Reach out for outreach

Reach out for outreach

Without fail, there is an ever-familiar wave of panic that hits the student body every year: the stress of fulfilling community service hours. The school’s 12-hour requirement does not seem too difficult to complete, yet many struggle to find organizations that they truly connect with. As a result, students resort to jumping from one service […]

Artwork-ing Off Stress

Artwork-ing Off Stress

Art allows students to escape from the responsibilities of school For Mimi Offor ’21, working on art portfolios or setting up a photoshoot in Feldman-Horn allows her to focus on what she loves, while also taking her mind off of the many responsibilities school brings. Offor said painting liberates her, and acts as a form […]

Connections Across Continents

Connections Across Continents

Every afternoon, Jasmine Wang ’21 checks her phone on her way home, eagerly awaiting her father’s usual phone call, when she updates him about her day at school. Because her father lives in Hong Kong for business purposes, Wang has lived in the U.S. with only her mother and brother since she was a young child. […]

Students participate in Heal the Bay Coastal Cleanup

Students taking AP Environmental Science traveled to Santa Monica Beach Oct. 19 to participate in a beach cleanup organized by Heal the Bay, an environmental non-profit organization. “All kinds of trash ended up on the beach because of the drainage system,” Bennett Markinson ’21 said. “Plastic gets broken into small pieces so animals think they […]

Watch and Learn

Learning a language through watching TV helps with comprehension skills Ever since the Mexican comedy-drama “Club de Cuervos” caught his eye, Luke Riley ’21 has revamped his language learning strategy. Instead of flipping through pages of textbooks, he now turns to the television, watching subtitled foreign shows to further his skills in Spanish, German and […]

Alumna films, directs documentary focused on strengthening friendships

Alumna films, directs documentary focused on strengthening friendships

“[The film] moved me in ways I didn’t expect it to. It really speaks to the power of friendship and what it means to be there for someone while they are healing.” – Jasmine Wang ’21 Alumna Camille Shooshani ’13 filmed and directed her first autobiographical Netflix documentary, which follows the journey she and her […]

Rock on: Geology students travel to Death Valley

Rock on: Geology students travel to Death Valley

As the third of three separate trips this year, Geology and Geology Honors students traveled to Death Valley National Park from March 1-3 to further their knowledge about earth science. “The trip definitely helped me learn about geology because I was able to see the things in real life,” Geology student Lexie Warlick ’21 said. […]

Students tour clubs at Activities Fair

Students tour clubs at Activities Fair

Students from 73 clubs, two festival groups and seven student organizations shared their interests with the community and encouraged their peers to join their groups at the annual Activities Fair Sept. 17. Club members displayed their stands and posters along the perimeter of quad. Prefect Council, which hosted the fair, encouraged club leaders to interact […]