Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor astronaut Sally Ride ’68

Sally Ride ’68, the first American woman and youngest American to travel to space, will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the U.S. bestows on civilians. She died in July 2012 of pancreatic cancer. Ride will be among 16 recipients of the medal to be honored in a ceremony at […]

Film teacher researches French director in Paris

Performing arts teacher Ted Walch spent a week in Paris during the summer researching French director Francois Truffaut’s “Les Quatre Cents Coups” at The Cinémathèque Française. He also walked the streets to visit sites where the film was shot. “For a long time I’d wanted to know even more than I’d been able to find […]

All-school convocation begins school year

The first-ever all-school opening convocation Tuesday morning included the investiture of a new president, the announcement of a new character theme for the year and the investiture of this year’s upper school prefects and middle school senators. It all took place on Ted Slavin field, on a stage before the entire faculty and 1,600 students, […]

Divya Siddarth: India

In the two weeks she spent at a yoga university in Bangalore, India, Divya Siddarth’s ’14 typical day started at 5 a.m. and consisted of hours of practicing yoga, chanting and meditating. She took this trip as a recipient of the Gunter-Gross Asia Initiative Summer Fellowship. Siddarth became interested in visiting Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana […]

Shaolin Showdown

They started out nervous. Eitan Sneider’s ’17 father had signed him, his cousin Daniel Sneider ’16 and another cousin up for three and a half weeks at a Shaolin school of Kung Fu in Yantai, Shandong, China. None of them had studied martial arts seriously except for when they were younger, Eitan Sneider said. “I […]

Advanced Performance Studies class performs "Under Milk Wood"

The Advanced Performance Studies class, made up of seven seniors, performed “Under Milk Wood,” a play for voices by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and directed by Performing Arts teacher Ted Walch on Saturday, June 1. Sara Carreras ’13, Marissa Chupack ’13, Lucas Foster ’13, Nick Healy ’13, Thomas Oser ’13, Kassie Shannon ’13 and Kacey […]

GLI Club fundraiser raises rape awareness

The Girls Learn International club posted flyers and held a bake sale May 24, promoting awareness about rape culture and raising $855. The money from the bake sale will pay for tuition, uniforms, supplies and transportation for girls going to the SMS Sobhodero School in Pakistan. The club had originally intended to host an “advocacy […]

GLI sale raises $855 for Pakistan school

The  Girls Learn International club made flyers and held a bake sale May 24, working to raise awareness about rape culture and finishing the day with $855. The money from the bake sale will pay for tuition, uniforms, supplies and transportation for girls attending the SMS Sobhodero School in Pakistan. Girls Learn International Inc. links chapters […]