Movie Mondays highlights diversity

The new Movie Mondays committee, which screens movies that highlight diversity, presented their first movie, “Hidden Figures,” to students before Peer Support on Monday. Science teacher and Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nate Cardin, affinity group leaders and students created the monthly events to highlight diverse voices. The committee said that the goal of […]

Changing it up: Dress code to address gender identity

Administrators drafted an altered wording of the school’s Dress Code, which acknowledges gender identity and issues with its enforcement, as a result of complaints from both upper and middle school students. The revised Dress Code was sent to affinity groups via email May 23 and will be printed in the 2017-18 Student Handbook. Conversations about […]

Juno Temple encourages female empowerment

Juno Temple encourages female empowerment

Actress Juno Temple discussed the importance of confidence and self-acceptance as a means of promoting feminine power with members of Le Femme on Monday, while talking about her experience as a woman in the media. In films including Atonement, Maleficent and The Dark Knight Rises, Temple said she chooses to play strong female characters with […]

La Femme sells T-shirts to benefit Elizabeth House

La Femme sells T-shirts to benefit Elizabeth House

La Femme sold T-shirts on the quad for $15 from March 6 to 10 to raise money for Elizabeth House, a non-profit organization that provides economic, medical and emotional support, including shelter and prenatal care, for homeless pregnant women and women with young children. Club member Alyssa Flaherty ’17 said that by volunteering at Elizabeth […]

Affinity groups host multicultural brunch

Affinity groups host multicultural brunch

Student-led affinity groups including the Latin American Student Organization, Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club and La Femme hosted a multicultural brunch to foster unity Monday at the Feldman Gallery. “This is just about coming together,” Upper School Dean and event co-organizer Celso Cardenas said. “There could be times when individuals […]

La Femme speaker discusses women in STEM

La Femme speaker discusses women in STEM

Stem cell researcher Dr. Victoria Fox was set to speak to members of La Femme about her experiences as a woman in science and the importance of stem cell work Jan. 9, as of press time. Fox is the CEO of PluriCORE, which provides consultants for researchers who are hoping to incorporate stem cells in […]

Alumna speaks on women in the work force

Alumna speaks on women in the work force

Senior Vice President of Global Communications Celebrity and VIP at Marc Jacobs Celine Khavarani ’95 spoke to members of La Femme about her experience as a woman in the work force. In past years, Khavarani has come back to campus to talk to students about her progress in the fashion industry, but today was the […]

La Femme club hosts town hall to address dress code

La Femme club leaders held a town hall meeting open to all students Tuesday afternoon to discuss the newly enforced dress code with Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick. After Resnick informed students and parents of a stricter dress code policy in an email Sept. 28, some students disagreed with its guidelines, which sparked […]