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Maria Pilnik (’26) practices rock climbing at Westway Climbing Center this year. Pilnik started climbing at the age of 6 and has continued since, now training two to three times per week.

Maria Pilnik conquers new heights through rock climbing

Sophia Hsu, Media Team November 30, 2023

Maria Pilnik (’26) has no fear of heights. She has been scaling rock walls since the age of 6 and said she truly enjoys the heart-pounding “thrill of it all.” Pilnik attended Pembridge Hall School...

Poet Raymond Antrobus speaks to High School students and faculty Nov. 7. He has published multiple poetry collections and a children’s book, with an upcoming children’s book set to be published in 2024.

Poet Raymond Antrobus inspires students “to be living as well as reading”

Clara Martinez, Editor-in-Chief November 27, 2023

Poet Raymond Antrobus’s first ever story was a tale of persecution. He wrote a series of stories as a kid about a pony living as an outsider in a world of horses. “So much of those stories came...

VIDEO Grade 12 students share advice for high school

Zoe Kaul and Meher Sareen November 15, 2023
Grade 12 students reflect on their experiences in the High School and provide guidance for younger students.
Student Council members discuss at their weekly meeting Nov 9. Leaders of the High School’s councils reflected on the impacts of their organizations on the larger school community and the skills required for them to succeed.

Council presidents consider impacts of leadership roles on school community

Ailish Herrmann, Media Team November 10, 2023

Leaders of the High School councils have spent a couple of months in their recently appointed roles this school year. Now, presidents reflect on their responsibilities and the skills they need to lead...

Students attend an African Caribbean Culture club meeting during lunch Oct. 17. Club co-leader Khady Sao (’27) shared traditional African clothing and jewelry with members.

Community discusses value, role of cultural clubs

Amelia Bassi, Reporter November 1, 2023

When Khady Sao (’27) noticed there was not a club that represented her identity in the High School, she founded the African-Caribbean Club this year in order for students to have a place to discuss and...

VIDEO The Standard – Meet the Editors

Jaden Gardiola, Culture Editor: Online October 12, 2023
Culture Editor: Online Jaden Gardiola reveals hidden reality of The Standard editors’ class
According to the National Eating Disorder Association eating disorders can affect anyone and impact the mental and physical health of people’s daily lives. Reflecting on their own experiences, members of the High School community share how they have dealt with eating disorders.

Community members share eating disorder struggles

Vittoria Di Meo, Sports Editor: Online October 5, 2023

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