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Revisiting the Senior Thesis (Reflections from a Member of the Class of 2011) - The following entry is guest authored by Kelsey Niichel, Class of 2011. Since graduating from Ridgeview, it has come as a surprise to me to see how many people live an “unexamined life,” as Socrates would call it. Much of my interaction with my fellow man has been superficial, at best, which has left me […]
A Day in the Life Pt. 1 - One of the greatest things about receiving a liberal arts education is our freedom to explore different disciplines. Of course, as our school focuses on a classical education, our curriculum focuses on humanities classes, deeply exploring the fields of literature and history. At the beginning of high school, I was an almost exclusively humanities-driven student; […]
Third Quarter Honors Assembly - 30 March 2017 We have reached a point in the year at which no one ever seems to have gotten enough sleep, a long enough break, or enough caffeine. There are many who will say that this should never be the situation at a school, or that if it is, that it ought not be […]
Embracing Mortality, A Thesis From the Class of 2010 - I asked Amanda Sanders, class of 2010, to reflect on her thesis. Amanda explained: “I discussed how one could only be great if you were to accept and embrace your mortality. The truly great man would be the one who knows that he is going to die and accepts that fate choosing to live life […]
Reason, Hamlet, and Populism, oh my! - Ice Expeditions, Reason, Beethoven, Hamlet, Spanish Terrorist Groups, and Populism, among others, all in one day: this is what Ridgeview’s Humanities Day promises our community. A plethora of topics that exemplify the best of a liberal arts education. Ridgeview describes Humanities Day as its “intellectual homecoming, [which] showcases the kinds of discussions we have every […]