A Question of Taste Over the summer, Advanced Art History read Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art by Nancy G. Heller, Professor of Art History at The University of the Arts (PA). Heller asserts, "though both can be judged by a set of established standards, pizzas and paintings must ultimately be evaluated in terms of individual taste." Drawing on the book's themes, students completed a contemporary art scavenger hunt at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden last week.
Rocking the Vote Spearheaded by Co-Presidents Aaron H. '25 and Lucy M. '24, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a non-partisan voter registration drive on Tuesday, September 19, supported by Gwen Stewart, an active voter registration volunteer in Montgomery County, and James Tandaric, the Vice Chair of our local ANC (3F). Gwen also wanted to extend thanks to Burke families for the sense of civic engagement that they instilled in their kids.
Sculpting Neurons As is tradition, 10th grade begins their Health, Value & Ethics course by studying the brain, and how outside influences, such as stress or substances, affect it. Last week, students sculpted colorful 3D neurons ("cells that send messages all over your body to allow you to do everything from breathing to talking, eating, walking, and thinking") right on the desks.