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On the Preservation of Global Cultural Heritage

by Blaire Zhang, IV Form

Artifacts are claimed, collected, and shown in museums all around the world in different regions. Over the course of history, however, looters have left many of them broken or lost and thus deprived their original cultures of essential elements that express culture and history. As I was touring in the cities of Spain and France this past summer, I was exposed for the first time to the incalculably large amount of artifacts there. I was especially dazzled by the Louvre: every section of the museum was labeled on the map perfectly with details and brief (more…)

A Socialist Emerging from the Ashes

by Griffin Starkey, VI Form

In Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road, the boy, having grown up on the roads of the ashy wasteland that once was the United States, feels pity towards those who possess less than he does, thus developing a radical socialistic stance. It is his responsibility as a survivor to revive the world, or in the words of the boy’s father, “You have to carry the fire” (McCarthy 278). He must rid the new world of the darkness of anarchy. The boy claims he does not know how, but his father assures him that he does. Thus, should he survive (more…)

My Mind’s I(sland)

by Iria Garcia, VI Form

In Mr. Camp’s VI Form English elective, ‘Getting LOST,’ the “Mind’s I(sland)” was the first assignment this fall.  The parameters are below.

Please click on this link to view Iria’s work:  Iria’s Mind’s I(sland) (*Video may not load on some mobile devices)

“Create a visual display in the form of an island; the island will be a representation of what constitutes your identity as an individual. Your island must have areas that symbolize six habitats of personal identity (Family; Friends; (more…)

Orbital Determination of Asteroid 1998 QE2

by Luya Wang, VI Form and SSP ’13

with Matthew Estrada-Millican (SSP ’13) and Bradley Emi (SSP ’13) All authors contributed equally to this work.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Luya completed this project on July 20,  2013 at The Summer Science Program in New Mexico:

“a residential enrichment program which accelerates the intellectual and social development of promising young scientists. Each summer 72 gifted high school students, selected from hundreds of applicants, complete a (more…)

Learning to “Readerly” Latin

by Dr. Heather Harwood, Classics Department Chair



Although this is something I have been jokingly saying to my students for years in my efforts to dissuade them from reading out their English translations in class, I have never found it to be a very helpful or effective injunction. For years, Latin II was my hardest class to teach as year after year I continually struggled to make the (more…)

Intentional Interviewing at Health Services

by Adria Pavletic, RN, MA, MN, NCSN, Director of Health Services

During the typical school day, the chief complaint of teenagers who present to the school nurse is often, ‘‘I don’t feel well”. The challenge to discover what is medically wrong beyond those words requires refined assessment skills, relevant clinical experience, perceptive listening skills, and the ability to create a welcoming atmosphere of trust, competence, and caring. Frequent school nurse visitors, especially those who report vague somatic complaints, require thorough and careful attention to help discover the need behind the visit. Somatic (more…)