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Central African Republic: A Brewing Crisis

Central African Republic: A Brewing Crisis

The scars left from Darfur are still healing while another crisis rocks the North African continent. The Central African Republic is currently undergoing civil war and anarchy that has displaced…

Student and Faculty Poll: 1 + 1 Program

Student and Faculty Poll: 1 + 1 Program

Recently, St. Luke’s unveiled the addition of the 1 + 1 program for the upper school. Come 2017, every student will have a school-distributed Macbook Air and iPad. The Sentinel…

Student Poll: Dress Code

Student Poll: Dress Code

 Swagger is necessary for academic success. HUNTER LIBMAN   All I want is shorts. KYLE ANDERSEN   I feel a more relaxed dress code would benefit all students and would…

A Filling Meal: ‘Catching Fire’

A Filling Meal: ‘Catching Fire’

The movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second part of the Hunger Games trilogy, has been a smashing hit in all theaters. Francis Lawrence has ingeniously directed The Hunger…

Throwback Thursday: Winter is Coming

Throwback Thursday: Winter is Coming

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14– As the St. Luke’s community was so rudely reminded earlier this week, as the snow began to fall and the Service Symposium seemed to be briefly in…

A Blow-Out Weekend on the Hilltop

A Blow-Out Weekend on the Hilltop

After a week of hype to get ready for last Friday’s bonfire before Saturday’s football game versus King, students were sadly disappointed when New Canaan Fire Department officials decided to…

Common App, Common Problems

Common App, Common Problems

Every year, high school seniors across the United States come together to cry, pull their hair out, and doubt themselves. They wonder if anything they’ve ever done was right. Who’s…

Compassion after Calamity in the Philippines

Compassion after Calamity in the Philippines

In the makeshift hospital set up in Manila airport, a twenty one year old woman gave birth to a beautiful baby as she sought shelter in the wreckage of the…

Sacred Heart and GA In Volleyball Championships

Sacred Heart and GA In Volleyball Championships

Since August, the Convent of the Sacred Heart varsity volleyball players have had one goal in sight – to reach the finals of the Fairchester Athletic Association tournament.  With a…

On Civil Rights: A Review of The Butler

On Civil Rights: A Review of The Butler

Despite various drawbacks, The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels and starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and John Cusack, successfully tells an interesting tale of the Civil Rights Movement through a…

Hey ‘Starry Night,’ Say Cheese!

Hey ‘Starry Night,’ Say Cheese!

In her column “Hey ‘Starry Night,’ say ‘Cheese!” Deborah Solomon challenges museums’ photography policies, arguing that such bans are “practically unenforceable and are also obsolete.” The rise of smartphones and…

Opinion: Food and Freedom

Opinion: Food and Freedom

To eat or not to eat, that is not the question. The question is what to eat, and how much. Since 2010, obesity has been a major concern in the…

Beyond the Touchdown

Beyond the Touchdown

Despite the expensive padding and durable helmets, football players are becoming more frequently concussed and injured each year. In both major and minor league football teams, players are getting battered…

Throwback Thursday: St. Luke’s Drama in ’87

Throwback  Thursday: St. Luke’s Drama in ’87

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7– As we look forward to the opening of the Fall play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, tomorrow evening, we can take the opportunity to look back at St. Luke’s…

The Race for NYC Mayoralty

The Race for NYC Mayoralty

This November 5 marks the first time in the past eleven years that New York City residents will elect a new mayor. Since 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has governed the…

Lyrics with Flachs: Wrecking Ball

Lyrics with Flachs: Wrecking Ball

Lyrics with Flachs: Wrecking Ball from St. Luke’s Sentinel on Vimeo. Long-suffering Sentinel adviser and St. Luke’s icon Mr. Flachsbart reprises his pop-star role with a performance of “Wrecking Ball,”…

Blakely Disappoints in Academic Challenge

Blakely Disappoints in Academic Challenge

After Oliphant House’s landslide victory over Von Fabrice at the last round of the Founders’ Cup Challenge, we were hoping to see a slightly more cut-throat competition during last Wednesday’s…

Throwback Thursday: Katia Ramsey ’72

Throwback Thursday: Katia Ramsey ’72

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31– In the early seventies, St. Luke’s went through same major changes. In 1970, headmaster James Jacob (who had taught on the Hilltop since 1953) stepped down, and…

SLS Biology Students Celebrate Cells

SLS Biology Students Celebrate Cells

Surely, you’ve wondered what’s been shrouded behind those delightfully fluorescent balloons… or, why on earth does a sign warning bystanders of “flying ATP” even exist? Perhaps, as we all have,…

Top Ten Best Halloween Films

Top Ten Best Halloween Films

It’s that time of year again! Families are hanging decorations, buying costumes, and stashing candy. People young and old are counting down the days to one of our most beloved…