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Informative or performative: Black Lives Matter on social media

Informative or performative: Black Lives Matter on social media

Devin Allard-Neptune, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Immediately after the murder of George Floyd, Cecilia Coughlin (10) started seeing photos and videos of him everywhere on her phone. Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and most news outlets were flooded with the video of his death as his story went viral, she said.  Shortly after the initial outrage, Coughlin ...

Distinguished or Disgrace? Considering Barr ’67

Emma Colacino and Hanna Hornfeld

September 18, 2020

In 2011, Peter Benjamin ‘67 wrote to the Alumni Council, encouraging them to name his former classmate, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ‘67, a distinguished alumnus of the school. Now, nearly a decade later, Benjamin wrote the alumni council another email urging them to revoke that same award....

Salsberg (12) devotes summer to fantasy football and research

Salsberg (12) devotes summer to fantasy football and research

Zachary Kurtz, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

“The late nights with a tall glass of seltzer and a bowl of pretzel M&Ms spent toying with our pricing models and website, the three-hour Zoom calls devoted to brainstorming ideas for new features, and the notifications in the middle of the night alerting me to IT system issues gave me my first ...

Hong (10) and Yang (10) serve Societas

Hong (10) and Yang (10) serve Societas

Hannah Katzke, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

This summer, JoJo Hong (10) and Steve Yang (10) distributed over 150 kits filled with essential items for combatting the pandemic to New York Common Pantry. Together, they started The Societas Project, named after the Latin word for community. Hong and Yang distribute their hygiene kits at New York City Rel...

Migdon’s (12) piloting career takes off

Migdon's (12) piloting career takes off

Alex Lautin, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

On August 20, Max Migdon (12) took off on his first solo flight, during which he felt lighter than he ever had before. “I was definitely nervous but also excited at the same time,” he said. “The responsibility of flying the plane was 100% on me.” For his entire life, Migdon has been interes...

Mavrides-Calderon (11) turns pain into power

Mavrides-Calderon (11) turns pain into power

Emily Salzhauer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

This summer, Isabel Mavrides-Calderon (10) started a movement called Turn Pain Into Power, which advocates for people with rare disabilities and chronic pain like herself. “I think that it's really important to empower people with chronic pain and show them that it's not a weakness,” she said. Sh...

Song (11) creates cubes for a cause

Song (11) creates cubes for a cause

Lucas Glickman, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

At any given time this summer, 40 individual tiramisus lined the shelves of Lauren Song’s (11) fridge. In June, Song started Cubes, an online bakery whose profits she will divide and donate to three nonprofit organizations.  Over the course of the summer, Song has hoped to raise $6,000 in profit to ...

Talwar (11) brings beaded benefits

Talwar (11) brings beaded benefits

Zachary Kurtz, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

In the midst of the pandemic, Arushi Talwar (11) founded The Beadside, a jewelry company that specializes in glass bead bracelets.  A percentage of the company’s profits are donated to Food Bank 4 NYC, New York City’s largest food bank. The Beadside was able to donate enough funds for 250 meals ...

Welcome new UD math teacher: Varun Prabakar

Welcome new UD math teacher: Varun Prabakar

Simon Schackner, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

Not long ago, math teacher Varun Prabakar was on stage performing a satirical song at the Second City, a comedy club in Chicago. Now, Prabakar will be teaching Geometry and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry at the school. At The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Prabakar studied statistics and...

Welcome new UD Spanish teacher: Dr. Osdany Morales

Welcome new UD Spanish teacher: Dr. Osdany Morales

Simon Schackner, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

Spanish teacher Dr. Osdany Morales, who has written two novels, will be teaching Spanish 2 Honors and Spanish 4 this year. Morales was born in Cuba and spent his undergraduate years studying architecture, going on to work as an architect in Havana, Cuba for two years. During his time at university i...

Welcome new UD French teacher: Dr. Stella Vincenot-Dash

Welcome new UD French teacher: Dr. Stella Vincenot-Dash

Jillian Lee and Lucas Glickman

September 13, 2020

“Whatever the level of French [is] or the class I'm teaching, what is most important for me is to give my students a love for French and Francophone culture,” said French teacher Stella Vincenot-Dash, who will be teaching French 2, 3, and 3 Honors. After studying in France and the Caribbean, Vince...

Welcome new theatre design teacher: Caitie Miller

Welcome new theatre design teacher: Caitie Miller

Jillian Lee and Lucas Glickman

September 13, 2020

“In the theatre, you get to create something wild and insane,” Theatre design teacher and Technical Director Caitie Miller said. “It lasts for three weeks, 50 people see it, and then it’s gone.” Miller will be joining the Theater, Dance & Film Studies Department to help run schoolwide produ...

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