Teachers adapt classes to online environment

Teachers adapt classes to online environment

Although many educational institutions have considered incorporating in-person teaching in the fall, many have opted to host school classes and events online for the upcoming academic year instead. On-campus events that would typically occur at the beginning of the school year are now all taking place online, such as Sophomore Orientation, Convocation, Back to School […]

Outdoor cafeteria undergoes construction

Outdoor cafeteria undergoes construction

In an effort to efficiently provide lunch to the school community,  the administration  decided to build a cafeteria annex at the flag court. Associate Head of School Laura Ross said that while the school was planning the new schedule, many members of the community were concerned about the common lunch period. Without the cafeteria annex, […]

School responds to ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

School responds to ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

In light of the racial justice movement sweeping across the nation, members of the class of 2019 created Blackathw, an Instagram account highlighting the experiences of Black students on campus. After a series of discussions with Black alumni and students, upper and middle school administrators composed an anti-racism plan, which they released July 24. Director […]

Khyra Stiner studies experiences of enslaved people

Khyra Stiner studies experiences of enslaved people

In her Junior Summer Fellowship project, Khyra Stiner ’21 will capture the experiences of enslaved people by telling their harrowing stories. She said she intends to use poetry and photography to educate others about the extraordinary experiences of Black people in American history. She also said she hopes her work will shed light on the […]

Grace Shin researches Alaskan climate change

Grace Shin researches Alaskan climate change

Grace Shin ’21 examined the impacts of climate change on Native Alaskan communities this summer as part of her Junior Summer Fellowship. Shin planned to travel to Alaska to do research and interviews in person; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was unable to physically travel, so her experience was conducted entirely online, creating […]

Evie de Rubertis studies women in art

Evie de Rubertis studies women in art

Evie de Rubertis ’21, one of the seven recipients of the Junior Summer Fellowships, used her resources to explore the history and evolution of women in art and examine how these feminist works relate to her. “I’ve never really studied something that I wanted to,” de Rubertis said. “I’m really into feminist-focused artwork. A lot […]

Jonathan Cosgrove looks at how cuisine unites the Middle East

Jonathan Cosgrove looks at how cuisine unites the Middle East

As a recipient of the Junior Summer Fellowship, Jonathan Cosgrove ’21 opened dialogue between chefs from Israel, Palestine and the United Arab Emirates through his podcast “Chef to Chef.” Cosgrove said he hopes his project will allow him and others to learn more about how food brings people from different nations together. Cosgrove explained what […]

Emma Limor studies Middle East, North Africa

Emma Limor studies Middle East, North Africa

To pursue her interest in the development of Arabic language and culture, Chronicle Opinion and Business Editor Emma Limor ’21 spent the summer studying the similarities and differences of six Middle East and North African (MENA) countries. After taking Middle East Studies at the Upper School and serving on the Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change […]

Josephine Amakye ’21 studies race relations in South Africa

Josephine Amakye ’21 studies race relations in South Africa

Josephine Amakye ’21 studied race relations in post-Apartheid South Africa as part of the school’s Junior Fellowship program this summer. While she was not able to physically go to South Africa as planned, Amakye said she successfully accomplished her goal of meeting with students, teachers and others in the South African community to learn more […]

Valentina Gaxiola researches gender inequality in Italian sports

Valentina Gaxiola researches gender inequality in Italian sports

Junior Summer Fellowship recipient Valentina Gaxiola ’21 researched gender inequality in sports this summer. While on a trip to Italy a few years ago, Gaxiola said she was inspired to study sexism in the athletic world after seeing women cheering on male sports players from the sidelines during professional and pick-up games. Gaxiola said she […]

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