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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...

Theatre classes watch play, musical as part of curriculum

Theatre classes watch play, musical as part of curriculum

Jude Herwitz

December 3, 2017


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In a city so rich with plays and musicals, seeing real theatrical productions can make or break a theatre class, said Playwriting and Principles of Acting teacher Alexis Dahl. For this reason, she said, her class saw the play “The Wolves” Wednesday, and the History of Musical Theatre class viewed...

Class created for students on B math track

Class created for students on B math track

Jeren Wei

December 3, 2017


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Starting next year, the Math Department plans to introduce a new course called “Geometry and Problem Solving” for incoming 9th graders who were in B math in the Middle Division. Previously, these students had needed to take 8th grade Algebra 1 in 9th grade. The class serves to address concerns...

Dr. Renée Richards ‘51 receives alumni award: School recognizes doctor, athlete, and activist

Dr. Renée Richards ‘51 receives alumni award: School recognizes doctor, athlete, and activist

Surya Gowda

December 3, 2017


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On Thursday night, Dr. Renée Richards ’51 was awarded the Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Achievement at the annual Alumni dinner at The Palace Hotel. Dr. Richards, known as Richard Raskind during her time at the school, is “being recognized for her outstanding achievements in all three...

Alumni share unique post-graduation experiences at assembly

Alumni share unique post-graduation experiences at assembly

Caroline Goldenberg

December 3, 2017


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This past Tuesday, alumni Karen Pittelman ’93, Vinson Cunningham ’02, Molly Lister Weismann ’06, Renato Rengifo ‘07, Helen Feldman ’10, Ken Zhang ’12, Gabriel Grand ’13, and Ethan Klaris ’15 returned to the school to speak about their unique experiences after graduation at the “Road...

Dorr hosts annual Mind & Body Retreat for faculty

Dorr hosts annual Mind & Body Retreat for faculty

Caroline Goldenberg

November 18, 2017


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This past weekend, 15 teachers across all divisions gathered at the John Dorr Nature Laboratory for the eighth annual Mind/Body Retreat. The retreat, led by Middle and Upper Division dance teacher Denise DiRenzo and Middle Division history teacher Caitlin Hickerson, consisted of two professional development...

Independent Studies: Special & General relativity

Independent Studies: Special & General  relativity

Caroline Goldenberg

November 18, 2017


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On Monday, Luca Koval (12) presented his independent study on special and general relativity. Koval discussed special relativity, which involves how frames of reference like velocity and altitude affect time and general relativity, gravity’s effect on the energy and location of objects. This trimester,...

Independent Studies: South East Asia

Independent Studies: South East Asia

Julia Robbins

November 18, 2017


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On October 12, Kyra Hill (12) presented her Independent Study research on Southeast Asia to her class, focusing on the question “what is the history and current state of Southeast Asia and why is this region so underrepresented?” Hill, who is half-Thai, was born in Thailand and goes back every summer...

Crotty (11) speaks about mental health at Child Mind Institute Summit

Crotty (11) speaks about mental health at Child Mind Institute Summit

Lynne Sipprelle

November 18, 2017


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This Monday, Alex Crotty (11) spoke at the State of Child and Adolescent Mind Mental Health Summit before a panel about her experience with depression and being bullied. The panel was composed of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Dean of the Child Mind Institute Harold Koplewicz. The summit...

Advisories participate in annual Thanksgiving Common Pantry donation

Advisories participate in annual Thanksgiving Common Pantry donation

Sandhya Shyam

November 18, 2017


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This Thursday, volunteers from the New York Common Pantry stopped by to pick up food donations that the school community contributed as a part of the organization’s annual Thanksgiving food drive. According to Chair of the Library Department Caroline Bartels, the school’s donations this year are...

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