Swish-A-Thon 2019 exhibited exemplary sportsmanship

Feb. 21, 2019. The highlights of the 5th Annual Swish-A-Thon were the sportsmanship and mutual respect depicted by several teams. This year, the money collected will be donated to Project Burans, an initiative part of the Emmanuel Health Association that promotes mental health in rural parts of Northern India. The organization is currently working in […]

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Mrs. Bowling settles into new role

“When school started and the staff retreat happened, I was really excited,” Mrs. Renee Bowling said, on starting her new role as the Head of Upper Years. One of the biggest reasons that Mrs. Bowling was happy to get the role was to have the “opportunity to bring stability to the Upper Years.” It has […]

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Space cadets soar above competition

“I had six Red Bulls in one day just to stay awake and do my work. I was in operations,” Anirudh Aggarwal, Class of 2020 and co-founder of the NASA PASSAGE, said as he was reflecting on his team’s recent runner-up award at the Asian National Space Settlement competition in Delhi Feb. 10-14. In this […]

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Fading away

I remember her. Looking at the pictures from my childhood, around nine years ago. She was all alone, sitting in the yard, holding her small, pink backpack, as if it was her armor against all these new faces. The first day, of course, did not seem easy for her. While the kids were running all […]

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JSB downpour unites Adcresco

“Guys, it’s raining! Again!!” It seemed like a mess. Everyone was running around and trying to get things done. This was going to be quite an experience. Every year, one of the most awaited events is the Junior-Senior Banquet — JSB. Generally, the sophomores are responsible for organizing it, and the juniors and seniors attend […]

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You’ve changed, but I love you.

I see them smile and walk towards me. I do not recognize them from afar, but as they stroll towards me, they appear familiar. As they greet me, I finally recognize them. They are my parents. When I reached the Hyderabadi airport, the feeling of home greeted me. The thick tropical wind rushed through the […]

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Schoolwork leaves no time for playgrounds

When my mom was a middle school student, she spent a lot of her time at the playground. As soon as the school bell rang, she and her friends raced to a garden, hoping to find a sunflower with the tastiest seeds in it. They munched on the seeds, spat out the bitter ones, and […]

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An open letter about cutting off hair in assembly

Dear Mr. Luukkonen, I would like to start this letter by saying that I am still moved, two weeks after your devotion about dealing with harmful friendships. As an English student, I honestly believed your speech was quite effective. You exhibited the act of “cutting off” an undesired relationship, a toxic relationship, a relationship that […]

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Serving others shouldn’t be a choice

As I slowly made my way through the crowd in Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of the largest markets in Thailand, something grabbed my attention. I saw an old woman — probably my grandmother’s age — sitting between the footpath of the sky train station and the entrance, making and selling handmade cartoon keychains. Yet, what […]

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Review: Gully Boy

The first movie to break the 1 billion rupees box office record this year is Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, which managed to do this within a week after the initial release.   Inspired by the story of two Indian rappers, Vivian Fernandes and Naved Shaikh, the movie sets the stage for Indian youth to become […]

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