Kipling’s poetry helps ignite artistic expressions

Kipling’s poetry helps ignite artistic expressions

By Liz Hamilton It’s not every day that students get to engage with a deep question across all of their core classes. But at St. John’s Episcopal School, it has been a common sight as sixth grade students embarked on a cross-curricular PBL (problem-based learning) to investigate the question: “How do we use the arts […]

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’s’ strength is in its cast

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’s’ strength is in its cast

By Chic DiCiccio Recently, Steven Spielberg made news with his push to make Netflix movies ineligible for Oscar consideration. Up until “Roma,” The Beard and other Academy Award voters didn’t have much to worry about as there weren’t any movies worth one vote. But with films due this year from previous Oscar winners like Martin […]

Moon Wok new go-to Chinese place

Moon Wok new go-to Chinese place

By Sara Newberry Good Chinese food is not all that easy to come by in our neck of the woods, and good Chinese delivery is even more of a rare thing. Recently, in a fit of near-desperation after discovering that my usual (admittedly pretty mediocre) place would no longer deliver to me, I decided to […]

Lakehill students return from a New York state of mind

Lakehill students return from a New York state of mind

By Kate Langley, ’19 Marketing Intern This past month, 27 Upper School students traveled to New York City for the winter Break.  Throughout their four days in the city, they saw five shows and attended two workshops.  The annual trip led by Tracy Herron has become an event to look forward to for performing arts […]

Restrictions didn’t stop Mozart from thriving

Restrictions didn’t stop Mozart from thriving

By Christine Finnegan The Orchestra of New Spain (ONS) will present the Mozart “Solemn Vespers” and Courcelle’s Italian Mass March 30 at Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 East Lovers Lane, Dallas, 75214. Tickets are $25 and $10 (with student ID) available through ticketdfw.com or by calling 214-871-5000. “Solemn Vespers” is a hallowed choral composition written by […]

Movie on the Hill set for March 22

Movie on the Hill  set for March 22

By Josh Ault The entire community is invited to Robert T. Hill’s Movie on the Hill event that is set for March 22. It starts at 6 p.m. and will be located on the field next to the school. “The reason we have Movie on the Hill is to show off our neighborhood school,” said […]

No up, up and away

By Nancy Black What’s up (get it?) with the helium shortage? I stopped by a local party store this past week and was shocked to learn they were out of helium. What? How can a party store be out of helium? I had to found out. Turns out, helium is used for a lot more […]

Medical Foundation receives marker

Medical Foundation receives marker

TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION By Breyia Grate-Capers The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recognized Southwestern Medical College as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker. The subject marker designation honors the founding of Southwestern Medical College, now known as UT Southwestern Medical Center, by Southwestern Medical Foundation in 1943, as […]

May the luck of the animals be with you

May the luck of the animals be with you

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Although St. Patrick’s Day isn’t associated with animals, the holiday celebrates the Christian missionary who allegedly banished snakes from Ireland. According to legend, St. Patrick chased the reptiles into the sea after they began attacking him while he was on a 40-day fast. However, natural historians refute this story, pointing to […]

Abbott urges Texas schools to take action

Abbott urges Texas schools to take action

UNIVERSITY BRIBERY SCANDAL By Patrick Svitek The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott is urging Texas universities to re-evaluate their admissions processes in the wake of a federal investigation that led to bribery charges against a coach at the University of Texas at Austin. “As far as the University of Texas is concerned — but I […]

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