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Gramling Urges Students to Confront the Uncomfortable

Gramling Urges Students to Confront the Uncomfortable

George Gramling

June 4, 2019


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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...

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


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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...

Gallery: Prom 2019

Gallery: Prom 2019

Emma Reilly, Section Editor

May 17, 2019


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After Notre Dame

After Notre Dame

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

May 14, 2019


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  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


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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...

Nyxia Author Scott Reintgen Inspires Future Berkeley Writers

Nyxia Author Scott Reintgen Inspires Future Berkeley Writers

Kendyl Kirtley, Section Editor

April 12, 2019


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On February 11, a small, diverse group of Upper Division students and faculty gathered in the library classroom to meet the University of North Carolina graduate, English and creative writing teacher and accredited author Scott Reintgen, who masterminded The Nyxia Triad. Little did this group know, they wer...

Interview with the Headmasters of Berkeley and Tampa Prep

Interview with the Headmasters of Berkeley and Tampa Prep

Tess Fuller

February 4, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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“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   ...

Review: Museum

Review: Museum

Penelope Grapsas, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Similarly to other Berkeley productions, every seat in the house was occupied. However, this time, these seats were scattered along the stage and surrounded an elaborate art exhibit with white floors, pedestals and elaborate modern art. The seats embraced a new exciting world of the unique play: Museu...

The End of the Internet?

The End of the Internet?

John Reilly, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

On February 26th, 2015, the strongest laws of net neutrality were passed. That meant that most, if not all content on the internet was accessible to anyone. However, on December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), chaired by Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality--meaning th...