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Scout’s Honor: Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on Campus

Jesse Nadel April 30, 2017

When Angelica Estrada ’17 was in elementary school, she had to knock on doors and camp outside of grocery stores to get people to buy her Girl Scout cookies. The competition amongst the 20 other nine-year-old...

Janine Jones named Interim Director of Diversity

Jesse Nadel March 20, 2017

Associate Director of Admissions Janine Jones will become the Interim Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as the school launches a search to find a permanent person to fill the newly created position,...

Deans implement new admissions policy

Jesse Nadel February 15, 2017

The deans will enact a new admissions policy starting with the class of 2018 where Single-Choice Early Action applications to Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford will be treated as Early Decision applications. Under...

Trip raises drinking concerns

Jesse Nadel February 14, 2017

The school is investigating possible violations of the alcohol policy following the semester break trip to the Inauguration, Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick said. An alum, who was not on the...

Tatted Teens

Tatted Teens

Jesse Nadel February 2, 2017

When talk show host Wendy Williams asked reality star Kim Kardashian if she had any tattoos, Kardashian responded, "Would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?" While some students, like Kardashian, think...

Graphic by Kristin Kuwada

Seeing Red: Alumni in Conservative States Notice a Shift in Political Atmosphere

Jesse Nadel December 6, 2016

Sitting in the lounge of her dorm at the University of Michigan, Katie Kreshek ’16 felt her stomach sink as she watched Donald Trump’s electoral votes rise. Around her, she heard the cheers of some...

Photo illustration by Kitty Luo

Third Party Or No Party: Third Party Candidates in the Presidential Election

Jesse Nadel October 11, 2016

When Asher Low ’17 found out that his favorite presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, did not win the Democratic nomination, he knew that he could not support either major party candidate. “I’m...

Huybrechts delivers her last convocation speech. Credit: Aaron Park/Chronicle

Huybrechts to retire after 28 years

Jesse Nadel October 7, 2016

After 28 years at the school, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will be retiring at the end of this year, Chair of the Board of Trustees Philip Holthouse and President Rick Commons announced in an email...

Students sit on Ted Slavin Field as the school year commences. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Consultant group to assess student, faculty diversity

Jesse Nadel August 31, 2016

In accordance with the vision statement to have the school’s "commitment to inclusion enable every member of our community to feel an equal sense of belonging," the administration is engaging an outside...

Sharon Chow '16 receives her diploma from President Rick Commons at the commencement ceremony Friday. Credit: Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

Class of 2016 celebrates at commencement ceremony

Jesse Nadel June 10, 2016

Speeches from Salutatorian Jared Gentile ’16 and Valedictorian Joss Saltzman ’16 highlighted the class of 2016’s commencement ceremony Friday on Ted Slavin Field. Gentile used a series of jokes...

Javi Arango '16 accepts his senior academic award in English from English Department Head Larry Weber. Credit: Teresa Suh/Chronicle

School honors students, staff at awards ceremony

Jesse Nadel May 31, 2016

Valedictorian - Joss Saltzman ’16 Salutatorian - Jared Gentile ’16 Lester Medvene Award - DJ Lesh ’18 Awarded to a sophomore who contributes to the life of the school and embodies Lester Medvene’s...

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