February 13, 2020

The Unusual, Unconventional, and Unrecognized Hobbies at SUA

If you were lucky enough to find yourself wandering campus during the spell of warm weather this past autumn, you may have encountered Reilly Dolan '21 and her “long Furby.” Dolan’s creation somewhat defies description - its head looks like the popular 90s toy, but its torso has been elongated to a length of around three or four feet. It...

December 16, 2019

For over 20 years, math teacher Ms. Depoe has been a constant, well-known figure on SUA’s staff. No student can attend our school for long without hearing of, or experiencing, Ms. Depoe’s famous ‘algerobics’ (math-based aerobics) or her infamous tests. But Ms. Depoe is a lot more than just her impressive teaching record: she’s a mother, soup kitchen worker, feminist, and an all-around awesome pers...

December 16, 2019

Writing a book takes time and effort, and the process behind it brings more than the readers might think. For today, we’ll go behind the scenes of Zachary Hacker’s book, Cut Reality: A Novel, about Jason Debord, who tries to find what really happened to a TV co-star from competing in a show called Beached

Mr. Hacker is a well-known teacher at Saint Ursula, teaching Literature Genres, British Lite...

November 11, 2019

In Issue 3 of The Light, I asked members of the Saint Ursula Academy faculty some pressing questions, including “What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?”, “What were you scared of as a child?”, and “What’s your Starbucks order?”, all posed with the intention of learning more about them outside of an academic setting. Although these prompts are decidedly the pinnacle of high-caliber, game-changing j...

November 4, 2019

If you thought Ms. Nordmeyer was just another social studies teacher… psych

Ms. Nordmeyer was born in Maryland, but actually grew up in a few different places. Her family moved to New Jersey when she was seven, and moved again to Norway (the country! In Europe!) when she was ten. “My dad’s job had us moving a lot,” she explains. “He works in shipping, so we moved around a ton.” When Ms. Nordmeyer...

October 7, 2019

On June 19th, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled “18 Questions. 21 Democrats. Here’s What They Said.” The team of journalists asked 21 of the Democratic Presidential candidates 18 questions - some serious ("Do you think it's possible for the next President to stop climate change?") and some more personal ("What do you do to relax?") - in an attempt to familiarize voters with thei...

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