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Valentine’s Day: The History Behind the Holiday

Valentine’s Day: The History Behind the Holiday

Kaitlyn Mang, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Valentine’s Day, also known as St. Valentine’s Day is a well-known holiday where partners express their love for each other. The day originally got its name from a famous saint who is known as a patron of lovers, epileptics and beekeepers. It first started in the 4th century at a Roman festival of Luperca...

Berkeley Ends A Decade

Berkeley Ends A Decade

Rachel Mintz, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Berkeley Preparatory School started the new decade off strong with a win in Headmaster’s and ATE’s hilarious winter play, The Love of Three Oranges. However, many aspects of Berkeley’s life have changed over the past decade. Berkeley programs are still working hard to create a positive difference in the...

‘Little Women’ Review

‘Little Women’ Review

Emma Reilly, Section Editor

February 11, 2020

Since its first volume was published in 1868, and then its second and final in 1869, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott has become a staple of American literature and a commonly read book by many young students. Since its publication in the late 1800s, Little Women has been adapted for the screen throug...

Lasley’s Libraries of Reviews: Intro

Lasley’s Libraries of Reviews: Intro

Jack Lasley, Staff Writer

December 7, 2019

Hello, and welcome to my review column! My name is Jack Lasley, and I am a freshman who likes everything entertainment. From movies and books to shows and plays, I love to get immersed in a good plot. Whether it be a comic or a musical, the story and characters keep me wanting to read and watch more. I ...

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

Meghna Bukkapatnam, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

The holiday season is fast approaching and stress levels are on the rise with exams coming up. However, one important holiday cannot be overlooked: Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a great holiday to celebrate with family and friends. Whether it be stuffing with turkey, watching “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving...

‘Parasite’ Review

‘Parasite’ Review

Emma Reilly, Section Editor

December 2, 2019

When I was dragged to Boon Jong Ho’s Parasite, I had no idea what to expect. A quick Google search led me to the conclusion that what I would be seeing later that night would be just some well-reviewed, multi-genre Korean film where I would have to prepare myself for subtitles. Looking back, I don...

Review of Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Album

Review of Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Album

Rachel Mintz, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

On September 6th, Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” album reached $200,000 in sales and more than 350 million streams the week after the album was released. This album differs from the rap heavy hits such as “Money Made Me Do It” from 2016, as Post Malone started experimenting with pop-in...

Behind the Scenes of the Berkeley Broadcast Network

Behind the Scenes of the Berkeley Broadcast Network

Charvi Sharma, Head Photo Editor

November 1, 2019

The Berkeley Broadcast Network, known to students as the “BBN,” is a great resource for any sports enthusiasts unable to watch their favorite Berkeley games live. As a student-run organization, the BBN works hard to make sure their viewers are able to access clear, live footage. With students inv...

Review: Laramie Project

Review: Laramie Project

Penelope Grapsas, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

As the lights dim in the theatre, the audience is immersed in a news sensation coming to life before their eyes - a collage of poignant news reports and headlines unearthing the tragedy that occurred in Laramie, Wyoming just 21 years ago. The actors all file out from the wings, which are layered with w...

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...