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Textbooks! Textbooks! Read all about ’em

Textbooks! Textbooks! Read all about ’em

Yesh Nikam and Natalie Sweet

October 18, 2019

From choosing online textbooks, to no textbooks, to textbooks with prices skyrocketing in the hundreds, the way teachers decide which textbooks to use is multifaceted, and there are many different factors to consider. One consideration that goes into the decision making process for each department...

Homecoming alumni reunions: Phil Putter Class of 1999

John Mauro, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

While others might be focusing on life on the ground, Phil Putter ‘99 spends his days with his eyes in the sky. Putter switched jobs three weeks ago and began working at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which overlooks all aspects of civil aviation in the nation. At the FAA, Putter...

Homecoming alumni reunions: Adam Levine Class of 2004

Homecoming alumni reunions: Adam Levine Class of 2004

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Adam Levine ‘04 has always loved building projects from the ground up, and that’s precisely what he does as Director and CEO of Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. “I learned pretty early on in my life that there all sorts of good reasons for people to work for top notch...

Homecoming alumni reunions: Lauren Cohn

Homecoming alumni reunions: Lauren Cohn

John Mauro, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Covering everything from presidents to the 2004 Olympics, Lauren Cohn ‘84 has reported about it all. Cohn is a radio host and afternoon News Anchor at WLS-AM 890 in Chicago. She also works as a contributor, news anchor, and occasional host for the 5-7 John Howell Show, a show that covers the big...

Homecoming alumni reunions: Nadine Block Class of 1989

Homecoming alumni reunions: Nadine Block Class of 1989

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

From the forests of Dorr to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Nadine Block ‘89 has always been inspired by the wonders of nature. “I grew up in a fairly urban environment, so having the chance to experience an environment like Dorr helped me appreciate the outdoors both professionally and personally,”...

Reading on the job: the school’s library interns

Reading on the job: the school’s library interns

Julia Goldberg and Hanna Hornfeld

September 27, 2019

While the average student might spend a free period studying for a biology quiz or enjoying a panini in the cafeteria, a small group of students spends them ensuring that every book in the library is safe, sound, and easily found.   When Library Department Chair Caroline Bartels began working at the...

Books by faculty and students: Laura Bae (12)

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

“It starts off young; you start reading books when you’re in elementary school and something is going to click,” Laura Bae (12) said. “I was writing short stories by the time I was six.” Over a decade later, Bae’s writing career transformed from writing casual prose to finishing a fullyfledged...

Books by faculty and students: Ryan Jonas (12)

Andie Goldmacher, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Ryan Jonas (12) held his own book, What is Your Impact? Become a Social Entrepreneur, a 17-page children’s picture book, in his hands for the very first time in the summer of 2018. The book follows main character Lucy as she finds her career as a social entrepreneur and gives examples of socially...

Books by faculty and students: Harry Bauld

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Upper Division English Teacher Harry Bauld’s writing career, which started as a beer, wine, and spirits reviewer for Boston Magazine, has since spanned many decades and cumulated in three books of very miscellaneous genres. Bauld’s first book, “On Writing the College Application Essay,” which...

TikTok: how the social media app keeps growing like clockwork

TikTok: how the social media app keeps growing like clockwork

Marina Kazarian and Chloe Choi

September 13, 2019

"Sksksk and-I oop” is a phrase Bryana Guerrero (12) often hears when wearing friendship bracelets, oversized t-shirts, and scrunchies in her messy buns, she said. She did these things before they became part of a trend that are now leading many people to call her a ‘VSCO girl.’ TikTok, a social med...

Introversion in Education: how can introverts’ needs be addressed in the classroom?

Juia Robbins, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2019

Jake Millman ‘15 was a co-Class President, a leader in Middle Division mentoring and Horace Mann Orientation, and a captain on his tennis team. He is also a self-described introvert who earned the Mannikin superlative of “Talks least, says most.” It might surprise some people that Millman was bo...

Is FirstClass really so “first class?”

Emily Shi and Patrick Stinebaugh

September 13, 2019

“I’m not sure I’m even exaggerating when I say that one of the saddest parts of returning from summer was realizing that I had to start using FirstClass again,” English teacher Dr. Andrew Fippinger said. FirstClass, the school’s email server of choice, is used by students and faculty for t...

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