When upper school student editors of TheCatalyst newspaper realized the business shutdown caused by the pandemic would prevent them from obtaining a printed spring newspaper, they decided to take the paper online. The result is a gleaming new website populated with engaging and frequently updated stories.
Under the direction of advisors Matt Margini and Greg Cooper, the newspaper's editing team of Viviana Freyer '20, Kareena Rudra '20, Phoebe Beber-Frankel '20 and Liza Dill '21 worked on the new venture, which was unveiled in late May.
Check out the website to find a series of articles on how students and faculty adjusted to REmote RE, including a story on "The New Senior Experience" by Freyer, a story on athletes training over Google Meet by Danny Amron '21, and what RE students are doing to give back to their communities in quarantineby Beber-Frankel. There is also a story on the "Pickle Boys" by Ricky Andrade '21; a feature on longtime security guard Tammy Anthon by Daelyn Einhorn '20; and a story on departing faculty member Danielle Ellis by Alex Levya '20.
Readers will also find incisive news, features and opinion pieces on a host of complex issues, including tokenism in the classroom by Rudra, the need forLGBT+ historyin RE's curriculum by Alex Prio-Touzet '21, and gentrification in Coconut Groveby Diego Duckenfield-Lopez '20.
The Catalyst also includes a arts section, featuringan interview with Perks of Being a Wallflower author Stephen Chboskyby Freyer.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.