Head Prefects-elect ready for next year’s challenges

Head Prefects-elect ready for next year’s challenges

Julia Cosgrove ’18 and Wilder Short ’18 headed to chaplain James Young’s office after school March 30. Together with current Head Prefects, Cate Wolfen ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17, dean Sharon Cuseo and fellow candidates Princie Kim ’18 and JP Cherry ’18, they eagerly anticipated the results of the Head Prefect election. Then, Young announced […]

Outcast

Outcast

In the school’s production of “West Side Story” last year, Elizabeth Edel ’16, a white student, played the role of Maria, the lead female character, and a Latina. “The hardest part about Maria specifically was that her nationality was such a big part of her storyline, so it wasn’t just an aside that didn’t have […]

Eric Garcetti ’88 wins second term as L.A. Mayor

Incumbent Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 won reelection Tuesday in an election marked by low turnout. Garcetti decisively defeated his 10 challengers, earning approximately 81 percent of the vote. Garcetti campaigned on his record as mayor, which included raising the minimum wage and lowering business taxes. Garcetti was endorsed by former President Barack Obama […]

Alumna hops on Trump Train

Julia Hahn ’09 has joined the Trump administration as a Special Assistant to the President after leaving her previous job as a Breitbart News reporter Jan. 24. Hahn works directly under President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, her former boss at Breitbart News. “Steve is a fearless voice for people who have been made […]

Bakari Sellers urges students to ‘journey to excellence’

Bakari Sellers urges students to ‘journey to excellence’

CNN political commentator and former South Carolina Representative Bakari Sellers urged students to reflect on the progress made toward achieving racial equality and how to best continue that progress at an all-school assembly today.   Sellers was invited by the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club in honor of Black History Month. BLACC co-leader Phaedra […]

Alumna expected to join Trump administration

Julia Hahn ’09, a writer at Breitbart News, is rumored to join the administration of President Donald Trump, Politico reported yesterday. Hahn is expected to be appointed Special Assistant to the President. News surrounding Breitbart News, a right-wing website whose critics contend is a hate site, has increased since Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon was selected as Trump’s senior counselor […]

Alum runs for Assembly District Delegate

Alum runs for Assembly District Delegate

Former Chronicle Opinion Managing Editor Jonah Ullendorff ’16 lost his bid to become a Democratic Party Assembly District Delegate on Sunday. Ullendorff placed 25th in a field of 47 candidates. The election took place at the Santa Monica Public Library. Ullendorff, a freshman at the University of Chicago, said he ran for the position to encourage […]

School hosts Special Olympics event for preschoolers

School hosts Special Olympics event for preschoolers

Students high-fived and cheered on preschoolers as they participated in events ranging from walking across a balance beam to running around cones during the Special Olympics Young Athletes Festival Dec. 2. “It was so rewarding to be a part of the Special Olympics because I got to see the pure joy on the children’s faces,” […]

Columnist speaks to parents

The New York Times columnist Frank Bruni urged parents of the Class of 2018 to understand the nominal importance of prestigious college acceptance Nov. 14 in a discussion in Taper Gym. Bruni spoke about his most recent book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be.” “[Bruni] was superb,” President Rick Commons said. “The way […]

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