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On The Social Isolating Slump
To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate
Keep Your Distance: Choosing Social Isolation During the Pandemic
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The Tower Recommends: Movies
The Tower Recommends: Movies
Sariah Hossain, Online Editor • May 19, 2020

Comfort Movies Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  (PG-13) — Netflix An absolute classic. The 1986 film directed by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles) follows main character Ferris as he convinces his two best friends to ditch school with him one last time before graduation. Among other...

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The Tower Recommends: Books
The Tower Recommends: Books
Daniel White, Editor-in-Chief • May 19, 2020

  Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs With one foot in the world of high-rise tech conglomerates and another in that of eclectic artists, Lisa Brennan-Jobs—daughter of artist Chrisann Brennan and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs—paints a vivid picture of her life growing up in her memoir Small...

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The Tower Recommends: Healthy Quarantine Snacks
The Tower Recommends: Healthy Quarantine Snacks
Crystal Li, Copy Editor • May 18, 2020

  1. Making a smoothie is never a bad idea First, pick your fruit. To make one triple berry smoothie, you’ll need around 3 cups of fruits total for your base; strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or bananas are some of the best choices. Any combo of fruits can work, too. Frozen fruit...

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Checkmate: On The Queen’s Gambit’s Rise to Popularity and Universal Appeal
80s Craze: Mrs. Beamer, Mr. Kim, and Mr. Assaf discuss the rise of 80s trends
Confronting Mulan: Why You Should Pause Before Watching Disney’s Newest Live-Action Release
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Fact Check: Is Your Thanksgiving Accurate?
Panic! at the Neighborhood
Weathering the Storm: How are Local Businesses Staying Afloat?
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Ms. Sara Sweet and the kitchen staff have worked together to create a COVID-19 friendly food system.  Seniors Dylan Gruber and Krish Sheth show their approval during lunch on one of their on-campus days.
What's on the Bishop's Plate?
Lily Gover, Staff Writer • December 7, 2020

Some people say that one of the most notable benefits of attending  Bishop’s is the food. Students coming from other schools are impressed by...

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Brooke abandoned this ceramic puzzle piece bowl last spring when campus closed due to COVID-19. Photo Courtesy of Brooke Weatherup (
Virtual Visual Arts
Lucie Edwards, Graphics Editor - Print • October 23, 2020

Regardless of department, the shift from in-person instruction to distance learning has posed challenges to every teacher. Some classes, especially...

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Parents pose for a photo in English teacher Ms. Laine Remignanti
A Look Into the Virtual Parent's Night of Classes
Lucie Edwards, Graphics Editor - Print • October 5, 2020

The 2020-21 Parents’ Night of Classes, commonly referred to as PNOC, looked a lot different than it has in past years. Usually, all parents are...

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On their Instagram account, Impacts in Isolation posts photos to highlight students who have taken strong initiative to serve their communities.
Service Switch: How Student Service Projects Changed in Light of COVID
Lucie Edwards, Graphics Editor - Print • August 18, 2020

Many high school students here at Bishop’s utilize their three-month summer vacation to complete their yearly service learning requirement of twenty...

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On the Wall: Ms. Emily Grenader’s Art Installation

Amy Carlyle, Editor-in-Chief
May 6, 2020

From murals to sculptures in local parks, it’s undeniable that public art is a staple feature of San Diego. This art is made all the more enjoyable when it’s work created by Bishop’s own. Fortunately, we have the chance to see just that art in the Port of San Diego. “A couple years ago, I was approached by someone from the Port of San Diego,” said artist and visual arts teacher Ms....

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Not Falling Short

Alex Cotton, Managing Editor
March 18, 2020

Every year at the start of spring, the Performing Arts Department kicks off its busy season with the Shorts Festival, one of the more unconventional shows at Bishop’s. It consists of a series of short plays, or Shorts, directed by the seniors of Acting Workshop and faculty members. This year, the plays were La Mouche directed by senior Dylan Lödl, “The Role of Della” directed by senior...

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Seeing is Believing: The Museum Experience in the Digital Age

Amy Carlyle, Editor-in-Chief
March 17, 2020

‘Aesthetic’: an adjective, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “made in an artistic way and beautiful to look at.” Its use first spiked in July 2014, according to the Urban Dictionary, and since has continued along its trajectory; the word has evolved in connotation, becoming not only an adjective but a noun. An ‘aesthetic’ is now a set of cohesive artistic principles to apply in...

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Failed Resolutions

Isadora Blatt, Staff Writer
January 13, 2021

Although there are probably people out there who take new year’s resolutions seriously, for me, when the time comes to make them, I always settle for the same three things: eat healthier, be on my phone less, and get more exercise. I might feel motivated for one day in the first week of the new year at the most—I’ll eat no junk food for the whole day or do a couple Chloe Ting ab workouts. But...

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Trump Tried to Ban International Students: How He Failed, and Why This Matters

Crystal Li, Copy Editor
August 18, 2020

“It’s hard to say what my initial reaction was,” explained an international student from the St. Paul’s School of New Hampshire. “Since I go to a boarding school, it looked like if I do choose to take classes online, I would be forced to go through a complex procedure relocating outside the United States.”  On July 6, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency within the...

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How Coronavirus Exacerbates Inequality in Healthcare

Kasie Leung, Staff Writer
June 2, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), African Americans make up 26 percent of COVID-19 cases. However, they only comprise 13 percent of the population. So, why? What social, economic and biological differences are responsible for this disparity? First of all, African Americans are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases, and obesity...

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