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Book Day author presents at assembly

Book Day author presents at assembly

Megha Nelivigi, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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Author Emily St. John Mandel spoke at this week’s assembly about her writing process and background, in advance of next Thursday’s Book Day, which will feature her award- winning novel Station Eleven. Mandel was unavailable to visit on Book Day, but Upper Division Librarian Caroline Bartels felt...

Feiner (12) presents research in D.C. as Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist

Feiner (12) presents research in D.C. as Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist

Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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This past Wednesday, Ella Feiner (12), a finalist in The Regeneron Science Talent Search for her work exploring posterior growth in D. rerio with a live cell cycle biosensor, returned from eight days in Washington D.C. spent experiencing judge interviews, presenting her work, exploring the capital, a...

Jahmire Cassanova (12) wins New York Times College Scholarship

Betsey Bennett, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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After writing five essays and completing three interviews, Jahmire Cassanova (12) became one of 10 recipients of this year’s New York Times College Scholarship, which provides tuition money, mentorship, and a summer job at the Times for students who have excelled under unfavorable circumstances. In some of his essay...

Renowned historian speaks at assembly

Renowned historian speaks at assembly

Leonora Gogos, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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This past Tuesday, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard University and Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed answered student and faculty questions in a moderated, interactive assembly. The following period, Dr. Gordon-Reed spoke in further detail during a catered lun...

Mock Trial has perfect score in first trial

Mock Trial has perfect score in first trial

Betsey Bennett, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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The defense side of Mock Trial earned a perfect score of 65 points in the first round of the annual New York State Mock Trial Tournament, becoming the first team in recent history of New York to achieve the feat, Leonora Gogos (10) said. This round, held on Tuesday, February 27th, was one of two preliminar...

Parents Association creates initiatives to improve school

Parents Association creates initiatives to improve school

Megha Nelivigi and Bradley Bennett

April 27, 2018


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The Parents Association (PA) is an organization composed of parent volunteers focused on building community and fundraising through events like the Book Fair and New Family Check Ins, Parents Association President Grace Peak said. “The main priority of the Parents Association is to build community,” Peak ...

Wellness Week Overview

Wellness Week Overview

Sadie Schwartz and Nishtha Sharma

April 27, 2018


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Through daily workshops, an assembly featuring a prominent sleep doctor, and students, teachers, and staff members sharing their experiences with the school community, Wellness Week explored its theme, Mind and Body, and opened a dialogue surrounding issues of mental health. “I was inspired by own experiences...

UD students host after-school workshops

Eliza Poster and Izzy Abbott

January 18, 2018


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Every Wednesday, the school opens its doors to local elementary and middle school kids to participate in HM 246, an afterschool program offering Upper Division student le educational and interactive classes in art history, ceramics, robotics, music, entrepreneurship and more. The program, which began...

Water shortage and cold weather cause difficulties for sports teams

Betsey Bennett

January 18, 2018


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Student athletes and P.E. students alike returned from winter break to find that Prettyman Gymnasium lacked running water. According to Director of Facilities Management Gordon Jensen, the issue stemmed from a temporary feed from Fisher Hall to Prettyman Gymnasium that was installed last spring when...

News In Brief: Model Congress and Model United Nations

Jeren Wei

December 10, 2017


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Model Congress After working up to 20 hours a day at their first away conference in Rutgers University, the school’s Model UN (MUN) team won best large delegation and several individual committee victories as well. The conference, held last weekend, was comprised of more than 1500 students from ac...

School hosts Sanctuary holiday party

School hosts Sanctuary holiday party

Edwin Jin

December 10, 2017


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Clients from Sanctuary for Families, an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic and gender violence, created arts and crafts and were gifted book donations from the Book Fair at the school’s 25th annual Sanctuary for Families dinner party. Attendees at last Tuesday’s event participated...

Lower Division hosts Caring in Action Day

Lower Division hosts Caring in Action Day

Caroline Goldenberg

December 10, 2017


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Lower Division students, families, and teachers participated in Caring in Action Day by visiting the Riverdale Senior Center and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and holding a drive for donations to those affected by hurricanes in Puerto Rico. “[The day] is an opportunity for parents, children,...

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