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Performing Arts Summer Camp Coming to Park Slope

Poly's Performing Arts summer camp is coming to Park Slope!

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College Matriculation 2022

The Class of 2022 Heads to College

Members of Poly’s Class of 2022 will head off to 67 different colleges across the country and around the world.

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AP Chem Lab experiment

What Color Is Spinach? AP Chem Lab Breaks it Down

Dr. Gail Horowitz and Francisco Ruiz ‘24 tackle the leafy green question.

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Blue Notes 10th Anniversary

Blue Notes Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

Happy 10th anniversary to Poly Prep's Blue Notes!

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Computer Science Alumni

Computer Science Alumni: Where Are They Now?

The impact of Poly's Computer and Information Science program extends to college and beyond.

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Afternoon of Tech robots

Techies Unite at Poly’s Afternoon of Tech

Drones, robots, and more! Families had a blast at Afternoon of Tech.

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Dr. Micha Tomkiewicz Holocaust presentation

Holocaust Survivor Is Guest Speaker at Assembly

"Through education, we strive to prevent future Holocausts.”

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Poly Cultura

PolyCultura 2022 Celebrates Belonging

PolyCultura celebrates belonging in this year's diversity festival.

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Computer Science graphic

Computer Science & Information Skills Ignite the Imagination

There's no shortage of engaging and skill-building Computer Science electives coming this fall.

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Polygon Track & Field NYSAIS

Poly Track Takes on NYSAIS

A "multitude" of Track & Field students qualified for the NYSAIS Championships!

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Lower School Carnegie Hall

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Four Lower School students were selected to play at Carnegie Hall Link Up Virtual Concert.

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Lower School Computer Science girls working together

Life Is a Boolean Logic Statement Inside a Conditional

Technology skills at Lower School are full STEAM ahead.

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Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein with The Disordered Cosmos book cover

Cosmologist Highlights Intersection of Physics and Social Justice

Theoretical physicist takes Poly on a journey into "The Disordered Cosmos."

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Lower School Women's History Oratory Contest

Lower School’s First Women’s History Oratory Contest

Lower School students wowed judges with moving poems and speeches.

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National History Day Triola and Dorsch

Two Students Earn Honors in NYC History Contest

Students earn honors and advance in National History Day competition.

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Black Power-Black Arts - Mia Edwards artwork

Black Power-Black Arts

History, culture, and art merge "In Color and Mind: The Visions and Words of Malcolm X” project.

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re:dish story

“Serving Up Sustainability” with Re:Dish

Poly goes greener with new sustainability partnership.

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Matt Roventini new baseball field rendering

Community Invited to Grand Opening of Matt Roventini Field

Don't miss the first pitch on Poly's brand new Matt Roventini Field!

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Early College Decision Polygon

Exploring Early Decision

Seniors explore college early decision and what it means for them.

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Jerell Jones Football Coach

Jerell Jones Is Poly’s New Head Football Coach

Meet Poly's new Head Football Coach Jerell Jones.

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Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Students Win Scholastic Art Gold Key Awards

Students earn prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing awards.

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Stellene Volandes '89 Context

Poly Context: Alumna Illuminates Dazzling Jewels in History

Guest speaker gives a tour of history through vibrant jewels.

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Lola Pitman

Mile-High Adventures

Read about a student's transformative experience at a wilderness school.

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Boys' Basketball student athletes

A Closer Look: Starting Freshmen on State Champs MVB

Find out more about the rising talent on Poly's Boys' Basketball team.

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How I Got Here Dr. Kobi Abayomi

Data Scientist Maps Music with Listeners

Dr. Kobi Abayomi P’28, Senior VP Data Science at Warner Music Group talked about his career path with students.

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José Oliveras

Art & Science: Teacher Explores Jorge Luis Borges and Quantum Physics

José Oliveras shares academic scholarship and reflections with fellow teachers.

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US Musical Curtains

“Curtains” Is a Mystery Wrapped in Musical Comedy

Get ready for a rousing in-person performance of the whodunnit parody!

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Journalism class

US Journalism Class Publishes The Prep

Journalism students hone writing and interviewing skills for "The Prep."

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HBCU week students taking virtual tour of Howard University

Poly Hosts Its First HBCU Week

During the week, students met HBCU alumni who shared their experiences and more.

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Jamelle Bouie

Poly Context Features New York Times Columnist Jamelle Bouie

New York Times columnist discusses Tyler Stovall's book with students.

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R. Zamora Linmark Author Visit

Middle School Hosts Author R. Zamora Linmark

Popular Filipino American author R. Zamora Linmark connects with students.

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Middle School students with dean

Combatting the Arrival to a New School

Find out how deans create a warm environment for new students.

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Adnan Gul

New Squash Coach Has Had International Journey

Meet Poly’s new squash coach, Adnan Gul.

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Poly on Film Marshall

Poly on Film Features Bio Pic “Marshall”

Don't miss the discussion with film producer Jon Sanger '61 and others...

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First Aid CPR Club

CPR/Sports Medicine Club Is a Lifesaver

Student club offers lifesaving skills for emergency situations.

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Winter Art Show Sigourney Heaton work

Digital Winter Visual Arts Exhibition

Explore more than 140 student works from our Winter Visual Arts Show.

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Lama Tenzin creating mandala 2022

Lama Tenzin Returns with Message of Compassion

Lama Tenzin created sand mandala of compassion using symbolism.

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Read-a-Thon 2021-22

25,000 Minutes of Reading and Counting…

The reading competition between teams Blue and Gray is underway!

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Sarah E. Brook sculpture

Artist Sarah E. Brook’s Sculpture Installed

New sculpture becomes part of Poly's landscape.

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Poly Prep Class of 2022 Early College Admissions Results

Early Decision College Results Are In

Early Decision results are in! Congratulations to the Class of 2022.

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Fall Sports Champs Girls' Volleyball

Back in Action 2021: Highlights of Poly’s Fall Sports

Poly Prep's fall athletic season is in the books. Here are some highlights!

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Poly on Film Why Did You Kill Me?

Poly on Film Features True Crime Documentary

Fans of true crime stories to speak with alumni filmmaker and Special Counsel...

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Elektra Urbatsch '23 water polo action shot

Elektra Urbatsch ’23 Is Headed to Pan Am Games with USA Water Polo

Poly athlete will represent the USA at the 2022 Pan Am Games in Brazil.

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Isabella Saul '22

Tennis, Anyone?

Polygon's Carly Pyles '22 recaps the Girls' Tennis team's stellar season.

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Grades 7&8 play A Christmas Carol

PolyARTS Presents a Holiday Classic

No "bah humbugs" here... Grades 7&8 bring "A Christmas Carol" to life.

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Poly PM Spectacular STEM

Poly PM Is a Hit

After-school programming offers Middle Schoolers a smörgåsbord of fun and engaging options.

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One Love Community Fridge

Service Learning Guest Speaker Inspires Students to Give Back

Asmeret Berhe-Lumax, founder of the One Love Community Fridge, offered students an easy way to give back.

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NYC Slavery Tour story

NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

History students visit stops on the NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour.

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The Everyday Grind Polygon student story

The Everyday Grind: Hustle Culture at Poly

Emma Spring '22 opines about school "hustle culture."

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How I Got Here speaker series with Dr. David Petrou P’34 group photo

Google Software Engineer Shares Insights

Students interested in computer technologies met with Google engineer Dr. David Petrou P’34.

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Middle School Students Build Robots

Grade 6 Tech Class Builds AI Computer Vision Kits

Watch out Siri and Alexa, Grade 6 explores machine learning and so much more...

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Museum play poster art

Preview of the Grades 11/12 Play “Museum”

The Poly community is invited to visit Tina Howe's comedy, "Museum."

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Dancer and choreographer Winston Dynamite Brown instructs students

Professional Artists Return for In-Person Middle School Dance Classes

Professional artists return for in-person dance classes as part of Poly's Arts Partnership program.

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Party Book

Party Book, Fundraiser or Friendraiser? Why Not Both?

Party Book is a parent-led fundraiser and community builder that features dozens of events.

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service learning saturdays at one love

Be Part of Poly’s Service Saturdays

Poly community bands together to serve our larger Brooklyn community.

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Ramesh Laungani

Dr. Laungani’s Strategies to Make Science Approachable

Scientists must modify their communication to engage wider audiences.

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Zach Udin at British Museum

Math History Student’s Quest Led to British Museum

Student searches the British Museum for an ancient tablet of cuneiform writing.

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Lower School salsa dancers greet students at lower school

Lower School Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage

Vibrant salsa dancers greeted students as they arrived at Lower School.

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AI scholars program social media icons

Marisa Triola ‘24 Completes A.I. Scholars Program

Student learns fundamentals of AI and completes "Fake News Detection" project.

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Homecoming 2021

Poly Goes Big for Homecoming 2021

Homecoming 2021 was a blast! Enjoy a recap of the day's events.

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Dr. Robert Aston

Dr. Robert Aston Guest Lecture to Graduate Students in London

Dr. Robert Aston was invited to speak to graduate students in London.

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Blue Devil illustrator Ken Niimura

Meet the Illustrator Behind the New Blue Devil

Meet the artist behind the design of Poly Prep's new Blue Devil.

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Maite Iracheta summer professional development in Mexico

Maité Iracheta Connects with Mexicayotl Movement in Summer Professional Development

World Languages teacher immerses herself in native culture in Oaxaca.

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9-Man Poly on Film series

Poly on Film Looks at a Uniquely Asian-American Sport

Framed in Chinatown history, this documentary brings viewers into a gripping 9-Man streetball battle.

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Blue Devil teaser

What in the Blue Devil Is Going On?

Time for a change... the Blue Devil gets a new look!

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Grade 9 & 10 Play: The Outsider

Live ARTs Is Back: Grades 9&10 Play “The Outsider”

The Richard Perry Theatre is ready for its grand return to in-person performances! Poly Arts is excited to present our…

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Harold Eric Theurer ’13 Daddydelphia

Young Alumni Collaborate on Animated TV Pilot

Harold Eric Theurer ’13 and fellow alumni debut award-winning animated pilot.

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Climate Change professional development

Climate Change Education

Science teacher Debbie Van Ryn attends climate change seminar.

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Qadir Forbes

Meet Qadir Forbes ’11

Get to know Poly's Alumni Association's president, Qadir Forbes '11.

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Sarah E. Brook blue hallway

Sarah E. Brook’s Artist Residency Illuminates Poly

“I want my work to make you think about how you see...”

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Clubs Fair 2021 First Aid Club

Creative Pitches at the Upper School Clubs Fair

The festive Upper School Clubs Fair offered more than 40 clubs!

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Blue Devil Night September 24, 2021

Blue Devil Night Brings It

What a night to come together together and show our Poly spirit!

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Poly on Film 9/11 Memorial plaque

New Season of Poly on Film Debuts

Join us for a moving and personal account of September 11 by members of the Poly community.

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Michael Robinson Met Gala dress close-up

Art Meets Activism: Michael S. Robinson Garment Wows at Met Gala

Head of Arts Michael Robinson's garment wows viewers at the Met Gala red carpet.

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New roles, new faculty 2021-22

Taking on New Roles at Poly This Fall

The new school year brings fresh faces and new roles to Poly.

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Students receive letter from President Biden

President Biden Gives Advice to Grade 2

Grade 2 students shared their thoughts on immigration policy with President Biden.

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Dan Doughty, Director of Music

Dan Doughty’s New Role as Director of Music

Dan Doughty will lead N-12 music programs and align co-curricular opportunities, such as our Poly Conservatory.

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Dr. Ramesh Laungani, Science Chair

Meet Dr. Ramesh Laungani, New Chair of the Science Department

Dr. Laungani will inspire science students to become leaders and agents of change.

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Kenneth R. Hamilton, Jr. Assistant Head of Lower School

Meet Kenneth R. Hamilton, Jr., New Assistant Head of Lower School

Kenneth R. Hamilton, Jr. will join Poly as Assistant Head of Lower School as of July 1, 2021.

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Middle School and Upper School Final Assembly of 2020-2021

End-of-Year Assembly Celebrates Perseverance & Achievements

Middle and Upper School students gathered for the final assembly where academic and character awards were presented.

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We did it year end wrap up

Poly Highlights from a Most Unusual Year

On campus, in pods, 6-feet apart, wearing masks, online, the Poly community rallied together and made it through the 2020-21…

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2016 In The Heights

Poly’s 2016 “In the Heights,” Revisited

With the film releasing June 10, we revisited the cast of Poly's 2016 production of "In The Heights."

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senior capstone 2021

Senior Plan Capstone Project 2021

Poly celebrates the culmination of four years of learning with the Senior Plan Capstone Projects.

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Commencement 2021 cap

Poly Prep Celebrates the Class of 2021

The Class of 2021, family, faculty, and staff celebrated Poly’s 164th Commencement.

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Gauri Purohit joseph dana allen award winner 2021

Joseph Dana Allen Award Winner Gauri Purohit ’21

Gauri Purohit ’21 received the Joseph Dana Allen Award for highest scholarship, combined with commensurate character.

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Talia Marash Senior Speaker 2021

Senior Speaker Talia Marash ’21 Reflects on Her Poly Experience

Talia Marash ’21 was the Senior Speaker for the Class of 2021 Commencement.

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Class of 2021 Heads to College

The Class of 2021 Heads to College

Members of Poly’s Class of 2021 will head off to 65 different colleges across the country and around the world.

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2021 Cum Laude Inductees

Class of 2021 Cum Laude Induction with Guest Speaker Kwame Anthony Appiah

Author and Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah spoke to the Class of 2021 Cum Laude inductees.

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2021 Major Awards

Major Awards Ceremony 2021

Congratulations to the awardees of Poly's Major Awards, an annual celebration of academic excellence.

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Poly on Film The Argument

Poly on Film Features “The Argument” with Dan Fogler ’94

Actor Dan Fogler '94 and director Jason Schwartzman joined a panel discussion with Ron Sarcos and Dr. Racine Henry '03.

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Middle School Musical Godspell Junior.

Spotlight on Poly’s Middle School Musical “Godspell Junior”

Imagine learning dance steps by Zoom and keeping your right and left foot straight...

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reunion social justice panel 2021

Reunion 2021: Class of 2009 on Social Justice

Alumni guests have career paths that focus on social justice and activism.

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Middle School Bearns 2021 Poly at sunset

Bearns: A Speaking Tradition Goes Virtual

One of the oldest traditions at Poly is the Bearns speaking competition was presented as a webinar by Middle School.

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Richard Marlin and Robert Magnus

All in the Family: 70th Reunion Alumnus and Grandson in Class of 2021

Richard Marlin graduated from Poly in 1951, and this year, so will his grandson, Robert Magnus ‘21.

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Visual Arts Debuts Virtual Exhibition in May

Visual Arts Debuts Virtual Exhibition in May

Poly Prep Visual Arts to debut first-ever school-wide virtual art exhibition...

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Pop Up Vaccine Clinic at Poly Prep

Pop-Up Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for Students

An on-site Pop-Up Pfizer Vaccine Clinic makes it easier for students ages 16+ to get a COVID vaccination.

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Upper School Rienzi

Upper School Celebrates World Languages and Poetry

Justice was the theme of the 2021 US Rienzi World Languages and Poetry showcase...

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Dr. Donald Earl Collins Poly Connected speaker

Poly Connected: Tackles ‘Cancel Culture’

“Cancel is overused in the way that ‘woke” is overused.”

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