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The Vanguard

The Student News Site of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

The Vanguard

The Student News Site of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

The Vanguard

Aleeza Riaz ’25 (left) leads a Q&A with Mayor Sumbal Siddiqui (right).

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui headlines school’s first Iftar celebration

Beckett Dubovik, Features Editor April 29, 2023

“I hope as we share our meal together this evening, we all reflect on the ways that we are working together in our communities to address injustice,” City of Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui said as...

Geneva Burkitt ’24 stands next to her award-winning tree paintings.

Students’ writing and art win Scholastic Awards

Olivia Richter, Contributing Writer April 29, 2023

Reflections on paternal relationships, sibling dynamics, the immigrant experience, and nature: The works of art submitted by the school’s students to the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards concerned...

From top left to bottom right: students pose in front of sights in Dubai, Croatia, Paris, Barcelona, and Morocco.

Spring break trips span three continents

Darius Sinha, Managing Editor April 29, 2023

This spring break, 76 Upper School (US) students embarked on five different school-sponsored trips that spanned three continents, eight countries, and a variety of cultures. The trips marked the first...

Heads of safety discuss school’s threat response

Graham Lee, Projects Editor April 29, 2023

In the year 2022, there were 46 recorded school shootings, a record high in the history of the United States. 2023 is on track to have a similar number, as there have already been 18 recorded school shootings...

In defense of the ‘boring’ story

Nnema Epee-Bounya, Media Maven April 29, 2023

I have always gravitated toward character-driven stories— worlds in which the cast is so complex and compelling that it makes you want to travel to their alternate universe and yell at them for their...

Keegan fellows: Emilia Khoury ’25 (left) and Alexandra Kluzak ’24 (right).

Kluzak and Khoury named Keegan fellows

Kate Rice, Sports Editor April 29, 2023

Fifteen years since Marina Keegan’s class of 2008 graduated, and 10 years since the Marina Keegan ’08 Summer Fellowship’s creation in 2013, students continue to take advantage of the opportunity...

A family walks on the beach in a photo Keenan shot on the Kodak Pocket, a medium format camera. Keenan was intrigued by the camera which his friend’s father had bought at a yard sale. “As soon as I saw it, I began wondering how I could shoot it,” Keenan said.

Keenan’s exhibit showcases unpredictable effects of expired film

Yancheng Zhao, Contributing Writer April 29, 2023

Keenan Billings ’25 embarked on a photography project to explore and illuminate the unique capabilities of expired film and ancient cameras in October of 2022. Now, an exhibit showcasing his work is...

Reflections on Perfection

Richelle Chang, Column Editor April 29, 2023

Have you ever tried a sport or instrument to discover an impossible, stubborn, and fragile attachment to it? I certainly have, and I often wonder if I made the “right choice” ten years ago. The school...

Life With Leo

Leo Wang April 29, 2023

Fifteen-year-old me dreaded the moment of arriving at music camp, but it finally came. I dragged my boxy suitcase into the cabin that reeked of wood mixed with old furniture. My slides caught on the door...

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ changes filmaking everywhere, all at once

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ changes filmaking everywhere, all at once

Beckett Dubovik, Features Editor April 29, 2023

Released in March of 2022, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was a sleeper hit whose popularity exploded by the year’s end. Mixing sci-fi with family drama and humor, writers and directors Daniel...

Listen Up

Rose Fahy, Column Writer April 29, 2023

In the 17 years I’ve been on this earth, there are three distinct days I refer to as the days my life really started. The first was the literal start of my life: August 15, 2005. The second was September...

Aaron, Chloe, and Graham stand outside the World Debate Championship in South Africa.

Debaters bring home hardware from World Championship

Will Benjamin, Contributing Writer April 29, 2023

More than eight thousand miles away in Durban, South Africa, Graham Bateman ’23, Chloe Taft ’25, and Aaron Rai ’24 competed as part of a U.S. delegation against teams from 70 countries in the World...

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