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Winsor Students and Alumni Expose Racism and Call for Action on the School’s Instagram

By Elly P. '21, Caitlin S. '21, and Annie A. '21 With protests continuing nationwide demanding an end to the systemic racism that kills Black Americans, Winsor students and alumni have begun to use Instagram as a way to publicly call on Winsor to create change within the school to foster a more just and …

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Ms. McLaurin’s Legacy at Winsor Shines through Her Commencement Speech

By Caitlin S. '21 Pamela McLaurin, this year’s commencement speaker and the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, has spent her 18-year tenure at Winsor shaping a diverse student body and helping prospective families afford a Winsor education. A Winsor alumni and one of the first black students at the school, Ms. McLaurin was compelled …

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The Pandemic Exposes a Decline in Fast Fashion Sales

By Ellie W. '21 From when Winsor canceled school back in March to today, three months later, students have been feeling bored, and others have been stressed and sad in quarantine. What better way to handle stress or sadness than therapy? Retail therapy, I mean. Buying clothes has always been a sort of instant gratification, …

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A Look at Boston’s Protests for Racial Justice: Winsor Students’ Reactions to and Support of the Movement

By Lillian G. '21 and Caroline C. '21 The horrifying sight of white police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee pressed into unarmed Black man George Floyd’s neck, ultimately causing his death, has sparked outrage throughout America. Naomi Mekonnen ’21, a head of Sisters, Winsor’s black affinity group, remarked, “my heart broke on Tuesday as I watched …

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Change Through Education: A Guide to Anti-Racist Materials for Winsor Students

The following is a list of resources the Winsor community can use to become more active anti-racists. In the interest of making it as accessible as possible, many of the materials are available in Winsor’s e-book collection, Sora, which can be accessed by downloading the Sora app and logging in as a Winsor student, as …

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Appreciating Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Crisis

By Christina M. '23 and Katya A. '23 How well do you think you’ve been coping with this unfamiliar and frankly terrifying outbreak of COVID-19? Have you been feeling scared out of your mind as to what might happen next, either to you, or your friends and loved ones? Despite all these fears we may …

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Extra Time in Quarantine Allows Winsor Students to Pursue New Hobbies

By Angelina L. '22, Drawing: Isabella L. '22 Now that attending school no longer involves traveling to and from 103 Pilgrim Rd, many of us are left with extra time during the day. Personally, I no longer have to endure my hour-long commutes through rush hour both in the morning and afternoon. Other Winsor students …

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Weekly Recommendations – Backpage Pod Edition!

Music:One Headlight by the Wallflowers, Sad Forever and Modern Loneliness by Lauz, Harry Styles’ entire album, high school musical soundtrack,  just listen to tik tok songs honestlyI feel like the quarantine music ~vibe~ has been throwback songs to remind you of your childhood, incredibly emo songs for when you just gotta let it out at …

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Celebrating Immigrants’ Roles on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

By Katherine T. '22 With a growing shortage of healthcare workers and the number of refugees admitted to the US each year at a historic low, the US is struggling to mitigate the devastating effects of the coronavirus outbreak on immigrants. The historically low refugee cap demonstrates how the Trump Administration has utilized the pandemic …

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Winsor Families of Medical Personnel Share Their Experiences

By Alex G. '21 Due in part to its close proximity to the Longwood Medical Area hospitals, Winsor has a uniquely large number of parents who are doctors. Winsor parent physicians connections have benefitted the school in many ways, whether it be through speaking or judging during Global Forum, leading events for all Winsor parents …

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Weekly Recommendations – News Pod Edition!

Music:After Party by Don Toliver, BOP by DaBaby, Magic in the Hamptons by Social House, State I’m in by Levi Hummon, Chasin’ You by Morgan Wallen TV:The Office, Parks and Recreation (with the new special episode that came out on 4/30), The Last Dance, The West Wing, OuterbanksFilm:Parasite, Stand by Me, Get Out, St. Elmo’s FireBook:Everything …

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What Distance Learning Looks Like at Public Schools

By Natalie P. and Gigi C. '23 During this global crisis, schools all over the world have been trying to continue their students’ education while everyone is at home. The use of technology and other resources have proved to be the biggest aid to distance learning and connecting students and teachers. Winsor and many other …

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Weekly Recommendations – Ops Pod Edition!

Music:Six Feet Apart by Luke Combs, Kinfolks by Sam Hunt, The Less I Know The Better by Tame Impala, Tongue Tied by Grouplove, Electric Feel by MGMTTV: Friday Night Lights, Psych, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselFilm:Mamma Mia, The Perks of Being a WallflowerBook:There There by Tommy Orange, A Civil Action by Jonathon HarrLegend by Marie Lu, Little Fires …

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The Future of College Admissions during a Global Pandemic

By Rani B. ’21 Just one month ago, the Class of 2021 was faced with typical junior problems: needing to find a prom outfit, studying for the ACT, and preparing for their dreaded junior spring. However, these seemed much less important after the rise and spread of COVID-19, and especially after colleges sent their entire …

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Aquarium Field-trip: A Penguin’s Covid-19 Experience

By Jessica W. '22 Have you ever wondered what the animals at the aquariums do when visitors aren’t there?  With the aquarium doors closed temporarily due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the penguins of Shedd Aquarium in Chicago were given temporary freedom to roam around and meet the other aquatic animals for the first time. “Without …

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Weekly Recommendations- Arts Pod Edition!

Music: Classic by MKTO, PDLIF by Bon Iver, Heartache On The Big Screen by 5 Seconds of Summer, Farsighted by The Band CAMINO, Intentions by Justin Bieber and QuavoTV: Anne with an E, Middleditch and Schwartz, New Girl, Parks and Recreation (including a new revival special!), Love is BlindFilm:A Dog’s Purpose, Sleepwalk With Me, Edge of 17, …

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AP Changes

By Anna M. '21 Picture this: you’re the average student, but because of quarantine you haven’t seen your AP US History teacher face-to-face in person or virtually in over a month. Your class had been preparing for the AP exam, but because you haven’t gotten any instructions or class materials from your teacher you aren’t …

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Weekly Recommendations- Executive Staff Edition

Music:Hard to Forget by Sam Hunt, Rely on Me by James Smith, Levitating by Dua Lipa, Daily Routine by Kid Quill, thenineteenseventyfive by push baby, Hardest to Love by The WeekndTV:Community, Arrested Development, Waco (Netflix series), Patriot Act with Hasan MinhajFilm:The Other Guys (PG-13), Inception (PG-13), Silver Linings Playbook (R), Parasite (R), The Grand Budapest …

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Locked In or Locked Out: The Library Door Closure

By Alex G. '21 On the first day back from winter break, countless confused students could be seen standing outside of the second-floor entrance to the library. They peered at a new sign on the closed door that read “STOP!  Not an Entrance.”   The second-floor entrance to the library allows for easy access for hurried …

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A closer look at Winsor’s High Commitment Clubs

By Haley K. Crystal Y. and Caitlin S. The ideal day: grasping for answers in front of an intimidating panel of established venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and investment bankers as they grill you on your valuation of a pillow company. Alternatively: launching into your fourth tangent in your 8-minute extemporaneous speech on a topic you frankly …

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Winsor and Belmont Hill Students Study Abroad

By, Caitlin S. '21 and Thomas M. '19 (BH) Aiming to “produce capable and responsible global citizens,” Belmont Hill has a rich history of global engagement and study abroad experiences. The school’s many offerings, moreover, hope to “teach the knowledge, skills, and values students will need to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world and contribute …

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