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Bringing Classical Statues to the 21st Century
  • Academics
  • Student Voices
Mairead Stack '21, Communications Intern

When you think of the art of ancient Greece, I’m sure one of the first images that comes to mind are the marble statues that are so quintessentially Classical. We picture the face of Diskobolos, resilient in the moments of stress before releasing his discus. We remember the raw emotion and physical perfection of the Seated Boxer, and the flowing robes of Winged Victory, billowing in the breezes of the sea. These figures are graceful, strong, and almost other-worldly, which is why I was surprised that I was challenged with making them something definitively of this world: a Facebook profile.

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Taking Love for a Language Beyond the AP Test
  • Academics
  • Student Voices
Mae O'Neill '21, Communications Intern

Like every other seventh grader, I walked into Ursuline Academy as a shy twelve-year-old. I had been coming from a public middle school of 900 students, and had no clue how I would find my place among only 60 others (now around 80). With a little extra work and significant might, I found a place within the French community at UA. I defied my own expectations and those that were placed in front of me, and I believe my time at Ursuline could not have been more nourishing. 

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Out of the Box Thinking
  • Academics
  • Faculty
  • Student Voices
Annalee Petrella '22, Communications Intern

Never would I have thought that I would be building a crime scene out of a shoebox for a school project. Well ... not until I entered Mr. Andersen’s Forensics class for the first time. Then it didn’t come as much of a surprise. 

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Delivering Acceptance Boxes: Perspectives from Current Students
  • School Spirit
  • Student Voices
Jayne McGuire '21, Communications Intern

On Saturday, March 7th, a week prior to social distancing measures changing how we live, current Ursuline students from grades 7-12 volunteered to distribute acceptance boxes to applicants who had been recently admitted to the school. The current students gathered at Ursuline at noon, and were given the addresses of those who would be receiving an acceptance box. 

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A Circus Acrobat in the Making
  • Student Life
  • Student Voices
Maggie Folwell '20, Communications Intern

At first glance, Kelly Folwell might seem just like your typical new eighth-grade student at Ursuline. This year, she has been diving on the swimming and diving team, making new friends, drawing and painting everywhere she goes, and getting used to life at Ursuline, but Kelly is not your average eighth-grader. She is also an acrobat for Commonwealth Circus Center in Jamaica Plain.

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Madison Anderson: Finding a Passion in the Most Unlikely Places
  • Arts
  • Service
  • Student Voices
Jayne McGuire '21

Ursuline Academy fosters the motto Serviam, meaning “I will serve.” This motto is expressed daily as students often serve the UA community through numerous service projects. Detentions are one way that students can serve the community through discipline, as they help teachers complete various tasks while “serving time.”

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My Ursuline Experience: Connecting the Dots
  • Student Voices
Isabella Pieretti '21, Communications Intern

Ursuline Academy is a school with a challenging academic program, where students like me tend to sign up for many extracurricular activities. In my junior year, which is often known as the hardest year of high school, I see how  high standards, thoughts of college,  and looming deadlines can make you lose sight of the big picture. On November 3, 2019, the picture came into focus, big and bright.

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