Jazz Cats in the Big City: Linde takes GDS band to New York

Abigail Alpern Fisch Linde Takes GDS Band to New York Earlier this spring, Georgetown Day High School Jazz students traveled to New York City to experience an unforgettable day of jazz music with visits to different venues throughout the city. Teacher Brad Linde, GDS’s new Director of Jazz and Creative Instrumental Music Studies, got the idea for the trip after freshman jazz students Benji Ishimaru and Hugo Day would “loudly and comically” voice their admiration for the famous trumpet player and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis throughout the year. “Almost every day, Benji and Hugo would come into my 8th period

The End of an Era: Safeway Closes After 30 Years in Tenleytown

by: Zach Blank At the end of March, Safeway, Inc. announced that, 30 years after its opening, the grocery store’s Tenleytown location would be closing within a month. This news was met with astonishment from many–and quite a few tears. Safeway patrons cherished this “secret” store; from its never-ending stock of freshly-made meals to its department of sartorial excellence in the apparel of local sports teams, the chain supplied it all. For many of Safeway’s patrons, the news of the store’s closing was totally unexpected. Laura Singletary, a frequenter of the store, was “really disappointed” when she heard the store

Defining Consent: Education About Sexual Assault Should Be in the Curriculum

Jenna Schulman and Lucy Walker In the past few weeks, sexual assault has become a widely discussed topic throughout the GDS community. With a recent case of sexual assault reported at Sidwell and heated discussion about sexual assault arising at our own school, the question of how GDS will handle further conversations about consent is becoming a pressing issue. Only recently has the conversation surrounding consent, sexual assault, and rape turned from a “back alley” discussion to being at the forefront of the community. For GDS students, improved sex education seems to be the priority. How can we become more

Goodbye Harold

Henry Schlick When Harold Newton first walked into Georgetown Day School in 1980, the high school, located on MacArthur Boulevard, had nowhere to play its home games. Seven years later a new school with a home field and gym were completed in Tenleytown. And today, 36 years later, he will be leaving the school as one of the most beloved figures in its history. Newton has coached the GDS Men’s Varsity Soccer team for 30 years and in that time they have won 12 MAC banners. The team was first in the league eight years in a row from 1989

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