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What happened to @hmspeaksout?

What happened to @hmspeaksout?
October 2, 2020

Nearly two hundred pictures of white text against maroon backgrounds flooded Instagram feeds this summer. In these posts by @hmspeaksout, past and present students spoke about their experience with racism,...

Ivy preparatory schools adapt to COVID-19

Ivy preparatory schools adapt to COVID-19
October 1, 2020

Riverdale Riverdale Country School began their school year online two weeks earlier than usual, allowing students to visit the campus, attend meetings, and learn new health protocols. After Labor Day,...

Informative or performative: Black Lives Matter on social media

Informative or performative: Black Lives Matter on social media
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...

Distinguished or Disgrace? Considering Barr ’67

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...

Salsberg (12) devotes summer to fantasy football and research

Salsberg (12) devotes summer to fantasy football and research
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,...

Hong (10) and Yang (10) serve Societas

Hong (10) and Yang (10) serve Societas
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,...

Migdon’s (12) piloting career takes off

Migdon's (12) piloting career takes off
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...

Mavrides-Calderon (11) turns pain into power

Mavrides-Calderon (11) turns pain into power
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...

Song (11) creates cubes for a cause

Song (11) creates cubes for a cause
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...

Talwar (11) brings beaded benefits

Talwar (11) brings beaded benefits
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...

Welcome new UD math teacher: Varun Prabakar

Welcome new UD math teacher: Varun Prabakar
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...

Welcome new UD Spanish teacher: Dr. Osdany Morales

Welcome new UD Spanish teacher: Dr. Osdany Morales
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,...

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