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Student service-learning requirement reformed for 2019-2020 school year

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Starting this year, a new service learning requirement will replace projects and reflections with service learning days. Previously, students were required to pick an approved community project and complete two in-school reflection sessions. However, students will now need to attend only their grade...

A classy summer: students continue learning over break

John Mauro, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

This summer, Upper Division (UD) students undertook rigorous classes at the school, working intense hours each day to complete school year classes compacted into a few weeks. The courses offered are open to UD students, Director of Summer School Caroline Bartels said. The teachers almost all teach a...

Students learn about service in Rwanda

Julia Goldberg and Talia Winiarsky

September 3, 2019

Sometimes a journey starts with a single step; this summer, a journey to Rwanda started with a single Instagram post. When Dean of the Class of 2023 Chidi Asoluka posted a picture from his travels in Capetown last summer, a friend of his commented under the photo, reaching out to ask if Asoluka had ever ...

Parli concludes season with powerful finish

Kate Feiner, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Three students from the school’s Parliamentary Debate Team earned spots within the top five speakers at a tournament at The Dalton School last Saturday, marking the end of a successful competitive season. Amman Kejela (11) reached the final round and Nathan Zelizer (9) placed fourth in the tournament...

Model Congress gathers gavels at Dalton tournament

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The school’s Model Congress team competed in a conference at The Dalton School last Sunday, debating high school students from schools across the tri-state area, and earning several awards. High school Model Congress split students up into specific committees of around 15 people to emulate the United...

Chou’s performance brings comfort women’s stories to life

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Stephanie Chou ‘05 returned to the school on Monday to perform Comfort Girl, a musical tribute to the lives of the many Chinese women abducted into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII. Comfort Girl explores the sufferings of these women, not only during captivity, but also after they re...

College Board announces Environmental Context Dashboard

Henry Owens and Hanna Hornfeld

May 29, 2019

The College Board announced their plans to implement a new admissions tool called the Environmental Context Dashboard (ECD) last Thursday, with the goal of providing colleges with more information about students than the SAT test score alone, according to the College Board website. Some news outlets ha...

Juniors showcase research at ISEF

Juniors showcase research at ISEF

Gabby Chong, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Naomi Kenyatta (11), Richard Han (11), Brian Wu (11), and Malhaar Agrawal (11) participated last week in the annual Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona. Wu, Kenyatta and Agarwal each recieved prestigious awards. Wu received the top grant award from the National Aeronautics a...

Relay for Life rallies against cancer

Relay for Life rallies against cancer

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

On Alumni Field yesterday afternoon, students, faculty, and parents alike could be spotted playing carnival games, walking laps, and bungee jumping as part of the school’s fourth annual Relay for Life. The Cancer Awareness Club (CAC) brought together musicians, bouncy castles, and the relay itself t...

Reflecting on community engagement: celebrating a year of service learning

Izzy Abbott and Sam Keimweiss, Staff Writers

May 20, 2019

The Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) will host the 11th Annual All-School Service Learning Day this Saturday as a celebration for this year’s service learning projects. In preparation for the event, and as part of their service learning requirement, the Class of 2020 gathered on Tuesday to...

Students and faculty participate in school-wide accreditation process

Julia Goldberg and Ryan Reiss

May 20, 2019

Once a decade, the school is required to reflect upon itself not only to be accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) but also to discover aspects of the school community in need of further improvement and implement changes as deemed necessary. “The school must f...

Diversity conference inspires students

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

The Diversity Awareness Initiative for Students Conference (DAIS) was held this past Saturday in an attempt to strengthen the awareness and respect for different cultures among private school students in New York City. Founded in 1999, the DAIS organization has worked with more than 10,000 students...

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