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Review: Every Brilliant Thing

December 13, 2021

“I think we really do operate as a team of collaborators and creative people,” says Jake Miller, director of Germantown Friends School’s fall play and the head of the school’s theater department. “We are educators and we are artists, and we definitely approach our work as both educators and artists.” GFS’s fall play, Every Brilliant […]

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The Aeneid: History’s Most Epic Poem

December 13, 2021

Despite being slightly outdated, Virgil’s The Aeneid is a classic must-read in the world of Latin poetry. In his epic exploration of violence, perseverance, and discovery, Virgil attacks controversial topics, such as man-eating, two-headed serpents and large-scale feuds caused by golden apples. Following the famed hero Aeneas on his journey to found Troy, The Aeneid […]

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Your Favorite Sports Team Isn’t the Only Winner on Gameday

December 13, 2021

The Herr’s Game Day Flavors chips sit on a novelty cardboard shelf at the end of the snack aisle at Giant. The vivid pictures of tacos, dip, and chicken wings immediately demand a second glance, an oddity compared to other chip bag graphics. The tailgaters and football fans who are drawn to the Tailgate Taco […]

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Zoom Call … and Other Socially-Distanced Activities to Enjoy Over the Holidays

December 20, 2020

Despite frost in the air and streets lined with lights, rising COVID-19 cases have made it very difficult for families to gather together as they normally do this time of year. Usually, in my family, our Thanksgiving dinner includes over 75 people. This year, we decided to find a new way to uphold our traditions and make the best out of our situation.

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Diversity Dialogue Day: Meaningful or Performative?

December 5, 2020

Diversity Dialogue Day on October 22, 2020, was a day the entire Upper School dedicated to meaningful dialogue, inspiring speakers, and interesting workshops.

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Practical Zillowing

November 20, 2020

Yesterday, I came across my dream home. I was browsing on Zillow through a slew of Washington Heights two bed, one bath, 500-to-700 square foot, 4th floor walkup apartments for rent in the $800 to $1500 price range, when I found the perfect fit.

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