Axel de Vernou

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The Stranger… Ft Dr. Pierson

The Stranger… Ft Dr. Pierson

In this episode of Adrian's Let's Talk Books Series, he talks with English teacher Dr. Pierson about a stunning philosophical work: The Stranger by Albert Camus. Photo provided by Unsplash.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iJS8nMzoI8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEx8PNaGQ8Y
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Student Ceilings

Student Ceilings

Perhaps the most familiar of all haikus... especially for the teachers at the Prep! Thank you for this "optimistic" submission, Mr. Quinn! Such close acquaintance With the ceilings of students Life is looking “up”
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Freshman Feature: Sadie Taylor

Freshman Feature: Sadie Taylor

We're combining two parts of the Quad in today's Freshman Feature with Sadie Taylor's haiku. This is a short and sweet way to end the week while remaining honest about the way that some of us are feeling right now. Thankfully, the weekend is coming up, which should give us time to rest our eyes! Fully Exhausted The Zoom screen makes my eyes hurt Every day is Monday. What a week for the freshmen! What do you guys have in store for next week? Make sure to submit so we can continue seeing your amazing work! Drawing by Axel de…
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The Psychology Behind Musical Nostalgia

The Psychology Behind Musical Nostalgia

Welcome to the new Social Science column on the Quad! This is a platform to discuss and share insights on all things psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Note: All images were taken from Wikimedia Commons or Creative Commons Want to contribute to the social science column? Email wyen23@shschools.org With all the trendy and wild Tik Tok music of 2020, I find myself drawn to music from the late 2000s and early 2010s. Songs like “Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson, “Pompeii” by Bastille, and “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol always take me back to when I was a second-grader, slouched on my…
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A New Organ?

A New Organ?

Kelly Shen is back again with another fascinating topic in science - made short and sweet just for you! Let's read about a potential new discovery in the human body... (Photo from Wikimedia Commons) It’s not every day that we discover a new organ, but scientists did just that. Though it isn’t an organ yet, the discovery of the interstitium has sparked debates - and could potentially be the newest organ in the human body. What is the Interstitium?  The interstitium is a fluid-filled space existing between a structural barrier, such as a cell wall or the skin, and internal…
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Haikus Part 3!

Haikus Part 3!

Mr. Schultz and Kathryn Sweeney return once again with clever follow-ups to their haikus. "Zombies" by Mr. Schultz Orange skies at noon I look for zombies outside and find them on Zoom. And here is Kathryn Sweeney's: fingers keep typing as eyes slowly shut; no sleep. 3am isn't fun
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Quad Drop: The RBG Flamingos

Quad Drop: The RBG Flamingos

A picture sent by Dr. McDonald of the front of her her neighbor's house, we can see a creative homage to Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a reminder to all of us to vote and encourage others to do so as well. This is an unusual political time in our country and we need to exercise our right to vote to make sure that our voice is heard!
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