CBS News features senior in ‘People Making a Difference’ segment

Reporting from Rugby Theater, a CBS News crew filmed senior class meeting April 28 for a segment focused on Sophia Van Iderstine’s ’17 effort to start a conversation about mental health among her peers. According to the piece titled “People Making a Difference,” CBS reported on the “powerful lesson” from CEO of the Human Power Project Ross […]

Holocaust survivor speaks to sophomore class

Holocaust survivor speaks to sophomore class

Holocaust survivor Michele Rodri shared her experience during the war, told about her life after and advised students to speak up against wrongdoings at the sophomore class meeting March 29. Rodri was born in Paris to a Jewish orthodox family. At seven years old, Rodri was picked up by SS officers, she said. Rodri said […]

Slam poets visit class meetings

Slam poets visit class meetings

Poets from Get Lit, a slam poetry group, performed response slam poetry at junior and senior assemblies Nov. 4 and Nov. 7. The school’s slam poetry team invited the poets to get students to join the club. Last year, the school’s slam poetry team was a finalist at Classic Slam, a youth poetry festival hosted […]

Seniors to give class gift to Kutler Memorial Fund

  By Michelle Yousefzadeh Twelfth graders voted to donate their Senior Gift to the Brendan Kutler Memorial Fund at their class meeting Feb. 23. Every year, seniors vote to donate a gift from their class to fund a program, sponsor an endorsement or buy a memorable object to give to the community. Brendan Kutler was […]

Talk of the Town: Columbine school shooting video

In the first video of our new Talk of the Town series, The Chronicle asked students and faculty for their opinions on the 1999 Columbine School shooting reenactment video that was shown during sophomore class meeting on Friday, Oct. 2, the last day of Fanatic Fest.

Increase on-campus fun factor

In September, the Prefect Council tried to add an extra 25-minute break to the week, but FAC did not pass the proposal. The break was a good effort — it would have been a first step in breaking up the long week Upper School students face with a dose of fun — but it shouldn’t […]

Scuba takes first ocean dive

By Reina Factor  Immersed in a cyclone of bubbles, kelp and orange garibaldi, her nerves began to escalate as she began to sink.  The hum of the regulator had subsided and the little sunlight from above disappeared the deeper she sank. As she reminded herself to breathe slowly, control her speed and take in the […]

Mental health days affect daily attendance

By Stephanie Deutsch and Sophie Mancall-Bitel Kristin Chan ’07 sits in a Rugby classroom during her senior class meeting, filling out what can only be described as a monster of a survey on students’ workloads: 25 pages of questions about extracurriculars, AP classes and how much time students truly spend online every night while working […]

She walks 50 miles in the Brontës’ shoes

By Kaizeen Mody and Katherine Shaum Erica Drennan ’07 did not just walk a mile in the footsteps of her favorite author – she walked 50. Before walking along the grassy knolls of the Yorkshire countryside and through the dry moors of England last summer, the idea of following where the Brontë sisters were was […]