Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Freedom School student volunteers made a presentation about the summer program, where they give academic help to underprivileged children, and announced a fundraising bake sale at Wednesday’s assembly. Volunteers Jed Kronenberg ’17, Shelby Weiss ’16 and Cate Wolfen ’17 individually started book clubs for Freedom School students, and held a bake sale on the quad to […]

Gay former lacrosse player shares story at assembly

Gay former lacrosse player shares story at assembly

Openly gay athlete and LGBT activist Andrew Goldstein encouraged students and faculty to be mindful of their language and to accept differences in others in his speech at the assembly Monday. “Let’s try not to make assumptions about other people,” Goldstein said at the assembly. “Be thoughtful about the words you use, and know that […]

Fanatics announce Fanatic Fest details at assembly

With Homecoming approaching Saturday, the Head Fanatics announced the details of this week’s Fanatic Fest festivities at today’s assembly, and students also made additional announcements detailing upcoming school-wide events. To lead up to the pep rally on Friday, each day this week has a specific dress theme. Themes included “Marvel Monday,” “Twin Tuesday” and “Western […]

Prefects to initiate break talks on quad

Following an upper school assembly speech by anti-sexist activist Jackson Katz, the Prefect Council met with about a dozen students last Thursday to discuss his message to test a plan to host talks on pertinent topics on the quad during Monday breaks. “I thought the test discussion was very productive, and I was really happy […]

Fostering community

While the lipstick “vandalism” incident last month may have disappeared from most people’s minds, I can’t help but remember the conversations it sparked during both my seventh period Chronicle class and on the quad days after. Although people felt torn about the topic, from feeling like it created more unnecessary work for the maintenance staff, […]

Students to read 'Moby Dick' aloud overnight

Students will stay up all night to read “Moby Dick” aloud in its entirety April 24 – 25 at the Mudd Library for the Harvard-Westlake Moby Dick Big Read, organizers announced at assembly today. Two of the organizers of the third annual event, Jack Stovitz ’16 and Tiana Coles ’16, said that students who are […]

Students help provide clean water to 2200

Students bought around 1,700 water bottles to raise money to bring filtered water to 2,200 people in Africa, Clean Water Ambassador founder Cole Kawana ’16 announced at the assembly March 18. Clean Water Ambassadors Foundation sold water bottles printed with their logo in the cafeteria this week, with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to […]

Little Rock Nine member to speak at assembly

Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to desegregate an all-white high school in Arkansas in 1957, will speak during assembly Jan. 21 in honor of Black History Month. After the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in 1954, the National Association for […]

Little Rock Nine member to speak at assembly

Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to desegregate an all-white high school in Arkansas in 1957, will be speaking during assembly Jan. 21 in honor of Black History Month. After The Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in 1954, the National Association for […]