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Tap vs. Bottled Water: A Middlesex Taste Test

In 2013, Concord, Massachusetts (home of Middlesex School) became one of the first communities in the nation to ban the sale of single-serve plastic water bottles.   Campaigns against plastic water bottles argue that bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year (see www.banthebottle.net).  Proponents of bottled water bans…

“Going Once. Going Twice. Sold!”

The success of any auction is never dependent on one factor.   Delicious food, fun beverages, decorative lighting, floral design…the list goes on and on.  Clearly, however, one of the most important elements to a successful auction is what’s up for grabs.  From the opulent to the original, high quality auction items offer exciting bidding opportunities for all.    The…

One Acts Feature Students Directors and Actors

On Friday evening, One Act plays showcased the work of seven student directors and thirty-four actors from all classes.  Check out photos from the performances! Pink Fancy by Nick Zagone Director: Jenni Welch ’15 Jose: Henry Minnervini ’15 Skot: Will Christenfeld ’16 Brown: Elizabeth Telford ’16   Her Heart from Almost, Maine by John Cariani Director: Miles Petrie ’15 East:  Gabe Smith…

Strengthening the Ties That Bind

About ten years ago, a small number of alumni organized themselves into a group whose mission would be to “strengthen the existing ties between alumni and the School”.  Since then, the Middlesex Alumni Association Board of Directors has successfully pioneered a wide range of initiatives designed to promote personal relationships, expand career opportunities, and provide a network of support for…

Meet Ashok Pillai, Head of Computer Science

Born in England and raised in Sweden, Ashok Pillai was educated at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan. Following graduation, he earned a B.A. in computer science with honors in mathematics at Williams College, where he was elected to Sigma Xi. He joined the Middlesex faculty in 2007. You have a very interesting background.  How do you think these experiences have…

On Leadership and Responsibility

With the beginning of the second semester in sight on Friday, January 23, Middlesex juniors gathered for an evening chapel to initiate thinking about their senior year and, especially, the leadership roles that will be theirs in a matter of months.  Along with Cabell King, the School’s director of spiritual and ethical education, the class was joined by an engaging…

Four Seasons, Five Stars

Six years ago, when the MxAA began its search for a venue suitable for its inaugural Spring Gala Benefit and Auction, there were a few prerequisites: location, luxury and premier service.  The quest was brief, and one hotel distinguished itself from the rest.  Because of its unparalleled qualities, we are thrilled to return to the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on…

T.A. Demoulas ’11 Selected in MLL Draft to Boston Cannons

T.A. Demoulas, a 2011 graduate of Middlesex, was drafted in the 8thround by the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse on Friday, Jan. 23rd. Demoulas was one of just three players selected from non-Division I programs. The Bentley University senior captained the Falcons last season and will continue to anchor the midfield this spring, with the team’s home opener on…