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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. 
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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...

The new iPhone iOS update notifies students when iHW is using their locations, though the administration said it does not look at this data. Printed with permission of Rohan Madhogaria and Allegra Drago

iHW app requests that students, faculty disclose their location data

Hannah Han October 19, 2020

The administration and the IT department updated the iHW app on Aug. 18, adding an automatic check-in and check-out feature that tracks whether or not students are present on campus. After receiving multiple...

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School responds to ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Hannah Han September 2, 2020

In light of the racial justice movement sweeping across the nation, members of the class of 2019 created Blackathw, an Instagram account highlighting the experiences of Black students on campus. After...

Prefects encourage community building at first virtual convocation

James Hess and Karen Wu August 25, 2020

As the community united to watch the eighth annual all-school convocation over Vimeo livestream Sunday, Head Prefects Jonathan Cosgrove ’21 and Cleo Maloney ’21 encouraged students to make the best...

Commons presents reopening plans for 2020-21 school year

Tessa Augsberger and Sandra Koretz August 5, 2020

The administration released their Return to School Plans and Guidelines for the 2020-21 school year July 31. According to the plans, students will attend classes from home in a distance-learning model...

Administration introduces anti-racism plans

Ethan Lachman July 26, 2020

In response to schoolwide calls to take greater action against racism, the administration released a comprehensive list of initiatives July 24 to foster an anti-racist environment on campus. President...

Commons releases update in response to rising coronavirus cases

Hannah Han July 18, 2020

President Rick Commons announced in a schoolwide email July 17 that summer sports practices will be suspended, and a full return to campus is less likely amid surging coronavirus cases. His statement...

Commons postpones graduation for 2020-2021 school year

Hannah Han June 12, 2020

In an email to students, parents, faculty and staff, President Rick Commons announced Friday that the school will delay graduation for the class of 2021 until June 11 of next year and will continue to...

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