10 UnConference SJC 0184Students took full control of the instructional reins, leading and attending workshops aimed at sharing their unique and varied passions during the second annual UnConference on November 17 at the Upper School.

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At lunch on Monday, November 6, the Immigrant Rights Club organized a film screening of Sittwe, a short documentary about the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in Burma. At just 20 minutes long, the film had a powerful impact on many in the audience.

"It was extremely insightful, shocking, and heartbreaking,” said ninth-grader Ana I.

CN USFallProduction2017 300pxWry comedy, sophisticated wordplay, and deeply reflective adult characters were brought to life by ten Nueva upper school students in their run of Two by Tom Stoppard on November 3–6 in the Hillsborough GCC.

Debate1Nueva's parliamentary and public forum debate teams from both the Upper and Middle Schools were hugely successful at tournaments this past weekend.

At the National Parliamentary Debate Invitational (NPDI) at UC Berkeley on Saturday and Sunday, November 11–12, three Nueva teams — Adam K. and Paco P., Leo R. and Neeraj S., and Ben C. and Ben S. — reached the round of sixteen, otherwise known as the "Octas Round." No other school had this many teams in the top 16. Two of Nueva's teams — Adam and Paco, and Leo and Neeraj — made it all the way to the finals and were declared joint winners.

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Nueva students and faculty came together to celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, which took place September 24–30.

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