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June 11, 2020

2020 was by no means a normal year. We started with the onset of COVID-19, which forced the transition away from physical schooling into online schooling and the observation of social distancing. These cautionary procedures also led to the cancellation of spring sports...

June 11, 2020

Hey guys,

I still remember my first block at Hawken. “[FREE],” the thin blue letters of SAS informed me. So I sat in a corner of the AC lobby, trying to read a lightly annotated copy of Transatlantic, painfully aware of every single peer and teacher walking past, unsure...

June 10, 2020

As the Hawken community bids its farewells to Kim Samson, we say hello to Hawken’s new Upper School Director, Suzette Dyer Redwine. Mrs. Dyer, who hails from Georgia, has lived in Cinncinati, Oklahoma, New York City, and now Cleveland. Mrs. Dyer holds a Bachelor's and...

June 9, 2020

Ms. Kamaya Thompson taught at Hawken for three years and she “loved each day” that she spent there. She taught Humanities and two literature electives, but now has decided to move on and become the head of the Upper School at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, New Yo...

May 25, 2020

Dearest AffNo readers,

It hasn’t been long since I’ve been officially dubbed a Hawken alumnae. Even after recounting my entire high school career with my friends, reminiscing over our naive freshmen selves, I’m still in shock that I’ve finally graduated. I’ve spent prac...

May 1, 2020

           Over the past few weeks, Hawken’s Senate has created several new initiatives that are focused on making Hawken more sustainable by reducing the energy consumption of the Gates Mills campus. These initiatives promote methods to better regulate and measure ene...

May 1, 2020

There are a million adjectives that could be used to describe the time we are currently living through and the way each and every one of us is feeling. Things are uncertain, scary, devastating, and weird, just to name a few. We are beginning to learn more about this vi...

April 23, 2020

The question of how to balance confidentiality with transparency hovers above our society today in many major issues. For example, during Trump’s impeachment trial, Republicans sought the identity of the whistleblower, citing the need for transparency and accountabilit...

April 23, 2020

The Class of 2020 and some heartily enthusiastic faculty members met together on a Wednesday night for a Q & A session. Mr. Looney started off with an intro, reminding us that he had not, in fact, starting the school year in August, ever thought to himself that it woul...

April 23, 2020

There’s simply no way to sugarcoat this into anything deemed Hawken appropriate: this situation f***ing sucks. When we were dealing with the beginnings of self-quarantining during spring break, it felt like this physical vacuum of social distancing might not last long,...

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