The Fanfare

  • October 8Happy Tuesday!
  • October 8Today's schedule is day 13
  • October 7Today in history: In 1993, The Great Flood of 1993 on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers ends, the worst US flood since 1927.

Humans of Berkeley: Victoria Grills

Humans of Berkeley: Victoria Grills

Kendyl Kirtley, Section Editor

October 1, 2019

Nothing has had a more clear-cut path for Victoria Grills ’20 than music. Since she was little, Grills has dabbled in violin, guitar and singing. Entering high school allowed Grills to explore new opportunities in music; as a freshman, Grills was chosen for a coveted spot in the Mello Divas, Berkel...

Tailgate Fun!

Tailgate Fun!

Jarah Williams, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

A couple of team members of the varsity girls’ volleyball discuss their team and the win they had on September 20th

Gallery: Fall Tailgate

Gallery: Fall Tailgate

Samir Saeed, Co-Editor and Chief

October 1, 2019

Fall Tailgate Football Player Highlights

Fall Tailgate Football Player Highlights

Rachel Mintz, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Berkeley faced off against  IMG in the Fall Tailgate football game. Under the Friday night lights, Berkeley walked off with a win of 42-7. The crowd, dressed out in holiday outfits and Berkeley apparel, brought an energy to the game that seemed to animate the crowd. Cheerleaders brought more than just their us...

Chloe McLeod: Humans of Berkeley

Chloe McLeod: Humans of Berkeley

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

September 29, 2019

Chloe McLeod ’20 is known both around and outside Berkeley’s campus for her artistic contributions. She has received several Scholastic art awards on a local and national level. Additionally, she received a twenty thousand dollar scholarship to the University of Tampa for her artistic involvements. ...

New Faculty

New Faculty

September 13, 2019

By Fanfare Staff and Communications Department Staff Paul Thorne: An exciting new addition to the math department!  Paul Thorne joined our Upper Division math department this year. Earning his B.A. in math from USF, Thorne has taught a wide range of math classes (including AP) at Plant Hig...

The New Varsity Cheer

The New Varsity Cheer

Tess Fuller, Chief Financial Officer

September 12, 2019

For the first time in Berkeley's recent history, Varsity Cheer tryouts were held. Last spring, over the course of a week, returning cheerleaders and newly interested candidates gathered in the Straz Family Fieldhouse to practice their tumbling and learn new chants, new cheers and a new dance.  He...

Grandparents Week: A Review

Grandparents Week: A Review

 Mara Xiong , Co-Editor in Chief

September 10, 2019

In the summer of August, my grandparents flew over to stay in my household for two weeks. Was it a week of warm hugs, tearful reunions and yummy dumplings?    No, no and yes.    As a child, part of me had always dreaded my grandparents’ visits, and this year was no different. Th...

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...

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...