Search

Article Image

Reflect and Chill: June 1 marks a fresh start for Lawrentians: summer vacation. A much deserved break, summer vacation rewards students’ accomplishments and hard work in the classroom, on the sports fields, and around campus throughout the year. In a way, summer vacation is a catharsis from a year full of stress, rocky relationships, and the traditional ups and downs of adolescence. How to spend summer vacation is an ongoing debate—some ...

Article Image
May 05, 2017

After Harrison Lee ’19 brought the house to to their feet after coming out to the student body at a school meeting a few weeks ago, the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) kicked off Pride Week at Lawrenceville with preparations for the Day of Silence. I, like everyone else, was awed by the absolute courage it took Harrison to deliver his speech that was inspirational to everyone, regardless of their sexuality. ...

Article Image
April 14, 2017

Last Friday, the Allegro Council hosted the annual Spring Jazz Concert in the Clark Music Center. The show featured the Lawrenceville Lab Band, conducted by Director of Instrumental Music Keith Roeckle, a student led Jazz Combo, and the Jazz Band, conducted by Roger Prieto. The Lab Band kicked off the night with John Coltrane’s classic “Mr. PC.” In this blues song, there is one verse that may be repeated as many ...

Article Image
April 08, 2017

Over the past two weeks, prospective students have come to Lawrenceville in search of a home where they can spend the next few years of their lives. As any Revisit Day host will tell you, one of the first questions any visitor will ask is the frustrating “What’s it like at Lawrenceville?” As someone who did not host a student this year and has not had to stumble through a ...

Article Image
March 31, 2017

Early in March, Dean of Students G. Blake Eldridge, Jr. ’96 posted a blog entry entitled “The Harkness Paradigm: Care Not Contest,” in which he made the case that arguing with someone, even with the intentions of winning, is a way to exhibit affection and value for that person. While Eldridge is correct in his argument, I think it is important to consider that not all arguments, even for the ...

Article Image
February 24, 2017

Last weekend, 30 Lawrentians and parents of current and graduated students prepared food for the School’s annual event at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen in Trenton, NJ. Preparations for the weekend’s events began last Friday night when the Woodhull and Dickinson Houses prepared bagged lunches in the McClellan Room of the Irwin Dining Center. The prepared lunches consisted of 400 homemade turkey and cheese sandwiches, bagged juice boxes, cookies, ...

Article Image
February 17, 2017

During the sustainability-themed school meeting this past Thursday, Director of Sustainability Sam Kosoff ’88 H’96 P’19 introduced Lawrenceville’s newest summer program, the Leopold Society, and Science Master John Clark reintroduced the School’s annual environmental awareness program, Bioblitz. The Leopold Society, though only unveiling its summer component for the first time yesterday, has been active for the past two years. Previously, IV and V Formers were appointed to the Leopold Society by ...

Article Image
February 10, 2017

Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwich Nothing better to start off your day than some eggs, scrambled (just like last night’s reading in your head), slapped between two slices of ham—one for each of the double periods you have to sit through this morning, not knowing a single thing about the class you have been taking for two terms now. All stuffed in an imported French croissant because Wonder Bread isn’t diverse enough for us! Tater ...

Article Image

The final round of Lawrenceville’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition was held yesterday in the Heely Room, where Emily Li ’18 was crowned the champion for a second year in a row and Haaris Mian ’19 came in second place. This competition was one of many that make up the National Poetry-Out-Loud program that Lawrenceville participates in. After over a month of rounds beginning at the classroom level, 11 Lawrentians competed ...

Article Image
December 09, 2016

Last Friday, several History Masters attended the New Jersey Council for History Education Conference at Princeton University. The conference, in which Lawrenceville’s History department has attended for the past decade, is held annually but focuses on a specific theme in history to bring to attention new content being researched. The New Jersey Council for History Education is comprised of New Jersey partner schools and History departments. The Council primarily focuses ...

Article Image

As the nation headed to the polls last Tuesday to cast their votes in the Presidential Election, Lawrentians participated in the Lawrenceville Mock Election. This event was the latest in a series of surveys and events hosted by the Mock Election Club, led by Will Fournier ’18, along with faculty advisor and History Master Robert Shaw P’10 ’14 ’16. Votes from the mock election were counted by hand, and Clinton ...

Article Image
October 28, 2016

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 ...

Article Image
October 14, 2016

This Wednesday, Christian Hwa ’17 participated in the 34th Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for Aids, hosted by the Primate Research Center at Tulane University. The Symposium, held annually in New Orleans, serves as a four-day conference for research done in the field. In total, the event hosted over 50 individual research presentations and speakers. Hwa himself submitted a poster entitled, “A Retrospective Survey of Simian Retrovirus Type D in ...

Article Image
October 14, 2016

This past Thursday and Friday, the Lawrenceville Board of Trustees convened in the Kirby Arts Center for its first meeting of the 2016–2017 school year. The Board of Trustees, led by president Thomas L. Carter, Jr. ’70 P’01 ’05, is a group comprised largely of alumni and parents who together are in charge of the overall well-being of the School, in regards to aspects of admissions, finance, liability and risk, ...

Article Image
October 14, 2016

Dear Mom and Dad, This is a letter of seven things I've always wanted to tell you since coming to Lawrenceville. 1) Get with the lingo. It's not that hard. Wok = stir-fry in Irwin. J's = TJ's. StuCo (not stucko) = Student Council. Pop = the Fathers Building. Do you honestly expect me to say *in a snobby Andover accent*, “I am meeting with Mathematics Master George Negroponte at Two Post ...

Article Image
September 23, 2016

I have never gotten my hands on a 1925 Seagrave. I will never spend a summer repairing a historic fire engine. So I will never have the same experience as Head Master Murray did the summer he worked on the fire truck he mentioned in his Convocation address. I suppose that is one of my major takeaways from his speech: Every hands-on experience is unique. During his address, Murray recalled memories ...

Article Image
May 29, 2016

How much food is there on this campus? Now the simple answer to your question is a lot. And half of you (who am I kidding? almost all of you) are happy with that. But, for that one person that cares, I sat down with Gary Giberson, Executive Chef and President of Lawrenceville’s Dining Services Provider, Sustainable Fare, to see what really happens inside of Irwin. Devankar Chhokra ‘19: “Is there ...

Article Image
May 21, 2016

The inevitable conversation about politics came up while I was out to dinner with my family over spring break. However, in contrast to the typical discussion comparing the merits of the various candidates running in the primaries, that conversation centered around the unenviable task of choosing between two equally undesirable candidates. I was taken back by the fact that everyone at the table had a clear-cut answer as to who they ...

Article Image
April 23, 2016

As we find ourselves in the middle of Student Council election season, as candidates toss initiatives and buzzwords around and everyone acts like a political expert, we must pause for a moment in this mayhem to consider the very purpose of StuCo’s existence. From what I have observed, there are two broad categories of Student Councils—one merely used as a puppet by the administration, and the other running all aspects ...

Article Image
March 25, 2016

Florida, once a savior for the Republican Party, caused the Republican National Committee (RNC) to take a fatal turn this presidential election season: Poor showings for Marco Rubio in the Republican primaries ruined not only the senator’s campaign, but also all hope for the RNC. The goal of the GOP for the 2016 election seemed simple in August: to put a Republican who wasn’t Donald Trump in the Oval Office. As ...

Article Image
November 06, 2015

This past season, Lawrenceville Boys Cross Country went undefeated yet again, keeping up their legacy of winning all of their last 200 dual meets. Aside from their impressive performances in these races, Big Red made history this season with their astounding wins at a variety of prestigious invitationals and all of their championships. Under the leadership of, Coach Ed “Coachie” Poreda, who has coached the Big Red team since 1953, ...

Article Image
October 16, 2015

I interviewed at Lawrenceville on November 10, 2014. As I sat on the comfy couches in Admissions, I glanced over at the student next to me who was rehearsing answers to the questions he was likely to be asked. I won’t lie, I thought it was a pretty lame thing to do. Not only was it a dishonest practice, but also what he was saying wasn’t authentic. Think way ...

Article Image

Impractical Plan We rarely abide by rules. Whether they are set by the norms of society, of the influential powers around us, or a governing body, humans will exercise their moral right to express an opinion that goes against what they are told. It’s a simple fact: People do what they want. In wake of the recent shooting at an Oregon community college, citizens around the country are calling for change ...

Article Image
October 09, 2015

In last week’s issue of The Lawrence, Simon Shore ’16 wrote an article about escaping the bubble engulfing our campus and how we, as not only students of Lawrenceville but also people of the world, should find time to face the real world from time to time. While Shore is right in that we fit ourselves into such a repetitive schedule that we forget that there is anything beyond ...

Article Image
September 25, 2015

I have been alive for a short 14 years and I have a whole lifetime to find out what I value in my life, but I still wake up every morning knowing that I have to be the change in the world and make a difference. You hear about kids everyday who change the world, some even as young as 4 like Alex Scott, who is most famous for creating Alex’s ...