Gyllenhaal '95 wins Golden Globe

Maggie Gyllenhaal ’95 won her first Golden Globe for Best Actress for TV movie or TV miniseries for “The Honourable Woman” on Sunday night. Gyllenhaal has a total of four nominations and one Golden Globe award. The show premiered on BBC Two on July 3, 2014 in the U.K. and on Sundance TV in the […]

Prefect Council kicks off Winterfest with 'Merry Monday'

Prefect Council and Social Committee kicked off Winterfest with cookie decorating in the lounge and holiday music performances to celebrate “Merry Monday.” Claire Nordstrom ’15, Michael Edwards ’16, Jared Gentile ’16, Adam Yaron ’16, Elizabeth Edel ’16 and members of Jazz Explorers performed holiday music in the lounge in the winter-themed coffee house. The Helping […]

The Major Change

To set herself apart as the “American blonde girl who wanted to study Chinese,” Camelia Somers ’14 focused her application to the University of Southern California on her interest in the East Asian Languages and Culture major there. When she applied to colleges, Somers knew that if she could build a “good story” that took […]

Languages department expands honors classes

The Upper School World Languages department will offer Spanish and French II Honors starting next school year to “better prepare students for three honors and for [the] AP program.” Upper school students meeting the requirement of receiving a 93 percent or higher in French or Spanish 1 or 1B and permission of the instructor will […]

Class changes name to ‘Camerata Strings’

The Upper School Concert Strings course will be renamed “Camerata Strings” next school year to “clarify the progression that students are making as they are promoted to the upper school ensemble,” music teacher Mark Hilt said. “Part of our review process is to make certain that the different classes lead, one to the next,” Hilt […]

Model UN delegates win at local conference

Six members of the Model United Nations club won awards at a conference they attended Nov. 8-9 at UCLA. At the BruinMUN tournament, participants worked together as co-delegates in their discussions. Jaebok Lee ’16 and Grace Pan ’16 won the best delegate award, the highest award available, for their work on the Novice Security Council. […]

Students participate in INP conference

AP Human Geography and International Relations students participated in the face-to-face conference of the International Negotiations Project Saturday, Nov. 15. The project was a month-long online simulation of international relations, which concluded with an in-person conference at Whittier College. Chaperoned by history teacher Nini Halkett, students represented India and Russia on four different committees: economics, […]

Next Generation of Investment club increases financial literacy

The startup company Next Generation of Investors, known as NextGenVest, is working with a new student club to teach the importance of financial education to students. NextGenVest was created through Grand Central Tech as a company that helps start-up businesses in New York City. The company hopes to increase financial literacy in young adults through […]