Course Selection Advice From SLS Upperclassmen and Teachers

When it comes to the upcoming 2019-2020 year at St. Luke’s, students have many new courses to choose from, especially in terms of electives. Since many upper school students are likely confused about what courses to take, we have decided to break down some of the new course selections, while also offering insight into which AP classes students recommend most....

Gender Imbalance in Humanities: SLS English Classes Lack Male Students

If you’re enrolled in an honors level English class at St. Luke’s, chances are you’re a girl – about an 80% chance, to be exact. While the school’s student body is nearly 50/50 in terms of the distribution of male and female students, SLS English classes are noticeably female-dominated. According to Mr. Flachsbart, who chairs the Upper School English Department,...

A Recap of SLS’ First “Evening of Poetry”

Students and teachers are raving about the success of St. Luke’s first “Evening of Poetry,” which took place on February 5. The night’s schedule was filled with readings from over thirty student poets and a handful of teachers as well. After hot cider and cookies in the cafe and a short introduction from Mr. Flachsbart, it was the students’ time...

With a Scarcity of Meditations, Students and Faculty Wonder What’s Changed

Here at SLS, “Meditations” are a time when the Upper School comes together to listen to a faculty member or student give a short 10-minute speech on a topic of their choice every Thursday. Speakers have shared stories of life-changing vacations, family memories, and lessons they have learned through personal experiences. The testimonies have always contributed to a tightening of...

Girls Varsity Basketball Team’s Camaraderie Propels Them to Triumphant Senior Day

Girls Varsity Basketball Team’s Camaraderie Propels Them to Triumphant Senior Day

In late November, the Girls Varsity Basketball team was unsure if they would be successful this winter season. Over the past two years, the team has graduated many powerhouse players, including Sydney Lowery (‘17), McKenna Frank (‘18), and Maya Klein (‘18), all of whom are currently playing at the Division I level in college. These players certainly helped elevate GVBB...

Some Things Really Do Last Forever

We’ve all been subjects of the same speech: the one that highlights the eternal existence of social media posts. We’ve been told to think before we post something or hit send, because there is no such thing as a real “trash” on the internet. While this may be true and worthy of our attention, recent national news points us to...

SLS Students No Longer Allowed to Park at Vista

For years, SLS students have been using the Vista parking lot near St. Luke’s because only seniors are allowed to park on campus. But a shock came when, on January 31, Junior Class Dean Mr. LeBris sent out an email to inform underclassmen that beginning on Monday, February 4, no students would be allowed to park at Vista. The parking...