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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...

Students develop leadership skills in HM Lead

Ayesha Sen and Sophia Liu January 8, 2021

In HM Lead, the Middle Division (MD) student government program, students work on projects that serve the interests of their peers while also exercising their leadership skills, MD history teacher and...

Six words of gratitude: A new MD initiative

Clementine Bondor and Lucas Glickman January 8, 2021

This month, students in the Middle Division (MD) described, in only six words, that for which they were grateful. Head of the Middle Division Javaid Khan, who organized the project, was inspired by a similar...

Unruly queen: Ellen Wang’s (8) chess journey

Unruly queen: Ellen Wang’s (8) chess journey

Alex Lautin, Ben Rafal, and Sam Stern December 18, 2020

Ellen Wang (8) earned the title Woman FIDE Master (WFM) in 2017 after winning the North American Youth Chess Championship that year. Wang, now one of the top 50,000 chess players worldwide, is proud of...

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