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Protecting choice

Allegra Drago May 27, 2022

After she was told it was unlikely she could conceive children, Paula* said she engaged in meaningless hookups, unconcerned about a possible pregnancy. Weeks later, she found herself staring at an ultrasound...

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Calling all Fanatics

Allegra Drago March 24, 2022

Dozens of fans donning bright red T-shirts with text reading, “I don’t know how to say this, but we’re kind of a big deal,” poured down from the stands, flooding the Sierra Canyon School basketball...

Photo Illustrations by Alexa Druyanoff of representations of culture groups on campus.

Appreciation or Appropriation

Allegra Drago and Georgia Goldberg March 24, 2022

As Savannah Shaub ’23, who identifies as white, examined this year’s new clubs list, she  said she noticed few spaces for students to discuss Chinese culture at the Upper School. Seeing this as an...

Passing Down the Perks Article Title Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Passing Down the Perks

Allegra Drago February 20, 2022

As Spencer Sherman ’21 sprinted past the Munger science building, he began unbuttoning his Hawaiian-printed shirt. His smile beamed and cheers of laughter could be heard on the Quad from the Copses Family...

Although many welcome the rise of cryptocurrency, its volatility and contribution to climate change have sparked discussion.

The Cost of Crypto

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Georgia Goldberg February 19, 2022

After unlocking her phone and scrolling through unread emails, Shoshie Bernstein ’22 logged onto her Coinbase app to check the status of her Bitcoin holdings. Bernstein, who used a mixture of birthday...

Staged student, Becca Berlin/Chronicle, continues her studies remotely while at home with COVID-19.

Sick Day

Allegra Drago, Assistant Features Editor January 20, 2022

Annabelle Mass ’24 glanced at the carpool lane on the first day back from winter break, searching for friends to walk to class with. As she watched the line pass outside her window, she noticed her friend...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  gives his I Have a Dream speech to sign-bearing protesters at the March on Washington.

Marching Forward

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Jaden Bobb January 19, 2022

Voicing their demands as they strode across the National Mall, roughly 250,000 people raised signs to protest racial discrimination and lobby for civil rights legislation on August 28, 1963. Attendees...

A collage of images from  various trips of students to foreign nations.

Adventures Abroad

Allegra Drago, Assistant Features Editor December 15, 2021

As a bleary-eyed Casey Ross ’23 steps off a train, she stares at a loading Google Maps screen. The display illuminates her face, but she finds herself with no cellular service. It is 2:12 a.m., and three...

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Equestrian begins its season

Allegra Drago and Will Sherwood November 18, 2021

The equestrian team participated in the Interscholastic Equestrian League on Nov. 7. Team captain Cosette Shamonki ’23 won champion in the overall dressage competition category. Five members of the team...

Various alumni showcase their work inspired by different endeavors
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Stardom Young

Allegra Drago, Assistant Features Editor November 18, 2021

Overwhelmed by the chatter of his childhood friend and the cacophony of cicadas, alumnus Nick Lee quietly sat at the breakfast table. Jaw agape, he stared in disbelief at the Instagram notification that...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Body Bias

Allegra Drago October 17, 2021

Eager to cool off in the late summer heat, Sam Plageman ’23 took off her sweatshirt, revealing the tight, low-cut spaghetti-strap tank top she was wearing underneath. A close friend approached her and...

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