rickards Fall Invitational, where they “mathed” their way through challenging questions to score as many points as possible. Afterwards,...

KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS: One of the girls from RCMA demonstrates her great self defense skills while keeping a huge s4mile on her face.

GOALS self defense

Vivian Willis, Head Photographer January 31, 2023

GOALS is a club here at Berkeley that stands for Girls Outside Adventure Leadership and Service. In this club, we go on educational and fun adventures with middle school girls from RCMA, such as this self...

NEW LOOK: Users are greeted with a colorful pattern when they first open their Wrapped. (Photo Credit: Spotify)

2022 Spotify Wrapped

Emma Colitz, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

On November 30th, an otherwise calm Wednesday morning at Berkeley, was filled with an excited buzz in the air. Right before convocation, students could be seen eagerly talking to each other about Spotify...

GIMME FIVE: Dallas Golden ’25 gives Nikhil Jefferson ’24 a high five.

Buccaneer Football Recap on the Gridiron

Brandon Murphy, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

The Buccaneers had yet another phenomenal year on the gridiron, battling hard throughout the entirety of the season. Although falling just short of a chance of a regional championship for a second...

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Senior, Peyton Kirtley ’23 wins the best trunk competition, giving a point to Cope!

Trunk or Treat

Vivian Willis, Head Photo Editor December 4, 2022

MEET HER AT MIDNIGHT: Swift’s Insta post thirteen days before the release of “Midnights,” via Instagram, @taylorswift.

Midnights by Taylor Swift

Avery Methany, Staff Writer November 6, 2022

At this year’s 2022 AMA Awards, globally adored singer/songwriter Taylor Swift announced that she would be releasing a brand-new studio album, taking a break from her two re-recorded album streak from...

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