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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...