Graphics by Bota Saudabayeva '18
NCS Student Government has always run very smoothly thanks to the wonderful Dr. Dudrow and Timothy Harger, but I can assure you that this year it will run even smoother than your impressive middle school dance moves or Joey Tribbiani’s pick up lines ever were (those are extremely objective topics, but the point is that it will be totally smooooooth, bro). One of our main goals this year is to make Student Government more accessible to the student body.
Story by Joey Toker '17 (STA Head Prefect)
Unbelievable. The 2016-2017 school year has finally arrived, and with it a new Student Council. After successfully implementing a new cell phone policy that actually fits the 21st century last year, the Council plans to step it up with an initiative that will redefine the role of government in student life and improve the relationship between STA and NCS. In July, I had dinner with none other than Dr. Labaree, head of the STA Upper School, to discuss what has colloquially become known as the “Toker Plan,” so as Head Prefect, after working closely with Class President Ryan Hennessy, I’m pleased to introduce our vision for the future of STA student life here on the Close.
Joey Toker '17 , STA Head Prefect
Story by Max Niles '18
School is back in session, and that means it’s time for Fridays and Saturdays spent cheering our hearts out with some good ole fashion jingoism. For those who don’t know already, BEEF stands for Big Eaters Enjoy Festivities, and it is the STA’s student sports fan club. As always, attendance is mandatory for any Cathedral Close Student. Here's a look at the Beefiest games this coming September and October:
Video by William Randall '17 and William Sheedy '17
Filmed and edited by William Randall '17 and William Sheedy '17 for the St. Albans School Parents' Association Visual Art Fellowship, The Golden State beautifully captures the culture and landscape of the unique state of California. We hope you enjoy the video, and make sure to subscribe to their Youtube channel, RSAerials!
By Bradford Grossman '17
Putting behind us the stigma that we are always late to class, STA dormers enjoy a closely-knit experience. However, this living arrangement appears relatively inscrutable to the majority of STA and NCS students. The dorm is home to many different students -- some international, some from different parts of the United States, and some from right here in the DMV.
Story by Christian Potter '18
After the longest series of plane flights I had ever taken, John Klingler and I arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. While an airport is an airport, from the minute I began the drive with my hosts, the Erasmus family, to their home, I noticed many differences between life in Washington, D.C. and life in South Africa. When we stopped for gas, we were swarmed by attendants who not only pumped the gas for us, but also cleaned the car’s windshield (I later learned that the same was done in the US many years ago, but certainly not that I had ever seen). We exited the highway onto a road that climbed up a steep hill. On one side of the road was a massive Chinese gate, much like the one in D.C.’s Chinatown.
Story by Kubair Chuchra '18 and Mannan Mehta '18
After a seemingly too short summer of coding, designing, writing, and editing, our staff team hopes that finding our website took you a heck of a lot less time than it took for us to put together. Welcome to EXCHANGED, the latest and (hopefully) greatest student-run organization on the Cathedral Close! Through our Website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, we hope to keep you entertained and informed about your community. Before you start poking around our website, here six quick things you should know about EXCHANGED: