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News In Brief: Model Congress and Model United Nations

Jeren Wei

December 9, 2017


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Model Congress After working up to 20 hours a day at their first away conference in Rutgers University, the school’s Model UN (MUN) team won best large delegation and several individual committee victories as well. The conference, held last weekend, was comprised of more than 1500 students from ac...

School hosts Sanctuary holiday party

Edwin Jin

December 9, 2017


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Clients from Sanctuary for Families, an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic and gender violence, created arts and crafts and were gifted book donations from the Book Fair at the school’s 25th annual Sanctuary for Families dinner party. Attendees at last Tuesday’s event participated...

Lower Division hosts Caring in Action Day

Caroline Goldenberg

December 9, 2017


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Lower Division students, families, and teachers participated in Caring in Action Day by visiting the Riverdale Senior Center and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and holding a drive for donations to those affected by hurricanes in Puerto Rico. “[The day] is an opportunity for parents, children,...

A bookworm’s heaven: annual book fair

Katie Goldenberg

December 9, 2017


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This week, students and faculty dropped by the annual Middle Division & Upper Division Book Fair to peruse and purchase from shelves of gently used books and toys donated by community members. With this year’s theme of “One World, One Book,” the fair’s proceeds and leftover books will...

Students and teachers explore identity at diversity conference

Amelia Feiner

December 9, 2017


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Six students discussed issues of race and diversity and listened to Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kimberle Crenshaw speak at the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) while 18 teachers across the divisions served as chaperones for SDLC and attended the concurrent People of Color Conference. Both conferences...

Poet and former inmate visits school

Betsey Bennett

December 9, 2017


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Former prisoner Ian Manuel, once condemned to die in prison at the age of 13, shared his perspective on the injustice of the criminal justice system with students in the Recital Hall and in several Upper Division classes. Although Manuel is now a client of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), he was...

Fensterstock ’98 shares her story as female entrepreneur with Women in Business club

Peri Brooks, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Melissa Fensterstock ‘98 returned to the school to share her experiences in entrepreneurship at an after school meeting, where her determination and courage inspired the Women in Business (WIB) Club. After graduating the school, Fensterstock studied neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University to become...

Advisories participate in reflections on diversity

Advisories participate in reflections on diversity

Katie Goldenberg

December 3, 2017


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Following the school-wide implications of a racist joke made at a recent SBP Assembly, students and faculty have participated in designated advisory sessions to discuss the impact of the event on the community. In an email written by Dean of Students Dr. Susan Delanty, the November 14 and 21 advisories...

Fake News Alert: Every senior takes a gap year

Aaron Snyder, Not a Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


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The college counseling office was forced to close on Tuesday after being swarmed by seniors asking if they could take a gap year. The seniors, likely inspired by Tuesday’s assembly, also wanted to know it was too late for them to apply to Colorado College. The high cost of gap years made the college...

Li (11) and Caosun (11) place at Princeton math competition

Li (11) and Caosun (11) place at Princeton math competition

Victor Dimitrov

December 3, 2017


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On November 18, the school’s Mathematics team visited Princeton to compete in the Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC). The team ranked in Division B out of Divisions A and B, and member Matthew Li (11) won third place in combinatorics, third place in number theory, and second place...

Authors speak at annual Lower Division book fair

Authors speak at annual Lower Division book fair

Spencer Kahn

December 3, 2017


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This weekend marks the return of the Lower Division book fair, which has been hosted annually for over 30 years. This year’s theme is “wild about reading.” This year the Book Fair is located in the Lower Division gymnasium, where students can browse books, participate in raffles, and showcase writing...

School creates student narrated virtual tour of campuses

Abigail Salzhauer

December 3, 2017


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Recently the school launched a new student-narrated online virtual tour featuring a variety of 360° pictures of the main campus, Lower Division, Nursery Division, and Dorr and graphics of what the new buildings will look like. Current and former student ambassadors Cameron Chavers (12), Govind Menon...

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