School to implement new gender policies

Following over a year of research on how students are gendered within the school, an ad-hoc committee, including middle and upper school deans, teachers and faculty, created a list of 16 to 18 recommendations in an effort to provide more inclusive opportunities on campus. The committee presented their suggestions to school administrators and departments heads, […]

Appreciating our education

Appreciating our education

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with student volunteers from other schools at an event on campus. While stuffing gift bags in the lounge, one of the volunteers glanced at the deans’ offices. “My school doesn’t look like this,” she murmured. As we made our way upstairs to open the math classrooms, […]

Students browse courses at Academic Fair

Students browse courses at Academic Fair

Sophomores and juniors attended the annual Academic Fair on Monday in order to learn about the courses offered for next year.  Prefect Council hosted the event in Taper Gym during activities period. At the fair, teachers and students currently enrolled in the class represented their courses and electives at various booths.  In addition to describing […]

Democrats divided

Democrats divided

Though 2019 has just barely begun, the 2020 presidential race is well underway. Half a dozen Democrats have already declared their candidacy, and with the momentum from the 2018 Midterm elections, Democrats share one aim: defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. Yet, despite its unified goal, the Democratic party’s lack of cohesion is evident. Comprised […]

Student’s Instagram photo surpasses 11,000 likes

In response to the most liked picture on Instagram, Dahlia Low ’20 posted a photo of herself on @most_liked_my_face, an account she created as a joke, she said. However, Low’s picture has now received over 11 thousand likes. According to NBC News, a picture of an egg from the account @world_record_egg received 50.5 million likes, […]

Reconciling the past: Former Nazi and Holocaust survivor share their experiences during WWII

Reconciling the past: Former Nazi and Holocaust survivor share their experiences during WWII

In an effort to inspire future change, former German Nazi Ursula Martens and Holocaust survivor Erika Jacoby shared their different experiences during World War II at an all-school assembly Wednesday. Xenia Bernal ’19 hosted the speakers in partnership with the Righteous Conversations Project, a program of the non-profit organization Remember Us. Bernal said that, in […]

Students contract whooping cough

Eight students across both the middle and upper school campuses were diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, Community Health Officer Milo Sini said in an email Dec. 18.  The school notified only the parents of students who share classes or activities with those infected. This is the second consecutive year the highly contagious […]

Prefects implement Orange Sheet system

In order to eliminate miscommunication between students and teachers, Prefect Council implemented a new Orange Sheet system, which students will use to move a test when they have three or more on the same day, junior prefect Michael Lehrhoff ‘20 said. Prefect Council announced the new initiative in an email to the student body Nov. […]