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AP Exams by Henry Horne

Until this year, Advanced Placement (AP) teachers had liberty to reduce the class schedule for students after the AP exams. The recent change in AP class policy has caused frustration among AP students, as they are already attempting to balance…
The Red Rhino Fund

The Red Rhino Fund

The Red Rhino Fund Board is often overlooked at Taft and not many students truly know the intentions, accomplishments and logistics of the board. Hopefully I can provide some helpful information regarding our work. To start off, the mission statement…
The New Honor Roll

The New Honor Roll

By Caroline Moore ’17 Framed on a board in Main Hall are the names of over 65% of Taft’s student body. Students with an 87% unweighted average or higher have their name listed under “Honor Roll”, and students with a…
MLK Day Recap

MLK Day Recap

Sleeping in, either participating in or watching the multicultural celebration, and not to mention dodging the burden of a Monday class day, MLK day was a success! The day begun with the annual Unity Breakfast, where students, teachers, local members…
The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

By Caroline Moore ’17 “I fell asleep.” When asked to summarize his experience of being hypnotized last year, alum James Matons ‘15 began with these three words. Every winter, a world-class hypnotist from Connecticut comes to Taft to astound Tafties…
Lice Epidemic

Lice Epidemic

As the aching loss of our treasured green cups remains tender in our hearts, another Taft normalcy — hugging– has become noticeably absent. Observe with even more vigilance, and you will notice a new trend prevalent among underclassmen girls-ballerina buns…
Team Statuses

Team Statuses

  Boys Varsity Soccer Record:11-2-3 Coming off of a 6-2 win against the Hopkins school, the Boys Varsity Soccer team is bound for a toe-to-toe matchup against Hotchkiss this Saturday.  Led by my fellow captains, Jevaughn Sinclair 16’ and Matteo…
Democratic Debate Recap

Democratic Debate Recap

           Three democratic candidates took turns to talk with MSNBC correspondent, Rachel Maddow, about their current views on social, economic, and political issues on Friday night. Not to be confused with a friendly conversation over tea between four middle-aged Americans, this…
Colors of Tibet

Colors of Tibet

The arrival of the  Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang School brought a literal spectrum of colors and ideas. Easily distinguishable with their crimson and yellow robes, the monks’ presence on campus added a brightness to the community that we…
SAT Recap

SAT Recap

It’s that time of year again, the time of year where we all get to spend five and a half hours together in a dimly lit gym while we slowly develop unfixable back sprains from the white objects that can…