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The Junior Classical League hosted Eliza Dean, Taia Cheng '19 and Lauren Witmer '19, to speak about their experiences majoring in classics March 4.

It’s Classic

Natasha Speiss March 4, 2021

The Junior Classical League (JCL) club hosted college students Lauren Witmer '19, Taia Cheng '19 and Eliza Dean on a panel to discuss Classical studies after high school. The panel was moderated by Chronicle...

Searching for Solidarity

Eli Nickoll December 10, 2020

There is a social phenomenon called the “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” It's the tendency for humans to criticize high achievers, hoping to pull them down. The name originates from the farming practice of...

Pressured Productivity

Caroline Jacoby August 28, 2020

Since the pandemic began, each interaction I have with others has begun with a countless set of questions: how are you using your extra time? What new skills have you acquired? With the expectation to...

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Pandemic impacts college recruitment

Amelia Scharff August 27, 2020

When Williams College commit Gabby Odoom ’21 got the notification that her spring track and field season was canceled, fear rushed through her body. She wouldn't be able to compete and would lose the...

Deferred Delusions?

Deferred Delusions?

Lauren Nehorai January 29, 2020

Four months spent working on a two-page application. Three flights across the country to visit the school. Two dozen balloons in the college’s colors hidden in the closet. One year of envisioning his...

The Key to Competition

Hannah Han November 13, 2019

The morning before her live audition for the Elite International Music Competition, Mia Shelton ’21 ate her usual breakfast, a cup of yogurt, and ran through a series of pre-competition rituals.“I...

Paid to Play

Paid to Play

Tanisha Gunby November 13, 2019

Students believe athletic compensation will benefit themselves and their families.   After hearing about the Fair Pay to Play Act, which was passed by the California legislature this October, baseball...

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Together through the college process

Chronicle Staff October 3, 2019

With the end of first quarter approaching in early November, school is officially back in full swing. As the community settles into its normal routine, students’ workloads pile up higher and higher....

Dear Saba: On the move

Saba Nia May 3, 2019

Dear Moving Day Saba, Today, I got stuck in traffic. It’s not a remarkable occurrence; this happens every day. No matter what roads I take or my destination – whether I’m sleepily cruising...

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: The College Admissions Scandal

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: The College Admissions Scandal

Sarah Healy May 1, 2019

When Irene* came home for spring break, she was welcomed by numerous friends joking about her parents paying her way into Stanford University. Though she had read about the recent college admissions scandal,...

Dear Saba: A New Start

Dear Saba: A New Start

Saba Nia March 20, 2019

Dear College Freshman Saba, Today, I applied to work at my summer job for the last time. I expect several more lasts this year–my last night at home, my last stroll through the Quad–but this last...

High Stakes: The Final Lap

High Stakes: The Final Lap

Kaelyn Bowers March 1, 2019

The Sporty Scientist: Mary* The time for early decision results has come and gone, and Mary ’19 couldn’t be happier about it. On Dec. 13, she was admitted to Brown University’s Program in Liberal...

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