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The clay-crazed citizens of the ceramics studio

The clay-crazed citizens of the ceramics studio

Hanna Hornfeld, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

For some students, like Taimur Moolji (12), taking ceramics may start as a way to check off a credit requirement, but sometimes, it can unexpectedly become a new passion. Watching those students grow as artists has been a profound experience for Visual Arts teacher Keith Renner, he said. This year,...

Teacher’s diversity through the ages

Teacher’s diversity through the ages

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

“I am a product of independent schools; I know how it feels to be isolated,” former English teacher Deborah Stanford said. The process of creating a body of educators who looked different from the traditional white, male demographic involved a gradual shift in the school’s attitude towards diversity....

School hosts its first Gender in Debate conference

School hosts its first Gender in Debate conference

Henry Owens and Devin Allard-Neptune

December 6, 2019

Students from around the city gathered at the school on Saturday, Nov. 23rd for a day filled with discussions at the Gender in Debate Conference. Alexa Mark (12) spent around a year planning this conference, which is the first of its kind at the school, she said. The conference hosted over 60 students...

WNBA Leader and Alum Speaks at SOH

WNBA Leader and Alum Speaks at SOH

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

“If you cannot see it, you cannot be it.” Associate Director of Admissions and Executive Director Summer on the Hill Markell Parker kept that mantra in mind when he asked Head of WNBA league operations and former WNBA player Bethany Donaphin ‘98 and NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim to...

Navigating gay relationships in high school

Navigating gay relationships in high school

Natalie Sweet and Henry Owens

November 25, 2019

“There is definitely a different lens in which people view LGBTQ+ relationships in comparison to straight ones,” Aurora Grutman ‘18 said. “And fundamentally there is no difference between the interpersonal nature of [gay and straight] relationships, but there is a large difference in the way...

Codeswitching

Codeswitching

Marina Kazarian and Liliana Greyf

November 25, 2019

Code switching is the act of someone modifying their language or demeanor based on their surrounding environment. It is often associated with the change of behavior in groups that are predominantly of a certain race, sexuality, religion, or gender. “We are all taught at a very young age that to be...

Conference attendees attempt repurpose white privilege

Emma Colacino and Yin Fei

November 25, 2019

Earlier this month, male-identifying students from a plethora of New York City private schools were given the opportunity to attend one of two conferences dedicated to promoting meaningful conversations about the role of men in society. Located at the Collegiate school, the Young Men of Color Symposium...

Dr. Rodney Glaslow engages audience at assembly

Abby Beckler and Josh Underberg

November 25, 2019

Gross Theater went silent at the beginning of the assembly on Tuesday morning as Dr. Rodney Glasgow stood by the side of the podium and slowly took off his shoes and socks. Glasgow explained to the theater that after being expected to die from pneumonia as a premature baby, each new day of life and...

“Is it Worth it?”: Discussing representation in theater

Adam Frommer, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

Acting is a process of occupying another individual’s world, and actors often have to assume roles that have identities which contrast with their own. When performing works that ask difficult or provocative questions of the audience, there is a risk of misrepresenting culture. The first question that...

Found in translation: 在翻譯中找到

Harry Qiao

November 25, 2019

In China, taking English as foreign language is mandatory. I began learning English when I was in third grade, but by the end of eighth grade, I was still learning tenses. Though I could ace every single English test in China, the amount of English I knew was far less than the amount I needed to survive...

Coming to America: Oleg Zvezdin

Claire Goldberg, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

Science teacher Oleg Zvezdin’s cultural identity pulls from both his Russian-Jewish heritage and his American upbringing, he said. Zvezdin was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1985, and left the country with his family when he was just nine years old. Zvezdin’s family came to America in pursuit of a safer,...

A day in the life of an ROTC Cadet Christian Hernandez

A day in the life of an ROTC Cadet Christian Hernandez

November 11, 2019

Although I was a reservist before contracting to commission, I had some specific active duty time. Besides Initial Entry Training, my active duty experience consisted of annual training with my reserve unit and my time in Fort Campbell in Air Assault School. As a 25U, Signal Support System Specialist,...

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