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The Student News Site of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

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Students shatter door, threaten senior tradition

Students shatter door, threaten senior tradition

Chloe Taft, Editor in Chief May 18, 2024

The front doors of the Upper School (US) may not be as famous as Lorenzo Ghiberti’s ordained, golden panels in Florence, Italy, or the controversial floating door that saved only Rose in “Titanic,”...

Alumni awards highlight achievement and impact

Alumni awards highlight achievement and impact

Ryan Clay, Staff Writer May 17, 2024

At an all-school assembly on March 6, four Upper School (US) alumni were recognized for their achievements beyond the school’s halls. Stuart Cable ’71, Bill Rodriguez ’81, Des Potier ’99, and Lizzy...

For glory and a cash prize: Teachers bet on Hollywood

Ayana Karthik, Off Campus Editor May 17, 2024

Every year, millions of Americans tune into awards shows such as the Golden Globes and the Oscars, but how many of them watch the media that is nominated? Attempting to encourage teachers and students...

Next Marina Keegan Fellows Named

Next Marina Keegan Fellows Named

Ayana Karthik, Off Campus Editor May 17, 2024

Funded by the Marina Keegan ’08 Memorial Fund, the Marina Keegan ’08 Fellowship is an opportunity for Upper School students interested in creating and executing projects they are passionate about....

‘It was absolutely stunning:’ US community views eclipse on and off campus

‘It was absolutely stunning:’ US community views eclipse on and off campus

Annie Zhu, Staff Writer May 11, 2024

    As the moon obscured the sun’s brilliance, Upper School (US) students gathered in anticipation on Franke Field and the steps of the woodshop, their eyes fixed on the dimming sky surrounded by a...

Children scramble to collect candy from the piñata as it falls to the ground at Multicultural Game Night.

Families celebrate diversity at Multicultural Game Night

Lea Freiin Von Hilgers, Opinions Editor November 6, 2023

When students, parents, and faculty came through the door of the Upper School (US) Community Room during the annual Multicultural Parent Alliance Family Game Night on September 29, they were...

Head Chef Keith Jones departs after 20 years at the school

Head Chef Keith Jones departs after 20 years at the school

Ayana Karthik, Off Campus Editor November 6, 2023

Every Friday, students eagerly await a What’s Happening email from Head Chef Keith Jones detailing the lunch menu for the coming week. But whether the beloved mac and cheese or the less popular...

Students rush required reading

Students rush required reading

Chloe Taft, Off Campus Editor September 6, 2023

Upper School (US) student Max Kerrigan ’25 finally flipped open the first page of “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls in mid- August. He wasn’t alone. Every year, more US students than would...

Barrows honoree Ms. Farlow sows the seeds of student success

Barrows honoree Ms. Farlow sows the seeds of student success

Emilia Khoury, On Campus Editor September 6, 2023

“Innovator” and “trailblazer” were two of the words the Barrows Family Master Teacher Chair citation used to describe its third honoree in its ten-year history, Upper School (US) English Teacher...

The Black trauma film paradox

The Black trauma film paradox

Nnema Epee-Bounya, Column Writer September 6, 2023

It seemed that we were all captivated by Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” mainly due to Daniel Kaluuya’s multi-layered character, Chris; audiences everywhere were struck by the movie’s haunting plot....

History department alters ninth, 11th grade offerings

Emilia Khoury, On Campus Editor September 6, 2023

After last year’s decision to end the separate U.S. history honors program, the history department is implementing a slew of additional changes, specifically to the ninth grade history program. The...

New expertise brought to class on the birds and the bees

New expertise brought to class on the birds and the bees

David Xiong and Staff Writer September 6, 2023

From discussions of consent to healthy relationships, the mandatory sophomore Sexuality and Relationships (S&R) course is a cornerstone of the school’s programming. But, this year, it will undergo...

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