Commons responds to councilmember regarding River Park

President Rick Commons updated the school community in an email regarding the River Park athletic facility’s development plan and pledged to enact the changes suggested by Los Angeles Second District Councilmember Paul Krekorian. In his letter, Krekorian requested that school administrators fulfill 18 additional conditions before beginning the construction of River Park. Krekorian also said […]

Delegates awarded at MUN

Delegates awarded at MUN

For their third conference of the year, 15 Model United Nations Club members traveled to the 57th North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) Conference at Georgetown University from Feb. 13 to 15. Convention participants acted as delegates from various countries, debating topics that ranged from protection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to climate change, […]

BLACC members celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Members of the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) traveled to The Proud Bird restaurant to attend the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast Celebration and fundraiser for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) on Jan. 20. UNCF hosted the event in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as […]

Including Introverts

Including Introverts

When history teacher Dror Yaron immigrated to the United States from Israel at the age of seven, he struggled to assimilate with his new classmates. He said his name, which means “sparrow” or “freedom” in Hebrew, and his limited knowledge of the English language set him apart from his peers.“I was quite introverted [as a […]

School to revise 2020 testing requirements

Beginning next year, the school will eliminate the mandatory mid-year assessment testing week and will allow teachers of specific Advanced Placement courses to decide whether their students must take the AP exam at the end of the year. President Rick Commons said the changes will coincide with next year’s new schedule as a part of […]

Hopeful for Hong Kong

Hopeful for Hong Kong

As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to escalate in frequency and violence, the Chinese government is forcing many American businesses to either comply with censorship demands or face penalties. The mass demonstrations, which initially demanded the withdrawal of a bill that would allow for the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China, quickly evolved […]

Fleeing from the Flames

Fleeing from the Flames

Shortly after the Getty Fire ignited in the early hours Oct. 28, Charlie Albert ’21 received a notification instructing him to prepare for evacuation. A few hours later, Albert’s street was placed under mandatory evacuation and, holding his most valuable belongings, he departed quickly into the morning darkness. “At first I packed my car and […]

Students buy Homecoming tickets to support alumnus

Students buying tickets for the Homecoming Formal dance now have the option of donating five dollars in addition to the $50 ticket fee to the recovery fund for Kevin Chen ’19. Chen, a former head prefect, was hospitalized over the summer due to a brain aneurysm and spent several weeks in the Medical Intensive Care […]

Amelia Koblentz ’20 received fellowship to travel to Lake Titicaca

To combine her interests in religious anthropology and archaeology, Latin American and Iberian Studies fellowship recipient Amelia Koblentz ’20 traveled to Lake Titicaca, which is located on the border between Peru and Bolivia, to explore the religious beliefs of the indigenous people living there. Koblentz visited Cusco, Puno, Copacabana and La Paz to learn more […]