Spencer Scott, Reporter
November 17, 2017
Adam Braver, ‘80, is an author who has written six novels. He is on the faculty of the Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. His newest book, “The Disappeared” was published Oct 3. Q: In short, how would you describe “The Disappeared”? A: I would describe it as...
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Like every freshman, Sylvaine Bucher, ‘17, studies Ancient Greek, Euclid’s ‘Elements,’ Western philosophers at St. John’s College
Allison Zhang, Design Chief
November 16, 2017
Sylvaine Bucher, ‘17, attends St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. St. John’s also has a campus in Annapolis, Maryland. Q: St. John's curriculum is based on the Great Books of Western Civilization. What is that style of teaching like, and how does it affect the classes? A: Th...
October 31, 2017
From drunken art heists to teen marriage to fake ID's, the Octagon has published some strange stories in its 40-year history. Click through the links below to read the original stories published decades ago in the Octagon. "Fake ID’s purchase what only age can buy," by Steve Lesher in a 1992 issue of the Octagon. "Emphasis on popularity at Jesuit," by Jam...
‘I screamed, I cried, I couldn’t sleep all night!’: teachers remember movies that haunted their childhood (video)
Harrison Moon, Media/Broadcast Co-Editor
October 28, 2017
From Alfred Hitchcock to "The Twilight Zone," find out what movies terrified teachers Patricia Fels, Glenn Mangold, Jane Batarseh, Jason Hinojosa, Victoria Conner and Sue Nellis when they were kids. And be sure to read about which movies are scaring today's students in the upcoming print edition ...
David Situ, Multimedia Assistant
October 26, 2017
History teacher Damany Fisher traveled to Harvard University, Sept. 17-20, to attend a seminar about the case-study method - a way of teaching history through discussions of real-life situations. David A. Moss, a professor at the Harvard Business School, adapted the case-study method of the Harvard B...
Elise Sommerhaug, Reporter
October 24, 2017
Emily Eustace drove all the way from New Jersey, where she has lived her whole life, to teach sixth-grade English at SCDS. Q: Where did you grow up? A: I grew up on the Jersey shore, in a small town called Brielle near Point Pleasant. I went to a K-8 school and then a charter high school for the arts, commu...
Kristine Schmitz, Reporter
October 24, 2017
Kaeleigh Valverde, ‘17, attends Mills College, a women's college in Oakland, California. Q: How was the transition from high school to college? A: The hardest part was living on my own. I went from living with my family to living in a room by myself. (But) I have a lot of upperclassman friends from my ...
INTERNS GALORE: High schoolers work with burn victims, program company software systems, design advertisements
Bri Davies, Social Media Editor
October 22, 2017
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Ming Zhu, Reporter
October 20, 2017
Fred Xu, ‘17, attends University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He is planning to major in computer science. Q: How was the transition to college? A: It wasn’t that hard in general. The dorms were built for two people, (yet) they somehow crammed three into my dorm room. Q: How do you like your...
Jacqueline Chao, Photo Editor
October 17, 2017
High school students were encouraged to take photos on their class trips, Oct. 3-6, for the Octagon’s annual Class Trip Photo Contest. They entered by posting their pictures on Instagram and tagging the Octagon. The top three places were chosen by photo editor Jacqueline Chao based on image quality...