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The Student News Site of The Bishop's School

The Tower

The Student News Site of The Bishop's School

The Tower

Sydney Chan

Sydney Chan, Story Editor

Sydney Chan is a junior and a Story Editor/Copy Editor for The Tower. After a year on the publication, she’s found a passion for writing op-eds, whether that be about sports or her latest cultural commentary. She also enjoys contributing food reviews to the publication through her column, “Sydney’s Suggestions”! Outside of journalism, Sydney enjoys playing field hockey and competing in Speech and Debate, MUN, and Mock Trial (some will say she's just a tad opinionated). Sydney is looking forward to a great year!

All content by Sydney Chan
This is one of my favorite hearty breakfasts: a piece of toast topped with a fried egg, pickled onions, and avocado. There are a ton of variations you can do on this breakfast for the perfect carb-and-protein-packed meal before you go to kill that AP!

AP Weeks: Do’s and Don’ts

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
April 25, 2023
The World Baseball Classic was founded in 2006 
with the goals of expanding baseball across the globe. The next World Baseball Classic is scheduled for 2026.

Play Ball!

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
March 23, 2023
Field hockey player Lily Gover (‘24) wears her lucky Union Jack HocSocx (under-shin guard covers) beneath her socks in every game, a superstition she’s maintained for three high school seasons.

Sporting Superstitions

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
February 28, 2023
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had much to celebrate that night: the team’s big win and his second NFL MVP nomination.

A Super Bowl for the History Books

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
February 23, 2023
Some students participated in the dragon dance during both middle and upper school lunch. Holding long, wooden poles on various parts of the dragon’s body, the students could make the dragon look like it was dancing by swaying in different directions.

Hopping into the New Year

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
January 27, 2023
In 2016, the Collins English Dictionary selected “snowflake generation” to be one of its words of the year, categorizing “the young adults of the 2010s as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations.” Now, a little less than a decade later, this phrase is still relevant in our current society.


Sydney Chan, Story Editor
December 21, 2022
Bishop’s seems to begin their holiday season with the annual and beloved Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. On Thursday, December 1st, food tents lined the terrace, serving delicious eats from kettle corn to pizza; and more tents lined the quad, distributing baked goods.

Happy Holidays!

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
December 13, 2022
No matter the cuisine, students enjoy spending time with each other during the school day over a meal. Juniors (pictured from left to write) Kylie Larson, Bella Gallus, and Lily Gover smile over plates of enchiladas and Spanish rice.

Food for Thought…

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
October 28, 2022
As the juniors took the bus ride back to San Diego, the plumes of smoke from the wildfire approached closer than before.

[Photo] Retreating

September 22, 2022
Seventh graders Davide Berti, Tom Adelizzi, and James Lila are eager to start the year as official Knights. “I’m [ready] for a new adventure!” Tom shared.

New Knights on the Quad!

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
August 29, 2022
Saxophone players Steven Yin (24) (left) and Connor Schneider (22) (right), drummer Giacomo Berti (24), vocalist/pianist Sashi Chuckravanen (25), and mentor and bass player Mr. Robert Anderson played some snappy tunes at The Conrad.

Crescendo at The Conrad

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
May 26, 2022
In the finale of the production, the performers waved to the audience in a final goodbye. Pictured are members of the Bishop’s Singers, Bel Canto, additional Guest Artists, and sixth grader Bodhi Landin.

Iceberg Ahead!

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
May 26, 2022
LShana Habaah BYerushalayim, as shown on the projector, means Next Year in Jerusalem. Families around the world end their seder with this prayer.

Matzah, Morar, and Memories

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
April 21, 2022
While events similar to the recent situation could continue to occur, we can all do our part to create a community where everyone feels loved and safe.

Who? What? Why?

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
March 3, 2022
This is what the Olympics should be all
about: athletes from different countries
coming together to not only compete and
bring pride to their nation but have fun and
enjoy each other’s company. Pictured are
the beach volleyball medalists at the 2016
Rio Summer Games.

From Moscow to Beijing

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
February 25, 2022
15-year-old skating phenom Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) burst into tears following a disastrous free skate on February 17 at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. And when she stepped of the ice, there was no sympathy, no heart, no love–just overwhelming criticism.

Raducan to Valieva

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
February 25, 2022
Hotpot is one of my favorite meals because it is truly an experience. With each ingredient and a delicious dipping sauce all ready for you, it’s hard to resist the urge to dig in immediately.

Chinese Hotpot 101

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
February 4, 2022
This project helps Ms. Lukin further emphasize
the true meaning of Christmas to her children. Tyler (pictured here), enjoys meeting with the firemen every year.

Holiday Baskets for Heroes

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
December 19, 2021
The senior class retreat was a great success. It was even more impactful than I thought it would be, Maggie Johnson (22). Students were able to hang out with their friends in a different environment while also spending time with those they werent as close with.

Return of Retreats

Sydney Chan, Story Editor
December 13, 2021
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