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Pope Francis on Social Media

Pope Francis on Social Media

Jenna McCarthy '19, Contributing Writer

Pope Francis’s Instagram (@franciscus) has 3.7 million followers, and he is a verified member of the Instagram population of 600 million monthly active users as of December 2016. His bio reads, "I want to walk with you along the way of God's mercy and tenderness." Pope Francis’s posts spread the grace of God to his followers. Ever since I started following Pope Francis on Instagram, his inspiring photos and enriching captions makes me feel like the Pope is no longer a man who lives faraway in a mysterious place called Vatican City. His Instagram captions illustrate the importance of this Lenten s...

Rome Trip Day by Day Experience

Rome Trip Day by Day Experience

Maddie Marcucci '19, Contributing Writer

April 26: Depart I woke up in Boston. I fell asleep over the ocean. It’s crazy the difference a day can make. It was very hard to pay attention to anything academic; our flight wasn’t until 10:45pm so I was in school all day. When I got home the butterflies began to kick in. How crazy was it that we were bringing all ten of us onto a plane and flying across the ocean? I ran frantically around my house making sure I had packed everything, while repeatedly saying to my siblings, “Can you believe we are doing this? Can you believe all our cousins are going to be there? Can you believe Joe...

Consideration Beyond the Classroom

Consideration Beyond the Classroom

Mariel Rosati '19 and Jenna McCarthy '19

Monday, May 15th, and Tuesday, May 16th, marked an exciting event for Montrose students and faculty! The Sophomore Journalism class came up with a multi-step school wide initiative involving the school’s theme of the year: Consideration. We recognized an area for growth in our school community—thoughtfulness and awareness of our actions—and decided to introduce a variety of activities as a way to insert those ideas into our everyday lives. Two members of our class, Isabelle Heron ‘19 and Kiki Karam ‘19, contributed to the Consideration theme with personal articles throughout the year...

Grandparents Visit Journalism 11 on Grandparents Day

Grandparents Visit Journalism 11 on Grandparents Day

Kiran Kottapalli '18, Gabby Landry '18, Sylvia Wen '18, and Catherine Souza '18

Kiran Kottapalli ‘18 Grandparents’ Day this year was yet another success! Catherine Souza ‘18 and Gabby Landry ‘18 invited their grandparents to our Journalism 11 class. Paula and Steve Souza and Joan and Peter Levesque shared adorable memories of Catherine and great advice for us to consider as we go off to college and all of life’s other adventures. Luisa St. Peter shared reflections from her battle with leukemia, recalled the times she moved all around the country, and passed along wise insights regarding daily challenges. However, what really melted my heart were the stories ...

Ideas Worth Spreading: Two Montrosians Give TEDx Talks at Burlington High School

Ideas Worth Spreading: Two Montrosians Give TEDx Talks at Burlington High School

Ms. Kate Cusack, Journalism Teacher

On Friday, April 28, 2017, Montrose students Sarah Lepsevich ‘17 and Gabby Landry ‘18 gave talks during a TEDx conference hosted by Burlington High School. The ten speakers, whose backgrounds, ages, and personal stories varied widely, addressed the theme of “Overcoming Adversity.” Below are interviews with Sarah and Gabby. Sarah: How did you learn about and become part of this event? Nathalie Rodriguez vas Falcao ‘17  gave a TEDx talk last year, and she told me, ‘Sarah, you should really do a TEDx Talk--I think you would really enjoy it.’ I was hesitant at first, but then I...

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