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Rivers Liu (12) receives $10,000 Jeffrey Ahn Arts Grant

Rivers Liu (12) receives $10,000 Jeffrey Ahn Arts Grant

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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Rivers Liu (12) received a $10,000 grant from the Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship to pursue an independent art project this summer. The grant is open to high school students nationwide and is rewarded to one each year. According to the fellowship’s website, the Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship calls upon y...

Prom tickets free for students

Prom tickets free for students

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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The school has finalized the decision to make tickets to prom free of charge for all students attending. Student Activities Director Caroline Bartels and Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly had been talking about making this change for several years, and both agreed that it was unnecessary to make students ...

Faculty attends Capelluto award mental health workshops

Faculty attends Capelluto award mental health workshops

Kiara Royer, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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Amrita Acharya (12) and Joanne Wang (12) led two Alexander Capelluto grant mental health workshops along with the Counseling and Guidance Department and the organization Hallways over the last two weeks. The workshops provided a space for teachers and administrators to learn about and discuss topic...

Flash fiction writer and translator Lydia Davis visits school

Flash fiction writer and translator Lydia Davis visits school

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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Renowned writer and translator Lydia Davis spoke to students and faculty last Tuesday about her work with language and flash fiction. Davis, the recipient of accolades such as the 2013 Man Booker International Prize and the 2013 Philolexian Society Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement, is “...

Book Day author presents at assembly

Book Day author presents at assembly

Megha Nelivigi, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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Author Emily St. John Mandel spoke at this week’s assembly about her writing process and background, in advance of next Thursday’s Book Day, which will feature her award- winning novel Station Eleven. Mandel was unavailable to visit on Book Day, but Upper Division Librarian Caroline Bartels felt...

Feiner (12) presents research in D.C. as Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist

Feiner (12) presents research in D.C. as Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist

Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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This past Wednesday, Ella Feiner (12), a finalist in The Regeneron Science Talent Search for her work exploring posterior growth in D. rerio with a live cell cycle biosensor, returned from eight days in Washington D.C. spent experiencing judge interviews, presenting her work, exploring the capital, a...

Jahmire Cassanova (12) wins New York Times College Scholarship

Betsey Bennett, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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After writing five essays and completing three interviews, Jahmire Cassanova (12) became one of 10 recipients of this year’s New York Times College Scholarship, which provides tuition money, mentorship, and a summer job at the Times for students who have excelled under unfavorable circumstances. In some of his essay...

Renowned historian speaks at assembly

Renowned historian speaks at assembly

Leonora Gogos, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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This past Tuesday, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard University and Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed answered student and faculty questions in a moderated, interactive assembly. The following period, Dr. Gordon-Reed spoke in further detail during a catered lun...

Mock Trial has perfect score in first trial

Mock Trial has perfect score in first trial

Betsey Bennett, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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The defense side of Mock Trial earned a perfect score of 65 points in the first round of the annual New York State Mock Trial Tournament, becoming the first team in recent history of New York to achieve the feat, Leonora Gogos (10) said. This round, held on Tuesday, February 27th, was one of two preliminar...

Parents Association creates initiatives to improve school

Parents Association creates initiatives to improve school

Megha Nelivigi and Bradley Bennett

April 27, 2018


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The Parents Association (PA) is an organization composed of parent volunteers focused on building community and fundraising through events like the Book Fair and New Family Check Ins, Parents Association President Grace Peak said. “The main priority of the Parents Association is to build community,” Peak ...

Wellness Week Overview

Wellness Week Overview

Sadie Schwartz and Nishtha Sharma

April 27, 2018


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Through daily workshops, an assembly featuring a prominent sleep doctor, and students, teachers, and staff members sharing their experiences with the school community, Wellness Week explored its theme, Mind and Body, and opened a dialogue surrounding issues of mental health. “I was inspired by own experiences...

UD students host after-school workshops

Eliza Poster and Izzy Abbott

January 18, 2018


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Every Wednesday, the school opens its doors to local elementary and middle school kids to participate in HM 246, an afterschool program offering Upper Division student le educational and interactive classes in art history, ceramics, robotics, music, entrepreneurship and more. The program, which began...

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