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Have a Seat: Assistant High School Principal Natalie Maisey reflects on assuming new role, leadership

Jaden Gardiola, Culture Editor: Online April 16, 2024

Timestamps: Immediate reaction to Interim HS Principal role (0:53-3:21) HS Principal review process (3:21-4:39) Reflection on past experiences (4:39-8:11) Comments on administrative change...

Caroline Bird speaks to students in Pride Club during a lunch meeting March 1. Bird spent a week at the school Feb. 26 to March 1 as this year’s Bergeron Fellow.

How Bergeron Fellow Caroline Bird creates, destroys loneliness through poetry

Clara Martinez, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2024

“Do you hear sex noises through the wall when standing in a field?” The library was silent after award-winning poet and this year’s Bergeron Fellow Caroline Bird concluded her first poem, holding...

Elia Blot-Lefevre (’26) works on the website he created for his ocean cleanup business, Osean. Blot-Lefevre has also made social media accounts promoting his startup.

Elia Blot-Lefevre reflects on entrepreneurial journey, career aspirations

Sophia Hsu and Yasmine Rivera March 18, 2024

While surfing with his dad along the Moroccan coast in 2023, Elia Blot-Lefevre (’26) could not ignore the unsettling amount of litter floating in the sea. After catching a wave brimming with plastic,...

Grade 12 students reflect on college applications, experiences with senioritis

Grade 12 students reflect on college applications, experiences with senioritis

Audrey Cushman, Reporter March 4, 2024

Sara Kim (’24) said she began her college application journey the summer before Grade 12 “with the expectation in mind that it was going to be a stressful process,” so she could feel better prepared...

English Teacher Phoebe Krumich graduates from the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English at Lincoln College of the University of Oxford Aug. 5, 2023. Krumich earned her Master of Arts degree in English over the course of seven summers, studying at campuses in Middlebury, Monterey, Oxford and Santa Fe.

Phoebe Krumich embraces passion for literature, writing through education

Sophia Bateman, Lead Features Editor February 21, 2024

English Teacher Phoebe Krumich spent the majority of her youth steering clear of becoming an educator. Nonetheless, the path to teaching had an inescapable pull. “Both of my parents are teachers and...

School administrators follow a distinct protocol when evaluating candidates during the hiring process. The school has continuously refined its teaching staff, ensuring ongoing improvements in all departments.

Inside the hiring process: faculty reflect on employment protocol

Ailish Herrmann, Media Team February 8, 2024

According to Director of Human Resources Meghan Gomm, when a teaching position becomes available, the school initiates a widespread global posting of the job opening. “We post the teacher position...

VIDEO Matthew Horvat answers 33 questions

Tara Behbehani, Opinions Editor: Online February 2, 2024

The Office for Standards in Education rated the school “Outstanding” after their inspection Nov. 14-16. Community members reflected on the process of implementing changes since the “Requires Improvement” rating the school received in December 2021.

School leadership, students reflect on road to Ofsted “Outstanding” rating

Rudi Chamria, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online January 19, 2024

For Board of Trustees Chair Erin Roth, no word better describes her reaction than “speechless” after receiving the report that the school had now been rated “Outstanding” by the Office for Standards...

Avi Sarma (’25) and Lucas Tchelikidi (’24) discuss subjects they have tutored Nov. 30. The tutors shared advice and recommendations with each other to improve their teaching skills.

Peer Tutoring Center leaders reflect on program’s benefits, challenges

Maya Janssens, Reporter January 11, 2024

For Peer Tutoring Center Co-President Avi Sarma (’25), his early experiences in the High School were characterized by struggles to manage increasingly challenging classes. After he sought academic support...

Catering Staff Member Stephanie Gah shelves fresh yogurt parfaits in the school cafeteria. Each morning, Gah prepares parfaits in addition to other breakfast foods to ensure variety for the students.

Catering Staff Member Stephanie Gah reflects on upbringing, experiences with school community

Eve Phillips and Alexandra Theofilopoulou January 8, 2024

Born and raised in Ivory Coast, Catering Staff Member Stephanie Gah spoke French for almost all of her childhood but packed her bags to move to London when she was 19 years old. In a foreign environment,...

High School Learning Specialist Geoff Richman offers guidance to students with learning differences

PODCAST HS Learning Specialist Geoff Richman offers insight on student learning differences

Aran Hooda, Reporter December 5, 2023

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