Save the Pumpkins

By Alley Keresztesy Every year, over 1.5 billion pumpkins are grown and sold in the United States. Many of these pumpkins are inevitably sold in the month of October and slaughtered for decoration and enjoyment. Not only are most pumpkins massacred for ‘fun’, but clans of demos gather for annual pumpkin smashes. These criminals steal purchased…

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KP & His Prime Students

By Sue Roy SHAKER HEIGHTS- Kevin Purpura, Upper School History teacher at Hathaway Brown and fondly referred to as “KP”, tearfully tells me that he has finally fulfilled his dream of teaching children at the prime. As he clears his throat and takes a breath, he tells me of how he walked into the classroom and told the…

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Meet the Author: Ben Downing

By Li Stebner From Harvard University to Columbia to an apartment in New York City and now to Hathaway Brown School, this Halloween, Ben Downing visited HB to talk about his writing experiences. Downing is a well-known travel writer and has published various articles, biographies, and books about other famous travel writers such as Robert Louise Stevenson, the author…

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Your Handwrting Speaks for Itself

By Sue Roy Your scribbles on the back cover of your math notebook can express a lot about your personality. Cue graphology, or handwriting analysis, which analyzes the type, size, and other elements of your print. The stereotypical “HB Handwriting”, is described as pretty, blockish, typewriter print. But as HB would preach, there are a…

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