U of C seminar was a trip highlight

By Ivy M. ’17 On the Wednesday of our Chicago trip, I went with the rest of the 11th-graders and Sharon as we split off from the rest of the Ash class. Together, we had the opportunity to sit in on a University of Chicago seminar class on a portion of W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The […]

Startling to learn about 1968 Democratic Convention

By Emery A. ’17 During the trip to Chicago, the first of several museums we visited had many exhibits on the history of Chicago. These typically included such things as prominent inventions and industries present in Chicago, especially the prevalence of hot dogs and the meat industry overall. However, what really grabbed my attention was […]

A meaningful visit to the Chicago Institute of Art

By Janick G. ’18 On Thursday afternoon, we visited the Chicago Institute of Art—a massive, one million square foot museum housing art forms in every style, period, and place imaginable. Made up of eight buildings, the museum was constructed in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition, a fair that we’ve spent the last quarter studying […]

Chicago museums impressed Ash class

By Sunniva P. ’18 A brief overview of the museums the high school visited in Chicago Chicago History Museum In the Chicago History Museum, the high school class explored the extensive and in-depth history of Chicago, from the meatpacking and industrial eras, to Native American residence and colonialization, and other more recent parts of history. […]

IN-DEPTH: The Maltese Falcon is Classic Film Noir

By Ivy M. ’17— “The Maltese Falcon” is a classic example of the genre film noir, from the mise en scene to the characters to the plotline. This film fits into the genre so well because it brings together many of the elements of film noir. To begin with, the music of “The Maltese Falcon,” […]

“Devil in the Grove” recounts tragic case of false accusation and racism

By Emery A. ’17— “Devil in the Grove” tells the story of four young black men who were falsely accused of rape by a 17-year-old white girl named Norma Lee Padgett in Groveland, Florida, in 1949. Samuel Shepherd, Walter Irvin, Charles Greenlee, and Ernest Thomas each faced extreme persecution and violence despite never committing any […]

“Chomp” Book Review

By Sharvani K., 7th grade— I recently read the book “Chomp” by Carl Hiaasen. I think the story is very adventurous, a little humorous, and a page turner. It has a couple swear words, so I wouldn’t recommend reading it if you are under ten. The book is about an animal wrangler named Mickey Cray […]

Why Everyone Should Be Playing “Undertale” Right Now: A Summary

By Isabel C.’17— “Undertale,” by Toby 'Radiation' Fox, is a fairly new indie release for the PC, and one that’s not well-known in the gaming world at large just yet. Making its first appearance as a small demo in May of 2013 and then again on Kickstarter in June, the game was eagerly anticipated by […]

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