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Emma Kim '23
  • Community Service

By Emma Kim ‘23

Welcome to Villeage Voices, where community members are invited to share their thoughts each month on a variety of topics relevant to life at Lawrenceville and beyond. In this edition, Emma Kim ’23 discusses the importance of a more sincere and helpful approach to community service.

Georges Casassovici '25
  • Student Life

By Georges Casassovici '25

My enthusiasm for spelunking was almost instantaneous. I stumbled upon a video of a man entering a cave in Santa Cruz, Calif. called “Hell Hole” in 2020. Little did I know, only three months later, after a lot of convincing and preparation, I was able to explore it with my friends. Hell Hole, discovered almost 100 years ago, is far from a beginner-level cave.

Dresdner Quartet
  • Performing Arts

Congratulations to Lawrenceville’s Dresdner Quartet, which won the New Jersey American String Teachers NJAST) Quartet-Fest competition, held Jan. 21 at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University

Eric LeGrand
  • Student Life

Life can change in a moment – and choosing to believe in yourself is what makes the difference between tragedy and triumph. That’s the message Eric LeGrand (with his unique spin on “bELieve”) shared with Lawrentians last week. If anyone knows, it’s him

Ian Lee '24
  • Performing Arts

It’s an old joke but: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice … and a great deal of talent. Just ask trumpet player Ian Lee ’24, whose blossoming musical career is filled with accolades.

Samuel Xie '24
  • Athletics

By Ian Lee ‘24

Big Red Sports Network Reporter Ian Lee ‘24 recently caught up with boys’ varsity swimming and diving member Samuel Xie ‘24 to learn more about the swimmer and his goals for the season. 

Henry Metz '24
  • Performing Arts

by Remko Wang Kiujs ’24 

Big Red Sports & Arts Reporter Remko Wang Kiujs ’24 recently caught up fellow Fourth Former Henry Metz to learn more about the percussionist and his experience as part of Lawrenceville’s Collegium Orchestra.

Ani Kozak '23/Credit Liepa Vysniauskaite '24
  • Athletics

By Liepa Vysniauskaite ‘24

Ani Kozak ‘23 is currently one of the captains of the Big Red girls’ varsity ice hockey team, which she has been a part of for four years. She will continue her hockey and academic career in one of the world’s most prestigious universities, just up Route 206, at Princeton University. Big Red Sports Network Reporter Liepa Vysniauskaite ’24 spoke recently with Kozak to gain insight into her life and passion for this sport.

Big Red Sports Network Profile: Noah Lazar ‘23
  • Athletics

By Cesar Rodas-Menendez ‘24 

Big Red Sports Network Reporter Cesar Rodas-Menendez ‘24 interviewed the boys’ varsity squash team captain Noah Lazar ‘23 to learn more about his playing career and team goals.  

Ashley Wang '23
  • Athletics

By Antonia Comaniciu ‘25 and Charles Potter ‘25 

Lawrenceville Big Red Sports Network Reporters Antonia Comaniciu ‘25 and Charles Potter ‘25 met up with Ashley Wang ‘23 to learn more about fencing and her role as one of the girls’ varsity fencing captains this year.

Renowned Authors & Historians Discuss Legacy of Thomas Jefferson
  • Academics

With less than four years to go before America celebrates the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, two renowned historians took the Kirby Arts Center stage Monday evening to explain why understanding the life of founding father Thomas Jefferson is important for people today.

Stephanie Xu '23
  • Art and Design
  • Student Life

Welcome to Villeage Voices, where community members are invited to share their thoughts each month on a variety of topics relevant to life at Lawrenceville and beyond. In this third edition, Stephanie Xu ’23 shares her thoughts on the importance of the arts, as a participant and audience member.

Heely Scholars Visit the 9/11 Museum, Credit Autri Basu '23/The Lawrence
  • Academics

By Sabrina Ottaway ’25 and Aileen Ryu ’25/The Lawrence

Last month, Lawrenceville’s Heely Scholars in Archival and Historical Research traveled to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City to explore depictions of historical memory.

Periwig Fight Workshop with Jacqueline Holloway -1/Credit Tiffany Wen '23/The Lawrence
  • Performing Arts

By Annabella Saltarelli ‘25/The Lawrence 

On October 29, November 3, and November 8, the Periwig Club welcomed esteemed fight choreographer Jacqueline Holloway to teach a multi-session fight direction workshop.

Football and Lacrosse Dance to Success 5
  • Athletics

Team and individual, league and state, Big Red brought an impressive haul of honors back to campus this fall. The kudos are still arriving, but as of today, here’s what we’re celebrating:

Derrick Wilder & Napoleon Sykes
  • Athletics

Lawrenceville is all about connections: Connections made around the Harkness table, in Houses, clubs, stages, and playing fields are all part of the community experience.

But what are the football and boys’ lacrosse teams doing with Director of Dance Derrick Wilder?

2022 Fall Academic Showcase
  • Academics
  • Experiential Learning

Lawrentians lit up the Kirby Math and Science Center last week with poster presentations on their research covering everything from literature to history, ecology to medicine, and more.

2022 Diwali A
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Student Life

The month of November offered a number of opportunities for students to get their Explorations credits while coming together to learn from one another about cultural traditions and ways to create community.

2022 boys' varsity football/Credit Etta Schar '23
  • Athletics

By Sneha Kumar ’24 & Riley McKibben ‘25/The Lawrence

Lawrenceville has two student-run media teams making a splash this year: Five Star Graphics and Prism Visuals. Reporters Sneha Kumar ’24 and Riley McKibben ’25 interviewed these innovators for The Lawrence.

Frank Fernandez/Veterans Day
  • Alumni

Today, Lawrenceville honors all veterans, particularly the 143 alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice as members of the U.S. Armed Services during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Amaryllis Lopez
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Helena Chen ’24 & Nichole Jin ‘24/The Lawrence

Last month, speaker Amaryllis Lopez came to campus to hold a workshop on radical self-care in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, an annual celebration of Latinx and Hispanic communities that takes place from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

November 2022 NCAA National Letter of Intent
  • Athletics

Big Red is sending the best of the best off to the NCAA! Today, Lawrenceville celebrates members of the Class of 2023 who will continue their careers as student-athletes next year at some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities.

2022 Democracy Day
  • Academics
  • Student Life

While U.S. voters headed to the polls today, Lawrentians took time learn about the democratic process and the importance of their participation - now and in the future - through the School’s first Democracy Day.

Finding a Home in Nature on the Big Red Farm
  • Experiential Learning
  • Student Life

By Samantha Costikyan '25

With the final summer crops harvested, Samantha Costikyan ’25 tells us about how she found a home on the Big Red Farm.

Hill Weekend 2015
  • Athletics

The Hill School is coming – and Lawrenceville sports fans are ready to roll red! Come to campus and celebrate the 135th Hill Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 5. Can’t make it? Watch the livestream and cheer from home as Big Red looks to capture the Meigs-Green Cup and be, as Lawrenceville Athletic Representative Ani Kozak ’23 said, “King over the Hill!”

Thalia Honorat '24
  • Student Life

What would Thalia Honorat ’24 take with her to the proverbial desert island? What super power would the Fourth Former like to have? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4, the School’s sometimes serious, sometimes funny, quick take interview with students and faculty.

Fifth Formers Maddy Laws, Camille Trench, and James Van Meter
  • Athletics

By Sophia Bonilla ‘24

Taylor Hill ’25 is an important part of the girls’ field hockey team, which has already won the Mercer County Tournament and plays in the state championship finals on Nov. 1. Big Red Sports Reporter Sophia Bonilla ’24 caught up with the Third Former to learn more.

Jalia Dublin '25
  • Athletics

By Sophia Bonilla ‘24

Big Red Sports Network Reporter Sophia Bonilla ’24 checked in with Third Former Jalia Dublin to learn about her volleyball career, which started as a fifth grader.

Fifth Formers Maddy Laws, Camille Trench, and James Van Meter
  • Athletics

By William Huang ‘24

Big Red Sports Network Reporter William Huang ’24 chatted with the girls’ varsity water polo tri-captains to learn more about their sport and their team. Here’s what Fifth Formers Maddy Laws, Camille Trench, and James Van Meter had to say.

Harry Lynch 23
  • Athletics

Harry Lynch ’23 is a standout defensive lineman on the Lawrenceville varsity football team. A Kennedy House Prefect, he transfers his leadership skills from the House to the gridiron. 

Jack Chou '23
  • Student Life

Where would Jack Chou ’23 head on an all-expenses paid vacation? What superpower would he choose? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4, Lawrenceville’s sometimes serious, sometimes funny, quick take interview with students and faculty.