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The Student News Site of The Bishop's School

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Sydney Chan

Sydney Chan, Story Editor

Sydney Chan is a junior and a Story 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 covering campus events and contributing food reviews to the publication through her column, “Sydney’s Suggestions” (turns out she's just as obsessed with writing about food as she is with trying new dishes)! Outside of journalism, Sydney enjoys playing field hockey and softball 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
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.


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!

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…

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
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!

May 26, 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?

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

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

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

February 4, 2022
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

December 13, 2021
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