Schrum Reflects Upon Lyceums

Schrum Reflects Upon Lyceums Dr. Steven Schrum reflects upon his Lyceum earlier this year and what it’s like to be a secondary educator and scholar. 4/24/19 This past November, I was blessed with the opportunity to share some of my research in one of our faculty lyceums.  Part of the Faith and Culture series, these […]


Passover Seder

Passover Seder 4/19/19 This year the 9th grade class participated in a Passover Seder, hosted by Cambridge parents Mr. & Mrs. Pikman. You can read Dr. Isbell’s post on last year’s Passover Seder here. The students tasted the bitter, sweet, and salty elements; joined in the ritual blessings; and sang Hebrew songs such as “Dayenu” […]


The Cross Still Shines

The Cross Still Shines From Professor Benson’s blog 4/18/19 As the world grieves the fire that ravished Notre Dame de Paris — a national treasure of France and a symbol of Western civilization — the giant cross behind the high altar in the nave stands tall, shining in the ashy darkness, which is no coincidence […]


The Purpose of Tutorials

The Purpose of Tutorials From the archive: a reflection on the purpose of senior tutorials from former faculty member and tutorial director Dr. Robert Sloan Lee. 4/11/19 In order to really catch the vision of the “capstone” of the Cambridge curriculum, namely, the senior tutorial competition, one has to understand its goal, or end, or […]


West Texas Tour

West Texas Tour Rae Ann Martin, Professor of Spanish, reflects upon her Spring Break trip through Texas. 4/1/2019 This Spring Break my husband and I had the opportunity to tour West Texas, a land we had not ventured into yet.  We started in Van Horn, drove to the Guadalupe Mountains and took a day to […]


Ladies’ Tea

Ladies’ Tea Amy Nothrop, Professor of Math & Science, reflects upon the Cambridge tradition of Ladies’ Tea. 3/13/2019 John Paul II once wrote that the “deepest desire of the human heart is affirmation” that comes from being known and loved. My husband and I tell our children that we always want them to be truthful […]


“Pieta”

“Pieta” by R.S. Thomas A reflection by Professor of English Christopher Benson. 3/5/19 When I read Jay Parini’s excellent biography, Robert Frost: A Life, he included this unforgettable quotation by Frost: “It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts. The […]


Why Latin?

Why Latin? By Erin Caldwell, Professor of Latin & Greek. 2/27/2019 At least once a week, someone asks me, “Why study Latin?” or “Why do you like Latin?” or “Why is Latin still useful?” These questions are usually followed by, “Isn’t Latin a dead language?” In response to that, I say yes and no. Yes, […]


February Homeless Expo

February Homeless Expo Victoria Taylor is a senior at Cambridge. 2/23/19 On February 2, 2019 I had the opportunity to participate in the Homeless Expo at the Dallas Convention Center not as a volunteer, but as a vendor. To be a vendor you must be an organization, and my Girl Scout Gold Award Project is an […]


Stinkin’ Standardized Tests

Stinkin’ Standardized Tests Dean of School Dr. John “Jay” Howell 2/15/19 Not too long ago, Dr. Wolfe and I were on a conference call with a couple of people who were trying to sell us something. What exactly they were selling isn’t that important, so let’s just call it an “educational resource”. At one point […]