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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Managing Sleep at Hewitt

The truth is, Hewitt students can barely recall the numerous sleep seminars that we have had in the past, and no one seems to be getting a sufficient amount of rest in times when it is most needed. At most, some may recall a sleep log we made, but clearly no valuable information has stuck



The Hewitt School’s seventh annual TEDxYouth event was as inspirational, moving, and joyful as one might expect it to be. Starting at 10 AM, everyone was mingling and discussing the speakers they were about to hear, enjoying the breakfast and coffee that was available, and appreciating the amazing work that the TEDxYouth staff did in


The Problem With Marketing Feminism

The growing presence of female empowerment in advertising campaigns has sparked conversations around feminism on a larger scale. We love campaigns like Dove’s “Real Beauty” because of how inclusive it is. It showcases people of color in all different body types, making their message inclusive to those groups while also reaching a mass audience. But

Current Events

Hewitt Joins The Women’s March on Washington D.C.

“This is what democracy looks like!” “My body my choice!” “Disrespect my existence, expect my resistance!” These were the cries of solidarity, feminism, and powerful women resisting President Donald Trump and the hate that has been normalized throughout his campaign and election. This past Saturday, January 21, a group of students and teachers headed down


Historical Women in Astronomy Getting the Recognition They Deserve

Another fixed day has come to an end, but the information and influences will stay with what could be the next group of future female astronomers. On Friday, January 13th, every grade held discussions about women throughout history. Students observed power points made by students about historical events during the 1800’s-1920’s, students also watched an


Spreading the Message of SDLC

Creating a discussion and understanding others’ point of view is vital to any social movement. The Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) unites students of multicultural backgrounds to discuss pressing social and political issues. Hewitt annually sends six students to the conference, which took place in Atlanta, GA this year. Through conversations with other students from

Hewitt Happenings

Michaela Soyer Talks to Service Board About Incarceration Rates

Last Tuesday, Hewitt’s Student Service Board met with a Hewitt parent, Michaela Soyer, to discuss incarceration in America and its impact on children. Ms. Soyer is a sociologist at Hunter College; she studies criminology and incarceration, with a specific focus on juveniles serving adult sentences. She informed the Service Board on statistics regarding incarceration such

Arts & Culture

Hewitt Takes a Feminist Stance

Every year, Hewitt chooses one day to focus on a theme that is specific to the community (it’s usually a “Fixed Day”). This past Friday, Hewitt girls in grades 8-12, gathered in the gym to discuss feminism. The juniors and seniors of the Global Feminisms class led a conversation on feminism and specifically focused on


You’ll Get Through the College Process

College applications. Standardized testing. Teacher recommendations. These are a few of the many things high school seniors have to accomplish throughout their senior year. Tension and anxiety levels are high and students often get caught up with how they want to present themselves to the schools they’re applying to. According to Mr. Sarmiento, “There are thousands


Growing Up With Gossip Girl

When growing up in New York City and attending an elite private school, it’s not uncommon to be asked, “Do you live like the characters in Gossip Girl?” While we all know that Gossip Girl is just a television show that accentuates the lives of wealthy private students on the Upper East Side, the glamorous