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Gramling Urges Students to Confront the Uncomfortable

Gramling Urges Students to Confront the Uncomfortable

George Gramling

June 4, 2019

Good evening. My name is George Gramling and I am truly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to speak today. I have attended Berkeley since pre-k and have had the pleasure of being part of this wonderful graduating class.   I would like to take a moment to celebrate our graduation. D...

Lipham Imparts Wisdom to Class of 2019 at Baccalaureate

Lipham Imparts Wisdom to Class of 2019 at Baccalaureate

Erik Lipham, Elected Baccalaureate Speaker and UD History teacher

June 4, 2019

Thanks for the ovation. I feel like there are really high expectations for this speech. Kind of reminds me of the high expectations for the final season of Game of Thrones. Unlike Game of Thrones, I hope I don’t disappoint, relative to the expectations. Speaking of Game of Thrones... In all seriousness, th...

Bennett Encourages Class of 2019 to Anticipate the “Fresh Start”

Bennett Encourages Class of 2019 to Anticipate the “Fresh Start”

Dr. Craig Bennett, Elected Baccalaureate Speaker and practicing Orthopedic Surgeon

June 4, 2019

Thank you, Headmaster Seivold, for the kind introduction and for giving me the honor to speak to the class of 2019 today. To the faculty, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for all you do and have done to equip this class and all Berkeley classes to leave this school unbelievably prepared f...

After Notre Dame

After Notre Dame

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

May 14, 2019

  On April 15, 2019, France and all of the world witnessed destruction to an iconic cultural landmark. Millions watched online as flames left Notre Dame severely damaged, while about four-hundred firefighters raced in rush hour traffic to save what was left. Notre Dame is 856 years old.  It con...

Humans of Berkeley: Ms. Hardy

Humans of Berkeley: Ms. Hardy

Shrisha Saravana, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

This academic year, Berkeley welcomed many new faculty members. Among them is the newest addition to the English department: Ann Marie Hardy. Hardy teaches English 10 and also serves as an academic dean. Along with her daughter, Luci Hardy ’21, she has been settling into the Berkeley community as well...

Interview with the Headmasters of Berkeley and Tampa Prep

Interview with the Headmasters of Berkeley and Tampa Prep

Tess Fuller

February 4, 2019

The headmasters and I stood on the track as rivaling JV boys soccer teams dribbled their way down the field. At 10:30 a.m., the stands behind us were filled with colorful team paraphernalia and excited cheers. I invited Joe Seivold of Berkeley Preparatory School and Kevin Plummer of Tampa Preparatory Sc...

Trips of a Lifetime

Trips of a Lifetime

Emma Reilly

January 14, 2019

Throughout the years, Berkeley has offered a variety of trips for its students. The diversity of these trips has and continues to allow every student the opportunity to travel, whether they’re interested in humanitarianism, different cultures or simply a fun experience. While it would seem difficult t...

Winter Concert 2018

Winter Concert 2018

Catherine Amburgey

January 7, 2019

On November 28, the Upper Division music program joined together for the Winter Concert in the Lykes Center for the Arts. The Symphonic Orchestra, which practices once a week and features members of the faculty, Upper Division and Middle Division, started off the night with beautiful holiday song...

Uncertainty, University and a Theatre Teacher

Uncertainty, University and a Theatre Teacher

Tess Fuller, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2019

“So now here I am, walking through the [winter] twilight, to [the Studio 120 Theatre at USF], followed, presumably, by my [comedic friend]. What am I feeling? Fear, certainly- the touch of fear one always feels for a teacher, an employer, for a [director].” - Michael Frayn, Copenhagen   ...

The Best Pumpkin Spice Latte in Tampa

The Best Pumpkin Spice Latte in Tampa

Sloane Daley, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Have you ever felt yourself craving a warm PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)? I sure have! That is why I have tasked myself with trying the most popular PSLs in Tampa to determine the best. As always, this is my personal opinion and everyone's tastes vary. Let’s jump in! Starbucks: My first impressio...