Students defeat teachers in Science Bowl scrimmage during STEMfest activities

Five seniors defeated five science teachers in a 12 minute-long Science Bowl match during STEMfest May 21. Science Bowl team members Anser Abbas ’14, Zachary Birnholz ’14, Donhem Brown ’14, Kevin Zhang ’14 and Larry Zhang ’14 and teachers Larry Axelrod, Blaise Eitner, Jesse Reiner, Wendy Van Norden and Yanni Vourgourakis ’90 played to a […]

Basketball player to deliver valedictory address at commencement

Zoe Bohn ’14 will speak at graduation June 6 as valedictorian, President Rick Commons announced at the annual Cum Laude Induction Ceremony last week. The valedictorian is elected by a faculty vote every year based on academic ability, Commons said. Bohn has been playing piano for 11 years, co-captained the girl’s basketball team for her […]

Cheating on the Reading

Of 389 students polled in a Chronicle survey, 65 percent  use online reading aids like SparkNotes and Schmoop, both of which provide chapter summaries for books commonly read in English classes as well as analysis. Thirty-one percent of these students use reading aids instead of doing reading assignments, while 61 percent use them with reading […]

Moore reveals next years performing arts shows

“Company” will be the fall musical, and “As You Like It” will be the winter play next year, performing arts teacher Christopher Moore said in an email May 21. “Company,” with music and lyrics by composer Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, will be directed by performing arts teachers Michele Spears and Ted […]

Moore reveals next year’s performing arts shows

Four plays written by students and an alumnus were chosen to be performed at playwright festivals featuring young writers. The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival will produce plays by Patric Verrone ’13 and Aiyana White ’14 in June. Sabrina Batchler ’15 and Alex McNab ’14 will have their plays produced in the fall after winning […]

SciBowl team defeats teachers at STEMfest

Five seniors defeated five science teachers in a 12 minute-long Science Bowl match during STEMfest Wednesday. Science Bowl team members Kevin Zhang ’14, Anser Abbas ’14, Donhem Brown ’14, Zachary Birnholz ’14 and Larry Zhang ’14 and teachers Wendy Van Norden, Jesse Reiner, Larry Axelrod, Yanni Vourgourakis ’90 and Blaise Eitner played to a final score of […]

US to produce "Company," "As You Like It" next year

“Company” will be the fall musical and “As You Like It” will be the winter play next year. “Company,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, will be directed by performing arts teachers Michele Spears and Ted Walch. Spears will choreograph the musical. “As You Like It,” a play […]

Zoe Bohn '14 to speak as valedictorian

Zoe Bohn ’14 will speak at graduation June 6 as this year’s valedictorian, President Rick Commons announced at the annual Cum Laude Induction Ceremony Monday. Bohn was one of 59 seniors inducted in what Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts called “the highest-GPA gathering ever in Rugby” in her opening remarks. The valedictorian is elected by […]

Banks cancels for La Femme meeting

Singer-songwriter and musician Jillian Banks ’06 will not speak as planned at Monday’s La Femme club meeting. “[Banks’] management contacted [alumni administrator Janiece] Richard over the weekend to let us know that she has extended her time in Europe to conclude on an important collaboration that had been scheduled prior to our meeting,” Executive Assistant […]