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From Mentees to Mentors: Teachers’ Tales

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

Chidi Asoluka “I never wanted to be a teacher,” English teacher Chidi Asoluka said. “I pitied teachers. I pitied their job. I knew that a lot of my classmates didn’t read or do the homework.” It only took one job interview to change the entire trajectory of his life. Asoluka grew up in New Jer...

Class Size

Julia Goldberg, Liliana Greyf, and Marina Kazarian

April 29, 2019

From 8:25 to 3:15, classrooms around the school are teeming with students working, learning, and growing. However, sometimes these classrooms are not so full. In fact, the school’s average class size is only 13 students, Registrar Chris Garrison said. “Typically the smallest classes tend to be hig...

Lipseys on ice: the Kenya Ice Lions

Lipseys on ice: the Kenya Ice Lions

April 12, 2019

In the US, The National Hockey League (NHL) is the fourth most-watched sport; in Kenya, there is only a single ice rink. So when lifelong hockey players Ricky (9) and Timmy (4) Lipsey travelled to Nairobi in March to visit its sole team, the Ice Lions, they brought not only donations, but also their...

Spring Breakers: Paradise Island

Eddie Jin, Julia Robbins, and Talia Winiarsky

March 16, 2019

“Close your eyes. Imagine you’re in PI, standing on a bar and you have a belly,” Lily* overheard a senior saying in the library. This senior was referring to body image concerns in advance of the notorious Spring Break trip to the Bahamas. The trip is popular for its lack of adult supervision, a ...

Exercise is key

William Han

March 8, 2019

In eighth grade, I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which required reconstruction surgery. It was during the months of healing and rehabilitation afterward that followed when that I realized the importance of exercise for my own well being. Physical exertion is my outlet for my daily tribulations, the...

Feeling down, looking up

Pascale Zissu

March 8, 2019

I have always been a sensitive person, but around November of 2017, for reasons I couldn’t explain, I began feeling sad on most days rather than once in a while after a specific event upset me. My friendships with my best friends from middle school had been dissolving for some time beforehand, but ...

Students seek help to discuss their mental health

Bradley Bennet and Natalie Sweet

March 8, 2019

In a school where academic, extracurricular, and social pressures can mount quickly, some students turn to therapists for help. Students have the option to speak to a counselor in the school’s Office of Counseling and Guidance before reaching out to an out-of-school therapist. “Though we are all...


Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

For Kimberly Dutta (10) and Pascale Zissu (10), organization is the key to success. The purpose of their wellness week workshop was to inform and assist other students on how they too could use organization to thrive both inside and outside of the school environment, Zissu said. Zissu and Dutta both fe...

“Resilience and Mental Health”

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Peri Brooks (12), Emily Zeppieri (12), Iliana Dezelic (12), and psychology teacher Kristen Zatarski led a workshop on the relationship between resilience and mental health. “Though the workshop was mainly targeted towards the Intro to Psychology and AP Psychology classes, other classes were of course we...

“Mind-Body Connection”

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

In the “Mind Body Connection” workshop, run by School Nurse DeAnna Cooper and Health Teacher Amy Mojica, students will investigate the factors that determine their health and develop strategies to focus on the connection between their mind and body. The workshop will be structured as an “open cla...

“Fierce Affirmations”

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

In the “Creating Connections: Fierce Affirmations” workshop, students practiced lifting each other up and offering praise in order to encourage community building, co-director of the Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity John Gentile said. Throughout the workshop, students engaged in...

Letter from wellness week organizers

March 8, 2019

Hi HM! We hope you’ve been enjoying Wellness Week 2019! This year, The Wellness Initiative Club really tried to emphasize and drive home how multi-faceted wellness is. We strongly believe that health and wellness affects everyone in our community in both big and small ways. Whether you find wellness a...

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