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Our Town production to take place on Alumni Field

Our Town production to take place on Alumni Field

Sean Lee and Rachel Baez May 7, 2021

Morale is high among the tight-knit cast of the Middle Division (MD) play, “Our Town,” as rehearsals resume, theatre teacher and director of the play Benjamin Posner said. The cast had its first rehearsal...

MD celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Allison Markman, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

On Wednesday, Middle Division (MD) students celebrated Cinco de Mayo in their Spanish classes by exploring the culture and history behind the holiday. Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s military win over...

Middle Division science clubs

Middle Division science clubs

Nate Chiang and Ariella Frommer April 24, 2021

The Mighty Chondrias Each week, Middle Division (MD) students who are passionate about science meet to discuss various science topics in a club called the Mighty Chondrias. A group of seventh graders...

Author and editor Nicole Chung shares her experiences with anti-Asian racism at MD assembly

Author and editor Nicole Chung shares her experiences with anti-Asian racism at MD assembly

Rowan Mally and Audrey Carbonell April 15, 2021

At last week's Middle Division (MD) assembly, writer Nicole Chung shared her experiences with anti-Asian racism and discussed the struggles of not fitting in. Chung, whose biological family originated...

Art gallery showcases MD talent

Art gallery showcases MD talent

Vidhatrie Keetha, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Upon entering the Fisher Hall gallery, a viewer observes vibrant paintings and drawings of city and desert skylines at dusk lining the left wall. As a viewer gazes around, film reels showcasing silhouettes...

From beginners to winners: MD Debate Team takes second place

From beginners to winners: MD Debate Team takes second place

Yin Fei and Jayden Siegel March 22, 2021

The Middle Division (MD) Debate team won second place in the Cities Tournament out of 40 teams this past weekend. After debating the pros and cons of U.S. sanctions against China, each member of the team...

“CC Designs”: Chloe Ludwig (7) explores graphic design

“CC Designs”: Chloe Ludwig (7) explores graphic design

Jillian Lee, Staff Writer March 13, 2021

CC Designs, Chloe Ludwig’s (7) company, aims to capture days at camp or college filled with laughter and friendship through its unique clothing designs and accessories. CC Designs is primarily catered...

“Kustom Kicks”: Aaron Saroken (7) launches hand-customized sneaker business

“Kustom Kicks”: Aaron Saroken (7) launches hand-customized sneaker business

Clementine Bondor, Contributing Writer March 13, 2021

Aaron Saroken’s (7) Instagram presents bright collages of sneakers of all colors, featuring designs ranging from footballs to the Rolling Stones logo. The account has gained 210 followers since its launch...

“Breaking the cycle”: Sofia Sahai (7) works to end domestic 7  violence with Sanctuary for Families

“Breaking the cycle”: Sofia Sahai (7) works to end domestic 7 violence with Sanctuary for Families

Cecilia Coughlin , Contributing Writer February 19, 2021

Since the age of six, Sofia Sahai (7) has fought against domestic violence and abuse by working with the organization Sanctuary for Families. “My mom started as a volunteer and now she sits on...

Madison Nina (6) step dances

Hannah Katzke, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

The art of step dancing — which uses footwork and body movement to create beats while dancing — is difficult to master, but Madison Nina (6) has fallen in love with the activity, she said. Specifically,...

MD introduces “Stamped” to history curriculum

Owen Heidings and Emily Salzhauer January 22, 2021

All Middle Division (MD) students are reading “Stamped: Racism, Anti Racism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi as one of the new anti-racism initiatives implemented by the MD this year,...

UD students host first installment of MLK-themed assemblies

UD students host first installment of MLK-themed assemblies

Purvi Jonnalagadda and Clio Rao January 14, 2021

As the first installment of a group of Martin Luther King Jr. themed assemblies, the Middle Division (MD) had a diversity assembly on Thursday in which eight Upper Division (UD) students spoke about different...

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