The Bell

Past Issues
Winter & Spring 2024


Article: Neeva Patel ’26
Photos: xx xx ’xx

This summer, Suffield Academy will be buzzing with activity as significant capital projects take shape across campus. These investments aim to elevate the student experience in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities.

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Article: Yaroslav Spytskyi ’24

On April 8, the Suffield community gathered outside to observe the total solar eclipse. The moon covered 93% of the sun which together with the cloudless sky provided perfect conditions to experience the celestial event.

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Model UN

Article: Owen Tereso ’27
Photo: Phil Riegel ’87, P’19, ’24

Suffield Academy’s Model United Nations club has had a remarkably successful 2023-2024 season so far. For those who do not know what Model UN is, it is an event where each participant, also known as a delegate, is assigned a country.

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Holiday Dinner

Article: Larina Zhang ’27
Photo: Hillary Rockwell Cahn ’88, P’18, ’22

Holiday Dinner is an annual tradition that happens before winter break. Students get dressed up in suits and ties, dresses, and heels, or just any formal clothing they have. The week before the dinner, there is a rose sale where the students can buy roses for their peers or their teachers.


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Community Outreach

Article: Owen Tereso ’27 

The Community Outreach program at Suffield Academy is an extracurricular activity for the winter term. Community Outreach gives students the opportunity to give back to the community. 

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Interval House Fundraisers

Article: Milly Janevathanvitya ’25 

Setting unprecedented records, Suffield has made incredible progress in this year’s annual fundraiser. Each year, students select a charity to sponsor and donate all the funds raised throughout the year to that organization. 

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The Arts

Spring Guitar Show

Article: Claire Mastella ’25
Photos: Hillary Rockwell Cahn ’88, P’18, ’22

On Saturday, April 13 was the performance of the Michael Simmons ’13 Guitar Show in the Performing Arts Center. Guitar Show is an extracurricular activity that anyone is welcome to join, and the performers have been rehearsing all year for this concert.

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Rowing Life

Article & Video: Yaroslav Spytskyi ’24

The Suffield Academy crew team celebrates 10-year anniversary this year. The program was founded in the fall of 2014 and since then, it attracted both novice and experienced rowers.

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Second Start for Swimming

Article: Claire Mastella ’25
Photo: Hillary Rockwell Cahn ’88, P’18, ’22

On Wednesday, January 25, the Suffield Academy swim team competed against the Hopkins swim team in several exciting races throughout the afternoon. After taking a trip to Naples, Florida over one week of winter break to practice, the swim team was showing their practiced and improved skills in various events.

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The War in Ukraine

Article: Yaroslav Spytskyi ’24
Photo: @GlasnostGone

Every article about Ukraine counts the days since the start of the full-scale invasion. As the second anniversary of the morning of February 24 looms on the horizon, the number now will be 730 days. 730 days of war. Saying 730 days instead of two years underscores how long Ukrainians endured the war.

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Article: Olly Cherry ’25

On April 22, people around the globe celebrated Earth Day, a poignant reminder of the value of the Earth and the importance of sustaining its health. In the age of climate change, the toll of our environmental footprint is increasingly becoming a priority for businesses, consumers, and campuses around the globe.

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The Bell 2023-2024 Staff

Student Leaders

Sydney Drinan ’25
Noreen Flanagan ’25

Campbell Hudkins ’25
Hanseo Lim ’24

Contributing Writers

Guru Anand ’24
Olly Cherry’25
Noreen Flanagan ’24
Milly Janevathanavitya ’25
EJ Lee ’26
Claire Mastella ’25
Owen Tereso ’27
Larina Zhang ’27

Contributing Photographers
Guru Anand ’25
Meiyi Chen ’24
Campbell Hudkins ’25
Arhenis Salcedo ’27
Faculty Advisors
Molly Gotwals P’09
Tobye Cook ’88, P’16