November 21, 2014

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International Perspectives Conference Broadens Focus

For 14 years, Principia held a student-run Pan-African Conference focusing, as its name suggests, on the African Diaspora. Topics covered ranged from the role of youth to economic growth and development. … Read more

New Senior Seminar Off to a Successful Start

When Principal Travis Brantingham announced the introduction of the new course Senior Seminar: World Leadership to students and parents this past summer, the aim was to start out modestly, with … Read more

President’s Update: New Heights of Achievement

We’ve had a month of excellent academic and athletic pursuits across Principia as students at all levels push themselves to new heights of achievement. The College mediation team won a regional … Read more

France Trip Takes Learning to the Next Level

France Trip Takes Learning to the Next Level

“What if . . . ?” That simple question, posed to a few Upper School teachers, planted a seed that quickly blossomed into an extraordinary collaboration and cross-curricular learning opportunity for 23 students who participated in a weeklong educational trip to Paris and northwestern France in October. Inspired, in part, by last February’s second successful trip to … Read more

College Students Cover Election Night Live

College Students Cover Election Night Live

Approximately 70 students participated in “Prin at the Polls” on Tuesday evening, delivering five continuous hours of extensive, live coverage of midterm elections. Principia Internet Radio (PIR) provided a learning laboratory where students in political science and mass communication classes collaborated to provide breaking news reports, live call-in opportunities, and analyses and commentaries from elected officials, … Read more

Adventure, Math, and Writing Animate History

Adventure, Math, and Writing Animate History

Back in the mid-1800s, when the pioneers set off on the Oregon Trail from Missouri, it took about five months to make the grueling 2,000-mile expedition by covered wagon. And it was highly unlikely that family members back home would hear news of their exploits until they had made it safely to their intended destination … Read more