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2020-2021 school calendar recognizes religous holidays with days off

2020-2021 school calendar recognizes religous holidays with days off

Devin Allard-Neptune, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

Beginning in 2021, the school will recognize Lunar New Year on Feb. 12 and Eid al-Fitr on May 12, two globally-celebrated religious holidays, with days off. According to Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly, the addition of these two days coincided with the school’s efforts to increase representation. “In...

New Yorker publishes Talia Winiarsky’s (11) reaction letter to article

Bradley Bennett and Yin Fei

February 14, 2020

“Alabama’s law-enforcement and judicial system failed Brittany Smith in every way,” Talia Winiarsky (11) wrote in letter to the editor of The New Yorker, not knowing that her message was actually going to be included in their February 10th issue. The opportunity was presented after one night,...

HDC honors Black History Month

HDC honors Black History Month

Julia Goldberg and Talia Winiarsky

February 14, 2020

Students and parents of the three Hilltop schools gathered at Riverdale Country School last Friday evening for the second annual Black History Month Celebration, hosted by the Hilltop Diversity Coalition (HDC). Accompanied by parents, 64 student attendees, 25 of whom attend the school, joined together...

Japan Day

Japan Day

Vishatherie Keetha, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

Students taking Japanese gathered in the Recital Hall last Friday to immerse themselves in Japanese culture. After watching their peers’ various performances, attendees went upstairs to the Fisher Hall Rotunda, where they participated in further activities. This year’s festivities marked the...

Project X

Project X

Abby Beckler, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

“Another day, another duel” was the mantra as the madness of Project X took hold of the school once again. In Project X, an annual Upper Division-wide contest, each player is assigned a target to tag or “kill” with a spoon. Once the player does so, they get their target’s secret word and...

MUN wins individual awards at Harvard

Clio Rao, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

The school’s Model United Nations (MUN) team competed in a conference at Harvard University from Thursday, Jan. 30th to Sunday, Feb. 2nd. Seven members won best delegate awards, nine won outstanding delegate awards, and three won honorable mentions. Harvard was one of their largest conferences in terms...

SCIOLY makes states

Aden Soroca, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

The school's Science Olympiad (SciOly) team qualified for the state competition last Saturday after competing in a variety of scientific tests and events at The Bronx Science High School of Science and placing sixth at New York City West Regionals. This was the first year that NYC high schools were...

EWWW hosts annual Asia Night, celebrates diverse cultures

EWWW hosts annual Asia Night, celebrates diverse cultures

Vivien Sweet

February 7, 2020

Weeks of choreographing Korean pop (K-Pop) dances, creating decorations, and rehearsing runway walks culminated in East Wind West Wind’s (EWWW) annual Asia Night last Friday. Some elements of Asia Night are kept in the program every year, such as the fashion show and the dance, which is always...

All School PA Dinner announces changes for the upcoming school year

Julia Goldberg and Talia Winiarsky

February 7, 2020

One day after the President’s State of the Union Address, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly delivered his address on the State of the School. Organized by the President of the Parents’ Association (PA) Andrea Madaio P’23 and her team, the All School PA Meeting and Dinner provided parents with updates...

Students promote wellness, host Mental Health Forum

John Mauro and Jillian Lee

January 31, 2020

On Monday, January 27th, the Community Council (CC) and the Wellness Initiative Club (WIC) held a Mental Health Forum during I period in preparation for Wellness Week. “The objective was to give students an open environment to talk about mental health,” Brooks said. At first, students seemed hesitant...

Sophomores participate in grade-wide Service Learning Day

Sophomores participate in grade-wide Service Learning Day

Andie Goldmacher and Louise Kim

January 31, 2020

This Thursday, sophomores participated in the school’s first tenth grade Service Learning Day, marking a shift in the service learning requirement from a project composed of direct experience and reflection opportunity to a mandatory Service Learning Day for each grade. The year-long project system...

Remembering Frederic S. Berman ‘44, leader in NYC rent reform and state government

Remembering Frederic S. Berman ‘44, leader in NYC rent reform and state government

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

On Sunday, January 19th, Frederic S. Berman ’44 passed away at the age of 92. He was a valued member of the school community both as a student and alumnus, and he had many accomplishments in New York as a commissioner, judge, and state legislator. During his time at the school, Berman was deeply...

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