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November 11, 2017

Bright red, polka-dot banners—prints that are unmistakably Yayoi Kusama’s— caught my eye as I walked through the doors of the National Gallery Singapore with my family this summer. Kusama, a world-renowned artist, is known for her distinctive, avant-garde art style, which incorporates a few signature elements: dots, nets, and mirrors. The Japanese native was born in 1929. Raised in Matsumoto, Japan, she discovered her interest in art at an early age. ...

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November 03, 2017

Ben Hammond joined the Lawrenceville community this year as the new Chief Financial Officer. His role mainly encompasses managing the finances and the budget of the school. Hammond works mostly with the administration, the Human Resources department, and the Buildings and Grounds division. He is also a duty master affiliated with The Stephens House. Hammond grew up in a boarding school environment himself on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy, where ...

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From Monday, October 30, to Friday, November 3, Lawrenceville took part in Spirit Week, a week in which students dressed up according to specific themes leading up to the annual Hill Weekend. Monday was “Movie Character Monday,” Tuesday was Halloween, Wednesday was “Warped Wednesday,” Thursday was “Pajama Thursday,” and Friday was “Big Red Friday.” Students with the best outfits or costumes each day won “Bath House Bucks,” which are redeemable ...

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September 29, 2017

This past Sunday, students in the “The Exploration of the Universe through Theatre” class traveled to Philadelphia to attend the Fringe Festival. Drama Master and Technical Director of the Kirby Arts Center James Cuthrell, who teaches the course, led the field trip. Cuthrell described the course as “[a] study [of] the paradigm shift toward scientific method to understand the universe, coupled with the theory that [the] theatre has the ability ...

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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 28, 2017

Students in Honors Environmental Science, Honors Government, Research in Molecular Biology, and Projects in Engineering presented their findings on Tuesday night at the Kirby Math and Science Center. Members of the Class of 2017 also presented their Senior Projects at the Symposium. Phil Giordano ’17, Marcos Coronado ’17, and Jack Larkin ’17, for example, decided to build an outdoor Harkness table. The trio collectively said that the main goal of their ...

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May 28, 2017

Mr. Sauerman was my history teacher during the Fall Term. Coming in as a new III Former was daunting, but Mr. Sauerman was very welcoming and helped me transition to Lawrenceville. He was always very supportive, and I loved his class. I remember approaching Mr. Sauerman a number of times while I wrote my first research paper and had trouble finding primary sources related to my research topic. He gave me ...

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May 05, 2017

Mathematics Master Brent Ferguson contributed to a textbook titled “Calculus for the AP Course” in collaboration with Michael Sullivan of Chicago State University, Kathleen Miranda of the State University of New York at Old Westbury, and Erica Chauvet of Waynesburg University. Ferguson has been a member of the Lawrenceville Mathematics faculty for ten years and currently teaches Honors Calculus BC; Precalculus BC; and Honors Advanced Math Seminars. The target ...

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April 14, 2017

Nicholas Nehamas ‘07, a reporter at the Miami Herald was awarded the ‘2017 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting’ recently. The Miami Herald and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists were recognized for reporting about the Panama Papers incident, which took course over a year and unveiled how many of the rich and famous utilized companies overseas to avoid paying taxes. The Miami Herald received two Pulitzer Prizes in total this ...

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April 08, 2017

Last Friday, the fourth “L10 News” Board visited “CBS News” Headquarters in New York.Evan Hirsch ’00 hosted the “L10” group. Hirsch, the Line Producer at “CBS This Morning,” contacted the group and invited them to visit CBS after watching “L10.”“CBS This Morning,” Former Anchor and Managing Editor Ghael Fobes ’17 said, “is known to be the most news heavy news network show with the highest journalistic standards. Additionally, they have ...

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April 08, 2017

Last Friday, the fourth “L10 News” Board visited “CBS News” Headquarters in New York.Evan Hirsch ’00 hosted the “L10” group. Hirsch, the Line Producer at “CBS This Morning,” contacted the group and invited them to visit CBS after watching “L10.”“CBS This Morning,” Former Anchor and Managing Editor Ghael Fobes ’17 said, “is known to be the most news heavy news network show with the highest journalistic standards. Additionally, they have ...

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March 31, 2017

The five finalists of the annual Woodrow Wilson Public Speaking Competition presented their speeches at School Meeting last Thursday. Charlie Christoffersen ’18 and Liana Raguso ’20 tied for first place, with Fiona Gould ’18 placing second. The selection process began in the fall with student speeches in each English class. Each class nominated two representatives to participate in the quarterfinals. The semifinal round narrowed the pool down to sixteen students, later ...

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Brianna Thompson '18 Stephanie Yoon ’19: Briefly describe your platform. Brianna Thompson ’18: My biggest talking point is that I love Lawrenceville, but as a community, we’ve become a little bit complacent and we’ve become comfortable letting other people speak for us, myself included. I want to diversify things: more choices for socials, more theme days, more minute-to-win-it stuff to liven up school meeting. Another one of my big things is ...

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February 24, 2017

Sahil Malhotra ’19 recently placed first in the Youth Division of the annual Westminster Conservatory of Music Piano Concerto Competition. He is one of the three soloists who was selected to perform at the “Westminster Conservatory Showcase,” which will be held at the Richardson Hall at Princeton University this upcoming Sunday. Malhotra will be playing Symphonic Variations by César Franck in the performance and has been working on this “orchestral ...

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February 17, 2017

Panos Vandris ’17 and Sophia Cai ’17 were both named as Robertson Scholars Leadership Program semifinalists. Vandris and Cai will be undergoing interviews via Skype later this month to advance to the next round. The scholarship awards 36 high school students annually a four-year undergraduate scholarship to study at Duke University and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The prestigious program was established by Julian Robertson 17 years ...

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February 10, 2017

Given the current political climate in our nation, Dr. Meera Viswanathan’s words urged me to reflect even more deeply on my global citizenship and how it is constantly evolving. As an American citizen who grew up overseas, I found her anecdotes particularly resonant. Like her, I experienced an internal tension as I struggled to choose between my two identities, being both an American and a Hongkonger. Upon returning to Hong ...

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February 03, 2017

Arthur Thomas, Former Dean of College Counseling at Lawrenceville, inspired the country and Lawrentians through his heart transplant story. The Lives Saving Lives club traces its roots back to when Thomas first delivered a speech at school meeting and shared his rough journey as he fought against his illness in 2008. Ten years ago, Thomas suffered from ventricular tachycardia, a serious heart condition that quickly developed into a life-threatening condition, and ...

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January 20, 2017

This past Sunday, as part of the series of Hallelujah services, Lawrenceville students and faculty congregated at the Edith Memorial Chapel to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 88th birthday through a Service of Recommitment ceremony. The event was hosted by School Chaplain Reverend Sue Anne Steffey Morrow H’12 and guests Reverend Dr. Greg B. Jones and T.W. Sample. Morrow and Jones reiterated Dr. King’s contributions towards raising awareness about racial ...

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January 13, 2017

Last night, the History Department invited Captain Thomas O’Neil to present a talk titled “Ezekiel’s March: Unity and Freedom.” The veteran spoke about how Lawrenceville native Ezekiel Anderson played a crucial role in helping Washington and his army fight for independence. O’Neil traced his ancestry back to Ezekiel Anderson and began the talk about what inspired him to start this historical research project. “I came back from almost a decade of ...

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January 13, 2017

On Monday night, the Girls Varsity Basketball team played its third home game of the season against Neshaminy High School. While the girls ended up losing 54-38, it was a learning experience for them against one of the better teams in the area, and they will look to use this game to prepare for their upcoming matchups against other MAPL schools. While Big Red came out of the blocks slowly, the ...

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December 09, 2016

Fifteen years ago, “Such, Such Are the Joys,” an article written by reporter Richard Trenner and published in the “New York Times,” assessed Lawrenceville both as a school and community. Trenner commented on many aspects of the School in the piece, including academics, the student body, and yahoo.com, and how Lawrenceville has evolved since its founding in 1810. Trenner has resided in the Princeton area for a number of years. As ...

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December 09, 2016

Lawrenceville’s student-led community service groups Dumplings for Dreams, Dreams for the Future, and Helping Hands of Huang Fan led a school-wide book drive at the beginning of Turkey Term. The community service groups hosted a follow up secondhand book sale in the McClellan Room this Wednesday and Thursday during lunch and dinner, selling the books that were collected. The main purpose of the book drive was to raise money for ...

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October 28, 2016

This year, Lawrenceville will be running 17 trips to places such as Cuba, Iceland, Tanzania. Students submit applications for the trip, either in the summer or over spring break, and go through a selective process to get chosen, which is today for those who are hoping to participate in a trip in the 2016-2017 academic year. Decisions about the international programs are then released in mid-November. Trips are offered annually ...

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October 28, 2016

This Wednesday, Lawrenceville's Cross Country team competed in the prestigious New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships (NJISAA). While Girls Cross Country brought home the trophy and became the champions of the state of New Jersey, the defending champions of the meet, the boys team, narrowly missed out on the title, placing second in the competition. Both teams raced against schools from all over the state of New Jersey, and the ...

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October 21, 2016

Stuart Robertson ’11, a Visual Arts Fellow, accompanied two groups of students to the Princeton University Art Museum this week. The group comprised III Formers and postgraduates who are currently taking the Foundations of Art and Design courses. Led by staff at Princeton University, students of the two different classes had tours tailored to what they are studying in their arts curriculum. The general purpose of the tour was to ...