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New Faculty

New Faculty

September 13, 2019

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 High School for 10 years, and he most recently taught at King...

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...

After Notre Dame

After Notre Dame

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor

May 14, 2019

  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

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

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

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

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...