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Happy Feet Brings Together Community for a Good Cause

Happy Feet Brings Together Community for a Good Cause

Jennifer Luo, Social Media Editor

February 24, 2016

Last Friday, Happy Feet held its fourth annual Concert for a Cure with its customary amount of success. Students from all grades poured out to the Berkeley clock tower to watch talented performers like Sally Thompson ’17, Katie Freedy ’16, Austi Critchfield ’16, Jack Eppink ’16, the Berkeley...

Singing on a High Note

Singing on a High Note

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015

     Berkeley’s very own Mello Divas flew to Dayton, Ohio, to star in a nationally-ranked a cappella showcase. Out of the 112 groups that sent audition tapes, the Mello Divas and nine other groups were chosen to perform. Dayton’s Kettering A Cappella Festival welcomed the Divas, and they sure le...

Second Annual Mix It Up Day a Big Success

Second Annual Mix It Up Day a Big Success

Austin Cahn and Bethany Schneider

November 4, 2015

     Mix It Up Day, an annual event put on by the Diversity Club, took place Tuesday, October 27th. Sponsored by an organization called Teaching Tolerance, Mix It Up Day is an up-and-coming event that spreads diversity awareness and advocates inclusion in schools across the country.  During lunch, th...

On to Bigger and Better Things

On to Bigger and Better Things

Shaila Ghanekar, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

Saturday, February 21st, Berkeley’s very own Mello Divas competed in the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) regional competition here at Berkeley Preparatory School. The competition featured 10 a cappella groups, including one from North Carolina. For the past five ...

Deke Sharon’s Visit Hits the Right Note

Deke Sharon’s Visit Hits the Right Note

Abhi Bukkapatnam, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015

From the moment he walked up on stage during convocation today, Deke Sharon energized the students at Berkeley and had a one of-a-kind presentation showing off his superb a capella skills. He taught the students how to sound like a trumpet, a trombone, a violin, and even showed them how to beat box....

Mello Divas Start the Year off on the Right Note

Mello Divas Start the Year off on the Right Note

Krishna Menon, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014

It’s hard to find a student in Berkeley Preparatory School’s Upper or Middle Divisions who doesn’t know who the Mello Divas are. The talented, all-female a cappella group keeps us enthralled during convo performances, and represented Berkeley in the Varsity Vocals International Championship of...