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FEM Club: Promoting Discussions about Gender Inequality
5 Questions with Dr. Katherine Hayhoe
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‘Tis the Season to be Sustainable
Hanukkah 101
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For Kobe
ACT Announces Major Changes for 2020
New in Town: Lagom Balanced Food
Rainy Problems on Rainy Days
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Girls’ Varsity Water Polo Santa Barbara Tournament
“Committed to Excellence”: How Student Athletes at Bishop’s Handle Their Commitment
Senior Season!
Back on Top: A Look at the Knight’s Journey Back to the Championship
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Through the Wardrobe: A Look Into How Performing Dance Group Brought Narnia to the Stage

Kasie Leung, Staff Writer
December 19, 2019

As a child, I remember receiving a copy of The Chronicles of Narnia. Long after I have forgotten the plot, I will remember the magic and adventure that C.S. Lewis found words for. It’s the same magic and adventure that Performing Dance Group (PDG) brought to stage over the course of three days. The first performance was Thursday, November 7 and there were four other performances, two each on the...

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Musical Maestro: Dr. Micu

Abby Beamer, Staff Writer
December 18, 2019

“Jambo, Jambo B’wana,” sang the Bishop’s choirs this year at the Thanksgiving chapel. Whether at these all school chapels, various enrichments, or at the Christmas Tree Lighting, the choirs always seem to be singing to the crowds and making beautiful music. But what about the woman in charge of it all, Department Chair of Performing Arts and Director of Choral Music Dr. Christine Micu? Dr....

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An Unforgettable Orchestra Performance

Crystal Li, Staff Writer
December 18, 2019

“I loved the fact that Mr. Anderson integrates both contemporary and classical music into the concert. As someone that is classically trained, I really enjoyed the challenge of improvising my own solos in the jazz pieces—I’ve never performed something that wasn’t directly written onto a page,” Eliana Petreikis (‘20) said, looking back on her solo in a bossa nova piece performed in the recent...

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Updated? Check.

Crystal Li, Staff Writer
December 20, 2019

Locally? Recent California fires, check. Nationally? The impeachment controversy, check. Internationally? The Hong Kong protests, check. Often, we question the importance of being up-to-date with our world, ignoring the fact that our world is becoming more and more tech-dependent and modern; the frequent use of sophisticated technologies exposes us to parts of the world we are unfamiliar with, thus...

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Harry Steals Hearts Once More

Harper White, Copy Editor
December 19, 2019

It’s happened. It’s finally happened. The moment millions across the world have been waiting since May of 2017. Harry Styles, former boyband extraordinaire and current solo musician — and actor, on the rare occasion — released his sophomore album on December 13, after first being announced on the singer’s Instagram account on November 4. True to his word, Styles has finally released his...

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, But What Happened to Thanksgiving?

Abby Beamer, Staff Writer
December 16, 2019

Hot chocolate, plaid pajamas, candy canes, snowmen, and Christmas lights. All these things have become staples to the holiday season. Recently, I’ve noticed a shift in my own life: everyone seems to be moving “Christmas season” earlier and earlier on their calendars, sometimes completely disregarding Thanksgiving. Even before Halloween, big retail stores like Costco started to put out holiday...

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