The Evasive Art of Poetry

Guest post by Tickner Writing Fellow Thea Brown: Maybe it’s fitting that National Poetry Month happens in April, full of rain and clinging winter, cut through by bright days of tulips and pink dogwoods. April often can’t decide what it is. Does this “cruelest month” signal transition? Is it a battle? Shifting prelude to May’s more…

Classics Convenes

Guest post by classics teacher Sarah Miller: This spring the Upper School Classics Club traveled to Easton, MD for the Maryland Junior Classical League State Convention. This was MDJCL’s final event of the year, where high school students from across Maryland came together to compete in academic competitions, socialize, and connect with other students who share an interest in Latin and…

Turning Nothing to Something

Guest post by Cameron Haire ‘18: With more than 70 clubs on campus, you might think that every possible interest is covered, but last year Meritt Wiggin, Matthew Mu and I came up with an idea for a new club to bring alternative horticulture to Gilman. We focused on hydroponics, a method of growing plants without…

Jazz Band Makes a Music Pilgrimage

The US Jazz Band’s recent trip to NYC was, in the words of one student, “Spectacular. The band as a whole became better musically, and closer as a group. We learned not only to focus on the technicalities, but also to embody the soulful aspect of Jazz.”

Dunking for Diabetes

Guest post by Jordan Yaffe ’17: Dunks for Diabetes is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that I started in 2012 as my Bar Mitzvah project. I chose to do a fundraiser for diabetes because my grandfather, Stanley Yaffe, had Diabetes and my next door neighbor and friend, Dr. Fred Brancati, worked in the field of Diabetes at…