Fall Club Extravaganza 2014 Reply

By Kalie McGuirl, Sophie Constantine, and Madison Weber

Simon’s Rock is seeing all sorts of new clubs this semester. As students get back into studying, they’re also getting back into student life. Studies have proven that it’s a good idea to take breaks in between study sessions to go do something fun, and there’s no better stress relief than the physical and mental activity provided by these clubs.  More…

Exploring Plant Hormones as a Physicist

James Yu

Well-known and well-loved physics professor Eric Kramer, famous for his work on the crumpling of paper, sat down with the Ledger to talk about his latest research on the role of hormones in plant biology, along with his previous work with osmosis. More…

Club Spotlight: Fencing Club

Kendra Mills

Sarah Bernt ('13) and Dante Popple ('09) suit up and face off in SR's new Fencing Club.

As we witnessed the momentous accomplishments of the world’s greatest athletes throughout the month of February, it is imperative that we acknowledge Baron Pierre de Coubertin—the architect of the modern Olympic Games and an avid fencer. During his mission to reinstate the Olympics of Ancient Greece, he espoused the moral principles idealized during the Olympic Games: sportsmanship, fair play, and the development of exceptional physical talent. Arguably, these qualities are directly applicable to fencing, a sport that is derived from rapier combat in 16th century Europe. More…

Weed in America: The War on Buds

Gabe Zimmerman

“Under federal law, it is illegal to possess, use, buy, sell, or cultivate marijuana, since the controlled substance act of 1970 classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, claiming it has a high potential for abuse and has no acceptable medical use.”

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Llama Ledger Banner & Logo Contest

The Llama Ledger is looking to redesign the banner and logo of our website.  All Simon’s Rock students are welcome to submit their photos and/or designs. Submissions are due by December 20.  The winning submitters for the banner and the logo will each receive a $15 gift card to a restaurant in town. More…