The pulse

  1. Sunshine Chen ’23 Wins Bennington College’s Young Writers Award

    Congratulations to Sunshine Chen '23 for winning first place in the 2021-22 Bennington College Young Writers Awards (in the fiction category). Bennington received a record number of over 6,000 entries from students around the world, and the pool of submissions was strikingly good. The judging panel noted that Sunshine's essay demonstrated remarkable talent; her literary voice stood out among thousands of submissions.

  2. Listen to Teacher and Alum Angel Abreu ’92 give a Virtual Lecture on all Things Art!

    Join College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Visiting Artist Series in welcoming artist, writer, and educator, Angel Abreu '92, for a virtual lecture and Q&A about his art practice. Abreu studied philosophy, art history, and comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University and is now a beloved art teacher at Deerfield Academy . Abreu joined Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival (K.O.S.), an artist collaborative based in the South Bronx in 1986, and has been a steadfast member working on all major works, projects, and exhibitions since joining. Rollins and K.O.S. have exhibited their work, which is based on canonical literature as well as music, in art galleries and museums internationally. Their work resides in over 120 permanent museum collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Tate Modern. Through his collaboration with K.O.S., Abreu was the youngest, at 14, to have a work acquired by and be listed on the artists’ roster of MoMA in New York City.

  3. Kiana Rawji ’18 Produces Moving Documentary Titled “Long Distance” During Gap year at Harvard

    "The film follows Norie and Derek, a Filipino immigrant couple in Calgary impacted by the massive COVID-19 outbreak at the Cargill meat plant in April 2020. It’s a story of injustice, revealing the long way Canada still has to go to achieve its promise of multiculturalism and equity, but it’s also a story of love and resilience. Norie and Derek are resolute dreamers, prepared to start over again and again because they believe in this country and in themselves. It’s migrants like them who make Canada the Canada we are all so proud of—they’re not just essential workers; they’re essential Canadians."