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Stories from St. Benedict's Preparatory School
A Nameless Chasm: Making Sense of America’s Senseless Growing Pains

Reuben Kadushin | September 8, 2020

Walking through crowds of masks hanging like armor over black faces — under eyes glossed with a frantic panic, anxiety, or rage — the strings of my mask teasing my cheek bones, and the sun feeling close…

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Toward a Land of the Free

Kevin Pharrell Jackson | May 4, 2020

¨Where are you from? Montclair, Little Silver, Long Branch? You’re so well mannered!¨

 A teacher at a prestigious nearly all-white high school in New Jersey, asked me; I was a student for a day.

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While More than 1,000 Watch, Live-Streamed Convo Helps SBP ‘Stay Up’

Jonathan Dulce | March 18, 2020

“Coming to you live from Downtown Newark, Welcome to Convo for Monday, March 16, 2020!”

These were the first words uttered in  an exciting new chapter in the history of St. Benedict’s Prep …

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Israeli Students Immerse in SBP Culture and Find a Second Home

Jules-Roland Gouton | April 11, 2019

A group of Israeli students who spent more than a week visiting St. Benedict’s said they had learned much from their experience in a diverse community—lessons that the world can learn from.


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Donation to MBK Could Spark Future Collaborations

Carlos Presina | April 9, 2019

Student leaders are forging a partnership with a national organization devoted to bettering the lives of young men of color.

Francis Jean-Paul SY, a student-leader at the Hive, welcomed Mr. Deonte Savage…

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Father Al’s 50 Years of Priesthood: “Not like the Academy Awards”

Jules-Roland Gouton | April 2, 2019

On Saturday, the community celebrated Fr. Albert Holtz, O.S.B. and his 50 years of priesthood with a Mass and luncheon.

Although Fr. Al’s 50 years of priesthood sounds like an amazing feat, Fr. Al…

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The Longest Day: Storm Surprises Benedict’s

Jonathan Dulce | January 8, 2019

A powerful snow storm struck Newark Thursday, dropping more than five inches of snow  – most of it in the afternoon and into the early evening.

Newark was not prepared.

Soon after the storm’s…

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Cetrulo Family Fencing Center: New Room Brings New Enthusiasm to Fencing Team

Jacob Anthony Amaro | January 2, 2019

Yesterday, students, alums, and friends gathered at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School for an unveiling of the newly upgraded Cetrulo Family Fencing Center. Reminiscence, laughter, advice and new expectations…

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Fr. Ed’s Birthday: Seniors Pranking Again

Jacob Anthony Amaro | December 17, 2018

The senior class is at it again, playing games with Headmaster Father Edwin Leahy, O.S.B., on his 73rd birthday. For this year’s prank, seniors wanted to fool Fr. Ed into believing that they destroyed…

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