Senior captains of the girls varsity tennis team, Avi Arora, Bay Brickley and Leah Mautner, wanted their final year on the Pace courts to be different. “I’ve been playing with these girls for years, and it seems like each year we are building, so I want this final ride toContinue Reading

This fall, ICGL Associate Director Zeena Lattouf will head to the Harvard Kennedy School to start her two-year Master’s in Public Policy (MPP). So, what is an MPP? Ms. Lattouf often asks this very question. The core purpose of an MPP is to give one the skills to solve aContinue Reading

In the wake of senior Joe Hirsch’s brief stardom for his “Clash Royale” YouTube channel, another member of the class of 2019 is entering the virtual limelight. Andrew Ladden (@A_L18) is an early adopter and talented content creator on TikTok, the newest social media platform that has taken over theContinue Reading

One night, a few of my friends ordered two medium pizzas from Domino’s for $12  and bragged online about their economical eats. A few others reminisced about the time they Birded to the Hawks-Thunder game. The next day, I open Instagram to ads for Domino’s, Bird scooters and the AtlantaContinue Reading

Knightly News: Charlie, Luisa, thanks for sitting down with me. Luisa Whitney: Of course. Charlie Kaye: Sure, man. KN: Let’s get into it, shall we? How long have you guys been dating? CK: Four months. LW: [noticeably perturbed] Eight months tomorrow. Charlie, if you’re going to be like that, thenContinue Reading

Religion, or lack thereof, is hardly emphasized in the upper school. As a non-denominational private school, Pace does not engage in any religious rituals except for small prayers during convocation, honors day and baccalaureate. Besides Jewish Students Club and Young Life, religious group announcements during morning assembly are frowned upon.Continue Reading

“Why are there urinals in the Juul lounge?” has become a popular internet turn of phrase highlighting the bathroom vape culture at schools, including Pace. Since PAX Labs released the Juul on June 1, 2015, it rapidly took over 71% of the e-cigarette market share. Now an independent company, JuulContinue Reading

Improved mood, increased productivity and a tighter knit community can all be achieved through one habit: gratitude. Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California, Davis, has published five books on gratitude. In his essay, “Why Gratitude is Good,” he details two key components of gratitude. “First, weContinue Reading

Knightly News: Hey, JT. Jayden Thomas: What’s up? (throws the football to sophomore Sam Selig on the other side of the gardens) KN: So, you play baseball, basketball and football, right? JT: Yup. KN: Do you have a favorite? JT: I would say my strongest is football, but I likeContinue Reading

The Pace Academy Board of Diversity (PABD) launched a viewing open to all upper school students of the new high school documentary series, “America to Me.” Documentary director Steve James takes his audience to Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, whereContinue Reading

New students in the Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School usually join the Pace community on the first day of classes. For student-athletes and new members of the Class of 2020 Caroline Landis and Sasha Ratliff, however, their contributions began before school even started, practicing with their squads in theContinue Reading

Some students are allowed to work past the designated constraints for timed assessments, while others are not. As a result, extended time sparks polarizing debate at Pace Academy. On one side, students without extra time argue it is an unfair advantage. On the other, students who have it claim itContinue Reading

After four years of academic strain, athletic competition and extra-curricular madness, the seniors are ready to move on. Whether the students only attended for four years of high school, 13 years of pre-first through 12th grade, or somewhere in between, Pace has had a profound impact on the lives ofContinue Reading