Month: November 2016

Junior-Senior Kidnap

Arriving at school on Monday the 24th of October, we juniors held a well-kept secret. When we entered the cafeteria, it felt as though an immense weight had been lifted off of our shoulders, and not only because we had left our burdensome backpacks at home. The day had finally come to kidnap the seniors!

Community Forum: A New Student’s Perspective

During this year’s Community Forum, students, teachers, and parents shared brave and personal discussions regarding mental health. The forum focused “on finding ways to combat stigma, provide resources, and normalize conversations around mental health” to support everyone in the Crystal community in feeling “like their authentic selves.” Last week three panels of student and teachers shared their experiences with mental health in impactful ways to audiences of Upper School students, Middle School students and the parent community, followed by a gallery walk of various art installations on the theme of mental illness and stigma.

An Open Letter from Chris L.

My name is Chris Loveland, and I ran to be the senator of Crystal Springs. I was the Republican nominee, and I was a beacon of freedom. I lost to my democratic adversary, Brandon Chu. The crushing defeat has certainly hit me in the depths of my soul. I cannot comprehend that our fine populace did not vote for Freedom. I spent night after night musing upon the possibility that this election was rigged. Yet, I must accept what the numbers say, no matter how fraudulent they appear. Sometimes the winds of fate blow in the favor of the undeserving, so I humbly accept my defeat. I know that I’m the man who could reinvigorate our freedom––our country––but I digress. Congratulations Brandon.