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The DiRectory

The student news site of Rectory School.

The DiRectory

The student news site of Rectory School.

The DiRectory

Wolf Family Club: Story #13 - Wolf Family Story

Wolf Family Club: Story #13 – Wolf Family Story

Jennie C., Student Writer December 2, 2021

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Travel Playlist

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Travel Playlist

Ginny B., Student Writer November 17, 2021

As we prepare for Thanksgiving travel and long trips on the road, we all know music makes the journey go faster.  With that in mind, I am going to make a playlist for Thanksgiving for all of us to enjoy. This playlist is going to have at least ten songs. My idea is for you to pick your favorite songs...

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Cedric Diggory

Cedric Diggory

A short poem by Elaine D.
Elaine D., Student Writer November 11, 2021

September, nineteen eighty-nine He arrived at Hogwarts Magical sorting hat assigns Him to the house of hard work. A Hufflepuff’s patience, kindness, Reliability, Makes him magnificent people Of capability. The Big Triwizard Tournament,  Is tremendously treacherous. With rules that restrict...

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An Interview with Odysseus and Telemachas (Fictional)

Martin L., Reporter October 20, 2021

An interview with Odysseus and Telemachus  (Fictional)  We have discussed many of the Greek concepts through the Odyssey such as kleos and Xenia, guest rights. But I have always wondered what the characters really experience in their adventures, so today, I have invited Odysseus and Telemachus to...

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Trojan War

Martin L., Reporter October 18, 2021

Shrouded in the mists of legend and myth, the Trojan War was a watershed event in Greek history and culture. While dates are far from certain, most scholars believe the Trojan War took place somewhere between the 12th and 11th centuries BCE on the plains of Northwest Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) outside...

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Ukelele musicians

The Ukuleles are Back!

Mrs. Weigel: Hater Of Goat Cheese-Lover Of Ukuleles
Maya D., Hannah V., Halliway W., , Student Editor October 5, 2021

The ukuleles are back this year, along with many unanswered questions. Why did Recory choose the ukulele? Where did the ukuleles come from? Well, after an exclusive interview with Mrs. Weigel, some of those burning questions may finally be answered. Mrs. Weigel chose the ukulele because she said that...

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The Axe In the Stump

The Axe In the Stump

Elena P., Rectory Student September 29, 2021

You know that story about that kid who found a sword in the stone and pulled it out because he was worthy? Well, this is going to sound weird, but something similar just happened to me…? I know what you’re thinking. “There's no way, that's just a fairytale.” Well, yes, but I never said it...

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The Gateway

Money P., Rectory Student September 28, 2021

I recall that day I rushed out of school with the fresh shade of purple blooming around my eye. Life was always like that...before I came across this book in the muddy alley on a rainy day. The book was dry and immaculate. I perused the seemingly “blank” page only to find faint, translucent words,...

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My Brilliant Friend: A Book Review

My Brilliant Friend: A Book Review

Amber D., Reporter May 18, 2021

My Brilliant Friend is the first book in the Neapolitan Novels, and it was translated from Italian into English by Ann Goldstein. In this book, the author, Elena Ferrante, narrated the childhood and adolescence of two girls in Elena Greco's (Lenù)’s first-person view. The two girls are Raffaella Carullo...

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Join the Club! - The Book Recommendation Club

Join the Club! – The Book Recommendation Club

Celine D., Reporter May 3, 2021

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These are gold horse shoes or hooves, which archaeologists believe were made for the horses used to pull chariots. (Click photo to enlarge.)

A Visit to the Haihunhou Heritage Park Museum in China

Martin L., Reporter April 11, 2021

Haihunhou Heritage Park is a museum containing artifacts from the tomb of the Marquis of Haihun. It is located in Nanchang, which is in East China's Jiangxi Province, and it opened in September of 2020; excavation of the site had started back in 2011. This site holds the distinction of yielding the most...

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Flowers for Algernon Book Review

Flowers for Algernon Book Review

Amber D., Reporter March 3, 2021

Charlie was a 32-year-old man with an intellectual disability. His IQ was only 68— He wasn’t able to learn or memorize or do complex actions as non-disabled people could. He lived a happy life because he thought everyone was his friend, and he couldn’t remember anything bad. His dream was to become...

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