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Humans of Berkeley: Ethan Folkman

Humans of Berkeley: Ethan Folkman

Samir Saeed, Section Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

The Pipe and Drum Corps has been a longstanding tradition here at Berkeley. Dressed in blue kilts and black glengarries, they have brought the sounds of Scotland to our campus. One member of the group, Ethan Folkman ’21, is honoring Tampa Bay’s veterans through his music. Q: When did you fi...

Humans of Berkeley: Michael Wax

Humans of Berkeley:  Michael Wax

Jack Mouch, Assistant Web Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

  Michael Wax ’19 is a longtime Student Forum representative, broadcasting aficionado and avid sports fan. Now a senior, Wax has been at Berkeley since Pre-K, and has immersed himself in student activism during his time here. The Fanfare spoke with Wax regarding his interests, time at Berkeley and  ...

Preschool’s Summer of Excellence: Learning the Importance of Social and Emotional Maturity

Preschool’s Summer of Excellence: Learning the Importance of Social and Emotional Maturity

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

When I discovered I was assigned as a counselor for preschoolers at Berkeley’s Summer of Excellence, I was curious and a bit apprehensive to assist an age group I had no experience with. Since the program is meant to mimic the classroom structure of the following school year, I wondered how to assist accom...

Curry Leaves: A Hidden Gem

Curry Leaves: A Hidden Gem

Sloane Daley, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

RESTAURANT: Curry Leaves (4843 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609) While the decor of Curry Leaves is certainly fun and unique, it is the food that draws people to the right of the Shell gas station on Kennedy Blvd. I decided to try this student favorite for myself, to see if the food is really as good as its Ye...

Making Learning Fun

Making Learning Fun

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On August 20th, Berkeley welcomed parents, students and teachers to the Seivold Center for Early Childhood Development (also known as the Seivold Center). This new building has state of the art facilities for preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders.

Humans of Berkeley: Jackie Hennecke

Humans of Berkeley: Jackie Hennecke

Kendyl Kirtley, Section Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Hallway Chronicles, Showcase

Jackie Hennecke ’20 has climbed mountains throughout her life--literally. Growing up in Alberta, Canada gave Hennecke easy access to a plethora of outdoor activities, including a backpacking camp through the Canadian Rocky Mountains that would change the course of her life. Flash forward to high school. Af...

Berkeley Academy: Bringing Education to Everyone

Berkeley Academy: Bringing Education to Everyone

Jack Mouch, Assistant Web Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

In a time of great educational inequity, it’s important for Berkeley students to value their education. Because of the pervasive inequalities in the education system, Kim Graham Lawless, Director of Community Engagement and Berkeley Academy, created a program where underprivileged students can recei...

Hallway Chronicles: Anuksha Wickramasinghe

Hallway Chronicles: Anuksha Wickramasinghe

Kendyl Kirtley, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Anuksha Wickramasinghe ’20 holds two things especially dear to her heart: her ancestral home of Sri Lanka and photography. When she was presented with the opportunity to combine these passions in order to positively impact orphan girls’ lives, she seized the moment and created a book that is now...

A Capella Groups Ally for an Awe-Inspiring Concert

A Capella Groups Ally for an Awe-Inspiring Concert

Kendyl Kirtley, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

An electrified crowd huddled in Berkeley’s Gabos Hall on the Friday night of April 6th, anticipating the moment all had been waiting for: the spectacular singing show presented by Berkeley’s Beatitones, Treblemakers and Mello Divas. The audience quieted as choral director Carrie Dietsch appeared...