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Talk Around Campus: Reflecting on Holocaust Remembrance Day

by Sarah Mohammed and Sydney Ling April 28, 2022

Holocaust Remembrance Day, called Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, took place this year on April 28, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The day commemorates the survivors of the Holocaust,...

Upper school Latin and world history teacher Clifford Hull examines excavated fossils that he has collected and stores in his room, Main 1. Hull is passionate about archaeology, collecting and the past, as evinced by objects atop his cabinet such as the bust of Caesar pencil holder and the American flag he was given when he first came to the country.

Meet your teacher: Excavating upper school history teacher’s world

by Sarah Mohammed and Tiffany Chang December 10, 2021

Bright green, pink and yellow orange squeezers; teapots from Finland from the 50s and 60s and mid 19th century Victorian Age relics of urinals are a combination of objects you’ll most likely never find...

Dragons symbolize wisdom, power and wealth and are believed to bring good luck to people. Dragon dancing is an ancient traditional dance that is said to scare away evil spirits.

Lanterns and rats, noodles and dragons: Lunar New Year’s history and traditions

by Lauren Liu and Sally Zhu March 9, 2020

Rats, oxen, tigers, rabbits, dragons, snakes, horses, goats, monkeys, roosters, dogs and pigs. What do these animals have in common? They’re all Chinese zodiac signs, dedicated to mark the beginning...

An astronomical clock sits on the right windowsill the house’s living room. It has the ability to tell the time and date and show the location of the planets in the solar system. Because photos were not permitted in the Sir John Soanes Museum, students were invited to sketch the various features of the house.

Step into history: Sir John Soane’s Museum lends insight into life in the early 19th century

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor June 18, 2019

As our group of journalism students approached the faded brick townhouse, a middle-aged man with graying hair and a warm, smiling eyes greeted us. We were given plastic bags for our smaller belongings...

Near and Mitra scholars announced, beginning research process

Near and Mitra scholars announced, beginning research process

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor May 11, 2019

The 2020 Near/Mitra scholars were announced by the library earlier this month, allowing eight current juniors the opportunity to delve into deep research over the next year with an opportunity to present...

Celine Glon lectures about the French Revolution on Monday. Glons lecture was organized by the Departments of History and Modern and Classical Languages.

Humanities departments partner to present lecture on French history

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor January 16, 2019

The Departments of History and of Modern and Classical Languages hosted a lecture about the French Revolution in French teacher Agnes Pommier's classroom on Monday during lunch. Lecturer Celine Glon discussed...

History teacher Julie Wheeler, along with art teacher Japp Bongers and english teacher John Docherty, listen to history teacher Carol Green talk about ballot and voting resources. Wheeler and Green co-hosted the Election 2018 session.

Shah Salon kicks off second year of discussions

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief October 31, 2018

The first set of Shah Salon discussions this school year took place today in various Shah classrooms from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was broken down into four sessions: “#Me2.0” with history...

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