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From Middle to Mini Mania

From Middle to Mini Mania

Avi Kapadia and Kate Feiner

May 16, 2019


Filed under Middle Division, Showcase

“Mini Mania,” a battle of grades, will take place instead of Middle Mania on May 13th. In past years, Middle Mania has been a day filled with athletic and intellectual competitions. There were five teams (Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, and Green) each led by faculty and student captains. The school ...

Ryan Jonas named New Yorker of the Week for service through art

Ryan Jonas named New Yorker of the Week for service through art

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Spectrum News NY1 named Ryan Jonas (11) New Yorker of the Week for his non-profit organization “Bronx Built” that uses crochet to bring communities together and help deal with poverty in the Bronx. Founded in 2015 by Ryan and Tyler Jonas (12), Bronx Built is a sustainable organization that combine...

Symposium explores health disparities

Symposium explores health disparities

Emily Shi and Yesh Nikam

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Health Disparities Club showcased strategies for students to take action regarding health disparities in their communities in its second annual symposium. Speakers included Health Disparities Club President Malhaar Agrawal (11), Assistant Director of New York State Office of Minority Health Dis...

Chloe Kim launches nonprofit to raise academic funds for North Korean refugees

Chloe Kim launches nonprofit to raise academic funds for North Korean refugees

Adam Frommer and Maya Nornberg

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Bao Sei Foundation, founded by Chloe Kim (11), culminated nearly two years of research and preparation with its launch event to celebrate raising $173,000 to help fund education for North Korean refugees in the US. The foundation’s mission is to help refugees gain access to the lives that they deserve t...

Javaid Khan ‘92 named Head of Middle Division

Javaid Khan ‘92 named Head of Middle Division

Julia Robbins and Hanna Hornfeld

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Effective July 1, Javaid Khan ‘92 will become the Head of Middle Division, taking over from Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly, who acted as an interim head of the MD for 2018-2019 school year. Khan has served as the head of upper school at Bank Street School for Children for the past four years, and b...

Boys Varsity Volleyball makes history with six game win streak

Boys Varsity Volleyball makes history with six game win streak

Jude Herwitz and Suraj Khakee

May 3, 2019


Filed under Lions' Den, Showcase

The Boys Varsity Volleyball team finished their regular season on Wednesday with a win against Lycée Française de New York, and are heading into the Ivy League playoffs with a 7-5 record. The team rebounded from a rough start to the season where they lost four straight before going on a six game win...

School hosts Holi celebration

School hosts Holi celebration

Jack Crovitz and Hanna Hornfeld

May 3, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Students from all grades and many faiths came together to throw colorful powder at each other on Alumni Field on Monday, in the school’s second annual celebration of Holi, a Hindu festival commemorating the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. Student Body Presidents Janvi Kukreja (12) a...

Students advance to ISEF competition

Students advance to ISEF competition

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Sparks fly and tensions run high for the three students from the school whose projects were chosen for this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), one of the nation’s most prestigious and selective science competitions. According to George Epstein, Upper Division Science Research ...

Larry Grafstein becomes the new Chairman of Board of Trustees

Larry Grafstein becomes the new Chairman of Board of Trustees

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Chairman of the school’s Board of Trustees Michael Colacino ‘75 P’22 announced not only his departure from the board, but also his replacement: Board of Trustees member Larry Grafstein P’11 P’12 P’15, at the annual Faculty and Trustee Dinner, last Thursday, much to the surprise of the at...

Agarwal and Nornberg elected SBPs

Agarwal and Nornberg elected SBPs

Mayanka Dhingra, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Isha Agarwal (11) and Roey Nornberg (11) were elected Upper Division (UD) Student Body Presidents (SBPs) for the 2019-2020 school year. The race was between six pairs of candidates and kicked off on Monday afternoon with an I period forum, where each of the pairs presented their platform in a Q&A sty...

Surya Gowda’s (12) Independent Study sheds light on mass incarceration through prison gallery

Surya Gowda’s (12) Independent Study sheds light on mass incarceration through prison gallery

Eliza Poster and Katya Toluynsky

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Peering through the grey bars which enclose the model jail cell pitched within Fisher Gallery, one gets a glimpse into the realities of prison life. On one side of the room, a timeline reveals the history of mass incarceration in America, detailing the legislation that permits the current imprisonme...

Lipseys on ice: the Kenya Ice Lions

Lipseys on ice: the Kenya Ice Lions

April 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the US, The National Hockey League (NHL) is the fourth most-watched sport; in Kenya, there is only a single ice rink. So when lifelong hockey players Ricky (9) and Timmy (4) Lipsey travelled to Nairobi in March to visit its sole team, the Ice Lions, they brought not only donations, but also their...

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