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Jokes Through the Ages

MATH THEMES: Chair of the Mathematics Department David Ide shares some of his favorite math-themed jokes.

Jack Mouch, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017

Many jokesters are lurking around the Berkeley campus, and you might just catch one of their punchlines! During a stressful school day, hearing a classmate’s joke is one of the many upsides of being a Berkeley student.   Need a laugh? Whether their jokes are genius, mediocre or downright...

Berkeley’s First Formal Smash Bros. Tournament

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: A crowd gathers in the Technology Center’s conference room for a game of Super Smash Bros. In the front is (from left) is Andrew Hoffman ‘17, Leonel Ochoa ‘17 and Mary Kate Brittain ‘17. The three of them are the head Technology Ambassadors who organized this event.

Austin Cahn, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

Punches were thrown, opponents were conquered and no balloon went unpopped from January 11-19th as Upper Division students participated in Berkeley’s first Smash Bros. Tournament. Swarms of students flooded the Tech Center to cheer on friends and watch competitors clash as Nintendo’s stars.  ...

Ten New and Upcoming PC Games to Check Out

Terrorists struggle to hold down a barricade the counter-terrorists push in the rescue the hostage. The December 2015 release was accompanied by praise for the importance of teamwork and the possibilities of complicated tactics. “It isn’t who can get the most kills, but rather who can strategize the best,” said junior Ryan Li.

Samir Rajani, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Undertale Summary: A critically acclaimed RPG (role-playing game) that has been hyped since the Kickstarter campaign was first launched, Undertale is the talk of the gaming community right now. Players can choose to take one of three possible routes through the game that change its difficulty a...

Upper Division Rallies Around History Bowl Trivia Tournament

Students were able to compete against their friends in different trivia subtopics such as sports, math and science, and pop culture.

Austin Cahn, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015

   Throughout the week from November 9 to the 13, students could be seen devouring their meals while rushing to Gills Hall or the Jean Ann Cone Library. Crowds gathered to watch their favorite teams compete in the semi annual  History Bowl Trivia Tournament.  In the tournament, students and teachers com...

Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest Boosts Halloween Spirit

The collection of amazing pumpkins can be found in the library--make sure to vote for your favorite!

Mira Rajani, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015

     Upper Division advisory groups  have spent the past few weeks diligently turning  regular cardboard pumpkins into creative masterpieces as a part of the annual pumpkin decorating contest, hosted by the Student Library Proctors. Pumpkins have been turned into just about anything imaginable,...

Book it to the Library: Check out These Books!

Book it to the Library: Check out These Books!

Daniela Marques, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

This summer was sizzling. What better to accompany your tall glass of iced tea than a book? Some of Berkeley’s book enthusiasts shared their favorite summer books. Berkeley Prefect, senior, and Student Library Proctor, Sarah Mostafa, spent  four brief, but captivating hours sprawled out on her...