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To read or not to read: a look into the school’s four year English requirement

To read or not to read: a look into the school’s four year English requirement

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

If you stepped foot into an Upper Division English classroom twenty years ago, students would not be invested in their copy of a modern novel like “Purple Hibiscus” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; rather, each would be dutifully working their way through classics such as Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre...

Historical Profiles: Carl Pforzheimer

Historical Profiles: Carl Pforzheimer

Adam Frommer and Emily Shi

October 25, 2019

In 1954, during a campaign to raise $450,000 for the construction of Pforzheimer Hall, Head of the Board of Trustees Carl H. Pforzheimer had already pledged to donate $25,000 before giving a speech that called upon collective effort from the community in order to fund the building. The school, he said,...

Historical Profiles: Virgil Prettyman

Historical Profiles: Virgil Prettyman

Adam Frommer and Emily Shi

October 25, 2019

In a fitting dedication, Prettyman Hall, the school’s athletic complex, received its name from previous Headmaster from 1894 to 1920 Virgil Prettyman, who had an intense interest in athletics as well as academics. Prettyman arrived as a young instructor in the year of the school’s move to 120th...

Historical Profiles: Charles Tillinghast

Historical Profiles: Charles Tillinghast

October 25, 2019

At the Testimonial Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria honoring Dr. Charles C. Tillinghast’s career as Headmaster of the school, the evening program began with words from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” to describe Tillinghast’s character: “His life was gentle, and the elements / So mix’d...

The Mann, the myth, the legend: Horace Mann

The Mann, the myth, the legend: Horace Mann

Henry Owens and Abby Beckler

October 25, 2019

“Horace Mann is undeniably the greatest name in the history of American education,” Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly wrote. For the school to be named after a great educator may seem fitting - in many ways, Mann’s values as an educator align with the school. But as a promoter of public education, Mann...

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...

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