The Physical Internet

The Physical Internet

I am an absolutely avid technology enthusiast. I have watched the things around me, once seemingly independent fixtures in my home, in the car, everywhere in fact, become increasingly connected. Each of these steps forward, each of these steps together is astounding and inspiring to me, for when I was a little kid, I barely knew what […]

This was a loud article to write

This was a loud article to write

Here’s a thought: in a place where we have the most cutting edge technology at our fingertips, where you can perfectly format an MLA-style paper with a tap, where our pages correct our spelling, where we can save what we write, where we can delete text–why would anyone still pick up a cumbersome, loud, complicated, […]

Library Stress Relievers

Library Stress Relievers

Students visiting the front desk of the Mudd Library in the last few months may have noticed a whiteboard covered with quotes, goofy drawings, opinions and responses to current events. They might also have seen their peers solving jigsaw puzzles in the far corner of the common area near therapeutic aquariums where goldfish ogle visitors […]

Pianists to perform for class

The Kutler Center will host a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 ballet orchestral piece “Rite of Spring for Piano for Four Hands” Sunday. This will be the fourth annual performance for the Philosophy in Art and Science course, a Kutler Center class taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. The […]

Mountain lion expert visits photography class

Mountain lion expert visits photography class

Mountain lion expert, environmentalist, activist and photographer Johanna Turner presented to students in Photography 3, AP Environmental Science and Spanish classes Feb. 25. She discussed principles of photography and the importance of wildlife conservation. The presentation focused on her documentation of mountain lions and other animals native to California. Additionally, Turner provided advice and instruction […]

Storm knocks out power at Upper School

UPDATED: Power was restored by 6:20 p.m.. A power outage struck two Upper School buildings at about 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, leading to the loss of electricity for more than six hours in Chalmers and Weiler halls. These buildings, along with the traffic light at the main entrance, were the only areas affected. The issue […]

16 teachers receive grant to visit Korea

Sixteen members of the faculty were granted fellowships to take a trip to Korea this summer, from June 11-23. The trip, funded by the Gunter Gross Global initiative and Gyu Si and Min Sun Suh (Andy ’18), will include travel to Seoul and Jeju Island. “As educators, we recognize the importance of having a ‘global […]

Software developer presents at club

Software Development Manager Alan Homan spoke to the Computer Science Club last Tuesday, presenting on the topics of software development, design, algorithms and the daily life of a software developer. “The aim of the presentation was to share the lessons learned in my software development career, provide direction, and inspire the next generation of innovators,” […]

Oka ’92 teaches acting, improv

Actor Masi Oka ‘92 taught an Unconventional Leadership workshop on improvisational skills in the Drama Lab last Friday. Oka, who starred in NBC’s “Heroes,” has a background in improv that includes several troupes, such as the Groundlings, Improv Olympics, Second City, and Theatre Sports. He has taught his own improv workshops in California, Hawaii and […]

Physics teacher writes article for science journal

Upper school physics teacher Antonio Nassar’s article titled “Bohemian Trajectories of Airy Packets” was published in the Annals of Physics Journal this summer. The quantum mechanics article, which discusses the variations in the paths of particles and the influence of the act of observation upon these paths, took him about a year and a half […]