My Path to Confidence

Seventh grade is an unfortunate year. Nervous 12-year-olds flooded onto the middle school campus in all their pre-pubescent glory, desperate to find a place at their new school. Almost six years ago, I was one of those seventh graders, embarrassingly awkward and self-conscious as I attempted to settle down with new classmates and to navigate […]

Taking the High Road

Taking the High Road

As Sophia* drove down her street on the way to a party, her excitement gradually turned into paranoia. It took a conscious effort for her to focus on the road, and the laughter of her three friends became distracting rather than encouraging. After only a few minutes, she decided to pull over. “While I was […]

School may provide faculty measles vaccine

As a child, science teacher Walt Werner contracted the measles. As an adult, Werner developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma and took a five-month medical leave last year to undergo treatment, which included chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. During Werner’s chemotherapy treatment, doctors targeted cancer cells, which, because of the type of cancer Werner had, meant intentionally […]

Weathering the Storms

As Matt Karo ’14 prepared to leave his dorm room at Columbia University for baseball practice, he and his teammates received an e-mail from their coach notifying them that practice was canceled. The 20-degree weather and fierce winds of mid-November in New York City had forced the players to remain indoors. “I’ve never had that […]

Appreciate your teachers

The last issue of the Chronicle each year includes a senior supplement, and within the supplement, senior columns. Usually, the writers either reminisce about significant aspects of their high school careers, or they nervously speculate about the uncertain future. When I found out about these columns at the end of my sophomore year, I knew […]

Crossing the line

“You run like a girl!” “You hit like a girl!” “You throw like a girl!” We’ve all heard these taunts. Coaches, parents and children often equate a boy’s bad performance with femininity. However, we rarely consider the far-reaching consequences of this behavior. This damaging practice promotes the idea that girls are lesser than, and it […]

Watching the news unfold

Every time he heard warning sirens, Judd Liebman ’12 calmly made his way to the fortified safe room in the Tel Aviv building where he was working. In northern Israeli cities including Tel Aviv, the warning meant people had 90 seconds to get to safety before a rocket might land. “There were sirens two to […]

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