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February 4, 2020

Photo credit: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar.

As most of us know, Sunday, Feb. 2, is Groundhog Day. According to tradition, if the groundhog sees its shadow and darts back into its home, we will have six more weeks of winter; but if it does not see its shadow and stays outside, we will have an early spring....

November 8, 2019

It’s officially November! As we leave behind what is affectionately known as “spook season,” here are some handy (or should I say, “candy”) tips for next year’s Halloween. Athens Academy high school and middle school students were asked about their favorite neighborhoods to trick-or-treat in, and he...

October 12, 2019

Sofia Dean (left) and Riley Harding (right), sixth grade, demonstrate their personal styles. Photo by Charlotte Luke. 

Annie Luke: What is the trendiest outfit of the new school year?

Sofia Dean: Definitely plaid [skirt] and a green shirt.

Annie: What top do you wear to pull off a plaid skirt?

Penn...

April 5, 2019

Hey, what’s up, how’s it going?

Good! Good! Well… I noticed that you needed some advice.

You didn’t? But—

Who doesn’t need advice?!

I don’t care. You’re getting it anyways.

It’s really good, I swear!

Rule number one: Don’t swear.

Stay away from the color orange. I mean, look at it!

How can a color be safe i...

February 7, 2019

Drawing of Aquarius (known as “the water bearer”) by Johannes Hevelius, a 17th-century astronomer. 

The Water Bearer

Oh mermaid,

with water gushing from your infinite jug.

Drown the world with your eccentricities.

You who ride not on water

but transient fleeting winds that carry you

into the abyss of the u...

February 2, 2019

A couple Wednesdays ago, when the Upper School robotics team took questions from the audience after a presentation, someone (I forget who) asked if the robot had a name—and the answer was no! Dr. Reid proposed that the student body come up with a name for the robot, so I sent out a form asking US st...

December 6, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas season is upon us, a time of peace, love, and traditions shared with friends and family. However, how much of what we know and love about this ancient holiday is accurate? Here are some misleading myths and fun facts about Christmas for the skeptic...

December 6, 2018

’Tis the season already! Every year around this time you must want to stay at the your cozy home and eat some great food to warm your stomach and heart! But do you know the history behind those traditional Christmas foods?

Candy Cane, the most well-known Christmas candy, is children’s favorite for Ch...

October 27, 2018

Eleanor: Name 3 things that best represent your style.

Ethan: Japanese fashion, witchcraft, being cold.

Eleanor: Where do you shop?

Ethan: Target and online.

Eleanor: What is your opinion on changing styles?

Ethan: I’m all for changing styles. You’ll see me go from pastel pink to cult leader in 2.5 secon...

October 25, 2018

Aries 

(Mar 21 - Apr 19) 

It seems that the major focus of your November will be relationships and 

interpersonal connections. Charging ahead at the speed of light 

shouldn’t be part of your plans this November. Your ruling planet, Mars, 

aligns with your cycle and enters Scorpio, which indicates that ra...

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