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Doctor’s Orders: Using and Abusing Medical Marijuana Cards

Alena Rubin January 13, 2017

Colorful sugar-dusted gummy edibles. A medical bottle packed with a few grams. Perfectly-rolled joints packaged in plastic tubes and a Bic lighter enameled with a gopher graphic.   These items lay...

Photo Illustration by Josie Abugov and Alena Rubin

Faded Innocence: The Social Transition to the Upper School

Danielle Spitz December 5, 2016

It was only a matter of minutes before Olivia* ’19 lost track of her friends. She tried yelling their names above the blasting music and locating them among the sea of Red Solo Cups, but eventually gave...

Graphic by Jean Sanders.

Effects of Adderall on academics

Sharon Chow February 11, 2016

Facing the pressure of schoolwork and outside obligations, Mary* ’17 turns to medication such at Ritalin, Vyvanse and Adderall to keep her focused and awake. She started taking them regularly this year...

Photo Illustration by: Sacha Lin, Pim Otero (Chronicle)

Have you met Molly?

Jonathan Seymour April 29, 2015

Pockets brimming with pills and powders, a man peddled his goods to the crowd around him as they listened to the latest hits at Ultra Music Festival in Miami earlier this year. Gerard* ’17 and a friend...

School starts using breathalyzers

Henry Vogel March 18, 2015

The school has purchased breathalyzers for the security department to keep students safe when it suspects they are intoxicated, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas said. “[The breathalyzers] are...

School starts using breathalyzers

Henry Vogel March 18, 2015

The school has purchased breathalyzers for the security department to keep students safe when it suspects they are intoxicated, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas said. "[The breathalyzers] are there...

Photo illustration by Jacob Goodman

Taking the High Road

Jessica Spitz March 18, 2015

As Sophia* drove down her street on the way to a party, her excitement gradually turned into paranoia. It took a conscious effort for her to focus on the road, and the laughter of her three friends became...

Administration suspends 4 on suspicion of substance abuse at home basketball game

Scott Nussbaum February 13, 2015

Reports that students were intoxicated at the boys’ basketball game against Loyola Jan. 23 prompted administrators to pull students out of the crowd and suspend four students, students said. The administration...

Therapist to speak on drug, alcohol abuse

Sharon Chow January 14, 2015

Parents will hear a talk called "Teen Abuse and Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol and Electronic Technology" at the Middle School Feb. 4, as part of the speaker series that the Parents’ Association has organized...

‘A Diabolical Instrument’

David Lim February 13, 2013

A white line of powder cut across his reflection as he took out a small silver straw to take a hit off a mirror in his desk drawer. Moments after he finished, his students rushed into the office to surprise...

Huybrechts calls pledge ‘a keeper’

May 25, 2011

By Daniel Rothberg   No misbehavior at the May 14 senior prom has been reported to the school, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said last week. Prom-goers were required to sign a pledge of good...

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