Across the Quad


On Friday nights throughout the school year, science teacher Jim Kernohan opens Ayer Observatory (above) to the School and the town. The building’s 12-foot dome houses a 12-inch Meade telescope and a smaller dome houses a 9-inch Takahashi reflector. Photo by Bob O’Connor



The Food Issue

In this issue we celebrate the world of food. In putting it together, we visited alumni at farms as close as Mattapan and as far away as Downeast Maine. We spoke to chefs who’ve chosen diverse culinary paths and to alumni who, during challenging times, created a platform for sharing recipes and memories that are keeping them closer together. These stories help remind us that food nourishes not only the body but also the soul, keeping friends and families close. As the renowned food writer MFK Fisher wrote: “I think our three basic needs for food and security and love are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.” The stories and individuals featured in this issue echo that sentiment.