Presents of the past


Gauri Kaushik

From the last minute studying for tests to synthesis essays on World War I and document analyzation, it can be hard to realize why it’s important to learn about the past. Below, four students share why they believe we learn history and whether it will be useful to them later in life, and U.S. History teacher and Head of Department Bonnie Belshe reflects on why the subject she teaches is important for our future.


Grace Zhou

Pooja Vedam

Sara Valtanen

Kevin Sun