Month: September 2017

Our Conversation with Jim Rutenberg

Josh Weinstein ’18 Friends’ Central hosted a career day this year on Friday, May 5th, during which many alumni came back to discuss their current careers with students in the Upper School. One of the Friends’ Central graduates who came during this day was Jim Rutenberg, class of 1987. Jim […]

Book Review: All The Light We Cannot See

Gia Matika ’18 Historical fiction, anyone? Anthony Goerr has written All the Light We Cannot See, a masterpiece that takes place during World War II. We meet Werner, a young German boy joining Hitler’s army, and Marie-Laure, a Parisian girl who loses her sight at age 10. Goerr artfully takes […]

Book Reviews

Sydney Kaplan ’18 & Gia Matika ’18 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Benjamin Alire Sáenz has written a masterpiece with this brilliant story of two Latino-American boys. Narrator, Aristotle ‘Ari’ Mendoza, tells in clear and raw words how a boy named Dante […]

The Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

Josh Weinstein ’18 Many of the people working on cars that can drive themselves aren’t just engineers and software developers.  In fact, many teams developing self-driving cars include philosophers. Why would philosophers be required to develop autonomous cars? Well, there are many ethical debates that have formed around the subject […]