Category: Opinion

Unlike a Window Pane

Henry Singleton ’19 Rumors have an uncanny ability to move at seemingly impossible speed. A speed which Woodberry multiplies by ten. Whenever anything of note takes place, word travels from one person to his whole class, to his next class, to the lunch table, to his teammates at […]

Co-Ed Woodberry? Not Woodberry at All.

By Luke Stone ‘20 There are 10,693 private secondary schools (high schools) in the United States. Woodberry would, obviously, be among that number. What makes Woodberry different from the other 10,692? We are an all-boys, all-boarding institution with an honor system. All three of those almost mutually exclusive […]

Coed Woodberry?

Nam Bui ’19 and Javon Darrien ’19 “We live in an all-boy school, not a monastery. There’s a difference.” – a friend exclaimed at a debate tournament when people chuckled at his all-boys education.  At Woodberry, any questions or doubts regarding single sex education are usually left behind […]

To Speak or not to Speak?

Note: These two articles are the product of a little intra-section competition. The editor, Agus Tornabene, wrote an article advocating for non-native English speakers to speak only English in public places, while Beau Adams advocated for the status-quo. The editor did not edit Beau Adam’s article, instead, the […]

Demerit System

A Call for Reform Luke Stone ’20 As it currently stands, Woodberry’s primary punitive measure, the demerit system, is hardly ever punitive. Receiving demerits, a consequence that once threatened to not only take Saturday evening activities off the table for students, but also put persistent infringers on probation […]

Mixed Dorms

A Matter of Interaction By: Dylan Yen ‘19 For as long as anyone can remember, Woodberry has had grade-specific dorms. Besides the Prefects and a few Juniors on Freshman and Sophomore dorms, each grade has been consigned to a dorm. Seniors to Griffin and Dowd House, Juniors to […]

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