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

Martha’s Vineyard Migrant Crisis

Rachel Avery '25, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis’ recent decision to send approximately forty-eight asylum seekers, who were mostly Venezuelan, on a plane to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, has created political...

Controversy over Closures For The Queen’s Funeral

Ella Graupner '23, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

When Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th, 2022, her funeral was quickly scheduled  and  a state holiday was declared. The British Cabinet Office released a “National Mourning Guidance” that...

New Thinking about AIS’ DEIB Update

Rachel Avery '25, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

Just last year, The Agnes Irwin School updated its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging philosophy statement and reaffirmed its commitment to DEIB. The Board of Trustees acknowledged that the current...

Interview With Dr. Rossini, New Assistant Head of School

Interview With Dr. Rossini, New Assistant Head of School
Chloe Walsh ’24, Wick Deputy Editor November 3, 2022

At the start of the school year, I had the pleasure of sitting down and speaking with Agnes Irwin’s new Assistant Head of School, Dr. Elizabeth Rossini. Dr. Rossini has worked in education for over thirty...

Serena Williams

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

Over the course of her twenty-seven  years in professional tennis, Serena Williams has become one of the best tennis players and one of the greatest athletes in history. With 23 Grand Slam singles titles,...

Overturning of Roe v Wade

Rachel Avery '25, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

On June 6th, with a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which had been established law for almost fifty years.  Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney...

Monkeypox: What to Know

Ella Graupner '23, Wick Senior Writer November 3, 2022

What is it? Monkeypox is a virus belonging to the same family as smallpox. It has less severe symptoms and is less lethal and transmissible than smallpox, but it has raised concerns due to rising cases....

PA Midterms Will Keep the Nation in Suspense

Sophie St. Amand '24, Wick Deputy Editor November 3, 2022

The question of who will control the U.S. Congress and who will determine the status of abortion rights in Pennsylvania may be decided by the high-stakes midterm election this fall.   On the...

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde
November 1, 2022

Fall Ball

Fall Ball
October 1, 2022

ARE YOU STRESSED? 

May 1, 2022

Modified from December 1994: When you wake up, you find yourself: Nestled peacefully in your bed after a fitful sleep What do you mean, wake up? You’ve been awake since last weekend! With...

The Taxing Job

The Taxing Job

Do you know what’s a hard job? Locking out Major League Baseball. I know it seems easy., I just have to freeze all transactions involving major-league clubs because I don’t agree with that silly little...