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This year, Periwig celebrates its 125th season of theatre, music, and dance. Periwig’s anniversary also coincides with Lawrenceville’s invitation to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest arts festival, as part of the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF). In addition to Periwig’s customary performances, the Performing Arts Department has organized various supplementary events so that alumni can participate in this milestone. After this year’s fall musical, “Guys & Dolls,” ...

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May 28, 2017

The first week of school, a question came up during Mr. Jordan’s Inquiries in Biological and Environmental Sciences (IBES) class that left all of us flustered. I remember the way Mr. Jordan paused, then told us, “There’s a simple answer and a complex answer. Which would you like?” Immediately, as a class, we requested the straightforward response, eager to rid our confusion by scribbling down a sentence in our notes ...

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May 20, 2017

Mimi Ughetta ’18 was a recipient of the Sigma Xi 2017 Research Showcase Award in the Microbiology & Molecular Biology division. She was one of the 16 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students selected. Sigma Xi serves as a society that honors scientific research and “has a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than 125 years,” according to its website. The Student Research Showcase focuses on highlighting ...

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May 12, 2017

In this week’s edition of the Capstone Lecture series, Georgetown University Professor John L. Esposito discussed Islam from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Heely Room. After being introduced by Religion and Philosophy Master Jason VonWachenfeldt, Esposito began his lecture with a series of personal anecdotes, outlining his past experiences with world religions. After studying Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, Esposito said he soon realized that there was little opportunity to study Islam ...

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Lawrentians Rishi Bagaria ’19, Hadley Copeland ’18, Haaris Mian ’19, and Grayson Sherr ’18 were recently awarded National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships to study a foreign language abroad. The scholarship program launched in 2006 to, according to the organization’s website, “promote critical language learning among American youth.” Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with the American Councils for International Education, NSLI-Y provides fully-funded merit-based scholarships ...

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May 12, 2017

In this week’s edition of the Capstone Lecture series, Georgetown University Professor John L. Esposito discussed Islam from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Heely Room. After being introduced by Religion and Philosophy Master Jason VonWachenfeldt, Esposito began his lecture with a series of personal anecdotes, outlining his past experiences with world religions. After studying Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, Esposito said he soon realized that there was little opportunity to study Islam ...

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May 05, 2017

History Master Rusty Hlavacek, Jr. H’95 P’06 ’08 has been chosen as this year’s Faculty Speaker by the Class of 2017. He will deliver his remarks on Saturday, May 27, in the Kirby Arts Center to the graduating class and their families during Baccalaureate. Hlavacek serves in a variety of roles at the School, all of which he called “nothing but a wonderful experience.” In addition to being a History Master, ...

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April 29, 2017

Lawrentians elected their Vice Presidents this past Friday, appointing Vice President of Academics Eric Cheng ’18, Vice President of Honor Nicole Lim ’18, and Vice President of Social Life Victoria Cruz ’18 to the 2017-2018 Student Council. After first addressing the IV Form and being elected as finalists, Cheng, Lim, and Cruz presented their platforms and addressed major concerns voiced by the student body this past Thursday at school meeting. ...

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On Saturday, April 22, McClellan House hosted its annual dinner to provide additional funds towards Secondary Education for Girls’ Advancement (SEGA), a residential all-girls’ school in Morogoro, Tanzania. Members of the Lawrenceville community, including faculty, attended the event in the Clark Music Building. Founded in 2008 by the nonprofit Nurturing Minds, the SEGA Girls School is devoted to “provid[ing] a high-quality education that fosters the development of strong values, self-esteem, ...

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Law and Order: There exists no other courtroom mechanism with a greater impact than capital punishment. Deeply entrenched in our justice system, capital punishment has served the American people effectively for more than 200 years. Defining capital punishment as any penalty involving execution imposed by jury, the death penalty exemplifies the importance of order in society. Capital punishment also deters potential criminals, reassures citizens of the government’s dedication to justice, and ...

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April 14, 2017

My mom always tells me, “God is all One. We all share the same God.” With this ideology in mind, my parents instilled in me a love for all religions at an early age, even though I identify as Hindu. Bedtime stories included not only chapters from a modified “Ramayana” for children, but also tales of Jesus Christ, lessons from the Buddha, and Islamic picture books.Yet, despite this familiarity with ...

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April 08, 2017

Starting July 1, 2017, Ben Hammond will be serving as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the School. In addition to serving as CFO, he will also be working as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees and be closely involved with many of the Board’s committees, including Finance, Investment, and Audit and Risk.His responsibilities as CFO will consist of dealing with the many financial aspects of Lawrenceville, legalities, alumni relations, ...

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April 08, 2017

Michael J. Klarman, the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, addressed students, faculty, and alumni on the effects of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement from 7:00-8:00 PM last Monday in the Kirby Arts Center. The lecture was the 18th addition to the Weeden Lecture Series.The presentation began with Klarman’s introduction by Chair of the History Department Alison Easterling P’19, who listed Klarman’s most ...

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April 08, 2017

V Formers Mike O’Hare ’17, Greg Gidicsin ’17, and Sam Cabot ’17 are serving as the captains of the Boys Varsity Baseball team, which is especially “close and tight knit this year,” Cabot said. The captains are “hopeful for a phenomenal season,” O’Hare said, looking to excel in the MAPL and state championships. Reflecting on the team’s progression thus far, Cabot said, “I think our team has the perfect attitude ...

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March 31, 2017

This past Monday, History Master and Capstone Course Leader Cara Hyson P’14 ’16 addressed members of the Lawrenceville community in the Heely Room from 7:00 to 7:45 PM regarding the history and geography of the Middle East. This presentation served as the start to the lecture series of the Capstone Course, Intertwined Fates: The Middle East and Beyond. Hyson began her lecture by recounting the experiences of a Lawrenceville graduate who ...

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February 17, 2017

Lawrenceville’s Spring Dance Concert (SDC) is one of the most anticipated performances of the school year, with over 100 experienced and inexperienced dancers alike. Occurring annually in the Kirby Arts Center (KAC) in May, the overall theme of the concert is always a mystery until closer to the performances. Ever since auditions and selections were conducted in early January, students have been rehearsing weekly in preparation for the recital. Not ...

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February 03, 2017

Ever since John Hughes, Director of Experiential Learning, joined the Lawrenceville community three years ago, he has gotten to know students through a variety of platforms. The Lawrenceville Experiential Education Program (LEEP), which was put in place in 2015, is a combination of the previously individual programs of Sustainability, International Programs, the Big Red Farm, the Ropes Course, and Outdoor Programs. By overseeing LEEP, Hughes’ aim is to “provide places ...

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January 20, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” This past Wednesday, the Lawrenceville community participated in over 60 service projects throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania to celebrate King’s legacy with its 14th annual MLK Day. Classes were cancelled in order to allow students to reach out to the local community and reflect on the ways in which they can ...

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November 11, 2016

This past Thursday, Lawrenceville students and faculty came together to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu New Year, in the Edith Memorial Chapel. Now in its ninth year, the event was organized by the Hindu Student Organization (HSO). However, students of various faiths also participated in the gathering, which gave them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with key components of Hinduism and learn more about the cultures of their peers. According to ...

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November 04, 2016

At 7 PM this past Tuesday, visiting artist Tom Dunne, a woodturning artisan, gave a presentation of his works in Woods Memorial Hall’s Heely Room. Dunne wanted to share with Lawrentians his fascination for the process of taking a “simple piece of wood and [turning] it into a beautiful object,” he said. The purpose of his lecture was “to give a retrospect of the works [he] has done […] and ...

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October 28, 2016

In the words of Drew Korn ’18, “Cinderella” is “a fairy tale, and so you have to enjoy the story.” An essential factor in making this story come to life is the musical chorus, which consists of 26 singers, including Korn. The chorus members, titled “ladies, knights, and townspeople,” take on a variety of roles, including horsemen, knights, ball-goers, and peasants in support of Jean Michel, a revolutionary played by ...

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This past Saturday morning, members of the Public Forum (PF) section of Lawrenceville’s Speech and Debate Club traveled to Princeton Day School (PDS) to compete in their first tournament of the year. The program is led by Riley Rogerson ’18, James Wellemeyer ’18, Matthew Gunton ’18, and Sophia Li ’18, with Religion and Philosophy Master Jason VonWachenfeldt serving as the club advisor. The leaders themselves did not compete: Three teams ...

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October 28, 2016

Ever since History Master Andrew Inzer joined the Lawrenceville community last year, he has fulfilled a variety of roles, ranging from the football coach to the Housemaster of the Hamill House. Evolving from what Inzer described as a “tiny, weak, and not very good football player” who had just started the sport in eighth grade to a Super Bowl Champion, he has experienced quite the journey, inspiring Lawrentians by his ...

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October 21, 2016

Last Saturday, Emma Dasgupta ’17, Darren Shum ’17 Panos Vandris ’17, and Ricky Williams ’17 participated in the annual Delaware Valley Science Council (DVSC) competition program, which strives to “identify, encourage, and recognize talented youth,” according to their website. After being selected as the four nominees of the School, they completed the first round of the competition, which consists of exams, at Villanova University. “I was very grateful to receive ...

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October 21, 2016

This season, Kaeli Huesman ’18, Julia Simkus ’17, and Grace Xiong ’18 are serving as the captains of Girls Varsity Soccer, a sport in which, according to Huesman, the “team itself is a family.” The captains are striving primarily to “make sure that every girl feels included on and off the field,” said Xiong. One of their main goals, said Huesman, is to promote in the girls “the same love ...

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October 07, 2016

This past Sunday, over 200 students and faculty participated in Lawrenceville’s third annual Run for Color to support the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA). The event was held at the one-and-a-half-mile-long cross-country course and was jointly organized by Student Council and the Big Red Running Club. Members of the Lawrenceville community arrived by 9:45 AM to register, receiving two bags of powdered color each to splatter on others while completing the race. ...

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September 30, 2016

“You don’t see the hundreds of not neat knots I’ve tied,” said Student Body President Yiannis Vandris ’17. The Lawrenceville Stories Club hosted Vandris as its kick-off speaker this past Friday from 7:00 to 7:45 PM in the Bunn Library’s McGraw Reading Room. Vandris primarily discussed his journey through Lawrenceville throughout its bumps, titling the event “Not Neat Knots.” The Lawrenceville Stories Club aims to pass down knowledge and advice from ...