Varney Departs From MacDuffie to Pursue Education

Mohammed Abbasi, Social Media Editor

June 5, 2020

Science Teacher Joseph Varney will be one of the faculty and staff members departing from the MacDuffie School at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. He will pursue an education at the University of Connecticut School of Dental...

Boudreau to Retire From Administrative Position After 20 Years at MacDuffie 

Alison Jackson, Co-Editor in Chief

June 5, 2020

After serving the MacDuffie community for two decades, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Head of School Pat Boudreau will enter retirement at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Although Boudreau is disappointed that s...

Ruiz Moves Closer to Family, Departs From MacDuffie

Ian Hua, Co-Editor in Chief

June 5, 2020

Assistant Head of School David Ruiz will not be returning to MacDuffie in the fall of 2020. In July, he will begin working as the Dean of Student Life at Hebron Academy in Hebron, Maine.  Ruiz and his wife, Nelida Torres-Ruiz, are m...

The Process of Re-opening for Students Around the World

Athis Osathapan, Senior Staff Writer

May 30, 2020

With 2.73 out of the 6.16 million confirmed to have the virus recovered (as of May 30), private businesses and public areas are beginning to reopen as the worst of the pandemic passes and the number of new cases declines around the w...

Things To Do When Bored in Quarantine

Megan Jacques, Senior Staff Writer

May 30, 2020

After over 8 weeks of being away from school and being stuck at home or in quarantine, it is not uncommon for you to have run out of things to do. You’ve probably cleaned your room, gone through your things, and done other ran...

COVID-19 Experiences of International Students

Cem Erol, Senior Staff Writer

May 30, 2020

As COVID-19 began to spread throughout the world, schools all over the globe transitioned to remote learning. This unexpected change first startled students, and now after a month of online classes, most students have mixed feelin...

Post COVID-19 Leadership Practicums

Ian Hua, Co-Editor in Chief

May 30, 2020

Although the shutdown of the MacDuffie School building has caused much to be cancelled, senior leadership practicums continue to be a requirement for graduation this quarter.  Completion is still necessary, but Dean of Students Trish Cox, w...

Pre-March Break Senior Practicums

Megan Jacques, Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Beginning in the 2018/2019 school year, the Senior Leadership Practicum was a newly implemented project for the Seniors to complete before they graduate. Within this practicum, the Seniors work with their advisors, classmates...

MacDuffie 2020 Student Council Election Results

Ian Hua, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2020

The MacDuffie Student Council election results for the roles of President, Vice-president and Head Duty Prefect in the upcoming school year have been released. They are as follows: Leslie Peña, President; Jackson Skibel, Vice...

Online Learning and School Events Updates

Hannah Lee, Senior Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the MacDuffie community was brought together to face changes in our “normal” school life. The school has been struggling to keep up with the pandemic matter and there have been some essential changes made reg...

Robotics Team Places Ninth in State Championship

Athis Osathapan, Senior Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Stakes were high at the FTC Robotics State Championship on Sunday, March 8. The MacDuffie Robotics Team was competing for a spot in the world championship of robotics against 100 other schools. Teams build their own robots with the goal o...

Vaping Concerns at MacDuffie

Alison Jackson, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2020

“It’s more dangerous than we thought.” “It’s a national issue, especially in our youth.” “There’s all sorts of ways it affects brain development, we just don’t know.” These words from members of MacDuffie’s...

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