Students, faculty evaluate AP courses
Students and faculty members have been discussing the merits and drawbacks of Advanced Placement courses at the school.
A committee of faculty members is seeking student opinions on AP courses as part of an ongoing curriculum review.
The school is looking at “every course we give from the most elementary to the most sophisticated we give in ... Continue Reading
History months spark out-of-class reflection
English and history teachers are not required to focus their curricula on Black History Month in February or Women’s History Month in March, those Department Chairs said.
The English Department strives to teach literature by authors of many cultural backgrounds, English Department Chair Dr. Adam Casdin said.
In past years, some courses included only “one book by ... Continue Reading
LD student visits White House, premieres science film
As of last Friday, Gabrielle Nafie (2) can say that she gave the President of the United States a high five—not bad for an eight year old.
Nafie and Miles Pilchik, a second grader at P.S. 198, co-wrote a short film which was one of sixteen chosen to be featured at the first ever White House Student Film ... Continue Reading
Opinions & Editorials
Turning a grade into a family
Two weeks ago marked the end of the second trimester, and the beginning of the third. For many, third trimester is the start to finishing the year; but for seniors, it is the last three months we have together as the Class of 2014. As graduation quickly approaches, I feel the bond between seniors growing stronger every day. ... Continue Reading
Boys’ basketball falls in nailbiter against Dalton
A three-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining gave the Dalton Tigers a 53-51 win over the Boys’ Varsity Basketball team in the first round of the New York State Association of Independent Schools tournament last week.
The Lions had already lost to the #3 seeded Tigers twice this season. “With a height advantage, they really favored big men, and that was ... Continue Reading
Arts & Entertainment
Dutta (12) curates surrealist exhibit in mixed media
An amber-colored sky streaked with silhouettes provided the backdrop for the human-like figures strewn across a pile that blended painting with physical material and art, which a senior said personified the themes she wanted to express when curating an art exhibit.
Maya Dutta (12) said in her curatorial statement that she wanted to form a cohesive ... Continue Reading
Up all night to get flappy
It’s 11 PM and Daliah Gleicher (11) cozies up in a chair in the corner of her room, a motivational pop song playing in the background. She mentally prepares herself for inevitable upcoming frustration as she opens up Flappy Bird on her phone with one goal in mind: to beat her high score of 238.
Flappy Bird, a ... Continue Reading