April 21, 2014

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Upper School Artists Shine at Guild Exhibition

Each February, high school teachers within a 150-mile radius of St. Louis are invited to submit artwork from up to 10 students for the Young Artists’ Showcase, which is sponsored … Read more

Principians Act as State Legislators

Juniors Lyssa Winslow and Cameron Douglas traveled to Springfield, Illinois, in early March to participate in Model Illinois Government (MIG), a simulation of the Illinois Legislative Assembly involving more than … Read more

CE Update: Springtime—A Season of Activity and Accomplishment

During spring break, I had the privilege of joining Principia’s Arts on Tour in Colorado and Arizona. Eight College students and three of our music faculty presented four stellar concerts … Read more

Madeleine Albright Speaks at Principia

Madeleine Albright Speaks at Principia

Just after spring break, Principia College presented Dr. Madeleine Albright, former United States Secretary of State, as this year’s George A. Andrews Distinguished Speaker. Drawing on her extensive public service experience, Dr. Albright offered listeners a unique and encompassing global perspective in her talk, “A World of Change: Challenges Facing the Next Generation of World … Read more

Robots and Race Cars: STEM at the School

Robots and Race Cars: STEM at the School

The alarm bell about U.S. students’ poor performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has been sounding for a while now. In engineering and technology classes at the School, however, it’s drowned out by the hum of students hard at work. Take, for example, the Upper School’s Engineering and Technology (Robotics) class, taught by physics … Read more

PAC Spotlights Practical Steps toward Sustainability

PAC Spotlights Practical Steps toward Sustainability

For more than six decades now, the College’s annual, student-run Public Affairs Conference (PAC) has tackled tough, unwieldy topics. This year was no exception. As its title, “Sustainability: Not a Fad, but a Future,” suggests, the conference (held March 27–29) confronted head-on the impact of today’s decisions on tomorrow’s quality of life. Instead of the … Read more