Your One Life: Why is it so important to live your life with the knowledge that you only have one shot on Earth? It's often not who you are inside, but what you do that will define you. This is your life, and everyone else is taken. Use your time meaningfully.
Being Enough: A talk about finding self-worth despite any circumstance.
Roots and Radicals: Family traditions and expectations often shape what we believe, who we are, and what we do. For some, that is comforting. For others, it is stifling. The journey of self-discovery calls us to bravely find our own truth as we embrace life’s complexities.
Which memories do you draw upon that shape your sense of confidence, responsibility, and gratitude?
Learning to Ask for Help: Humans work better together. One of my biggest weaknesses is asking others for help. It’s easy to feel like you’re the only one who can get yourself out of your problems. However, it’s important to remember to use your resources around you to help make you the best person you can be.
Integrity and Honesty: How can we push ourselves each day to live a life of integrity?
Caving: A talk about taking calculated risks in our lives, even if it just feels like giving in.
Chinese Enough: When are we enough? Managing expectations, identity, and inadequacy as we try to find our place: on the Asian American experience at Hill and beyond.
The Coffee Bean: Why it's important to attack every day like it's a boiling pot of hot water.
Keep Our Doors Open: The United States is a country founded by immigrants, so why are our borders beginning to close?
Action Now: A talk about the climate in which we are currently living in and how we at The Hill can help evoke change.
Be Kind, Unwind: Which practices will we carry forward from the pandemic to be present and in relationship with and for each other?
Warmth: Life doesn’t last long. What can we do to grasp the present, even if it’s just for a moment in time? The only way is to pay attention, to embrace the indescribable, and to choose to make meaning.
The Family Boarding School for Boys and Young Men: A talk about the standards Hill has set for the young women who, live, play, and study on our campus.
Undecided: The most common questions we are asked at this juncture in our young lives are: "What do you want to major in?" "What do you want to do with your life?" and "Who do you want to be?" These questions revolve centrally around our identity and our purpose, two things that we have not yet fully developed. Exploring our identity is a lifelong process, yet our culture dictates that we must know the answers prematurely. What's so wrong with being undecided, and why do we feel pressured to decide?
Abstract Love vs. Up Close Love: A talk about letting go of our ideals and loving people as they are.
Improvement: Hill has not been doing good enough in the area of making all students feel at home here at “The Family Boarding School.” We as students need to do better in making everyone feel at home by calling out the subtle comments and actions that make people feel out of place.