Author Archives: Tiffany Tran

Closing the Nobles Chapter

Faculty member Sarah Snyder retires after 37 years of teaching—25 years at Nobles. She addressed the Nobles community in assembly on May 28. Good morning, I know it’s a little unusual for someone in this community to say something as … Continue reading

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Inspiration for My Class I Project

Becky Brownell ’14 was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in her Class IV (9th grade) year at Nobles. She shares a personal story to raise awareness about inflammatory bowel disease. For my Class I (senior) project, I am volunteering for the … Continue reading

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The Bigger Picture

On April 6, 2014, Nobles hosted the fourth annual Asian American Footsteps Conference. Asian, Asian American and mixed-heritage Asian students attending independent secondary schools in New England were invited for a daylong series of empowering workshops, activities and performances. Student conference … Continue reading

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Matters of the Heart

Jenn Mace ’15 is on the girls varsity basketball and cross country teams at Nobles. In her personal essay for English class, she reflects on training and running with her dad who has atrial fibrillation.   I sprint around the last … Continue reading

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Online Education Sites vs. Brick-And-Mortar Schools

English and history faculty member Mike Kalin recently wrote a piece on WBUR.org’s Cognoscenti section. He posed the question, “Are Teachers In Brick-And-Mortar Schools Even Necessary?” Read more below. Khan Academy, an educational website created in 2006 by a former … Continue reading

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My Cultural Roots

In his college essay, Joon Pyun ’14 expresses his pride in his Korean heritage. He reflects on how his yearly visits to Korea and his grandparents’ unconditional love has helped shaped his cultural identity. From the outside, my grandparents’ apartment … Continue reading

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Give Blood, Save Lives

In honor of the annual blood drive on campus on Nov. 12, math and economics faculty member Scott Wilson shared in assembly how he and his family have benefited from the kindness of anonymous blood donors. Read his reflection below. … Continue reading

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Technology in the Classroom

Alycia Scott-Hiser, director of academic technology, reflects on the state of technology at Nobles. Nobles has always been at the forefront of academic technology and never more so than this year. While the ISS (Information Systems and Support) department continues … Continue reading

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Busking

Natalie Sellers ’14 shares a personal essay about her first experience busking and the fear of feeling invisible, written for her Unheard Voices/Unseen Lives English elective. By reading literature of the dispossessed and marginalized, the class explores what it means to be silenced … Continue reading

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Striving for the American Dream

Genesis De Los Santos ’15 shares her poem in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15). Sept. 15 marks the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, … Continue reading

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