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Wellness Week opens dialogue about student health

Victor Dimitrov, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Keynote speaker and mental health advocate Hakeem Rahim shared his personal experience with mental health at the Wellness Week assembly on Tuesday. Rahim is the President and CEO of I Am Acceptance, an organization that works towards destigmatizing mental illness, he said. “We thought that Hak...

AP Environmental Science class visits university observatory

Maya Nornberg and Chloe Choi

March 1, 2019

The AP Environmental Science class went on a field trip to the Lamonte-Doherty Earth Observatory, part of Columbia University, on Tuesday to further their study of environmental policy, legislation, and the impact of human activities. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researches “fundamental knowledge abo...

Epstein journeys cross-country on bike, publishes experiences

Epstein journeys cross-country on bike, publishes experiences

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Middle Division science teacher George Epstein traversed almost 11,000 miles around the country by bicycle from August of 2017 to June of 2018, raising thousands of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research and documenting the trip in an article published in Medium Magazine, an online publishing platform....

School hosts author and illustrator Bryan Collier

Isabella Zhang, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Bryan Collier visited the school’s Lower and Upper Divisions on Thursday. Collier led CCVA reflections for the community, taught collage-making to HM 246 students, and exhibited his watercolor paintings, two and three dimensional collages, and childr...

International Food Festival celebrates diverse cuisines

International Food Festival celebrates diverse cuisines

Alison Isko, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The delicious aromas of foods from around the world filled Olshan Lobby on Wednesday afternoon as the Upper Division International Food Festival (IFF), which uses food as a way to showcase the diversity of the student body, returned again this year. With over 22 types of free food, the food festival gives stud...

Community hosts Black History Month reading

Community hosts Black History Month reading

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Students and faculty were invited to read and celebrate works of literature penned by black authors during the Black History Month reading held Tuesday in Olshan Lobby. English Department Chair Vernon Wilson decided to organize the reading in February this year, as he felt that the event was a way t...

A LOSS IN OUR COMMUNITY: Beloved French teacher, colleague, and friend Sonya Rotman passes away

A LOSS IN OUR COMMUNITY: Beloved French teacher, colleague, and friend Sonya Rotman passes away

Katie Goldenberg and Surya Gowda

February 15, 2019

To the great sorrow of the school community, French teacher Sonya Rotman passed away Wednesday morning after a long struggle with cancer. Madame Rotman had shared her love of French language and culture with students and colleagues for nearly 32 years. “Kind, loving, and always elegant, Madame Rotman was a dear...

Parents Institute hosts Digital Lives talk

Parents Institute hosts Digital Lives talk

Samuel Singer, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Internationally recognized clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair spoke to Middle Division (MD) parents Thursday about the “Big Disconnect” between parents and students regarding their online lives and how to properly monitor children’s online behavior. The objective of the talk was to teach paren...

Poetry Out Loud advances to state competition

Poetry Out Loud advances to state competition

Nelson Gaillard, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Priyanka Voruganti (11) and Claire Yoo (12) competed in the regional competition of Poetry Out Loud (POL) on Monday and both advanced to the state competition in March. “Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation competition where students perform the work of other published poets,” English teacher a...

End of the AP World: school discontinues course

Abby Salzhauer, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Due to drastic curriculum changes made by the College Board, Advanced Placement (AP) World History will no longer be taught at the school beginning next year after being offered for nearly 20 years. The change, announced by the College Board in July of 2018, will move the starting date of the curric...

Speaker discusses social infrastructure

Speaker discusses social infrastructure

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University Eric Klinenberg visited the school this Wednesday to discuss his work in the field of social science and infrastructure. Director of the Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) Dr. Jeremy Leeds in...

School celebrates Japan Day

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Today, students will present plays with their Japanese classes and enjoy a schoolwide celebration of Japanese culture as part of the school’s annual Japan Day. Japanese teacher Mami Fujisaki started Japan Day about 25 years ago when she first came to the school, she said. “I wanted [the studen...

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