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SCH juniors and seniors go to prom!

SCH juniors and seniors go to prom!

Sofia Lima, Staff Writer May 24, 2024

Last weekend– the Junior and Senior class attended Prom at the URBN Navy Yard location. The venue was gorgeous: a large, industrial space with a view of the Delaware River. Many students had an overall...

Have you seen the squid mobile?

Have you seen the squid mobile?

Anderson Swanger, Staff Writer, Social Media Editor May 24, 2024

This week, Sarah McAnulty, a squid biologist, science communicator, and self proclaimed "purveyor of squid facts" visited Junior biology classes as a scientist in residence. As an advocate for widespread...

Dangerous Zyn craze sweeps across America

Dangerous Zyn craze sweeps across America

Max Tonkon and Brady Grieve May 24, 2024

The Zyn takeover has begun. A new wave of nicotine intake is sweeping high schools and colleges and students are becoming addicted to nicotine. Zyns are nicotine pouches that originated in Sweden. They...

GodzWrd clothing brand is in the works

Fashion flourishes with new student clothing brands in SCH community

Ronald Brown, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Nowadays, the desire to own a clothing brand is a common aspiration among teens, but few manage to turn it into reality. However, several students from SCH have defied the odds and brought their unique...

Students meet in the CEL space to talk with Afghanis displaced in Iran

The 5 W’s and H of Heela Foundation capstone initiative

Eloise Levin '26, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

Who: Sam Harris, a junior, and SCH student volunteers What: Virtual Zoom meetings between SCH students and Afghan students living in Iran about film and culture. One SCH student meets with three Afghan...

SCH community responds to antisemitism

Josh Miller '25 and Anya Rosenbloom '24 March 18, 2024

On Monday, February 26th, during assembly, Mr. Norcini informed the student body of a terrible incident: a swastika, a symbol of the horrifically antisemitic Nazi party, was etched on a desk in a tenth-grade...

A sign in support of Chestnut Hill West

Potential closure of Chestnut Hill West threatens SCH student commutes

Julien Friedland, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

Possible budget cuts may force SEPTA to suspend the local Chestnut Hill West line, jeopardizing SCH student commutes. Established in 1884, Chestnut Hill West is a ten-station line that runs from...

The Our Mother of Consolation school building, highlighting the main entrance and visible damage to the top floor.

One year later: What’s happening with OMC?

Maddi Bell, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 tested the resilience of the close-knit Our Mother of Consolation (OMC) community. At 3:45 pm, a teacher noticed the school roof go up in flames. Working with other staff members,...

Guitarist, Bowie and Lennon collaborator, visits SCH

Finn Cooper '26, Staff Writer March 17, 2024

Famous Puerto Rican guitarist Carlos Alomar visited with Laureilie, Hilltones, and the upper and middle school jazz bands.    Mr. Alomar has worked with David Bowie and John Lennon on multiple...

SCH hires new head of DEIB; new head of admissions

Dr. Maxime Sinal will join SCH this July as the school's new head of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. When asked what drew him to join SCH he said, "What drew me to accept is meeting...

Bird 24 sings Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi.

Friday karaoke returns to The Caf

Abdoul Diallo '24 February 9, 2024

SCH has brought back the 2nd annual Friday Karaoke in the cafeteria! What started as a fun experience for teachers and students alike has taken the whole upper school by storm, with everyone coming together...

Mock trial members pose with Judge Moss. From left: junior Co-Head Jake Warren, junior Co-Head Alex Topping, junior Sam Tonkon, junior Charlie Greenberg

Mock Trial club: revived and prepared for upcoming competition

Brandon Varga '27 February 9, 2024

During every Sunday this school year, and hopefully for many more school years to come, Mock Trial club meets in the Haber Room from 9 to 12 to learn about the judicial system and the ins and outs of courts. Juniors...

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