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Becker on Books

I have 71 books in my room here at St. Paul’s. This does not include any of my schoolbooks, nor the few books I keep around as invaluable references (Smart Words by Mim Harrison and The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White). I like to think of it as my own little library…

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On LinC Leaders

Alex Dreyfus ’16 – As the end of the year approaches and seniors prepare to leave their posts as student leaders, the Fifth Form scrambles to fill these spots. In preparing to fill these empty spots, the School administration is thinking about the countless applications for the many coveted positions and is adjusting accordingly.

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On 24 Hour Internet

Chloe Lee ’16 – The moment when the Internet shuts down at midnight is never pleasant—one is faced with the decision either to stop working and go to bed, or to toil on using only the aid of mobile data, which can be slow and tedious.

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On Robert Durst

Macrina Wang ’18 – Robert Durst and his unique circumstance first caught my attention when I saw the photo of him printed by the Associated Press. In this photograph, Durst is in a police car, heading to the Orleans Parish Prison after being charged with first-degree murder in Los Angeles. The unnerving fact is, in what many would perceive as a somber situation, Robert Durst is grinning in his handcuffs and orange jumpsuit.

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On Class Changes

By SIS GIBSON ’17 Earlier this month, I sat down with Ms. Alisa Barnard ’94, the Dean of Studies, to discuss the course changes that will be put into action starting at the beginning of the 2015/2016 school year at St. Paul’s School. To begin, Barnard stated that, “There will still be an add and…

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