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The partition of India and Pakistan displaced millions across the subcontinent Aug. 15, 1947. A mass exodus ensued, relocating many to regions that matched their cultural and religious beliefs.

Indian partition survivors, South Asian community reflects on impact 75 years later

Rahil Punshi, Media Team January 26, 2023

India marks 75 years of becoming a republic Jan. 26. Prior to the partition, India became independent from British rule Aug. 15, 1947, and thus, the region was divided into two countries: India and Pakistan.  Following...

The political spotlight on young people invokes conversation surrounding their involvement and impact on the socioeconomic climate. The High School has created spaces for students to become active around issues that concern them.

Students, faculty reflect on youth involvement in politics

Yasmine Rivera, Reporter December 14, 2022

In recent years, the political climate has spotlighted young activists such as Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai and the student survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting..  Director of...

In a sea of third-culture identities at the school, students explore how moving abroad reformed their sense of patriotism and international identity. Each location point displays the variety of home countries represented by students.

Expatriates explore how patriotism manifests in international environment

Annika Skorski, Media Team December 9, 2022

The High School boasts a representation of 70 different home countries and 64 languages spoken across the student body. As an international school, the majority of students at the school are third-culture...

Nadjib Aktouf, Karen Field and Mark Chapin are part of of the Technology, Information Literacy and Media sections of TILM, respectively. Each member unpacked their role in the TILM department and its impact on students behind the scenes. 
Credit: Rowan Hamilton

Behind the scenes: TILM department shares range of expertise

Rowan Hamilton and Madeleine Galuga November 8, 2022

The Technology, Information Literacy and Media (TILM) department has provided an “access point” for English Teacher Eve Ellis. Ellis said she teaches multiple classes that require a mixture of analog...

 Kaila Brooks (’24), Amrita D’Souza (’23), Olivia Ford (’24) and Nick Ghantous (’23) consider their internship experiences. The WorkX program took place over the summer and allowed students to navigate a professional work environment.

Students attend WorkX program, share takeaways

Eden Leavey, Features Editor: Print November 1, 2022

Open to Grade 10-12 students, the WorkX summer program provides opportunities for students to gain work experience and speak with professionals in their fields of interest. Applications for WorkX are read...

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