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Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community.

By Jaiden Jackson '27

Jaiden shared the following poem at the school's annual Voices celebration November 7. 

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Voices celebration

By Nicole Farber '20

There’s a unique feeling to sitting in the same living room that your family has always sat in, with everyone around you, sharing stories that have been retold hundreds of times. 

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voices celebration

By David Basich '20

Having uncontrollable hair is exactly what our culture is: crazy people dancing around to every song, being spontaneous, and being different from everyone else. Over the years I’ve come to realize that covering what makes me different just makes me like everyone else.

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Those Fall Voices

By Desta Pina '26

I wrote this poem thinking I have to do something fall- and writing-related considering that English class, Genesis, is my favorite subject with Mr. Gott. One thing I like about him is that he makes class fun with reading, writing, and the song of the week, which is maybe what the parents would listen to back then. I hope you enjoy my poem!

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Be You

By Asmara Pina '26

I’ve always loved to write filling up sketchbooks and journals with writing. Writing is another way to express and spread thinking and ideas. Let me tell you something. Body language and words aren’t the only things that make a difference. Writing does as well.

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Nina Yuen International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces

By Nina Yuen
Chair, Computer Science Department

From October 16th to 18th, I went to the International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces at Yale. It was invigorating to encounter the simultaneous efforts of people across the country who have my job. I listened to scholars talk about experiential education, venture capitalists talk about working prototypes, and corporate managers talk about innovation at their companies.

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