Monthly Archives: February 2013

We as Citizens in a Corrupt System

Dear Academy Families, Yesterday’s ASM was one of the best I’ve heard in my seven years at the Academy, and I hope your student brings excited echoes of it home to you as well. If not, be sure to ask about it. Professor Lawrence Lessig, currently Furman Professor at Harvard Law School as well as […]

No Hybrid Program Quite Like Ours

Dear Academy Families, With a “Head of School Holiday” (HOSH) unfortunately transformed into a pedestrian snow day last week – and, yes, it really was meant to be a day off for no good reason other than to give relief to the February doldrums when it was originally planned weeks in advance – and now […]

A Semi Formal Persuasion

| FROM ACADEMY PRESS | BY ANNA LIN-SCHWEITZER | JANUARY, 2013 | I’m a big believer in going to dances. They are a fun way to relieve stress, hang out with friends, and (most importantly) get free food. On the whole, a majority of the student population attends each BUA dance—Fall Festival, Semi Formal, and […]

Running Out of Adjectives: A Review of BUA’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

| FROM ACADEMY PRESS | BY JANINA HUANG | JANUARY, 2013 | Ever since some of my friends were cast back in September, I was extremely excited to see BUA’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and I am pleased to say that it did not disappoint. Quince (Sunday Hull, ’16), Bottom (Shurik Zavriyev, ’15), […]

Common Sense, Please?

| FROM ACADEMY PRESS | BY SOPHIA WEDEEN | JANUARY, 2013 | On December 14th, Adam Lanza entered a Connecticut elementary school and fatally shot 20 students and 6 teachers with a semiautomatic assault rifle. This mass shooting at Sandy Hook was not the first time that a major act of gun violence has captured […]

The Slog toward Spring

Dear Academy Families, First it’s over 60 degrees, then it’s down to 4 degrees, then it’s over 60 again, then back to 20…all in a two-week block of January…! In addition to fostering viral contagion (and there is a lot of sickness still circulating), it’s also thrown my biological clock out of whack to have […]