The Stoned Age

The Stoned Age

Like any teenager before the COVID-19 pandemic, Adam* ’21 followed a nightly routine of completing homework, brushing his teeth, scrolling through Instagram and falling asleep. His regimen changed during quarantine when he began taking hits from his favorite birthday cake-flavored Stiizy, a marijuana electronic cigarette, every night. Smoking before falling asleep provided him with the […]

In Her Honor

In Her Honor

As she walked her dog through her neighborhood with a live news broadcast playing softly from her mom’s phone, Frances Ross ’22 came to a halt. Watching as her mom frantically opened Safari and read the same headline over and over , Frances Ross struggled to process the news she had just heard: Supreme Court […]

Going The Extra Mile

Going The Extra Mile

When John Szijjarto ’21 opened an email from College Board on Aug. 29, he was disappointed to find out that his SAT exam had been canceled for the fifth time. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, test centers across the country have canceled standardized tests multiple times since March. “It is painful to have my SAT […]

Out of Bounds

Members of the school community reflect on their experiences with toxic masculinity in male athletics.

Out of Bounds

As Jack Shane ’19 frantically ran into baseball practice, he felt the judgmental gazes of his teammates upon him. Late from dropping off his girlfriend, he rushed to apologize, only to be met with taunts from his friends “That’s gay,” they said.  For Shane, these words represented the normalization of homophobic slurs and the negative […]

Building His Own Experience

Building His Own Experience

Beyond the backyard of the Anschell family’s house, there’s a steep dirt hill. Most kids would avoid this area, maybe explore it a bit, but largely keep out. Not Jonah Anschell ’23. When he first looked at the plot of land, he said he saw an opportunity to build. Now, a small house stands there, […]

Generation Donor Conceived

For Shoshie Bernstein ’22, the reality that she was donor-conceived (DC) has been a known part of her identity for her entire life. Donor conception is the process by which intended parents may obtain the gametes necessary to produce a child. In Bernstein’s case, her two mothers used sperm from the same donor to have […]

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