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Guardian of the liberal arts, Joseph Saeed retires after 10 years of service

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Coworkers, friends, and family alike honored the retirement of Overnight Security Guard Joseph Saeed yesterday in the Cohen Faculty Dining Hall. Saeed has been working at the school for the past ten years and was previously an overnight security guard at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Before w...

That’s a nice bake: Great baking challenge takes over the cafeteria

That’s a nice bake: Great baking challenge takes over the cafeteria

Chloe Choi and Yin Fei

December 14, 2018


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Students and faculty gathered in Cohn Dining Hall on Monday to participate in the Great Baking Challenge, organized and hosted by members of the Community Council and Student Body Presidents. The event permitted teams of students and lone bakers from all grades to bring in their own edible creations, ...

Students attend screening of blockbuster Beautiful Boy

Students attend screening of blockbuster Beautiful Boy

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Head of the Upper Division Dr. Jessica Levenstein emailed an invitation to attend a private screening of  film Beautiful Boy followed by a talk-back with actor Timothée Chalamet and Nic Sheff to upperclassmen students this last Monday. Based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy and Tweak by David and Nic...

Renowned poet Brenda Shaughnessy visits school

Renowned poet Brenda Shaughnessy visits school

John Mauro, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Last Tuesday at the biennial poetry assembly, keynote speaker and renowned poet Brenda Shaughnessy read and discussed several of her poems. The assembly attempts to showcase poets from every part of the writing spectrum, Chair of the Library Department Caroline Bartels said. Shaughnessy is the firs...

ICIE hosts workshop to educate parents on race discussions

Kiara Royer, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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This Saturday, the Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity (ICIE), in collaboration with the Center for Racial Justice in Education, will host a follow-up session to an event held last spring for parents to learn about how to discuss race and racism. According to its website, the Center for Rac...

Behind-the-scenes journalism: Marc Fisher ‘76 talks news

Madison Li, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Marc Fisher ‘76, a senior editor at The Washington Post, spoke two weeks ago at an event hosted by The Record, discussing his experience in journalism and the role of media in today’s world. Fisher has worked at the Washington Post for over 30 years. In 2016, he won the Pulitzer Prize for National ...

Women in Science club hosts young women in STEM from neighboring communities

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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After being one of three girls in her honors math class as a freshman, Janvi Kukreja (12) started the club Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) during her sophomore year as an initiative to support aspiring girls interested in science and engineering. Every Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m., WISE hosts me...

Poetry assembly postponed

Poetry assembly postponed

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Renowned poet Brenda Shaughnessy will be addressing the school about her writing during the assembly on Tuesday, December 11, after postponing her visit to the school due to a sudden medical problem. Shaughnessy’s award-winning work is characterized by their juxtaposing subjects and styles and has a...

Flamenco dancer visits school during workshop

Flamenco dancer visits school during workshop

Sam Keimweiss, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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The Flamenco Dance workshop hosted on Thursday by the Dance department and Theater, Dance, and Film Studies Department Chair Alison Kolinski was filled with stamping feet, rhythmic clapping, and students’ desires to learn the unique style of dance. The workshop, led by visiting instructor Rebeca Thomás, focu...

School travels to SDLC to discuss identity, culture

School travels to SDLC to discuss identity, culture

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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This Wednesday through Sunday, six students and numerous teachers travelled to Nashville, Tennessee, for the 25th annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), a multiracial and multicultural gathering of upper school students from around the country. “The conference is for students at indepen...

EWWW and Union host affirmative action forum

EWWW and Union host affirmative action forum

John Mauro, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Members of East Wind West Wind (EWWW) and The Union invited the school’s community and the two other hilltop schools, Riverdale Country Day and Ethical Culture Fieldston, to discuss affirmative action and college admissions on Thursday in the Black Box Theater.  EWWW is club dedicated to promoting discussi...

Underground comix: Independent study

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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Months after beginning her Independent Study (IS) on the subversive graphic novel movement, Bebe Steel (12) introduced her class to Underground Comix with an interactive lesson on Wednesday. Steel decided to pursue Underground Comix for her IS after discovering a copy of The Diary of a Teenage Girl...

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