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: https://forms.gle/sHHWxxoB63SWmzWE8

The Birds are Soaring!

The Birds are Soaring!
Gabrielle Turner '25, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

The Philadelphia Eagles, known locally as “The Birds,” have been soaring. They are the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL and have begun their season 6-0. The last time they had such an outstanding...

A Critique of AIS ON

A Critique of AIS ON
Samantha Pierce '26, Wick Writer November 3, 2022

This year, Agnes Irwin welcomed a new online assignment platform named AIS ON.  Allegedly, administrators made the switch to AIS ON to put everything students would need on one website. However, in the...

Service Spotlight: Cici Curran and Maeve Cox

Service Spotlight: Cici Curran and Maeve Cox
Sophie St. Amand '24, Wick Deputy Editor November 3, 2022

  Enticing smells of cakes and sweet treats from bake sale fundraisers always fill the halls at Agnes Irwin. Students pass walls embellished with colorful posters promoting service organizations...

Meet Ms. DeNight!

Meet Ms. DeNight!
Maya Messick '24, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

The Wick’s October Teacher of the Month is Ms. DeNight, one of the newest members of Agnes Irwin’s Visual and Performing Arts department. Ms. DeNight appreciates how Agnes Irwin integrates its expansive...

A Reflection on Fall Ball

A Reflection on Fall Ball
Maya Eberlin '23, Wick Writer November 3, 2022

On the evening of October 15th, AIS students in brightly-colored dresses walked up the ramp leading to the SLC with mini pumpkins and tiny electric candles surrounding them on either side. Approaching...

Fall Sports Update: Get To Know Your Captains! (as of October 6)

Fall Sports Update: Get To Know Your Captains! (as of October 6)
Lilly Press '23, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

Cross Country Team Coaches: Coach Steph, Coach John Captain: Ella Brown, 12th Grade How Many Years: Since 7th Grade Current Binge-Watch/Comfort Show: Criminal Minds Favorite Snack Food:...

Student of the Month: Alex Hashemi ’25

Student of the Month: Alex Hashemi 25
Grace Meyerle '26, Wick Writer November 3, 2022

2After helping a friend and creating a petition to authorize leather footwear as a part of our school uniform, Sophomore Alex Hashemi was nominated for the “Crushed It Cup,” and is the Wick’s Student...

The Impact of Hurricane Ian on the United States

The Impact of Hurricane Ian on the United States
Chloe Spears '26, Wick Writer November 3, 2022

At the end of September, Hurricane Ian brought catastrophic flooding and left behind immense damage to the Southeastern U.S. as 2.5 million Floridians evacuated their homes to escape the Category 4 hurricane....

The Judge Rules

The Judge Rules
Caroline Riley '23, Wick Sports Editor November 3, 2022

In 1961, Roger Maris did the unthinkable. He passed “The Babe” (Babe Ruth) as the Major League Baseball (MLB) single-season home run record holder. His magic number was 61, and this year, 61 was magic...

Cuba Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Cuba Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Kiran McCormick '25, Wick Writer November 3, 2022

LGBTQ people in Cuba recently celebrated a historic victory as the country voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The vote had the support of the majority of Cubans, with four million people voting...

Update on the Murder of Breonna Taylor

Update on the Murder of Breonna Taylor
Rachel Avery '25, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

In the past months more information has come to light on the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker shot and killed by Louisville police conducting an illegal raid on her Kentucky home. Leading...

“Don’t Look Up” Gets Real

Sylvia Sargent '25, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

On September 26, 2022, a NASA rocket hit an asteroid in space. While this may seem like a mistake or an accident, the purpose of the rocket’s mission was to hit the asteroid and knock it off course before...