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The Wick

The Wick is Agnes Irwin’s monthly newspaper that is written, formatted, and edited by the students. The publication’s staff are able to experiment with a unique style of writing while exploring a wide range of issues, interests, and perspectives. The Wick features new topics each month including various opinions, political debates, discussion-prompting survey questions, and current event pieces. The publication prides itself in its ability to connect the Agnes Irwin Upper School; it enables students to freely explore and express their passions and encourage fellow peers to share their own opinions.

The Wick seeks to represent the voice of Agnes Irwin’s student body. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please copy and paste this link into your browser and fill out this form: https://forms.gle/sHHWxxoB63SWmzWE8

Color Me Confused

Delaney White ‘27 and Sahara Stewart ‘27 January 22, 2024

When questioned, many students report that they think of specific colors as connecting to  particular academic subjects. Remarkably, there are some individuals who have  a  condition called “synesthesia” ...

To Ring, or Not to Ring – That is the Question

Lizzie Shacklett '26, Wick Senior Writer January 22, 2024

As a result of the alignment of Middle and Upper School schedules, Agnes Irwin has reincorporated bells into the academic day which ring at the beginning and end of every class period. School bells...

Love Letter to the Autumn Season

Helen He '27, Wick Writer January 22, 2024

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin carving and Halloween, warm coats and the smell of cinnamon, misty mornings and November frost, the crunch of leaves beneath your feet. You know autumn is near when...

New SAT Disadvantages Students

Sylvia Sargent '25, Wick Senior Writer January 22, 2024

I sat down to take the new digital PSAT thinking it would be easier: fewer questions, less testing fatigue and shorter reading passages all sound like they would be to students’ advantage and provide...

Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons By Ina Garten

Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons By Ina Garten
Alexis Roemer '24, Wick Website Manager January 22, 2024

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups yellow onions, chopped (2 onions) 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves) 4 cups chicken stock 1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes, preferably...

How to Keep the Ball Rolling

Alexandra Pierce '27, Wick Writer January 22, 2024

Orange and red balloon arches, ribbons lining the railings, dim lighting, and DJ Ricochet’s flashing lights and loud music: this was Fall Ball. This October, students filed into the SLC for a scheduled...

Together Through Turkey: An Examination of Thanksgiving

Grace Meyerle '26, Wick Senior Writer January 22, 2024

With the excitement of returning to school having worn off, students eagerly anticipate the fall holidays. However, many are split over which celebration highlights the season. Though Halloween is well-loved...

Late Start in Schools

Lila McDonald '26, Wick Writer January 22, 2024

Have you ever wanted a half day in the middle of the week like some students in Europe? Well, could you settle for a 30-minute late start? Every Wednesday, Haverford students are not required to come into...

The Freshmen Day of Service

The Freshmen Day of Service
Isa Matuch '24, Wick Writer January 22, 2024

While the sophomores and juniors took the PSAT, the freshmen spent a day helping various non-profit organizations. For many years, the freshman class has participated in this Day of Service trip, and this...

Question of the Month: If you have watched The Summer I Turned Pretty, are you Team Conrad or Team Jeremiah?

Question of the Month: If you have watched The Summer I Turned Pretty, are you Team Conrad or Team Jeremiah?
October 16, 2023

Jeremiah “Okay although in the books Conrad becomes a better person, I still think Jeremiah is better suited for Belly. I mean if you think about it Jeremiah and Conrad have cared for Belly their...

The Manhunt for Danilo Cavalcante

The Manhunt for Danilo Cavalcante
Student Anecdotes October 16, 2023

Convicted murderer Danilo Cavalcante who escaped from Chester County Prison on August 31, 2023 was taken into custody, ending a two-week-long search across Chester County. Cavalcante fled Brazil in 2018...

Young Tennis Star Coco Gauff Earns National Title

Young Tennis Star Coco Gauff Earns National Title
Abby Ballinger, Wick Writer October 15, 2023

Coco Gauff captured the 2023 US Open title and became the youngest American to win the US Open since Serena Williams in 1999. This tournament showcased Coco’s mental toughness and incredible shotmaking...

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