Search

Article Image

This past Wednesday at 6:30 PM, a group of Lawrentians took part in the Open Round exam of the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO). Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education, the USABO was proctored by Science Master Mary Calvert P’04 ’05 ’06. The test covered multiple biological concepts, including evolution, genetics, ecology, and the anatomy of plants and animals. Justin Wong ’18 organized the examination, as he leads the ...

Article Image
February 09, 2018

I stopped following the National Football League on January 6, the first day of the postseason because the team I grew up with (go Seahawks!) was out of the bracket. Naturally, the prospect of an Eagles victory excited my neighbors more than me. They were long-time, die-hard Eagles fans, and they now had the opportunity to see their team win for the first time in history. The night of the ...

Article Image
February 02, 2018

This past Sunday, the Programming Club hosted an Hour of Code event in the Heely Room. Club presidents Calee Schmidtberger ’18 and Erin McNulty ’19 taught Lawrentians how to write introductory-level computer programs. From 1:00 to 2:00 PM, attendees learned Scratch, a beginner’s programming language. Scratch uses simple syntax, making it more accessible than other languages. For the Hour of Code, McNulty taught the basics of Scratch and then had programmers ...

Article Image
January 26, 2018

Meet Roger Prieto. He is the heart and soul of Lawrenceville’s jazz program. Every Wednesday morning, he brings his teaching experience to the podium, ready to conduct the Lawrenceville’s upper-level Jazz Band. Prieto has had an extensive career at Lawrenceville, having taught private trumpet lessons at the School since 1994. He also has directed the Jazz Band for over half a decade. However, Lawrenceville is only one chapter of Prieto’s career. ...

Article Image
January 26, 2018

This past Thursday at 5:00 PM, the Boys Varsity Ice Hockey team fell to Princeton Day School (PDS) 1-3 in one of the most highly anticipated matchups of the season. Led by captain and goalie Karl Szabo ’18 and coach Keith Dupee, Lawrenceville had a strong showing in front of the many traveling Lawrenceville fans, and the game was tight until the last minutes. At the start of the first period, ...

Article Image

Metropolitan Museum of Art After this Saturday’s classes, around twenty Lawrentians and faculty members visited the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met). In addition to a large-scale collection of Michelangelo’s works, the Met also hosts an impressive exhibition of David Hockney’s artwork. Lawrentians had an opportunity to explore works by multiple other artists from various eras, ranging from impressionist paintings to work by indigenous groups from Oceania. According to ...

Article Image
January 19, 2018

Merry late Christmas. I’m confident you all had a great time, what with your fancy turkey dinners and Hallelujahs and family reunions. The gifts under your Christmas tree were probably wonderful too. Although they might not have been what you hoped for, I imagine they were pleasant-ish. Even if you got an ugly Christmas sweater that makes you look like a turnip, that sweater is still lovable. Unfortunately, I can’t say ...

Article Image

This past Thursday, students and faculty gathered in the F.M. Kirby Math and Science Center for the fall poster session, at which Hutchins Scholars and Fall Independent Study researchers presented their work. V Form Hutchins Scholars presented their scientific research, which they conducted over the previous summer as part of the program. The students who worked on independent studies presented projects in various fields, ranging from religion to computer programming. Each ...

Article Image
November 03, 2017

This past Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 3:15 PM, Lawrentians enrolled in Foundations of Art, Advanced Studio, and art electives traveled to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a field trip led by faculty members in the Visual Arts Department. Students in the Advanced Studio class followed Chair of the Visual Arts Department Allen Fitzpatrick ’73 H’85 ’89 P’99 ’04 on a tour through different exhibits to examine artwork through a ...

Article Image
October 27, 2017

Soon after Director of Instrumental Studies Keith Roeckle notified Lawrentians of this week’s Midday Music, I knew I would attend. It wasn’t because I was required to (which I was) but because I genuinely wanted to experience some music made by my peers. Being passive in a chair for 30 minutes was a token investment in the arts, especially when compared to the months of oppressive, tedious labor the four ...

Article Image

On October 17, Nikhil Gopal ’18 and John Park ’19 were named a regional finalist and a semifinalist, respectively, in the Siemens competition, a science research competition for high school students. The Siemens Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports science and technology and began this competition in 1999. According to its website, the Siemens Foundation encourages students to expand their inquiry-based skills, challenge the world’s toughest problems, and meet students ...

Article Image
October 20, 2017

Impressionism is more often associated with visual art than with music, likely because a sense of the surreal is easier to portray through a painting than through auditory means. However, the Impressionist movement influenced the direction music took in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Two of the movement’s most famous composers, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, wrenched music from the faltering Romantic era and launched it into the modern. Claude ...

Article Image
October 20, 2017

This past Saturday morning, the Lawrenceville School held a memorial service for K. Philip “Phil” Dresdner ’45 P’72 ’73 ’76 GP’04. Mr. Dresdner, a Trustee Emeritus of the School, passed away at the age of 90 on October 7. Following the service, which took place at 11:00 AM in the Edith Memorial Chapel, the School held a reception in the Dresdner Recital Hall in the Clark Music Building. Mr. Dresdner ...

Article Image
October 13, 2017

Lawrenceville, a community of over 800 students and nearly as many faculty and staff, bounds with creative energy. Some students choose to express their creativity through their visual artwork, while others act and author plays for Winterfest. Likewise, the creativity that Lawrenceville’s songwriters and musicians possess has a new abode: Lawrenceville’s new recording studio on the second floor of the Clark Music Center. Several years ago, the space that is now ...

Article Image
October 06, 2017

If you’re into 60s music, you’ve probably heard the warbling tone of a theremin. In the Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations,” a modified theremin plays a chromatic, eerie vibrato as soon as the “doo-wops” of the main chorus begin. The instrument gives the song an eerie, sci-fi vibe—the kind that you expect in an alien movie. Despite how recognizable this song is today, the theremin is still a relatively obscure instrument. ...

Article Image
September 29, 2017

This Thursday at 12:30 PM, a Midday Music concert took place in the Clark Music Center. As the first formal music concert of the school year, this half-hour performance featured five Lawrentians, who played music they had learnt over the summer and in recent weeks. After arranging the room and handing out programs, the Allegro Council joined the audience of other students, parents, and faculty. Host Henry Golub ’18 introduced the ...

Article Image
September 22, 2017

In art, the medium of a piece reflects its style. For example, oil brushstrokes or marble chiseling would reflect images of classical artwork. However, when an art piece is made of "tiger shark, glass, steel, [and] 5% formaldehyde solution”—the materials that Damien Hirst used in his infamous work, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”—classicism is not what comes to mind. If you were to ask ...

Article Image

From August 22 to 29, Bradford Lin ’18 competed at the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) as one of four students representing the United States. Lin received a bronze medal for his efforts. The International Earth Science Olympiad is an annual competition for secondary school students. It covers geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, terrestrial astronomy, and environmental sciences. Held at a different location each year, the 2017 IESO took place in Côte ...

Article Image
September 15, 2017

It sucked. Some context: when you are isolated, it’s easy to feel antsy. Armed with only the internet and—rather unwillingly—a copy of “Just Mercy,” I failed to entertain myself while staying in my grandparents’ out-of-the-way flat. So, under the depressing spell of sheer boredom, I decided to watch “The Emoji Movie.” “The Emoji Movie” is infamous for being terrible to the point of irredeemability. After receiving an initial 0% rating on ...

Article Image
May 20, 2017

As advancements in science and technology rocketed through the 20th century, art took a turn for the extreme. During the 1900s, developments in medicine and transportation could only be matched by the iconoclastic, avant-garde artwork that defined the period’s ethos. Investigated below are three pieces that shattered all of the glass ceilings, smashed all of the expectations, and broke ground in their respective genres. Ballet: Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” Stravinsky wrote ...

Article Image
May 20, 2017

As advancements in science and technology rocketed through the 20th century, art took a turn for the extreme. During the 1900s, developments in medicine and transportation could only be matched by the iconoclastic, avant-garde artwork that defined the period’s ethos. Investigated below are three pieces that shattered all of the glass ceilings, smashed all of the expectations, and broke ground in their respective genres. Ballet: Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” Stravinsky wrote ...

Article Image
May 12, 2017

Swiping through iTunes, I clicked on the genre button, and I slowly scrolled down until I reached the classical section. But when I saw Johann Pachelbel's “Canon in D” listed next to John Adams’s “Lollapalooza,” I wondered how the two pieces could be in the same genre, especially when their premieres were over 300 years apart. With this difference in mind, do we need to redefine classical music? If so, ...

Article Image
May 12, 2017

Swiping through iTunes, I clicked on the genre button, and I slowly scrolled down until I reached the classical section. But when I saw Johann Pachelbel's “Canon in D” listed next to John Adams’s “Lollapalooza,” I wondered how the two pieces could be in the same genre, especially when their premieres were over 300 years apart. With this difference in mind, do we need to redefine classical music? If so, ...

Article Image
April 08, 2017

Do you sound like yourself when writing a foreign language essay? To reach a certain grade, foreign language essays often require students to use a certain number of predetermined vocabulary words. However, asking students to maneuver those words into writing assignments prevents them from expressing themselves and their own ideas freely. Imagine that a student comes to class, ready to write. The student sits down, pencil in hand, and reads the ...

Article Image

Last Thursday morning, President Donald Trump signed a trio of executive orders to combat crime and criminal organizations. Trump has claimed that his new directives would “break the back of the criminal cartels.” But what policies do the new orders establish, and what are their ramifications for this country? President Trump’s first and second executive orders aim to tackle “transnational criminal organizations” by strengthening “[the] enforcement of Federal law.” These orders ...