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Candy and Counseling

Morgan Bove '18, Guest Writer

April 26, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition Whether it's during lunch, a free period, or as soon as the clock strikes 2:35, you can always find a handful of Baldwin students with Ms. Strauss, the guidance counselor. If you pass her office on the first floor of the Upper School, you often see seven to 16 girls squeezed int...

Can I Confide in my Teacher?

Sophie Lewis '18, Guest Writer

April 26, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition When asking around, we find that some of the Upper School Baldwin students find little use in confiding in a teacher when it comes to personal matters because it puts them in an awkward and uncomfortable situation. This inability to go to a teacher in times of need sometimes comes from t...

Diving Into or Dodging Diversity Conferences

Maya Hairston '18, Guest Writer

April 26, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition According to a poll taken of the Upper School, over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the number of Baldwin School students involved in diversity-inclusion work and attending diversity conferences. It is clear there is a plethora of student interest...

You Can Sit With Us

Sammy Baron '20, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition As the notorious mean girl Gretchen Weiners once declared, “You can't sit with us!” At Baldwin, one should find oneself thinking the real question is, “Do you want to sit with us?” Lunch tables: Marketed in the media as the most important and detrimental part of our uppe...

Is Baldwin Truly an All-Girls School?

Rose Satriale '18, Guest Writer

April 26, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition It’s 2018: a time focused on staying “woke,” (the perceived intellectual awareness that is necessary for societal encounters). So, many non-co-educational private institutions face the question of whether they are single-sex or single gender. The Baldwin School meets this chall...

A How-To Guide on College Decision Time for Underclassmen and Adults

Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition It’s March! Flowers are growing, the sun is shining, and college decisions are coming out. While some have been receiving decisions since December, many 12th graders are still waiting to hear back from schools so they can decide where they will attend next year. In this stres...

The Truth Behind #Metoo

Melia Hagino '18, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition In the past few months, Hollywood has been overtaken by a series of sexual assault allegations against high-powered members of the film industry. After American film producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault, harassment, and rape by more than a dozen women, peop...

Artist of the Month: Emily Seltzer

Kit Conklin '20, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition Kilt-wearing Baldwin girl by day, horned, grey-skinned troll by night. Sounds like the protagonist of a YA novel, right? Wrong! She’s Emily Seltzer ‘20, cosplayer-extraordinaire. At first glance, Seltzer comes off as your typical Baldwin girl: studious, hard-work...

An American Horror Story

Emily Thompson '18, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition A beautiful scene stretches across the black screen as I watch fat flakes fall from the sky, resting on the snow. The music is vaguely suspenseful as three dark horses march across the frosted landscape into a nearby forest. The music looms, but it is not until the...

A Year in Review

Zoya Siddiqui '19, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition 2017 was a year filled with joy, tragedy, and drama. Here are just some highlights. January saw the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The day after the inauguration, over four million people participated worldwide in the Women’s March. People protested for w...

Comparing Education Systems: Baldwin vs. China

Abby Shen '20, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition Here at Baldwin, we’re used to a certain school environment. Teachers leading discussions, students walking to classrooms or occasionally staying for a quick chat with a teacher after class. These are some commonplace scenarios at Baldwin. For Chinese international st...

Katie’s Corner: An Abundance of Katherines

Katie Mostek '18, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition In case you didn’t know, my first name is not Katie. I know. I’m an imposter, a fraud, a lone vagabond searching for a semblance of uniqueness in my given name: Katherine. Tragic. If I wasn’t so blessed with a free spirit and amazing taste in clothing, I don’t kn...

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