Proud to be a Wolverine

As part of the annual Senior Transition Day, the school organized a screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a shocking documentary about sexual assault on college campuses nationwide, produced by parent Amy Ziering (Hannah Kofman ’14, Emma Kofman ’16). Having seen this film once before, along with a question and answer panel with three of the […]

Faculty explain how they balance parenting and work

Faculty explain how they balance parenting and work

Every Thursday morning, Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church’s wife takes their 4-year-old daughter Elsie and their 20-month-old son Owen to Elsie’s ballet class. Afterward, the three of them go to a doughnut shop nearby where Owen has one spot where he must sit with his favorite doughnut in hand. “Even if there are people […]

Living in the present

It is only natural to want a change of pace: to experience new things, try different foods and embark on adventures. More often than not, this desire to break with the monotony of our daily lives can be a great thing. However, when we allow ourselves, as I have, to become dissatisfied with the present […]

Talking It Over

Camden* ’15 walks over to the brown couch and sits blankly for about a minute. He observes the scenic paintings on the walls and takes note of the five tissue boxes dispersed around the room. The silence is not awkward but instead a comforting stillness. Camden engages in small talk with the kind, wiry man […]

Reacting to Ferguson

Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police allege Brown stole a box of cigars from a local convenience store, but Brown was actually stopped for jaywalking. The facts of the encounter between Wilson and Brown are in dispute, […]

The News Fanatics

“I am a news fanatic,” history teacher Dror Yaron said shaking his head. “I probably spend too much time keeping up with news. The more you know, the more confusing it is, the more frustrating it is.” Yaron spends a lot of his time looking at a multiplicity of sources in an effort to form […]

A House Divided

In many ways, hatred dominates Roxanne’s* ’14 life. When her parents explained that they were getting a divorce, Roxanne distinctly remembers them emphasizing that they were going to co-parent. But since that day, they are rarely in the same room and never speak unless absolutely necessary. “I do not want my parents in the same […]

A Home Away From Home

Marine Corporal Aaron P. Mankin was critically injured May 11, 2005 while serving in Iraq when his assault vehicle rolled over and exploded. Mankin suffered burns on over 25 percent of his body. His ears, nose and mouth were gone along with two fingers on his right hand. Mankin became the first participant in Operation […]

National team setter speaks to squad

Three-time Olympic volleyball player Lindsey Napela Berg visited the varsity volleyball team to stress the importance of teamwork and discuss the difficulties of being a woman in the spotlight. “It was absolutely incredibly meeting Lindsey. I think we are all very motivated now going into playoffs after our Q&A with her,” setter Nicole Elattrache ’14 […]

Science teacher takes leave of absence

Upper school science teacher Walt Werner has taken a medical leave after being diagnosed this past June with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph tissue. Doctors are confident that he will be in the hospital for a stem cell transplant within a month. The school has been very supportive and Werner hopes to be […]