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Cross pollinating culture

Cross pollinating culture

Aditi Dixit and Annie Zhang

September 27, 2019

Namaste, similar to “hello,” is a customary greeting used by many Indians as a sign of respect towards elders or those of a higher social status. The word is derived from Sanskrit, an ancient Indo-Aryan language, and translates to “I bow to you.” In a Western context, the salutation is exch...

HAmlit students and teachers share views on new grading system

HAmlit students and teachers share views on new grading system

Meghna Gaddam

September 15, 2015

Ever since word spread about HAmlit classes changing their grading system, the campus has run rampant with rumors about what this means: will it be easier, harder or more stressful? These are all questions students are addressing with their own opinions. What students don’t know, however, is tha...

Busted: “The 15 – minute rule”

Busted: “The 15 – minute rule”

Neha Ramchandani

February 5, 2014

MYTH: Students are allowed to leave campus if their teacher is more than 15 minutes late to class.  STUDENTS SAY: Senior Justine Kang remembers a particular incident when she was a TA for a class of freshmen. She was outside the classroom among the other students, patiently waiting for her teach...

Statistical breakdown

Statistical breakdown

Jennifer Lee

March 14, 2013

Criminologist Jackson Toby wrote in a 2001 issue of Weekly Standard that “although mass murders inside of American schools are statistically very, very rare, when they do occur, they are more likely to take place in good suburban schools than in bad inner-city schools.” The same is true...

On that day: Teachers reflect

Lisa Zhang

September 11, 2011

English teachers David Clarke and Vennessa Nava and History teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez describe the day when they heard about the 9/11 news. Clarke was a teacher at another school at the time, while Nava was still a college student. ...