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Tai becomes first woman of color to serve as top United States Trade Negotiator

Fallon Dern April 19, 2021

Katherine Tai was confirmed as the top United States Trade Negotiator with a 98-0 Senate vote March 17. This decision makes her the first Asian American woman and first woman of color to serve this position. Tai,...

In-person instruction to resume under new guidelines

Will Sherwood and Melody Tang April 17, 2021

For the first time in 404 days, students and teachers will be able to return to classrooms together for in-person instruction on Monday, April 19. In an email sent to the upper school parents and students...

Wider Than The Sky poetry festival kicks off April 10

Will Sheehy April 6, 2021

The Wider Than The Sky Poetry Festival, organized by students and faculty, begins virtually April 10. This will be the fifth Wider Than The Sky festival, with the others being held in 2014, 2016, 2017...

Prefect council hosts March Madness tournament

Natalie Cosgrove and Leo Saperstein March 27, 2021

Prefect council announced an upper school March Madness bracket tournament for the ongoing National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's basketball tournament. Students participating in the tournament...

In between online classes on campus, Chloe Fribourg ’23 and Lauren LaPorta '23 catch up as they spin together in the chairs outside the visual arts department March 9.

One year later, students return to campus following drop in COVID-19 case rates

Milla Ben-Ezra March 25, 2021

Nearly a year after the school's initial closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and faculty returned to campus March 9, while the school begins to implement the new cohort learning structure and...

Commons addresses anti-Asian hate crimes in all-school email

Fallon Dern March 22, 2021

President Rick Commons sent an all-school email regarding school openings, COVID-19 protocol and the rise in anti-Asian sentiment March 19. The email, titled “Plans for School after Spring Break,”...

The theme for this year's Black History Month is the Black family, representation, identity and diversity.

Black History Month: Its Past, Present and Future

Sydney Fener February 23, 2021

February is Black History Month, a time to honor Black culture and accomplishments. This month is also devoted to acknowledging the deep injustices that Black Americans have historically endured and overcome....

School refunds $1,000 per student, provides over $1 million in financial aid for community members

Ethan Lachman February 8, 2021

*Correction: The school has given only a small fraction of the financial aid to employees. Almost all of the money has gone to families. Board of Trustees Chair Alan Wilson (P ’10, ’13 and ’15)...

Clockwise from bottom right) Felicity Phelan ’21, Ford McDill ’21, Will Lake ’21, Matthew Lee ’21, Alexandria Lange ’21 and Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Ethan Lachman ’21 eat a socially-distanced meal together and chat about their senior year experiences on the bleachers next to Ted Slavin Field on Nov. 13. 
Photo Credit: Hannah Han/Chronicle

On-campus social events suspended after 10 days due to COVID-19 surge

Hannah Han December 13, 2020

Members of the administration and Prefect Council worked in conjunction to host a series of optional on-campus social activities from Nov. 10 to Nov. 20 on weeknights. Because of rising coronavirus case...

MSNBC correspondent speaks to students in Directed Study: The Election

Quincey Dern and Claire Conner November 3, 2020

MSNBC correspondent and best-selling author Jacob Soboroff ’01 visited a class of Directed Study: The Election to speak with students about his profession and new book Separated: Inside an American...

Students participate in election projects, discussions in history classes

Amelia Scharff November 3, 2020

With the upcoming 2020 election looming, students are learning about the electoral process in their history classes. Whether it’s in the form of projects, lessons or in-class discussions, the majority...

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