AIS Press

AIS Press

AIS Press

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:

Chai Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

Alexis Roemer, Wick Digital Editor October 15, 2023

INGREDIENTS 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, divided 3 cups All Purpose Flour, 375 grams 2 tsp Cream of Tartar 1 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Ground Ginger ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon ¼ tsp...

AIS On vs. Google Classroom: A Frankenstein of Learning

Grace Meyerle '26, Wick Senior Writer October 15, 2023

The 2023-2024 school year kicked off with numerous structural changes. We returned to the school bell, new clocks, and a merged schedule with the middle school, all to ensure that academic life would run...

New Fire Alarm Raises Temperatures

Maya Messick '24, Wick Senior Writer October 11, 2023

Picture this: it is an overcast, chilly fall morning. You are sitting in class, minding your business when suddenly, you hear the most terrifying doomsday siren come over the speaker system. As you watch...

Teachers’ thoughts on AI in the classroom

Rachel Avery '25, Wick Deputy Editor October 11, 2023

Many of you know that teachers this year were asked to include a policy on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their syllabi. Yet many teachers have different opinions on how AI should be used in...

Club Spotlight: Quizzing Leah Strasser about Hi-Q!!

Club Spotlight: Quizzing Leah Strasser about Hi-Q!!
Sophie St. Amand '24, Wick Editor in Chief October 11, 2023

Q: What inspired you to start Hi-Q? Leah participated in Hi-Q at her former school and says she did not expect it to become such a great, comfortable environment. She made friends with every member...

Leaders Can Wear Pink: Behind the Hottest Film of the Summer

Leaders Can Wear Pink: Behind the Hottest Film of the Summer
Grace Meyerle '26, Wick Senior Writer September 10, 2023

Beneath the Barbie film’s glittery, plastic exterior lies a classic moral revamped through the lens of a distinctive protagonist. Unlike the typical portrayal of a strong female lead, Stereotypical Barbie’s...

New Upper School Faculty Highlights

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Chloe Walsh ’24 and Sophie St. Amand '24 September 10, 2023

  Name: Dr. Bancroft  Subject: Upper School English Hometown: Houston, Texas College: Texas A&M University (BA), University of Texas-Austin (MA), and University of Houston (PhD). Hobbies:...

What Our Student Government is Looking Forward To

Class of 24 Student Government.
September 10, 2023

Maeve Cox ‘24 Although I love every tradition at Agnes Irwin, nothing excites me more than the memories that will be made with the amazing Class of 2024 at the lunch table, the classroom, the...

Welcome Letter from the Student Body President

Welcome Letter from the Student Body President
Alimah Jalloh '24, Guest Writer September 10, 2023

Hello everyone,  My name is Alimah Jalloh. I will be serving as your Student Body President for the 2023-2024 school year, and I am beyond excited for this school year. There are so many incredible...

Maui Wildfires: Residents process grief as they fear transformation

New York Times
Kiran McCormick '25, Wick Senior Writer September 10, 2023

The recent Maui wildfire is the most deadly wildfire in the US in over 100 years. The fire left at least 114 people dead and 1,000 people missing (CNN). Many of the victims of the fire were over 65 years...

Agnes Irwin’s New Annual Core Value: Nurturing Passions and Wellbeing

Chloe Spears '26, Wick Senior Writer September 10, 2023

Last year, Agnes Irwin piloted a five-year strategic program, A Boundless Vision of Success, which highlights a different core value each year and integrates it into our yearly curriculum. Previously,...

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Ellis

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Ellis
Chloe Walsh ’24, Wick Editor in Chief September 10, 2023

Now entering her twenty-sixth year as a teacher at Agnes Irwin, Ms. Ellis continues to instill her science expertise and her love of learning in Agnes Irwin’s students and teachers alike.   Ms....