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Thanksgiving Traditions: Giving Back on Thanksgiving

Gabby Kepnes

November 18, 2017


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While most families gather at the dinner table to feast on turkey and a fall-themed meal, the Rosenzweigs, Ben (10), Jacob (10), and Rebecca (9), spend Thanksgivings serving low-income and homeless people in lower Manhattan. Ben, Jacob, and Rebecca joined an organization called Education Alliance to...

Thanksgiving Traditions: Family Time in the Kitchen

Megha Nelivigi

November 18, 2017


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Apart from spending quality time with family and friends, food is what makes Thanksgiving so special, Malka Krijestorac (11) said. “Thanksgiving is one of the few times I see my siblings over the year,” Krijestorac said, “so when they come, we all cook together.” When Krijestorac’s mother...

Thanksgiving Traditions: Unconventional Celebrations

Kiara Royer

November 18, 2017


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Some students at the school go beyond the typical Thanksgiving meal and celebrate their own unconventional traditions. Rachel Okin (12) and her family throw a themed Thanksgiving dinner party every year with the Rosenblatts, their family friends. The tradition began when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincided...

How the school is addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint

Sadie Schwartz and Julia Robbins

November 6, 2017


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Over the years, the school has undertaken many initiatives to help increase sustainability and awareness about becoming more environmentally friendly. Some of these initiatives are ongoing, while others have been disbanded for the time being. Two weeks ago, during an Upper Division (UD) assembly,...

Zabar brothers, Stanley ‘49 and Saul ‘46, continue legacy of Upper West Side gourmet emporium

Sadie Schwartz, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Walking down Broadway, Zabar’s orange and white sign is hard to miss. The 83-year-old gourmet emporium serves as a landmark for Upper West Siders. Upon entering the store, prepared food and fine cheeses line the displays behind glass panes; butchers meticulously cut their meat; wafts of freshly bake...

A look into the past: Class of 1992

Megha Nelivigi, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Almost 40 years after meeting the people she still considers her closest friends, Hayley Friedman Morrison ‘92 will be attending her class’s 25th reunion at Homecoming this Saturday. Though the class as a whole has not seen each other much apart from the school-organized reunions, Morrison has...

A look into the past: Class of 2007

Megha Nelivigi, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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More than 10 years after starting senior traditions, heightening school spirit, bonding as a class, and setting the foundations for a marriage, the Class of 2007 will reunite at Homecoming 2017. Jessica Heidenberg Heyer ‘07 and PJ Heyer ‘07 celebrated their wedding in 2014, eight years after they...

Behind the scenes: The Disciplinary Council

Behind the scenes: The Disciplinary Council

Betsey Bennett, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


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Each year in May, Dean of Student Life Dr. Susan Delanty invites all rising juniors and seniors to apply to serve on the Disciplinary Council for the following school year. The Disciplinary Council is a committee that addresses student violations of school rules as outlined in the Family Handbook....

Girl Scouts take philanthropic action in their communities

Girl Scouts take philanthropic action in their communities

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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As orders from friends and family for Samoas and Thin Mints pile in, Joanne Wang (12) takes time out of her schedule to organize, sell, and pack cookies. Wang has been dedicated to her town’s Girl Scout troop in Englewood Cliffs, NJ for the past 11 years. She initially joined because she was captivated...

Students conduct science research

Sandhya Shyam, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


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Instead of going away to sleepaway camp or visiting another country, Aurora Grutman (12) spent her summer researching cocaine addiction and its possible treatments. Grutman, like several other Upper Division students, chose to participate in summer research. She conducted research through a seven...

Summer spotlight: camp & camp counselors

Summer spotlight: camp & camp counselors

Leonora Gogos, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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While some students spend their summers studying on college campuses or traveling the world, many students make time to return to places that they consider a second home – their summer sleep-away camp. Though everyone has a different reason for wanting to return to camp, most share one: reuniting...

Summer spotlight: voluntourism

Summer spotlight: voluntourism

Solomon Katz, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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Grace Hill (12) woke up early in the morning, drove to an underprivileged city near where she was staying in Nicaragua, and helped families sell goods in the outdoor market, then she finished the day off by teaching the family English for two hours. Hill spent her summer volunteering in a foreign...

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