An Earful of Mainstream

With an increase in public playlists, some teens are easily able to see their peers’ music choices, and style their choices based on what they think will aid them in appearing elevated amongst their peers. 267 of 282 people use Spotify, Apple Music, or SoundCloud, and about 60 percent of those people publicize their playlists, […]

Play-ing for Progress

Students performed a redesigned version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Feb. 8-10 including LGBTQ characters. In directing the show, performing arts teacher Rees Pugh decided to put a progressive twist on the old Shakespearean story. The comedy portrays the events surrounding the forbidden marriage of two characters. In Shakespeare’s version, these characters […]

Justice for poets: Poetry is art

Justice for poets: Poetry is art

Poetry is used as a form of communication and expression—a mode of storytelling. Whether it’s Homer’s “Iliad,” Shakespeare’s “Venus and Adonis,” Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” or even one of the most popular picture books of our generation, Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” poetry tells of our past, present and future. The earliest dated poem is […]

Project Coordinator speaks to La Femme

Project Coordinator speaks to La Femme

Jasmine Elbarbary, a Project Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles, spoke to La Femme Monday to educate students with the skills needed to run for public office and to discuss the youth programs that the city offers. Elbarbary, who works in the Department of Neighborhood and Empowerment, told students about two programs: Civic Youth […]

Practice and Perform

Practice and Perform

In her backyard, with headphones in, Caroline Cook ’19 choreographed a piece with the intention of someday sharing it. Months later, standing alone in a corner of the studio, she prepared for the overwhelming experience of sharing what was meant to be shared. With hundreds of eyes upon her on the momentous day, she allowed […]

Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion

Fashion is not only about beauty and design, but it has a deeper meaning and impact for Bianca Garfinkle ’20, Jakob Adler ’20, and Juliet Colitre ’21. Acting as a means of self-expression, it can provide the ability to outwardly express their personality and feelings. The students said fashion helps to better their lives on […]

Artists Abroad

Artists Abroad

Sophia Nuñez ’20: By Jordan Murray As Sophia Nuñez ’20 sat painting in her morning art class, she said she hoped that her work and the story behind it would challenge people and make them understand the message she was trying to convey. Every morning for four weeks of her summer, she worked on this […]