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The official program cover.

BREAKING: Illness Cancels Opening Performances of ‘Big Fish’

Gator Staff February 28, 2024
Due to illness in the cast, Thursday night and Saturday matinee performances are cancelled.
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Huck Jennings 25, who plays Edward, belts out a note with Young Will, played by Tavio Mares-Van Praag 27.

BREAKING: ‘Big Fish’ Cast and Crew Offer Sneak Peak

Caleb Meranus, Journalist February 26, 2024
At community block, students enjoyed a surprise number from the show, which premiers Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
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Illustration created using Canva.

Academic Priorities Limit Club Meeting Periods

Rachael Rosenberg, Journalist February 21, 2024
The Model United Nations Club met just four times prior to its Yale conference last month.
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The TikTok logo on a smartphone screen sticks out of the pocket of a denim jacket. Photo illustration.

Students Instructed to Cease Social Media Use in Bathrooms

Amelia Bowman, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2024
The School has received reports of Upper School students filming TiKTok videos in bathrooms.
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Ryan Hurst 25 welcomes attendees to to the event with celebratory chocolate.

Happening Now: Lunar New Year Celebration

Edward Flint, Managing Editor February 15, 2024
Mandarin language students are manning various booths, from Chinese calligraphy, traditional yo-yo, and more.
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Harry Hall 25 admires Ka Moana PāKīpiKa, by Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker from Kahalu’u, O’ahu, who skillfully integrates his Hawaiian royal heritage and his fathers artistic influence.

Library Hosts Indigineous Art Exhibit

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist February 1, 2024
The exhibit also supports work to decolonize the library, particularly the Dewey Decimal system.
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After the holiday break, The School began transitioning to naturally flavored beverage options, which contain minimal sugar.

School Swaps Sugary Juice for Flavored Water

Mary Wang, Senior Journalist January 23, 2024
The World Health Organization recommends no more than 40 grams of sugar daily. Each serving of juice contained 8 grams.
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Dr. Raja-Elie Abdulnours P 29 keynote, Beyond the Classroom: The Future of AI-Augmented Learning and Work, addresses biases in how AI depicts him.

AI Takes Center Stage at Bissell Grogan Symposium

Edward Flint, Managing Editor January 22, 2024
Dr. Raja-Elie Abdulnour P ’29 provided the keynote, "Beyond the Classroom: The Future of AI-Augmented Learning and Work."
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Chloe Scolnick 25 and History Teacher Ted Barker-Hook, who also co-spearheaded the event, perform together at Fridays Coffee House.

Community Flocks to Circles 20

Rachael Rosenberg, Journalist January 11, 2024
Over the years, Circles has served as a platform to showcase talents and foster a sense of community here.
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Elias Kazin 20 and Cora Williams 20.

Ring Ceremony Continues with Recorded Speeches

Edward Flint, Managing Editor December 13, 2023
Upper School Senate President Baden Howard '24 says that the changes allow students to speak more confidently.
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Lucas Williams 25 tutors 7th graders Lila Saghbini and Ben Weaver in math.

Rebooted Peer Tutoring Program Thrives

Mckinlee DePaola, Journalist December 6, 2023
Students report enjoying learning from a peer in a less serious setting, especially as midterms approach.
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Renowned columnist Chris Costas chats with journalism students.

Renowned Reporter Chats with Newsroom

Gator Staff November 29, 2023
Costas Christ, Editor-at-large for National Geographic spoke to the newsroom today discussing the importance of journalism.
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