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History class completes unit on World War II

History class completes unit on World War II

Tabitha Parent, Reporter

May 7, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomores in Modern World History: Responses to Oppression completed their unit on World War II with a final lecture in class. Students spent the last three weeks studying various topics including  World War I, World War II and the Great Depression as part of a unit on genocide...

History class discusses issues in society as philosophers

History class discusses issues in society as philosophers

Amy Phipps, Reporter

December 12, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomore history classes presented skits on philosophers who lived between the 16th and 18th centuries discussing current societal problems last week. Students were required to choose a famous philosopher, research their lives and write a cover letter and resume applying for a job as ...

Sophomores give speeches as Cold War figures

Sophomores give speeches as Cold War figures

Cassie Eskicioglu, Reporter

May 2, 2017

A history class project had sophomores giving speeches as prominent Cold War figures, which modeled the divergent perspectives held by the various countries who were affected by the era's geopolitical tension. The project had multiple components, which included researching a country during the C...

Sophomores present Cultural Imperialism projects

Sophomores present Cultural Imperialism projects

Cece Giarman and Emily Kanellos

October 11, 2016

Sophomores wrapped up their Cultural Imperialism unit today by presenting their completed projects during history class. “We are studying trading between European and Asian countries in the 16th and 17th centuries when Europeans were seeking greater trade with China, Japan and India,” history teacher Michael Stafford said. “The issues we talk about specificall...

Woman to be featured on new 20 dollar bill

Woman to be featured on new 20 dollar bill

Grace Ainslie, Senior Reporter

April 21, 2016

After over 100 years, a woman will appear on American currency. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced yesterday that Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist and a former slave, would replace former president Andrew Jackson, a slave owner, on the 20 dollar bill. Other women, including suffragettes such as Susan ...

Sophomores focus on oppression

Sophomores focus on oppression

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor

October 3, 2014

Clad in a Convent-branded burgundy sweater, rose-colored trousers and a zebra-print barrette, Samrawit Beyene stood at the front of the classroom and held up her right hand as she faced the teacher and the crowd in front of her, said “I do” and was sworn in to court during a mock trial. Beyene ...

Equality ≠ Fairness

May 25, 2012

Rebecca Lee Editor-in-Chief A friend recently told me a simple joke, “If you have women’s studies, what do you call men’s studies?” His answer: “History.” I laughed at first but quickly realized the blatant sexism in the joke. After attending an all girls school for 13 ye...

Art educates, enlightens students

June 1, 2010

“Whistler’s Mother” is in San Francisco along with approximately 100 works by some of the first 19th century impressionists including Manet, Monet, Renoir and Sisley. For the first time, these remarkable scenes capturing the beauty, history and philosophy of the human experience stemming from mid-19th...

History sub settles in

February 2, 2010

Sophomore and senior history students are entering the semester with a new face heading their classes. Jenny Roebuck is teaching sophomore world history and senior AP Comparative Government classes for Michael Stafford, who is on family leave to care for his newborn daughter, Caroline Grace Stafford. “I...

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