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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...

Parasite unmasks South Korean class division to global audience

Parasite unmasks South Korean class division to global audience

Izzy Abbot, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Drama, comedy, horror, and social commentary are intertwined in Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite. Like parasites, the impoverished Kim family slowly infiltrates the home of the wealthy Parks through scamming, forgery, and lies. The Kim’s deception begins when Ki-woo is offered a chance to fill...

Reflections on College Behind Bars assembly: Marina Kazarian

Reflections on College Behind Bars assembly: Marina Kazarian

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Sitting in advisory, watching the first 15 minutes of Lynn Novick’s documentary “College Behind Bars,” I was shocked by the conversations the prisoners were having in their college classes. Their discussions seemed just as in-depth as the ones I have in my classes, if not more. One student brought...

Sex: expectations versus reality

Julia Robbins, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2020

“I think all sexual things are kinda weird,” Janice* said. “And porn also makes it seem like it’s going to immediately feel so good. When it happens, you’re like, it doesn’t feel that good. It feels okay, it’s kind of fun; the whole experience is fun because you’re fooling around with...

Familiar Faces, Unfamiliar Stories: Jimmy Ostuni

Familiar Faces, Unfamiliar Stories: Jimmy Ostuni

Hannah Hornfeld and Ethan Katzke

February 7, 2020

“Jimmy embodies the kind of person I want to be,” Paul Wang (12) said. “He’s a model of a good person.” Jimmy Ostuni loaned Wang his maintenance department uniform to wear as a Senior Absurdity Day costume. Out of admiration, Wang had asked to dress up as him. On his cell phone, Ostuni has...

Wrestling wins the Ivy League Championship

Wrestling wins the Ivy League Championship

Joshua Underberg, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The Varsity Wrestling team finished the season with a 13-2 record, winning the Ivy League and nearly matching last year’s undefeated record. The Lions placed first in the Ivy League Prep Tournament with 14 semifinalists, ten finalists, and four champions. While team members were disappointed with...

Put service back in service learning

Put service back in service learning

Katya Tolunsky

February 7, 2020

The school’s mission of service learning (Slearn) is defined on the school website as “a pedagogy and movement which combines community service and action with education, often through curricular connections.” In my five years as a student at the school, I have had many meaningful and rewarding...

Remembering Frederic S. Berman ‘44, leader in NYC rent reform and state government

Remembering Frederic S. Berman ‘44, leader in NYC rent reform and state government

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

On Sunday, January 19th, Frederic S. Berman ’44 passed away at the age of 92. He was a valued member of the school community both as a student and alumnus, and he had many accomplishments in New York as a commissioner, judge, and state legislator. During his time at the school, Berman was deeply...

Designs of the decade

Designs of the decade

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

You can tell a lot about a person from the way they dress: you can look at someone and be impressed with their unique style, or you can immediately tel they watch Emma Chamberlain on YouTube, Eliza Bender (12) said. In the last decade, the fashion world has gone from oversized sweaters, to expensive...

The need for a more transparent administration

The need for a more transparent administration

Adam Frommer, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Gossip runs rampant in Anatevka, the Shtetl in which Fiddler on the Roof (the musical) takes place. In the hilarious and show-stopping number “The Rumor,” Yente, the town gossip, brings gut-wrenching news to the village. She sings to Rifka: “Well, I just heard that Perchik’s been arrested, in...

Lady Bird Grows Up

Lady Bird Grows Up

Eliza Poster, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 17, 2020

Any student who confronts the college process knows the dread of sitting down with parents to have the inevitable “where do you want to go to school?” talk, but few of us would imagine hurling ourselves out of a moving car in order to avoid our mother’s condemnation. Yet when Lady Bird McPherson...

Fighting the growth of anti-Semitism in America

Fighting the growth of anti-Semitism in America

Roey Nornberg and Zach Brooks

January 10, 2020

On Saturday, December 28th, a masked man invaded the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, where around 100 Hasidic Jews were gathered to celebrate Hannukah. Immediately upon entering, the man, wielding a large machete, stabbed five innocent guests, including Josef Neumann, who suffered a knife through his...

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