Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

After taking her first unit test in an Advanced Placement class at the beginning of junior year, Alyse Tran ’18 said she felt:   a) Frustration b) A decline in motivation c) Helplessness d) All of the above The correct answer is D. The test was an old AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam issued […]

Rediscovering passion and curiosity among us

Rediscovering passion and curiosity among us

She was a fourth grader I met at an after-school science workshop, a ten-year-old, and she was better at physics than me, a junior in AP Physics. In a matter of minutes, the most advanced model bridge from the back of the instructions pamphlet of The Real Model Bridge Building Kit was merely amateur practice […]

Facebook Official: Posting College Decisions on Social Media

Facebook Official: Posting College Decisions on Social Media

Dani Mirell ’17 opened the portal to the University of Michigan website hesitantly. She knew she loved the school, but she told herself she would be okay if she didn’t get in. Marlborough student Lily Goldsmith ’17 opened her email inbox and searched for the email from the University of Pennsylvania. She anxiously clicked the […]

Proud to be LGBT: Profiling GSA and P10

Proud to be LGBT: Profiling GSA and P10

On the night of the election, upper school science teacher Nate Cardin and his husband looked solemnly at each other. Their searching eyes asked each other the same question: “Will we be able to stay married?”   After finding out that the new government housed leaders who had rescinding marriage equality on their agendas, to […]

Resnick discusses changes to proposed AP limits policy

Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick shared newly developed details of the administration’s AP limit proposal with students at the second of five meetings to discuss the proposed limits Wednesday during sixth period. The administration has now decided that the new policy will only limit the number of AP classes, not honors classes, students can […]

Administrators forget to cancel AP limits meeting

No members of faculty nor Prefect Council attended the third of four open meetings to talk about AP limits, which was scheduled to take place Monday during Activities. Several students arrived and waited for members of the administration to arrive, but none showed up. Administrators did attend a meeting during second period Monday. Interim Head of Upper […]

Eyes Wide Shut: Students Suffering from Sleep Disorders

Eyes Wide Shut: Students Suffering from Sleep Disorders

When Lucas Perez ’16 finally starts to fall asleep, he hears a siren blare. Its chaotic, high pitch mingles with a shrieking wail. The sounds grows louder, and the chaos builds until it’s all he hears. A migraine develops, pulsating in his brain to the beat of his racing heart. He tries to move his […]

Doctor’s Orders: Using and Abusing Medical Marijuana Cards

Doctor’s Orders: Using and Abusing Medical Marijuana Cards

Colorful sugar-dusted gummy edibles. A medical bottle packed with a few grams. Perfectly-rolled joints packaged in plastic tubes and a Bic lighter enameled with a gopher graphic.   These items lay askew on the console of Ali’s* ’16 car as she and her boyfriend stared at the assortment, their mouths agape. It was not the […]

No homework holidays: all work and no play

No homework holidays: all work and no play

I still remember how restless I was that Monday night, my mind anxiously recounting my day the way it tends to when I stare too long at the ceiling about my bed. I retrospect, it was a perfect type of day. But that day is tainted in my memory. I added cream to my coffee […]

Seniors to wear white at graduation

The senior class voted to all wear white gowns and caps to graduation this year, following the decision to end the tradition of female seniors wearing white gowns and male seniors wearing black gowns. The administration and Prefect Council said that they asked the seniors to make this change to promote inclusivity for all students. […]

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