The Spectrum

An assortment of JJ Khale’s favorites

An assortment of JJ Khale’s favorites

Eva Berezovsky, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Spectrum Newspaper: What is your favorite… Unit to teach in Spanish 5? JJ Khale: I just used the movie Coco for the first time. I’ve never used a Disney movie––ever––but I think they did this one really well. I made the students really learn a lot about Mexican culture before we watched...

Spending a day with Anne Stavney

Eva Berezovsky, Co-Editor in Chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under INDEPTH

As Head of School, Anne Stavney endeavors to pilot each campus in the direction of success, in a sense both individual and reputational. Stavney describes an archetypical Head of School workday ìlooking like a whole bunch of meetings with different people who are helping [her] run the school. Stavney spec...

Making the most of your autumn

Nikki Stabno, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Eva Berezovsky The fall time can be very stressful with the first quarter ending, fall sports at their peak, and our academic workload starting to build up. Although fall can be filled with homework, cram sessions, and endless cups of coffee, it is also a great time to go out with friends and enjoy th...

Neglecting to tell stories

Brent Florine, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under INDEPTH

photo credit: Ashlyn Kehoe | illustration credit: Eva Berezovsky Repressing current events as a result of  over-politicization Our school fosters a community of bright, visionary thinkers, each of whom are continually developing their own personal beliefs. As students, these beliefs are based on ex...

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Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

October 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, NEWS, TOP STORIES

Were you nervous prior to delivering your speech? Oh, yes. I have stage fright, but what was scary about giving a speech about my disability was that I’ve never really talked about it openly with other people other than my really close friends. I don’t even have to talk about it with my family becau...

Senior class of 2018: Bringing the fun

Senior class  of 2018: Bringing the fun

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

October 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Students come in three breeds upon returning to school: there are those who exude optimism, those who count down the days until next summer before classes even begin, and those who battle to balance positivity and angst. Regardless of which attitude a student displays, the choice to attend school or ...

Walking the halls without cancer

Walking the halls without cancer

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

April 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

With any cancer diagnosis comes a grasp on the scientific facets of the illness, but what’s not acknowledged by doctors is the abiding prominence of cancer beyond the hospital’s walls. Despite her two and a half cancer-free years, Pia Phillips ‘18 was reminded of her cancer experience as a f...

Coffee & tea intersect

Coffee & tea intersect

Eva Berezovsky, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


Filed under INDEPTH, TOP STORIES

It seems like humanity’s never-ending necessity for a daily cup of coffee has risen to a new high, while at the same time, Sencha Tea Bar, which Lindsay Kaback ‘19 describes as “a life changing selection of tea,” is everyone’s new destination. Our glasses filled with either coffee or tea of...

Gotcha! culture promotes cynicism

Eva Berezovsky, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under INDEPTH

Many of us are subconscious detectives and cops, disguised in the personalities of average personas. Although we roam through the world without a magnifying glass in hand or high-tech trackers of any sort, we naturally tend to catch the wrongs that pass through our paths. We don’t receive payment for ...

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