From The Compass

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  • It's All About Perspective

    Britt Lovett ’16

    “I am right”
    Three uncontestable words
    Armed with the moral high ground
    Yet, my opponent can claimright
    and wrong are subjective
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About The Compass

The Compass is Shipley's literary and visual arts magazine, published annually since 1941. A student editorial board, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, solicits and evaluates student creative writing such as poems, essays and short stories for inclusion in the magazine. Student art work, chosen by the Art Department and the editorial board, also features prominently in the magazine.

The Compass is produced in book form at the professional level using InDesign.

Editorial Policy

The Compass welcomes submissions of creative writing from students in grades 9 through 12. The editorial board reviews and evaluates all submissions and chooses those to include in the publication. Individuals are sometimes asked to revise and re-submit their work after meeting with the editorial board.

The editorial board strives not to alter the meaning of any submissions that are published, but it reserves the right to correct grammar and mechanics.

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From The Beacon

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  • Photo by Christine Greenwood/Reprinted with permission. From left, juniors Jasmine Powell, Ashleigh Gundy, and seniors Teyanie Watson Harris, and Courtney Patterson, present to students signed up for the panel discussion and conversation on Race in Education at the Impact Day break-out sessions.

    Impact Day Explores the Issue of Racial Inequality

    Hannah McGrath ’17, Sarah McGrath ’20, and Jasmine Powell ’18
    Black student leaders and community life team members spent a great deal of time planning this year’s Impact Day, which focused on a variety of race-related topics and featured the screening of “American Promise,” a documentary following two black students and their experience with the independent school system.
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  • Raising Money To Fight Lymphoma

    By Jennifer Lee ‘17
    In a time of service-based innovation and change, students never stop to amaze each other. This month Lia Margolis ’18 is raising awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization that aids and supports Leukemia and Lymphoma cancer research and patient funding. In an assembly, Margolis explained her goal of raising as much money as possible between January 23 and March 11 for LLS.
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  • A tenth grade SEED class practices Qi Kong Stick, a mindfulness exercise in which simple movements are used to arrive in the present moment, on Bryn Mawr College’s campus. Mindfulness is an increasingly popular idea that allows people to live fully focused and fulfilled in the present.Photo by Marc Balcer

    Mindfulness Makes For a More Present Community

    Fitz Dougherty ‘17
    At the start of the 2016 school year, Shipley officially incorporated mindfulness into its curriculum. Spearheaded by Dr. Sharron Russell and the SEED program, Positive Education is a program which builds important skills for meaningful and fulfilling lives, such as mindfulness.

    To understand the concept of mindfulness, I sat down with Marc Balcer, SEED teacher and cross country coach, as well Dr. Mara Kaplan-Kaliner PhD, a Shipley parent and child and adolescent psychologist.
    Balcer described the concept of mindfulness as “a way we can live an authentic life, a meaningful life with purpose.” He argued that, “all the worrying that we do keeps us from our passions because there is just so much noise.”
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  • Joey Bradley ’16 interacts with a student from the Andrew Jackson School  through the Positive Paws program. This program is part of the ongoing  and growing relationship that Shipley has with Andrew Jackson.

    Pay-it-Forward is dedicated to making the world better

    By Sarah Engelman ‘19
    These advisories have gone above and beyond to have a positive influence on our surrounding community.

    Shipley students are always working to make our community a better place, but some students go above and beyond. The Pay-It-Forward projects are one way for students to demonstrate their dedication to helping others, and while every advisory contributes something, there are some that stand out. Whether this is due to their creativity, hard work, or compassion, it is important that these advisories are recognized for their love of service.
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About The Beacon

The Beacon is Shipley's print newspaper, with the inaugural issue first published on October 3, 1955. It is produced by Upper School students under the guidance of a faculty advisor, and is comprised of one or more Editor in Chiefs, senior editors, and a contributing staff of 25/30 students. Between six and seven issues are published annually, with topics ranging from student life, politics, topical issues, in-depth reports, entertainment, to sports and featured students.
The Beacon is produced in a tabloid format at the professional level using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.

Editorial Policy

Published since 1955, The Beacon is the official student newspaper at The Shipley School, a PreK-12 private institution with a population of roughly 830 students, and is regularly published throughout year. The school newspaper serves as an educational experience providing a reporting opportunity for students interested in journalism. The role of The Beacon is to inform and entertain and includes topics relevant to students and the greater community. The Beacon endeavors to be accurate and factual in its coverage of local and global issues. Content is determined by the editorial staff and faculty advisor. Print issues of The Beacon (are available to all Upper School students) and additional issues are distributed to each division of the school. A PDF version is available to members of the Shipley student community, families, and alumni by logging on to the secure website. In 2012, The Beacon published its first online edition, also available to members of the Shipley student community, families, and alumni by logging on to the secure website. The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the staff.
The Beacon invites letters to Editor which may be sent to Letters must be addressed to the editor signed by the author and verified for publication by the editorial board. If published, the meaning of any submission will not be altered, however, we reserve the right to correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.