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Take A Step: Enhance Nobles Diversity

by Zac Gordon, Guest Writer, April 2021 On Thursday, November 5, I was proud to lead my Nobles’ community in the Anti Defamation League’s (ADL) March Against Hate. Following the march, classmates and faculty expressed that they appreciated the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to creating a more tolerant community. Since  literally taking a step…

AP Art in the Midst of a Pandemic

by Marieko Amoah, Staff Writer, March 2021 Nearly all artists have been grieving over what has been compromised by the pandemic. Visual artists who have taken their art to the AP level have missed out on much of the traditional process and showcasing. Changes to requirements and protocol have forced them to adapt. One major…

#CancelCollegeBoard

by Jessica Zhang, Staff Writer, April 2021 As generation after generation of high school students enter junior and senior year, they must endure the standardized testing that comes with the daunting college admissions process. Students become well-acquainted with the College Board, a not-for-profit organization that has become a cornerstone for college admissions in the past…

A Valiant Attempt: Why the Vaccine Clinic Fell Through

by Julia Wong, Staff Writer, April 2021 “Leadership for the public good.” Nobles has long strived to set a strong example for the student body of how to show initiative and participate in community service. In the midst of a pandemic, the need for selflessness has never been clearer. Just days before March break, the…

Class of ‘21: Expectations vs. Reality

by Jacob Casper, Staff Writer, April 2021 As the 2020-2021 Nobles school year draws to a close, seniors exchange their textbooks and college applications for Spikeball and lounging on the beach. Prom, team captainship, senior ditch day – senior year at Nobles is full of important traditions and events that make it uniquely special. However,…

Morning Star and Little Green One: Spring SDP

by Anna Perez, Staff Writer, April 2021 This spring, Nobles is putting on its second-ever virtually directed and performed production. After the success of “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” this fall, Vivian Tao (Class I) decided to direct their own virtual production. Their student-directed production (SDP) will feature two short plays, “Morning Star” and “Little Green…

Exodus of Sophomores

by Griffin Callaghan, Staff Writer, April 2021 Throughout this year, we have spent a lot of time worrying about our freshman. Worrying about our seniors. Even going so far as to make sure middle schoolers had space for Spikeball nets on the beach. And yet it seems that an oft-forgotten class has continued to be…

Redevelopment and Roadways: Redesigning the Providence Highway

by Daniel Wang, Staff Writer, April 2021 The Providence Highway-VFW Parkway Corridor, a two mile stretch of U.S. Route 1 known to most for harboring such iconic landmarks as the Dedham Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, and Chipotle, can usually be described as cortisol-inducing for drivers, nightmarish for bicyclists, and lethal for pedestrians. As a West Roxbury…

The Effect of COVID on the Senior Experience

by Anna Perez, Staff Writer, April 2021 This year has undoubtedly created some of the most daunting challenges that the Nobles community has ever faced. In the midst of the pandemic, the administration has felt pressure to begin reopening and give more opportunities to students, specifically students in Class I. In an effort to make…

Voices Reimagined: The English Curriculum Review Process

by Daniel Wang, Staff Writer, April 2021 Having spent three years in the Upper School, one academic question always seems to occupy the (dusty) recesses of my mind: why am I reading the books I am in English class? Although I have always been curious about the subject, the significant changes made to the English…

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