Climbing the steps toward unity

Climbing the steps toward unity

Haven’t we come a long way? Today, on the threshold of 2020, society enjoys more access to technology, traditionally underrepresented groups have made progress in both government and general society, and the economy rests comfortably on top of historically-low unemployment rates and a strong stock market. By the metrics, this past decade has been one […]

Giving thanks to our capeless heroes

Giving thanks to our capeless heroes

Gratitude and thankfulness are central themes of the fall season—Veterans Day just passed, and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. During this time, it is commonplace to thank veterans for their service and to express our appreciation to close family and friends, but the current pessimistic state of affairs has made these actions all the more important […]

Together through the college process

Together through the college process

With the end of first quarter approaching in early November, school is officially back in full swing. As the community settles into its normal routine, students’ workloads pile up higher and higher. Every year, seniors are forced to quickly adjust to courses and classmates as the endless wave of assessments and homework assignments flood their […]

Prioritizing important issues

Prioritizing important issues

We live in a time when fewer and fewer people wake up Sunday morning to rolled-up newspapers, still damp from their sprinklers and delicately folded up on their driveways. Seemingly, technology brings the entire world to our fingertips with Apple News alerts pinging our phones regularly and trivial Daily Mail stories appearing on Snapchat. Though […]

Students, faculty convene for seventh annual all-school convocation

Students, faculty convene for seventh annual all-school convocation

The school community gathered today for the seventh annual all-school convocation on Ted Slavin field to celebrate the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Along with speeches from select administrators, Head Prefects Michael Lehrhoff ’20 and Grace Burton ’20 offered advice to underclassmen. To open the convocation, Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish discussed the […]

A Grateful Goodbye

A Grateful Goodbye

It’s easy to read this paper and imagine a few reporters and editors in Weiler late at night writing, editing and designing the entire paper. We work in a hierarchical staff structure, and, as such, it’s easy to attribute the bulk of this paper to the managing team that often signs these editorials. This, however, […]

Letter to the Editors: A call for integrity on reporting about students with extended time

Biological diversity is not only real, it is an imperative for the survival of any species. Little phenotypical or genotypical idiosyncrasies that may seem minor in the moment can mean the difference between adaptation and extinction during a drastic change in environmental conditions. For humans, variations in melanin, hair texture, height, skeletal shape and other […]

The Sanctity of Ditch Day

The Sanctity of Ditch Day

Although many teachers’ views on this matter have evolved over the years, I still believe that excellence should be recognized. This senior class has, to my knowledge, surpassed all previous classes (including my own) by every metric that the school uses to measure success. As perhaps no one is surprised to hear, this year’s “skip […]

Scheduling a Change

Scheduling a Change

The school recently announced plans to reform the daily schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. These changes will bring longer class periods, fewer classes per day and one late start day per week, among other changes. On the surface, this shift appears very positive, with a large focus on student wellness and pedagogy. With such […]

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