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NSCD is a sponsor of this upcoming Family Action Network program on November 4, at 7 p.m.
For more information and to register visit the FAN website.

At a time when young adulthood—and milestones associated with being in your twenties—have been altered profoundly, now is the time to take a closer look at how many of our most formative moments aren’t just chasing GPAs or dream jobs, measuring self-worth by accomplishment, or living a #bestlife defined on narrow, unattainable terms: Some of the most formative moments in young adulthood are ordinary ones.

In conversation with young adults of different ages, locations, and backgrounds, and experts who study this age, in "An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional," millennial journalist Rainesford Stauffer takes a close look at the pressures young people face, and how they manifest. The pressures of young adulthood—how not having your life figured out by 25 doesn’t mean you’ve failed; how external markers of success become placeholders for self-worth—are ripe for renegotiation. Amid mounting student debt, a job market in disarray, and a society that makes perfectionism seem like the best shot at stability, coming-of-age during an intersection of crises isn’t simple.

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Take 10 Play Festival

North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.

All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.

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