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Middle School debate team reinvented, aided by Upper School team

Middle School debate team reinvented, aided by Upper School team

Mehak Batra, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017


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The Middle School debate team was reinvented with the help of the Upper School debate team. They now have consistent practices and competitions.

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Class Act: Piano teacher Yvonne Chen

Class Act: Piano teacher Yvonne Chen

Katina Christensen and Tyler King, Staff Writers

November 1, 2017


Filed under class act, Features

At an age when most music students are starting lessons, Yvonne Chen was teaching piano lessons. Growing up in a suburb of Washington, D.C., Chen started playing piano at age five, inspired by her older sister, who also played. Chen practiced with her house windows open, and her neighbors heard he...

Class act: English teacher Mary Mitchell

Class act: English teacher Mary Mitchell

Sara Doyle and Eliza Holt

October 25, 2017


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Get to know new English teacher Mary Mitchell.

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Class Act: Math teacher Danny Kerns

Class Act: Math teacher Danny Kerns

Izzy Andrews and Mehak Batra

October 22, 2017


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Algebra II Advanced and Pre-Calculus teacher Danny Kerns comes to SJS from a teaching job at a boarding school in Jordan.

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Class Act: Physics teacher Hans Infante

Class Act: Physics teacher Hans Infante

Abigail Poag and Roosh Bhosale

October 11, 2017


Filed under class act, Features, Showcase

Get to know new physics teacher Hans Infante.

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TBH app spreads positivity with anonymous compliments

TBH app spreads positivity with anonymous compliments

SJ Lasley, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The app "TBH" allows students to give their friends anonymous compliments.

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Fiedorek siblings return after four year stay in Canada

Fiedorek siblings return after four year stay in Canada

Abigail Poag, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Fiedorek siblings lived in Calgary for four years, enjoying the nature and small city community. Although they returned to a changed SJS, they have found the transition to be smooth.

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New clubs showcase quirky student interests

New clubs showcase quirky student interests

Laney Chang, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Several unique new and revitalized clubs are joining the school's club culture this year, including one dedicated to geocaching and one exploring conspiracy theories.

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USC vs. UT football game brings out old rivalry

USC vs. UT football game brings out old rivalry

Lily McCullough, Staff Writer

September 23, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Showcase, Sports

After watching the 2006 Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, sophomore Lily McCullough, whose family includes both Longhorns and Trojans, experienced the legendary rivalry again when she attended the USC vs. UT game on Sept. 16.

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Senior conquers Mount Kilimanjaro in five-part hike

Senior conquers Mount Kilimanjaro in five-part hike

Stephen Kim, Assistant Design Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Senior Henry Philpott combined his passion for physical challenges with his love for travel when he summited Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Fares explores Iceland with Nat Geo

Fares explores Iceland with Nat Geo

Mia Fares, Staff Writer

August 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

This summer, I wanted to do something different from my family’s routine vacations. Scouring the internet to find the perfect trip to do on my own led me to the National Geographic Student Expedition page where I found the perfect summer vacation: two weeks in the land of fire and ice. Day 1: S...

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