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Alumni bridge interests from high school to college

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


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Maddie Bender '16 Maddie Bender ‘16 was co-President of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) in high school and is now part of four different musical groups at Yale University. Bender started participating in the school band in fourth grade, she said. She was first clarinet in the SWE for all four years of ...

The Power of Student Government

The Power of Student Government

Lynne Sipprelle and Sam Keimweiss

April 27, 2018


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Less than a decade ago, the Governing Council (GC), the school’s student government oversaw the allocation of funds to clubs and publications and  drafted a new honor code for the school. Today, the Community Council (CC), which replaced the GC after it was abolished, proposes and oversees events and initiati...

From the NYC streets to Tillinghast Hall

From the NYC streets to Tillinghast Hall

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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As a young police officer, Director of Security Mike McCaw was patrolling the 96th Street Lexington Avenue station when he saw a pregnant woman at the edge of the subway platform, a place where many people looking to commit suicide situate themselves. McCaw walked to the edge of the platform and e...

Tutoring: Students and teachers discuss pros and cons of tutoring at the school

Surya Gowda and Lynne Sipprelle

December 10, 2017


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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a physics student must be in want of a tutor. Out of 185 upperclassmen who are currently taking physics or have taken physics and responded to an anonymous poll by the Record, 30 percent used a tutor. Many students expect physics, whether taken over the...

Speech & Debate program expands to include new formats

Noah Phillips

December 3, 2017


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In her fifth round at the Vassar Invitational, having been given the topic for the round only 15 minutes prior, Julia Robbins (10) carefully listened to her opponents speak about mandatory minimum sentencing while simultaneously outlining a passionate and convincing opposing case to defeat her competition. In...

Why some students and teachers are putting the “no” in technology

Why some students and teachers are putting the “no” in technology

Jude Herwitz and Amelia Feiner

December 3, 2017


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Science teacher Dr. Megan Reesbeck developed her no-technology policy for note-taking long before she got her first high school teaching job. As a teaching assistant at a university, she sat in on lecture classes and stared at the backs of 300 students glued to their screens. Most of the students were...

Sleep Experiment

Elizabeth Raab and Joshua Benson

December 3, 2017


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Elizabeth Raab When The Record asked me to participate in this sleep study, I was unsure I would be the right subject. Although I do not get eight hours of sleep every night, I definitely prioritize sleep and go to bed early, usually before 11 p.m. How much difference could sleeping an extra half ho...

How sleep affects student wellness

How sleep affects student wellness

Katie Goldenberg

December 3, 2017


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Listening to student conversation around the school, one topic remains consistent: sleep. Each day, students must make choices about how to balance their schoolwork and nightly rest, considering factors such as homework, caffeine, and sleep’s daily effect on student life. Student Sleep Schedules For Laura Bae (10), ...

Thanksgiving Traditions: Giving Back on Thanksgiving

Gabby Kepnes

November 18, 2017


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While most families gather at the dinner table to feast on turkey and a fall-themed meal, the Rosenzweigs, Ben (10), Jacob (10), and Rebecca (9), spend Thanksgivings serving low-income and homeless people in lower Manhattan. Ben, Jacob, and Rebecca joined an organization called Education Alliance to...

Thanksgiving Traditions: Family Time in the Kitchen

Megha Nelivigi

November 18, 2017


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Apart from spending quality time with family and friends, food is what makes Thanksgiving so special, Malka Krijestorac (11) said. “Thanksgiving is one of the few times I see my siblings over the year,” Krijestorac said, “so when they come, we all cook together.” When Krijestorac’s mother...

Thanksgiving Traditions: Unconventional Celebrations

Kiara Royer

November 18, 2017


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Some students at the school go beyond the typical Thanksgiving meal and celebrate their own unconventional traditions. Rachel Okin (12) and her family throw a themed Thanksgiving dinner party every year with the Rosenblatts, their family friends. The tradition began when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincided...

How the school is addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint

Sadie Schwartz and Julia Robbins

November 6, 2017


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Over the years, the school has undertaken many initiatives to help increase sustainability and awareness about becoming more environmentally friendly. Some of these initiatives are ongoing, while others have been disbanded for the time being. Two weeks ago, during an Upper Division (UD) assembly,...

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