Coronavirus Crisis

Despite the switch to remote learning, Sarina Smolev ’22 filled her days with fairly normal routines: attending daily classes, albeit via Zoom, and completing typical loads of homework before connecting with her peers. On a call with a friend who attends public school, however, Smolev realized that her student quarantine experience was not the standard across […]

Reshaping the Elections

As the coronavirus outbreak has shut down the economy and suspended typical daily life, the United States presidential election has reached an impasse. Instead of devoting countless hours of her day to social media and other forms of entertainment, Hayley Rothbart ’21 spends her time watching the news, which shows individuals clothed in protective gear […]

Confronting xenophobia in light of coronavirus

As I scroll through news articles to find updates about the coronavirus, I pass countless stories about xenophobic behavior toward Asian-Americans, prompting me to adjust my behavior in public. Even I am self-conscious as I step out of my house on my weekly run to the grocery store to buy supplies for self-quarantine. Judgment feels […]

Lettuce Eat

Lettuce Eat

Determined to both contribute to a bake sale fundraiser for sustainable forestry and to comply with her newly vegan diet, Lexie Warlick ’21 mixed dark chocolate, vegan butter and applesauce into her chocolate chip cookie batter. The next morning, she left her goods out on the sale table, expecting them not to receive much appeal […]

9-1-None

9-1-None

As Natalie Barnouw ’21 ran through the field, her eyes fixed on the rolling soccer ball, she tripped, tumbled to the ground and felt a sharp pull in her ankle. Distracted by the pain, Barnouw limped across the field and toward the trainers, who she hoped would diagnose her injury. What she thought was a […]

Non-binary activists discuss gender identity

Non-binary activists discuss gender identity

Non-binary activists Jacob Tobia and Tyler Ford discussed their experiences as gender-nonconforming individuals at the first all-school assembly of the year Nov. 6. To begin the assembly, Tobia read a part of their memoir, “Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story,” which touches on their experience of growing up while hiding their identity from society. “When queer people […]

Connections Across Continents

Connections Across Continents

Every afternoon, Jasmine Wang ’21 checks her phone on her way home, eagerly awaiting her father’s usual phone call, when she updates him about her day at school. Because her father lives in Hong Kong for business purposes, Wang has lived in the U.S. with only her mother and brother since she was a young child. […]

Pretty in Plastic

Pretty in Plastic

“What will everyone think? Is it super obvious?”As Violet* organized her books for the first day of school, these thoughts ran rampant in her mind, dampening her usual excitement for the new year. Over the summer, Violet had received a rhinoplasty, a popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed on the nose.According to a survey conducted by […]