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Better Your Mind Through Music

BUCS USE MUSIC TO STAY CONNECTED: Maria Rios ‘17 sits in the Gries Student Lounge jamming out to Colombian music. “It’s how I stay connected,” she explained. Rios was born in Colombia, but moved to Ecuador after just a year.

Tess Fuller, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

Music is instinctual among humans. Our reactions to the genres of music we enjoy are universal. Yet new studies prove that the effects of music may be more than physical. As science holds it, the brain’s reaction to music may be the key to relieving anxiety and stress in our strenuous Berkeley lives...

Speak Up at the Eat ‘n Speak

LIKE A BATTLEFIELD: The Mello Divas sing “Battlefield” by Jordin Sparks with soloist Kassidy Gavagan ‘19.

Gracey Maxwell, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017

On Jan. 20 the Writing Center and Diversity Club co-hosted an Eat ‘n Speak centered around Diversity Club’s “Speak Up!” goal for the year with clever “Up” puns and decorations shaping the event.

Foodie’s Delight: Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest 2017

WINNER: This drawing by Jessica Cascio ‘17 was awarded first place after a total of 87 votes from both students and faculty.

Abigail Ellinor, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

On Jan. 11 the annual Berkeley sidewalk chalk drawing contest, headed by visual arts teacher Terrie Forester, took place. Participants in this year’s food-themed contest included sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Pep Rally Builds Excitement

LET’S GO BUCS: Bucky surprises the crowd at all school convo to help them get off their feet and cheer. At this all-school convo Richard Shao ’19 was the man inside the Bucky costume.

Nadia Al-Hassani, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017

On Jan. 6, 2017, all the student of Berkeley Preparatory School gathered for a pep rally in the Straz building prior to Headmasters’ Challenge at Berkeley the following day. All sports participating had their captains come down and the students practiced different cheers for Saturday’s games. The...

Community Service Chronicle

Community Service Chronicle

Isabella Monticciollo, Staff Writer

October 13, 2014

As a new school year begins, students are on the lookout for new volunteer opportunities. Besides receiving Berkeley-related hours over the summer by volunteering at sports and fine arts camps, students are finding exciting ways to obtain community service hours during the school year. One of the...