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School implements new coronavirus policies

School implements new coronavirus policies

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly has stayed in close communication with the school’s community as New York confirmed its first outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, writing six emails over the course of four days to share that the school has cancelled all after school events from Thursday through Spring...

WaPo editor, Fisher, shares journalism expertise

WaPo editor, Fisher, shares journalism expertise

Hanna Hornfeld and Arushi Talwar

March 6, 2020

On Monday, Pulitzer Prize-winning Senior Editor of the Washington Post Mark Fisher ‘76 gave a talk to students during G, H and I period, highlighting his career in journalism. The talk was a part of the Career Lecture Series initiated by CC Representative Jaden Kirshner (11), which gives students the...

English Department celebrates Black History Month through poetry

English Department celebrates Black History Month through poetry

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Poetry is a reservoir of emotion, energy, and psychology, English Department Chair Vernon Wilson said. On Monday in Olshan Lobby, students accessed these facets as they listened to and shared poems by authors of African descent in a celebration of Black History and Future Month. The event lasted from...

Cancer Awareness Club hosts first ever Cycle for Survival at a high school

Cancer Awareness Club hosts first ever Cycle for Survival at a high school

Izzy Abbott and Maya Nornberg

February 28, 2020

Students and faculty cycled, danced, and cheered on their peers in the Lower Gym on Monday afternoon to raise around $48,000 in donations for the school’s first ever Cycle for Survival event. Physical education teacher and certified spinning instructor Meredith Cullen led energetic 20-person spinning...

Debate and MUN participate in national tournaments

Debate and MUN participate in national tournaments

February 28, 2020

Debate For members of the debate team, President’s Day weekend included several rounds of debate, countless card games, and many delicious meals, all to result in impressive individual performances from team members. On February 14th, the debate team embarked on a journey to Cambridge, Massachusetts,...

2020-2021 school calendar recognizes religous holidays with days off

2020-2021 school calendar recognizes religous holidays with days off

Devin Allard-Neptune, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

Beginning in 2021, the school will recognize Lunar New Year on Feb. 12 and Eid al-Fitr on May 12, two globally-celebrated religious holidays, with days off. According to Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly, the addition of these two days coincided with the school’s efforts to increase representation. “In...

New Yorker publishes Talia Winiarsky’s (11) reaction letter to article

Bradley Bennett and Yin Fei

February 14, 2020

“Alabama’s law-enforcement and judicial system failed Brittany Smith in every way,” Talia Winiarsky (11) wrote in letter to the editor of The New Yorker, not knowing that her message was actually going to be included in their February 10th issue. The opportunity was presented after one night,...

HDC honors Black History Month

HDC honors Black History Month

Julia Goldberg and Talia Winiarsky

February 14, 2020

Students and parents of the three Hilltop schools gathered at Riverdale Country School last Friday evening for the second annual Black History Month Celebration, hosted by the Hilltop Diversity Coalition (HDC). Accompanied by parents, 64 student attendees, 25 of whom attend the school, joined together...

Japan Day

Japan Day

Vidhatrie Keetha, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

Students taking Japanese gathered in the Recital Hall last Friday to immerse themselves in Japanese culture. After watching their peers’ various performances, attendees went upstairs to the Fisher Hall Rotunda, where they participated in further activities. This year’s festivities marked the fifteenth...

Project X

Project X

Abby Beckler, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

“Another day, another duel” was the mantra as the madness of Project X took hold of the school once again. In Project X, an annual Upper Division-wide contest, each player is assigned a target to tag or “kill” with a spoon. Once the player does so, they get their target’s secret word and...

MUN wins individual awards at Harvard

Clio Rao, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

The school’s Model United Nations (MUN) team competed in a conference at Harvard University from Thursday, Jan. 30th to Sunday, Feb. 2nd. Seven members won best delegate awards, nine won outstanding delegate awards, and three won honorable mentions. Harvard was one of their largest conferences in terms...

SCIOLY makes states

Aden Soroca, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

The school's Science Olympiad (SciOly) team qualified for the state competition last Saturday after competing in a variety of scientific tests and events at The Bronx Science High School of Science and placing sixth at New York City West Regionals. This was the first year that NYC high schools were...

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