Owen Harrington, Staff Writer November 13, 2023 At the start of this year, every student and faculty member was issued their own Nobles jacket regardless of their involvement in athletics. This was a welcome surprise given the weather we have experienced this fall, but many students were left questioning the origin and true purpose of this gift. The jackets were not the only surprise addition … Continue reading The Gift of Anonymity: How Unnamed Donors Shape Our School
Morgan Gibson, Staff Writer November 13, 2023 The Noblest Chair, a title reserved for Nobles’ longest-tenured faculty member, has been around for decades under a different name: Senior Master. Classics Faculty Mark Harrington, who has worked on campus for 48 years, currently holds the moniker. Prior to Harrington was Mathematics Faculty Richard Nickerson, who retired in 2022. Dean of Faculty Maura Sullivan said, “After Mr. … Continue reading Mr. Harrington: The Noblest Chair
Emilie Andrews, Staff Writer November 13, 2023 The Class I parking lot next to McLeod Field has been called “Sketchy” for many years due to its unfinished gravel surface. However, rumors have circulated that the famous lot may soon be paved. Though the rumors are true, the new plan is more nuanced than merely another paving job. Sketchy Lot and McLeod Field are on sight … Continue reading From Sketchy to Smooth: A Makeover for Sketchy and McLeod
Emilie Andrews, Staff Writer November 13, 2023 Nobles’ phone policies have been in place for many years, however, recent conversations about student technological engagement have sparked debate over on-campus phone rules. Both Nobles faculty and parents struggle with student cell phone use. Because student social media use and screen time are on the rise, adults have had conversations about how to handle phone use in … Continue reading Can Nobles Students Self-Regulate their Technology Use?
Eli Schotland, Staff Writer November 13, 2023 Recently, the College Board—the organization in charge of administering standardized testing like AP exams and the SAT—made the important decision to move the SAT online starting in March of 2024. Traditionally, the SAT has been only paper-and-pencil. Why has the SAT shifted online? What does the digital transition entail? How does this affect students and the College Office … Continue reading Testing the Waters: the New Digital SAT
Clare Struzziery, Staff Writer October 20, 2023 On July 1, 2023, Alison Easterling officially stepped into the role of the Head of the Upper School at Nobles. Succeeding Michael Denning, who served in the position for eight years, Easterling brings decades of experience as an educator, coach, and administrator to Nobles. Before arriving at Nobles, Easterling worked at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, … Continue reading Who is Alison Easterling, Nobles’ New Head of Upper School ?
Owen Harrington, Staff Writer October 20, 2023 This new school year has brought about several difficult changes affecting both faculty and students alike. The printing policies have left our community divided, and the new schedule has become a point of extraordinary controversy. However, one particular change has shaken the school to its core, leaving many students dazed and confused, unsure how to move forward. The … Continue reading Pasta Wednesday: In Memoriam
Owen Harrington, Staff Writer October 20, 2023 Whether you are a five-day boarder who dines in the Castle three times a day or a day student who has never stayed for dinner, we have all heard a great deal about the polarizing changes to the Castle meals this year. Prices have increased again for both breakfast and dinner, sign-ups are more strictly enforced, and the … Continue reading Accessibility of Dinner at Nobles
Kate McLaughlin, Staff Writer October 20, 2023 On September 22 and October 6, Nobles hosted Fall Fest and Friday Night Lights (FNL). Students enjoyed games and dancing during Fall Fest, celebrating the new school year at the MAC; at FNL, crowds gathered to watch volleyball, girls soccer, and football while supporting charities. Preparation for both nights began months prior, with the Student Life Council (SLC) … Continue reading Logistics of Fall Events
Eli Schotland, Staff Writer October 20, 2023 Dawgs aren’t the only animals at the MAC. Recently, Patrick Albers (Class I) found a squirrel in the Dawg Cage, the MAC’s weight room, and nursed it back to health. One day, Albers and his friends were working out when they heard squeaking from the ceiling. A squirrel plummeted to the ground, landing hard. “A beam of light … Continue reading Albers Saves Squirrel