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Anti-semitic vandalism in Riverdale

Anti-semitic vandalism in Riverdale

Sadie Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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Just a block away from school, one to three criminals spray-painted the word “Jew” on the door of a house on 246th and Waldo Ave between 10 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday.  With the help of the school, the NYPD apprehended one of the criminals, but the incident has aroused concern from members...

McCarthy (12), Tripathi (12) win second at debate nationals

McCarthy (12), Tripathi (12) win second at debate nationals

Katie Goldenberg, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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As many students packed away their studies for the summer, Honor McCarthy (12) and Siddharth Tripathi (12) faced the final round of the National Speech and Debate Tournament, receiving second place at the tournament. From June 18 – 23, McCarthy, Tripathi, Ethan Kim (11) and Sajan Mehrotra (11) traveled...

Zeng ’17 wins Caro prize for second year; C-Span broadcasts

Zeng ’17 wins Caro prize for second year; C-Span broadcasts

Sadie Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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While many students across the grades submitted their best research papers in attempts to win the Robert Caro Prize for Literary Excellence in the Writing of History, Sarah Zeng ‘17’s essay stood out as the finest for the second year in a row. She was honored at the award ceremony at Head of School...

Counseling and Guidance hires new learning specialist, increases student outreach

Counseling and Guidance hires new learning specialist, increases student outreach

Lynne Sipprelle, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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This year, Dr. Ian Pervil will take over psychologist Dr. Liz Westphal’s position as learning issues specialist in the Office of Counseling and Guidance, continuing the school’s focus on awareness of learning differences. The Office of Counseling and Guidance is excited for Dr. Pervil to join...

HM in Motion Update

Katie Goldenberg, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


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Construction for the HM in Motion project, slated for completion by September of 2018, has seen flooding, a significant increase in funding, and various other changes since its official start for the summer on June 24th. The construction schedule faced complications due to a flood in Rose Hall and...

Bodurtha ’14 writes book based on AP World assignment

Bodurtha ’14 writes book based on AP World assignment

Jeren Wei, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


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Alumna Val Bodurtha ‘14 published her first book this July, transforming an assignment from her AP World History class in high school into a novel. The assignment, given by history teacher Dr. Susan Groppi, invited students to imagine and describe the life of an Aztec if the empire had continued to...

Student experiences on religious fasting during testing weeks

Student experiences on religious fasting during testing weeks

Ishaan Kannan, Contributing Writer

July 20, 2017


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Ramadan, a month-long period of fasting for Muslims, began on May 26. Participants cannot eat from sunrise to sundown. This year, due to an extra two weeks of classes and Ramadan’s being shifted 12 days earlier in the calendar annually, many students have been fasting during the school day. The...

Class presidents organize senior spirit week to celebrate last week of high school

Class presidents organize senior spirit week to celebrate last week of high school

Surya Gowda, Staff Writer

July 14, 2017


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  As a countdown for the end of the year, Jessie Millman (12) and Will Scherr (12) organized a grade wide senior spirit week for the graduating Class of 2017, consisting of different themes for the each of the last five days left of school. The themes for each day were “Twin Tuesday...

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