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La La Land

La La Land

Emily Li, Staff Writer

When La La Land first came out, I was reluctant to watch it, as I’m not the biggest fan of old, cliché Hollywood films. However, after watching this film, I realized that this film was so much more than just a wannabe old Hollywood film.   The plot of the film was very captivating and I loved how they showed time passing, the way they did in older Hollywood films. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were truly phenomenal in this film and they should be commended for all the amazing musical numbers they did, considering they are not classically trained singers or dancers. The Oscar-nominated costumes, designed by Mary Zophres, were also beautiful and so fitting for the characters. T...

March 1, 2017

SNL and Bipartisanship

SNL and Bipartisanship

Aidan Silitch, Staf Writer

  SNL has undoubtedly become a staple of American television. In its forty two years on air, it has created memorable one liners and quirky characters. But perhaps the most relevant, albeit controversial, aspects of the program are the political skits, more specifically the cold opens. In the February 11th, episode, Melissa McCarthy tore apart Press Secretary Sean Spicer with her shockingly recognizable impersonation of him. Impressions of Kellyanne Conway by Kate McKinnon and Donald Trump by Alec Baldwin followed suit.But when one looks at these pattern of these impersonations, most of seem aimed at the Republican Party, with very few jokes about the Democrats (except for one of Elizabeth Wa...

February 27, 2017

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Meet Your New Student Body President: Matthew Adjmi!

Meet Your New Student Body President: Matthew Adjmi!

Julian Ansorge, News Editor

After a hard fought election, Matthew Adjmi (‘18) has been elected to be the 2017-2018 student body president.  He and his opponent Mosab Hamid (‘19) both worked diligently on their campaigns. Throughout the school creative flyers were hung up and the election received a great amount of buzz. On the morning before the ballots were sent out students heard speeches from the two candidates outlining their plans for next year. On Wednesday, the results...

June 6, 2017

Excuse Me, Are You Jewish?

Excuse Me, Are You Jewish?

Julian Ansorge

Around the time of any major Jewish holiday, a Hasidic man may ask you, “Excuse me, are you Jewish?” This is a fairly personal question, and members of the Berkeley Carroll community have very different reactions to being asked. Hasidic Jews are members of famously insular and ultra-orthodox Jewish sects with their roots in Eastern Europe. However, many Hasidic Jews now live in Brooklyn and other places around the world. Menachem, a Hasidic man who...

December 14, 2016

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Ask Amber: Preparing for the American Studies Final

Amber Daniel

June 7, 2017

BC Takes DAIS

BC Takes DAIS

Bella Orman, Student Life Editor

On Saturday May 13th, hundreds of high schoolers gathered at Trevor Day School on the Upper East Side for the 18th annual Multicultural Leadership Conference. There were around twenty Berkeley Carroll students taking part in the day, with Avery ‘17, Nysa ‘18, Handlie ‘18, Mosab ‘19 and Lizzie ‘18 as student facilitators. The day began with registration followed by muffins and juice in the gym...

June 6, 2017

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Modern Media in this Political Climate

Modern Media in this Political Climate

Aidan Silitch, Opinion and Humor Editor

Ahhh, Fox News. We all know it and I am sure we all love it. I mean how could we forsake a media outlet that puts out hard hitting news, such as “Inflatable Obstacle Cours...

June 7, 2017

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