The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

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The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

POLAR EXPRESS: Upper Division student and faculty orchestra, led by Middle Division Visual and Performing Arts teacher Ron Dillard performed a medley of songs from the popular Christmas movie The Polar Express.

Holiday Convo

December 14, 2021

AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE: Squid Game has found popularity thanks to Netflix making the show available to over two hundred million subscribers. (Photo credit: Jonas Augustin via Unsplash)


Maddie Dean, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Beginning as a South Korean series, Squid Game has taken over the screens of one in every four Americans, climbing up the ranks to Netflix’s Top Ten list in October. Squid Game is a fictional show about...

READY FOR BATTLE: Led by Head Coach Dominick Ciao, the Bucs are prepared for the exciting, action-packed game ahead of them. (Photo by Riley Zophin ’25)

Berkeley Prep Bucs vs. Isidore Newman Greenies 10/22

Samantha Zophin, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Last weekend, the Berkeley Buccaneers football team voyaged across the Gulf to New Orleans, where they took on No. 1 junior recruit Arch Manning and the Isidore Newman Greenies. The Buccaneers came out...

JUST DANCE: Choir teacher Mrs. Westerfield and the Berkeley Singers encourages the crowd to get up and dance during their show- stopping and lighthearted performance.

Lights on the Lawn

Vivian Willis, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

BACK HOME: Jack Eppink discusses his love for Berkeley after graduating in 2016 and returning to teach English. (Photo Cred: Mary Ellinor)

Meet Jack Eppink!

Mary Ellinor, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

Jack Eppink is the Upper Division teaching fellow at Berkeley. He works in the Writing Center, teaches ninth-grade English and assists the Berkeley Broadcast Network and Pipe and Drum Corps. His two favorite...

NEW BEGINNINGS: English teacher Dr. Tito Basu discusses his return to Tampa in continuation of his teaching career at Berkeley.

Meet Tito Basu!

Zahed Kachhi, Staff Writer October 3, 2021

Dr. Tito Basu, the newest addition to the English department, is happy to continue his teaching journey here at Berkeley. Basu noted that his favorite part of the Berkeley experience so far has been the...

A NEW HOME: Mrs. O’Donoghue expresses her love for Berkeley and the excitement she has for teaching here.

Meet Carrie O’Donoghue!

Eli Jenkins, Staff Writer October 3, 2021

Mrs. O’Donoghue is the new media teacher here at Berkeley, and she’s ready to help art students find their creativity. O’Donoghue has been teaching for 16 years and is excited about getting to work...

JOINING THE CREW: Mrs. Khalife discusses her experiences so far as a new Buccaneer living in a new state.

Meet Michelle Khalife!

Samantha Zophin, Staff Writer October 3, 2021

Michelle Khalife is the newest addition to our counselors here at Berkeley. As a personal counselor, she hopes to give students the opportunity to be their best selves and achieve their goals. She has...

A WORD OF ADVICE: Alumni Tamara L. Lundgren ’74 shares her favorite quote with the class of 2021, stating, “failing in life is inevitable, staying down is optional.”

Commencement Address 2021 by Tamara Lundgren ’74

June 8, 2021

Commencement Address  Tamara Lundgren Berkeley Preparatory School Tampa, Florida June 6, 2021     Thank you, Joe, for that very kind introduction. Good afternoon, everyone, and congratulations...

MAKING AN IMPACT: Kevin Patel ’21 speaks about the class gift of twelve and a half thousand dollars to the Endowed Alumni Scholarship Fund and how it will impact incoming Berkeley students who need financial aid.

Kevin Patel Speaks about the Impact of the Class Gift

Jarah Williams June 8, 2021

Kevin Patel, class of 2021, gave the Student Gift Speech at Commencement, taking place on June 6th at Berkeley. He opened his speech describing the intimidation felt when he first stepped onto the Berkeley...

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