Alternatives will start on October 9, later than in past years. When planning Alternatives this year, there were many factors the administration had to take into consideration such as conflicting academic events like the SATs and religious holidays, like Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
In June 2018, High School Principal Jack Phillips will officially step down from his current role, after five years. Although Phillips was contractually obligated to give his notice by June 30 2017, he and his wife, Danielle, had been discussing the move a few months prior to this deadline. Celebrating their 10th anniversary on a weekend away in June 23, Phillips and his wife were given the chance “to really do some soul- searching and really make some decisions. We knew we wanted to [take on new opportunities] and the key question was if it could wait,” Phillips said, “And the answer was no.”
As Technology Support Assistant Luchano Bogdanov sits to have a cup of tea, he immediately opens his record player and puts on a vinyl. “When I listen to music on my phone I tend to multi-task and not listen to the lyrics,” Bogdanov said. “When I listen to a vinyl, I appreciate it…and really think about the music.”
Shelby Roberston (’20) who lived in Houston and around the southern United States, had never applied for a passport before moving to London last year. “It was normal for me to have not left the country and I still don’t think it’s such a big deal to leave the country. I mean there are beautiful things in Europe that you can see, but at the same time I enjoyed just traveling around America,” she said.