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Life After Lakeville

Life After Lakeville

This summer, three faculty members — Letty Roberts, Steve McKibben, and John Cooper — will retire after decades of service to the school. Read about their stories in this special feature.

Letty Roberts: Using Positive Psychology in the Classroom When Ms. Letty Roberts first stepped on campus in 1991 for her teaching interview, she didn’t see any students in class. Instead, she...

Twitter Needs Reform. Can Musk Get it Done?

Twitter Needs Reform. Can Musk Get it Done?

Sophie Elliot, News Editor May 19, 2022

Many liberal and centrist commentators have expressed outrage at Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter. Musk, a right-wing self-proclaimed free speech absolutist, vows to enhance free speech protection...

Re-Thinking Violent Crime in Chicago

Re-Thinking Violent Crime in Chicago

Maccoy Barry '23 May 19, 2022

Since the start of 2022, Chicago has already seen over 16,551 separate instances of violent crime. Not only is this one of the highest rates of violent crime among major U.S. cities, it is also a historically...

France Isn’t Out of the Woods Yet

France Isn’t Out of the Woods Yet

Maadhavan Prasana '25, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Moderates and leftists across France and the entire Western world breathed a sigh of relief on April 24. Emmanuel Macron had been re-elected as President of the French Republic after a tense battle with...

Mr. Charles Frankenbach addresses the 
community after receiving the Lufkin Prize.

‘Deeply Moving,’ As Frankenbach Wins Lufkin Prize

Aaliyah Wang '25, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

The community gathered in Elfers on Tuesday, May 3, to celebrate Mr. Charles Frankenbach, Russel Bigelow Chair and instructor in English, as he received the 2022 Lufkin Prize.  In his acceptance speech,...

Dr. Tyrone Hayes addresses the community during the annual Beal Lecture.

Dr. Tyrone Hayes Commences Reinstatement of Beal Lecture Series

Yixi Zou '24, Staff Wri May 19, 2022

The Beal Lecture series returned to campus for the first time in three years on April 28, renewing a school tradition that dates back almost 40 years.  Dr. Tyrone Hayes, an endocrinologist at the University...

Supreme Court Majority Votes To Overturn Roe, Prompting Protests Across the Nation

Supreme Court Majority Votes To Overturn Roe, Prompting Protests Across the Nation

Activists Express Outrage As Nation Envisions Era Without Roe
Marisin McLain '25 May 19, 2022

A Supreme Court majority draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked on May 2, signaling the court’s readiness to undo a landmark decision that had federally protected a woman’s right to abortion...

Mr. Werner answers student questions after the award ceremony.

Tom Werner Wins ‘2022 Alumni Award

Kate Chou '25, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Thomas C. Werner ’67 received the 2022 Alumni Award at an all-school ceremony on Friday, May 6. The Alumni Award is presented annually to a notable school graduate who has made significant contributions...

Mr. Steve McKibben, dean of community life, speaks to The Record about the Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Drug and Alcohol Policy Overhauled, Ending Era of No Chance Approach

School administration announced a major overhaul to the Drug and Alcohol Policy in early March, culminating a decades-long effort for reform revitalized nearly a year ago by all-school president Sydney...

In Defense of the Disciplinary Committee

In Defense of the Disciplinary Committee

Anonymous April 10, 2022

The Record is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Opinions essay. We have done so at the request of the author, whose identity is known to us and who could face harmful repercussions by its...

The Death of Discourse

The Death of Discourse

Lauren McLane '23, News Editor February 20, 2022

In October, Nikole Hannah-Jones, founder of the 1619 Project, a New York Times exploration of the legacy of slavery and racism in America, was invited to speak at the Middlesex School for Black History...

Huck Whittemore ’22 running in a meet.

Athlete of the Issue: Huck Whittemore ’22

Nate Seidenstein ’24 , Staff Writer October 28, 2021

Huck Whittemore ’22 is a four-year senior, co-captain of Boys Varsity Cross Country, and runs long distance for Boys Varsity Track in the spring. Last spring, Whittemore won the Founders All-League Award...

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