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November 16th 2015
            Mr. William B. Richardson '66 left his plaque at Middlesex representing a pitcher in front of a map of Mexico, right in the first floor of Eliot Hall. Bill believes that his plaque is reflective and consistent with whom he was at his time at MX. As a baseball pitcher, even in the Middlesex Athletic Hall of Fame, carving a pitcher seemed only natural. Also, Bill was half-Mexican, raised in Mexico, and returned to Mexico for vacations, so another large part of his identity was where...
November 16th 2015
Set in the 1950's, the hilarious farce The Matchmaker follows the romantic machinations of Dolly Levi, a matchmaker for the ages.  The comedy, complete with explosions, cross dressing, mistaken identities, faints, screams and kisses, offered audiences a weekend of laughs.  A cleverly-designed rotating set provided the ideal backdrop for this talented cast of 16 actors.  Bravo! Cast Vandergelder:  Conrad Meier '16 Ambrose:  Dylan Fields '18 Joe:  Max Corkran '17 Gertrude:  Eliza Jevon '17...
November 9th 2015
Can you imagine being homeschooled for the latter part of middle school to suddenly attending boarding school? It’s a daunting transition that Julie Flygare ’01 had to make upon her arrival through the gates of Middlesex. She notes that living in a dorm at the age of 13 was both exciting and challenging. The excitement was obvious, for it’s a every girl’s dream to have a permanent sleepover with her friends every night, but with that, came the difficulty of being around people 24/7 and learning...
November 8th 2015
Mr. Risley came to Middlesex in 2008 from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. A Boston native, Mr. Risley played soccer and ran track while earning his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University. He subsequently earned his M.A. in history, coached soccer at both BB&N and Northeastern University, and played professional soccer for five years.  Whether you’re a new freshman or a seasoned teacher, losing your Middlesex planner, a cherished organizational tool, can be a terrifying...
November 5th 2015
Stacey McCarthy, Head of the Visual Arts, teaches her students that research is a part of preparing to create.  Although art students don’t often think of libraries when it comes to creating art, the AP Studio Art class learns a new way of using the Warburg Library as the kick-off to developing their concentration portfolios.  Based on the video series Design by the Book, which documents the New York Public Library’s collaboration with local artists, the project involves books gathered from the...
November 3rd 2015
Hundreds of parents descended upon campus for a very busy Parents’ Weekend 2015. We were blessed with glorious late October weather and the campus looked gorgeous for our many visitors. The fact that Parents’ Weekend coincided with Halloween provided for some not-so-spooky-but-fun visuals! The weekend began Thursday afternoon with a dinner for our parents of international students. Preceding the dinner was an outdoor dedication ceremony for two Chinese Lions that were commissioned and installed...
October 29th 2015
On Thursday October 29, 2015 the Middlesex community welcomed two new members, in the form of two stone lions that now reside outside of the athletic center (though their final resting place will be outside Warburg Library). The lions themselves have been donated on behalf of some generous Middlesex families from China, who hope the lions, weighing a combined six-and-a-half tons, will “guard the peace and prosperity” of the Middlesex community. The two white marble lions hold much significance...
October 29th 2015
This fall the Middlesex community service program is working with Heading Home, a Boston-based nonprofit that places homeless families in permanent housing through a program called Up & Out moves.  Middlesex junior Ryan Ewing, who has been involved with Heading Home for many years and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2013, spearheaded the effort.  Middlesex volunteers donated and collected furniture, home goods, and decorations in order to prepare the family's new home on Sunday, October...
October 28th 2015
Few guest speakers, or even performers, manage to get everyone in the Wood Theatre up on their feet and dancing along with them. This was not much of a challenge for Emmanuel Jal, however, despite the gravity of his message. From beginning to end, the charismatic rapper, activist, and former child soldier engaged the entire audience in his music and advocacy for world peace. “I’ll tell you why I’m here,” Emmanuel began. “I travel the world to share my story for social and emotional learning....
October 26th 2015
Just before 7 pm on Tuesday evenings in the fall, you’ll see clusters of freshmen migrating across the Circle to various faculty living rooms across campus.  Once inside, small groups of students meet with two faculty members and a senior member of Peer Support to discuss everything and anything that is not covered in the classroom.   This annual program is "Choices," and it offers freshmen a relaxed atmosphere to discuss such topics as healthy living, coping with stress, friendship,...

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