Sarah Xu

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At Round Hill, Education Writer Jonathan Kozol Talks School Funding, Standardized Testing, Journalism

“Education funding is largely based on local property wealth. This made sense in the colonial times when people stayed for their whole lives in one town. But now we don’t just serve the interest of one town but the entire country. Most developed nations don’t have this funding system.” – National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol came to Greenwich for a Q&A and book signing at Round Hill Community Church. Continue Reading →

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Cos Cob, Meet Kathleen Leo, Your New Psychic

Cos Cob Psychic Kathleen Leo met Greenwich Psychic Janet Lee at an event honoring the top psychics in the area. Lee encouraged Leo to become a psychic and even introduced her to her now husband. The psychics often jointly help clients at Lee’s office on Greenwich Avenue. “Two psychics working together is more powerful than anything.” Leo said. Continue Reading →

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GHS Then and Now: Tracking Trends and Interests through the Compass Yearbook

Now defunct clubs at GHS tell a story. Once there were clubs dedicated to specific professions including Future Doctors of America, Future Nurses of America, Future Teachers of America, and Future Business Leaders of America. Back in 1941, GHS cheerleaders were boys! In the 1980s, Greenwich High had a synchronized swimming club.

The Polar Bear Club dived into the Long Island Sound every other Sunday from November to Aprll. Its’ members wrote, “We love it! If you have never been to a Polar Bear swim, you will never understand the feeling of accomplishment you could have, standing on the beach dripping wet, with icicles forming in your hair.” Photo: Compass yearbook, 1990 Continue Reading →

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