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Remembering RBG: “May her memory be a revolution”

Remembering RBG:

Yana Gitelman, Columnist

September 25, 2020

When I found out RBG passed away, I felt sad, and then scared, and then worried that I was one of those white women who venerate RBG as the highest beacon of progressivism, assuming that she fought equally for all marginalized people. I received the news at the table during Rosh Hashanah, when a Jewish...

Random COVID-19 screening yields all negative results

Mia Calzolaio, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

The school’s random COVID-19 screening testing produced all negative results, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly wrote in an email to parents on Sunday.   The screening was the first round of the bi-weekly testing program. This program entails 125 to 175 randomly selected students and faculty...

Professional Development Day features White Fragility discussion

Professional Development Day features White Fragility discussion

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Faculty attended Professional Development Day, a virtual event that featured keynote speaker Dr. Robin DiAngelo, this past Tuesday. Head of Upper Division Dr. Jessica Levenstein and Associate Director of the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity (ICIE) Ronald Taylor designed the even...

Informative or performative: Black Lives Matter on social media

Informative or performative: Black Lives Matter on social media

Devin Allard-Neptune, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Immediately after the murder of George Floyd, Cecilia Coughlin (10) started seeing photos and videos of him everywhere on her phone. Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and most news outlets were flooded with the video of his death as his story went viral, she said.  Shortly after the initial outrage, Coughlin ...

Remembering RBG: “May her memory be a revolution”

Remembering RBG:

Ericka Familia

September 25, 2020

Last Friday evening, as I was talking to my mom, I picked up my phone and shrieked mid-sentence. I could barely explain when she asked what was wrong, as I read the countless news notifications: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon, dies at 87.” I had no words. Everything I wa...

Students, faculty communicate despite barriers

Students, faculty communicate despite barriers

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Large circular tables have been converted into rows of desks with plexiglass barriers, and students no longer gather in groups in the library — and as result, students and faculty are finding new ways to communicate and collaborate both inside and outside of the classroom.  Hannah Lipskar (12) now has fewer group disc...

Remote learners face struggles from home

Remote learners face struggles from home

Emma Colacino, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

While many students have returned to the school's campus, approximately 27 students, or four percent of the Upper Division, remains online. Despite the efforts made to adapt classrooms for these online learners, they still face difficulties hearing, seeing, and participating in the class, online learner Sc...

The pros of pronouns: normalize gender identities

The pros of pronouns: normalize gender identities

Liliana Greyf and Mia Calzolaio

September 18, 2020

If you’ve scrolled through Instagram recently, you may have noticed a set of pronouns — (she/her), (he/him), (they/them), to name a few — typed out next to the emojis that already surround your peers’ usernames. Although some users had already added pronouns to their pages, a  wave of brightly c...

Black Lives Matter gallery opens

Black Lives Matter gallery opens

Lauren Ho and Hannah Katzke

September 18, 2020

Crowds fill up Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the streets of New York. Posters in hand demand justice. Police officers watch as protesters link arms in solidarity. This fall, photographs by Julian Silverman (11), Ailill Walsh (11), Armaan Kakodkar (12), and Campus Photographer Barry Mason are on...

History speaker series explores BLM through webinar

History speaker series explores BLM through webinar

Devin Allard-Neptune and Vidhatrie Keetha

September 18, 2020

Professors Dr. Crystal Feimster and Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor contextualized the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement yesterday on a Google Meet webinar. The speakers also answered questions submitted by students before and during the event, which was moderated by history teachers Dr. Emily Straus an...

Distinguished or Disgrace? Considering Barr ’67

Emma Colacino and Hanna Hornfeld

September 18, 2020

In 2011, Peter Benjamin ‘67 wrote to the Alumni Council, encouraging them to name his former classmate, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ‘67, a distinguished alumnus of the school. Now, nearly a decade later, Benjamin wrote the alumni council another email urging them to revoke that same award....

MLB Player Pedro Alvarez shares key advice with baseball teams

Emma Colacino, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

“You don't get to talk to major league baseball players that much, so it's a rare opportunity,” Varsity Baseball player Miles Kuhn (10) said. However, on Wednesday, April 30, the Boys Varsity Baseball team had the opportunity to speak with Major League Baseball (MLB) player Pedro Alvarez ‘05 in...

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