CC: Extracurriculars, Networking
Members of the Community Council (CC) debated a proposal to regulate students’ extracurricular commitment and the stress that comes with being overextended during a meeting on Tuesday.
Representatives also discussed a proposal to create a networking system between the senior class and recent graduates.
Club leaders should release a statement requiring students to prioritize their course work ... Continue Reading
Community Gives Thanks, Reflects on Gratitude
Students ladled soup for each other and passed bowls around the table. Teachers smiled as members of the FLIK staff helped them find utensils. Gratitude—the theme of this year’s Communal Meal day—was in the air.
The meal of bread, soup and apple cake was less formal than previous years’ meals, said Theatre, Dance & Film Studies Department Chair ... Continue Reading
Sixth Grade Students Discuss Sexual Abuse Prevention in Workshop
Sixth graders speculated during a workshop on sexual abuse prevention, that abuse is less likely to happen in “safer” neighborhoods. In fact, abuse affects families across the United States and has no boundaries of socioeconomic status or race, a child safety expert said.
It is important that all Middle Division students have participated in the workshops conducted by ... Continue Reading
Assembly Promotes Outreach
In the spirit of giving and giving back in the holiday season, the sixth grade was introduced to their first service-learning initiative last week.
On Tuesday, students attended an informational assembly about the Mercy Center right before their Thanksgiving communal meal.
“Ms. Hickerson and sixth grade members of the Service Learning Committee had a wonderful discussion defining ... Continue Reading
Opinions & Editorials
Editorial: Memorializing Mandela, Broadening Conversation
Not many leaders in history have made as large an impact on our time as Nelson Mandela. The world lost this hero yesterday afternoon, after he led the movement to end apartheid and became the first black president of South Africa. Described by a BBC reporter as “the most potent political figure of his generation in South Africa,” Mandela passed ... Continue Reading
Putting the 'Communal' in the Communal Meal
Each year since 2010, the student body has gathered into two hoards of students and filtered back and forth from Gross Theatre to the Cohen Dining Commons to celebrate the approaching day of Thanksgiving.
In years past, the Communal Meal has been a traditional celebration, consisting of many of the same foods that students will go ... Continue Reading
Girls’ Basketball Challenges the Killer Koalas
The Girls’ Varsity Basketball team played in its second and final scrimmage to begin the season against the Ursuline B Killer Koalas on Tuesday.
Instead of the usual four quarters, the scrimmage consisted of six ten-minute periods, with the score refreshing after each. The Lions “won” only once out of the six, but that was expected, ... Continue Reading
Cho Punches and Kicks to Gold in Taekwondo
Joanna Cho (12), a third degree black belt, competed at nationals this year for the first time, winning the gold medal in the national competition for pair’s form taekwondo.
Cho originally competed in sparring, a type of combat taekwondo, but when she began going to the orthodontist, her parents made her switch to “breaking” and form taekwondo.... Continue Reading
Arts & Entertainment
Rap Trio 'MKOFTEN' Mixes Verse, Music, Chemistry
They are not stereotypical rappers. They don’t wear baggy jeans or huge chains. You wouldn’t even think they produced music together until you saw them in the studio. Instead, they are a group of friends whose chemistry influences the style of their music.
Donavon Bryan (12) and Niall Chithelen (12) have been making music together since they were ... Continue Reading
Bomwell Performs Around the World with International Music
“Music is an integral part of my life,” Upper Division Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble leader Michael Bomwell said. Bomwell is a founding member of and a musician in three bands, including two with which he actively tours.
“When I’m not playing music, I feel like I’m missing something,” Bomwell said, as he scratched his beard, sipped coffee ... Continue Reading
Arguably the favorites in this league, Goon Squad has former basketball players Andrew Bakst (12), Mac Wiener (12), Andrew Ivanoff Kahn (12), and Gedalia Schorsch (11) leading the way. Contrary to popular belief, Andrew Bakst was not prohibited from being on the team this year because he was a four-year varsity athlete, but because he is actually ... Continue Reading