Sustainability Committee works to increase environmental awareness

The Sustainability Committee met on Tuesday to discuss their initiatives and goals for the year, ranging from bringing an artist focused on the environment to campus to increasing awareness of recycling within the community, committee co-chair Karen Johnson said. 

The committee’s discussion centered on the upcoming visit of artist Chris Jordan, who makes works of art from photographs of garbage ... Continue Reading

Holocaust survivor returns for a second year to share wartime experiences

Guest speaker and Holocaust survivor Werner Reich returned to the school yesterday to speak about his time in concentration camps and its experience on the rest of his life.

Last year in a division wide assembly, Reich discussed his experience in the Holocaust and the history of the period.

This year, instead of a large-scale presentation, Reich held a more ... Continue Reading

MUN underclassmen demonstrate leadership at Columbia

Nineteen students attended the Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition (CMUNCE), leaving the competition with eight awards this past weekend. 

The event served as a “transitional” conference for the team’s underclassmen, helping them transition from training conferences, such as Horace Mann Model United Nations Conference (HOMMUNC), to more competitive college conferences, Secretary General Daniel Rosenblatt (12) said.  

In ... Continue Reading

Middle Division

Mentor Spotlight: Nadine Eenkema van Dijk

Nadine Eenkema van Dijk (11) became a member of the Middle Division Mentor Program as a 10th-grader.  She mainly joined because she loves working with children. 

“I especially love being an advisor to them as well as a friend,” Eenkema van Dijk said. 

Since she is the youngest in the family, she “wanted the opportunity to be like an older ... Continue Reading

Remembering MLK, students read, reflect, discuss, and act

This year, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, the Middle Division faculty and administration designed an activity encouraging Middle Division (MD) students to view the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a day of reflection, and not just a day off. 

On Wednesday, Middle Division students gathered for a full­-period advisory to discuss the teachings of King. 

The activity ... Continue Reading

Opinions & Editorials

Lightening the load of same day testing

When I signed up to take two science classes (AP Biology and Physics) concurrently this year, I knew there would be times at which I would have more work than ever before. However, due to the current testing day system, my work seems to be concentrated and set for the same day, especially due to these two classes.

On the ... Continue Reading

Questioning gender confines: My struggle with expectations of masculinity

At the very end of last year, I was in the locker room changing for gym class when a boy in my locker row moved to a different row to change. When a friend of his inquired as to why the student had come over to his row, he said in reference to me, “I think he’s in the wrong ... Continue Reading

Lion's Den

Boys Basketball extends losing streak to nine games

The Boys Varsity Basketball Team lost 32-54 to hilltop rival Fieldston this past Friday and fell 35-56 against Trinity on Wednesday.

These two losses extend the Lions’ loss streak to eight consecutive games and brought their record to 2-9 on the season.

Leading up to their game against Fieldston, the Lions worked on executing their new offensive sets to prepare ... Continue Reading

Lacking numbers, Wrestling falls to top competitors

The Varsity Wrestling Team defeated one out of its three opponents in its duel matches on Friday and fell to Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR) on Tuesday.

On Friday, the Lions faced Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (RKA), Sleepy Hollow, and Eagle Academy in dual matches.

While the Lions were outmuscled by Sleepy Hollow in several of their matches and also had ... Continue Reading

Arts & Entertainment

New summer programs offered: Photography and service

Curating a gallery, helping communities through service learning, and visiting beautiful natural sites are all incorporated in a new summer program being offered by the school, Photography and Service with the Oglala Lakota Youth of South Dakota.

Led by arts teacher Karen Johnson and Director of John Dorr Nature Laboratory Glenn Sherratt, the five-week-long program consists of a ... Continue Reading

New summer programs offered: Ceramics

Ceramics I will be taught as a Summer School course this year, making it the only Arts course currently offered in the summer.  

The course is a product of the Summer School’s mission to “offer as many possibilities as we can for kids to explore learning in the summer,” Director of Summer School Caroline Bartels said.  ... Continue Reading


A ways to go: Examining the commute to school

From buses to trains to cars to even bicycles, students and faculty use a variety of transportation methods to travel to school, and many use their commutes as more than just trips from point A to point B.

English teacher Dr. Ben Cannon rides his bike to school because “it’s both quick and pleasurable,” he said. “It feels great to ... Continue Reading