There’s no us in team

There’s no us in team

When point guard Melissa Zozulenko ’21 packed her bag on the last day of in-person school, she didn’t realize she would have to say goodbye to her basketball team for over six months. Since then, she has been isolated from the majority of her teammates and coaches, even though she has recently returned to the court […]

Pressured Productivity

Since the pandemic began, each interaction I have with others has begun with a countless set of questions: how are you using your extra time? What new skills have you acquired? With the expectation to spend your time learning a new language, jogging and organizing your room, the media’s message is clear:  lockdown must be […]

Conflict Crisis

Peer Support, the largest club on campus, presents itself as a student-led safe space in which all members are welcome to share issues that compromise their personal well-being. However, the club’s policies often run counter to its frequently advertised goal of establishing a supportive and inclusive atmosphere for all members. Ultimately, Peer Support does a […]

Talk It Out

Talk It Out

Students have began to proactively start conversations about mental health awareness. As Britney* found herself in yet another lunchtime conversation with a peer about anxiety, she wracked her brain for something to say that would make her friend feel better. After reflecting on her own positive experiences in therapy, she brought it up in conversation. […]

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Grammy award-winning musical artist Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi spoke about the stigma surrounding mental health in the black community in an all-school assembly hosted by the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club on Wednesday. “People are struggling right now from mental illness,” Mescudi said. “They don’t have answers, and sometimes, music is all that’s there […]

Smashing the Stigma

Smashing the Stigma

A few weeks ago, in a display of immense courage and vulnerability, a senior stepped forward at an all-school assembly to share her history with depression and discuss the stigma surrounding mental health on campus and in our community. As we raised the flashlights on our phones to symbolize our support for a shift in […]

‘Greatest Of All Time’: Faculty, staff participate in goat yoga

‘Greatest Of All Time’: Faculty, staff participate in goat yoga

To better improve their physical and mental health, members of faculty and staff participated in goat yoga outside of Rugby as part of their annual health and wellness week Oct. 19 . According to the instructors, while yoga generally helps to relieve stress, goat yoga particularly targets participants’ emotional wellbeing. “Yoga itself is already grounding […]

McGraw ’01 returns to teach psychology

Tina McGraw ’01 will return to her alma mater as both the head of Peer Support She will be transferring to a school setting for the first time after working in drug and alcohol treatment at residential and outpatient centers for the past 12 years.  She worked as the Director of Operations, Administrative Coordinator and […]

Beyond the Books: Placing More Emphasis on Student Wellness

Beyond the Books: Placing More Emphasis on Student Wellness

“I geek out over all of this.” Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher and Counselor Michelle Bracken smiled as she reached above her desk to find a three inch binder given to her by the Institute for Social and Emotional Learning. “Imagine a world where in Kindergarten you learn about how to solve problems and […]