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Nicole Wolkov
This is senior Nicole Wolkov’s second year on the newspaper. She is a Lifer and thinks that no school is better than SCDS, although she has never been to another one. In her abundant free time, she enjoys martial arts, cooking, drawing and reading. Her favorite music is folk metal, which combines the angelic sounds of metal growls, loud guitar riffs and, of course, bagpipes. Contact at nwolkov17@scdsstudent.org

Nicole Wolkov, Page Editor

May 19, 2017
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: Five Russian movies you should see (Story)
May 04, 2017
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO… Civil War Day? (Story)
Apr 30, 2017
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: After celebrating 17th ‘Forever Family Day,’ adopted daughter shares the ups and downs (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: Five Chinese movies you should watch now (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: Still looking for answers to college essay prompts? This senior has your back! (Story)
Mar 05, 2017
Grad decides against chaplaincy due to lack of interest in congregation work (Story)
Mar 04, 2017
Alumni mix politics and religion while becoming military chaplain and Reform rabbi (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: George R. R. Martin’s Jacques Cocteau Cinema, Meow Wolf bring mind-boggling adventures to Santa Fe (Story/Photo)
Feb 05, 2017
Q&A: Gay senior narrows down college options based on inclusiveness, LGBTQ+ clubs (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
From Anna Ellison to Alex Ellison: Alumnus explains his transition from a female to a male (Story)
Jan 05, 2017
Students cover cameras in response to threats of computer hacking (Photo)
Jan 01, 2017
SHOP TILL YOU DROP: Eastern European delicatessen worth the line for fresh breads, sausages, sodas (Story)
Dec 18, 2016
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: Tired of holiday music? Check out these 26 fringe bands from around the world (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: Senior gets a taste of European metal bands’ live performances (Story/Photo)
Nov 15, 2016
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: Need answers to college questions? Try these! (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Politically aware students say election outcome was unexpected, will have long-lasting effects on American politics (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
ROUNDTABLE: Politically involved students debate presidential candidates, propositions (includes results of mock election) (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Students view final debate as organized, issue-focused due to no open discussion, audience interference (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Second debate leaves students disappointed in candidates for attacking scandals instead of discussing national issues (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
MY ANGLE: No, I’m not going to a funeral — I just dress like this! (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Manson Tung learns Arabic, admires lavish NYU Abu Dhabi lifestyles, but misses American fast food (Story)
Sep 27, 2016
Politically tuned-in students share takes on the presidential candidates’ first debate (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
Former faculty immerse themselves in new jobs as copy writer, humanities teacher and biotech account manager (Story)
Aug 27, 2016
HERE COMES SUMMER: Senior takes college-level Russian courses at Bryn Mawr (Story)
Aug 10, 2016
Skeptical senior visits clairvoyant to get the lowdown on her future (Story/Photo)
Jun 12, 2016
Freedom of Tweet: What right do schools have to access students’ Twitter accounts? (Story)
May 21, 2016
MY ANGLE: Junior’s the outsider in a group of STEM friends (Story)
Apr 29, 2016
Following LatinX Summit, students create club to educate about diversity (Story)
Apr 24, 2016
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: Blogger has uncommon music tastes – Russian folk metal and Hasidic singers (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
MY ANGLE: Stop crying – extra helpings of blood, gore, action, please! (Story)
Apr 03, 2016
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: Junior turned off by anti-Semitism, political polarization at Vassar (Story)
Mar 06, 2016
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ is relatable, but not in the expected way for Asian blogger (Story)
Dec 24, 2015
NICOLE’S PONDERINGS: It’s a war of decorations for junior who celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas (Story/Photo)
Nov 27, 2015
MY ANGLE: Despite popular belief, I’m not an exchange student (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Is religion dying out for millennials? Students less religious than rest of U.S., but more diverse (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
GET READY FOR SEASON 6: Lady Gaga to star in ‘American Horror Story’ (Story)
Sep 11, 2015
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Rio Liu travels to the Alps for her math class at Franklin University Switzerland (Story)
Sep 06, 2015
Old woman who lived in a shoe faces arrest in junior Nicole Wolkov’s first-place story (Story)
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