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Students Reflect on Their Snow Days and its Current Policy

Students Reflect on Their Snow Days and its Current Policy

Aayushi Jorgensen ’27, Staff Writer March 4, 2024
In January, the Sidwell Friends administration canceled school twice due to snow — first on Jan. 16 and second on Jan. 19. Due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the snow days resulted in a two-day workweek.
Students Participate in Winter Break Service Trip to Costa Rica

Students Participate in Winter Break Service Trip to Costa Rica

Naomi Sedwick ’26, Staff Writer March 4, 2024
On Dec. 16, sophomores from Sidwell traveled to Costa Rica for the first time since before COVID-19. Students had the opportunity to experience various outdoor activities and work toward their 60-hour community engagement graduation requirement. 
Sidwell Community Offers Advice for Second Semester

Sidwell Community Offers Advice for Second Semester

Emma Canan ’26, Staff Writer March 4, 2024
Hoping to ensure a smooth transition into the second semester, students, teachers and administrators offer advice to help students navigate the increasingly difficult and demanding workload.
11th Graders Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture

11th Graders Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Caroline Dupree ’25, Staff Writer March 4, 2024
  On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Sidwell juniors participated on a field trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of their History of the United States class. The trip, the product of a year's worth of planning, was highly anticipated by both teachers and students.
Yale A Cappella Groups Perform at Sidwell

Yale A Cappella Groups Perform at Sidwell

Lilah Baez ’26, Staff Writer March 4, 2024
On Jan. 11 and 12, Sidwell welcomed two a cappella groups from Yale University called “Proof of the Pudding” and “The New Blue.” The performances featured Sidwell alumni Sofia Gaviria ’23 and Sydney Benson ’20. 
Dean of Students Michael Woods Leaves Sidwell

Dean of Students Michael Woods Leaves Sidwell

Dylan Verma ’26, Staff Writer March 4, 2024
On Jan. 2, Upper School Principal Mamadou Guèye announced the departure of Dean of Students and Assistant Principal of Student Life Michael Woods after 21 years at Sidwell Friends. Woods, who joined Sidwell as a history teacher in 2002 before taking on the role of Dean of Students in 2011, has been on sabbatical this year studying leadership in education and the military. 
Former President Donald Trump Wins New Hampshire Primary Election

Former President Donald Trump Wins New Hampshire Primary Election

Palden Kim '26, Staff Writer March 4, 2024
   On Jan. 1, New Hampshire held the first presidential primary preceding the upcoming presidential election at the end of the year. This primary ended with victories for former President Donald Trump and an unofficial victory for President Biden through write-in ballots. 
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore Creates New Executive Office for Juvenile Crime Reduction

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore Creates New Executive Office for Juvenile Crime Reduction

Sasha Schooling ’27, Staff Writer March 4, 2024
On Jan. 18, 2024, Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a bill that creates a new executive office for juvenile crime reduction, reaffirming the Moore-Miller administration's commitment to helping Maryland’s youth and protecting the public's safety.
The Impact of Fast Fashion

The Impact of Fast Fashion

Lilah Baez ’26, Staff Writer December 2, 2023
The term “fast fashion” captures  the fashion industry’s quick processes of design, production, distribution and marketing of clothing. These qualities empower retailers to generate substantial products, enabling consumers to access a broader range of fashion at more affordable prices.
Sustainable Food Practices at Sidwell

Sustainable Food Practices at Sidwell

Caroline Bailen ’25, Staff Writer December 2, 2023
As the impacts of climate change take hold, it is vital to consider how sustainable food practices can alleviate its detrimental effects. At Sidwell, environmental concern plays a prominent role in the cafeteria, where students have access to fresh and local produce, several vegetarian options and compost bins for their waste. 
Chinese Environmental Activist Dai Qing Visits Sidwell

Chinese Environmental Activist Dai Qing Visits Sidwell

Lindsay Neal ’26, Staff Writer December 2, 2023
“Be an honest, brave and courageous person,” advised renowned journalist, author and activist Dai Qing to Sidwell students during her presentation on Nov. 2.
Actors Strike Concludes

Actors Strike Concludes

Polly Partridge `24 December 2, 2023
The long-awaited conclusion to the four-month-long Screen Actor’s Guild strike arrived on Thursday, Nov. 9, after a deal was reached between the studios and SAG-AFTRA members. The strike began on July 14 when the actors guild joined the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) in protest against the studios. After the screenwriters agreed in late September, the actors remained on the outs with their industry producer counterparts. 
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